When you are making a purchase you might just automatically go with the cheapest option out there. This is not always the smartest money move. Think about how many of the items you would have to buy to pay for the same thing which is a much higher quality that will last. Then think about how long it will take for you to go through the cheaper option, now double that time frame. If you can see the higher priced better quality item lasting as long or longer that the time frame you calculated it really would be the better option to purchase the more expensive option.
An example of this is a very nice pair of dress shoes vs a very cheap one. The better quality shoe could last you years and years, I have a pair that is still going strong after 25 years. That pair cost me $100 and I think it was a very wise investment.