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Buying Cheap stuff and car repairs

December 9th, 2015 at 09:04 am

I forgot to mention I bought the cookie scoop from Amazon and loved/hated it. I loved the size and ease but it broke on the first batch. So I called and returned it. I explained that I had thought it would be more durable and the reviews were 4 stars. I bought the 3 pack cookie scoop for $14 I think. After returning it I bought the 1 oxo cookie scoop for $12.95 instead (small) and love it. It worked fantastically. I usually look for deals and I usually honestly don't buy the most expensive thing. But I did have the large oxo cookie scoop and my DH said why did you buy cheap? Buy something that will last and you won't curse at. Sigh. I learned my lesson well. For the most part I will admit our cookware and utensil I tend to wait and hem and haw about spending it but love, love, love and use, use, use our stuff. I love my calphalon pots and pans and roasting dishes. I bought pyrex and corningware and use it all the time. I use my kitchenaid mixer quite a bit as well. And the Le Crueset dutch oven I wonder why I didn't buy it sooner. Most of my cookware is now over 10 years old and still is in great shape. I tell anyone getting married buy the good stuff it seriously lasts and you use it everyday or more than once a day.

Of course I have a lot of stuff I would love to replace like a small crockpot that I use A LOT. But 15 years in except for size it works like a champ. I have a 5 qt and would like a 7 or 8 qt. I make soups, curries, chicken, pork, tomato sauce, apple sauce, etc in it all the time. Of course my coffee pot which DH is still mulling over.

Plus we got another opinion on the car and the repairs were still $1800. Along with the suggestion that the alternator looks older and might go within 6 months. Ugh. We're still deciding what to do. Thoughts?

3 Responses to “Buying Cheap stuff and car repairs”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Okay - if you put the $1800 in - and still plan on getting rid of it 6 months from now - about how much will it be worth? In other words - would you be able to recoup some of the repair costs (selling as is)?

    If you sold it, and got something cheap to get you by - how much would the difference be between what you think you could get for it, and how much a "get you by" car would be? Would it be more than $1800 - $2500? (I'm adding to the dollar range because of the hassle of selling and buying.)

    Would it still be worth it?

  2. snafu Says:

    I've long used scoops [often called ice cream scoop or cookie scoop] to portion foods. I know the large scoop holds 1/3 C for example.

  3. Livingalmostlarge Says:

    I am unsure about the repairs yet. We didn't like either mechanic. So instead we've decided to have a dealer look at it. Maybe they are more expensive but we feel they might be more trustworthy than shops we are finding.

    I love my new cookie scoop. It works fantastically.

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