Discussion Thread: Spendthrift Exceptions

As I've mentioned a million times before, I am a super spendthrift when it comes to purchases for myself and for our household. I'll spend inordinate amounts of time trying to find deals to save us money. I know, from comments and various conversations, that a lot of Shakers are the same way.

But even the thriftiest among us tend to have at least one exception, one product or service for which we avoid the lowest priced option available, if and when possible.

So: What's your exception? What one thing will you spend a little more money on than settling for the cheapest possible option? It could be something as simple as toilet paper, or as significant as a car. A particular food or drink, a service like home repairs, shoes, whatever.

The first thing that came to mind for me is tattooing. There are cheaper tattoo artists around, but I don't feel that searching for bargain basement pricing is really the way to go when it comes to tattooing, for both artistry and safety reasons.

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