Cheap Tricks, Pricey Consequences
We are a society that loves being cheap. Walmart built an empire on being cheap. Outlets including Amazon, Overstock, and eBay wooed U.S. consumers out of stores and online by being cheap. Airlines built an entire fee-based system around it. Yet being cheap doesn't necessarily mean being smart, and paying less doesn't always mean getting more value for the money. Here are just some examples of goods and services that are worth the extra price.