Why the Proverb “I’m Not Rich Enough to Buy Cheap Things” Might Be Wrong

The HashTag Magazine
4 min readAug 21, 2023

We’ve all heard it: “I’m not rich enough to buy cheap things.”

At face value, the adage suggests that purchasing lower-cost items may lead to more frequent replacements, thus costing more in the long run.

However, in an era of conscious consumerism, environmental concerns, and changing economic landscapes, does this proverb still hold its weight?

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