"There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey." John Ruskin
I found this quote on a list serve and it reminded me of my dad's philosophy when it comes to being a consumer of goods. He always bought the very best stuff he could afford and then took good care of it because a quality item deserves it. He's been gone nearly twenty years and I'm still using his tools, almost every day. Nuff said.