Sometimes, spending a little more is totally the right call. But how do you know which indulgences are worth it? Or whether you’re actually paying for quality, rather than just hype? These are the expensive purchases that the vast majority of people have no regrets about making. (We've also included testimonials from genuine purchasers, sourced from Reddit.)
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"My girlfriend at the time had chronic back pain. Spent $3,000 on a mattress. I can never go back."
"The entry cost is high, but maintenance, efficiency, longevity, and useability make up for it."
"Rule of thumb: don't skimp on anything that separates you from the ground."
A good winter jacket
"For the record, Arc'teryx is the absolute best, but it is also the Ferrari of winter clothing."
"Bad craftsmen blame their tools. Good craftsmen buy better tools."
Riedel wine glasses
"Riedel is considered the 'gold standard' for production wine glasses, partially because the company spent years and significant resources to develop and produce high quality glasses for specific grape varieties." (Teetotalers can also get Coke versions.)
"Can't possibly buy a loaf of average white bread when it's only $1 or $2 more for the WAY better stuff."
"Spent $5 on a kickass ballpoint pen. Ridiculously smooth and comfortable. My handwriting speed and neatness improved dramatically. Never going back to the $3 for a pack of 10 again."
A massage chair
"Unless you're a professional athlete with a masseuse on staff, or similar, you're not going to pay for massage at anywhere near this frequency."
"I slept on 180 thread count for 23 years of my life. Then, a girl I was going out with had 1,000 thread count sheets on her bed. Holy crap. What a difference."
"Never, ever, ever, ever eat discount sushi. Ever."
"After getting myself a properly-fitted $100 bra, I look 10 pounds slimmer, my back doesn't hurt anymore, and my clothes fit better. There's no going back from here."
"I may buy the rest of my clothes at Target, but I have never found a cheap pair of jeans that fit me just right."
"A good quality backpack, decently large size with comfortable straps, non-flimsy load distribution clasps, good number of pockets and utility pockets, and (most of all) high quality zippers is easily worth the money."
What have you splurged out on that was totally worth it? Let us know in the comments.
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