I was watching a video of someone showing some of her pharmacy (drugstore) beauty hauls during a recent sale (I like seeing what people buy). She picked up a cheap powder, that naturally wasn’t as impressive as something more expensive, but said it was OK because it was cheap. As I too am wont to do at a pharmacy sale, I tend to pick up random products that I may or may not have tried before. Quite often, they are below RM50 (US$12 – That’s what I’d consider cheap these days) and I don’t feel too bad about popping them into my basket.
This is the same phenomenon that happens to me when I visit a Daiso. Everything at the local Daiso is RM5.90 and to most people, that’s cheap. So, you pop 10 things into your basket, not realizing until the cashier rings up your purchase, that it’s about RM60 – and suddenly that’s not very cheap at all! LOL
But I have come home with duds from pharmacy sales or from Daiso. I’m sure you have too. That product that you bought, that you thought might work, doesn’t. Or it turns out to be more flimsy than you expected. Or perhaps, it breaks easily. Or in the case of beauty, the colours have poor pay off, or don’t smell nice, or don’t last as long as you expect them to.
Are you more willing to forgive an inexpensive dud?