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Don't Waste Your Money: Items worth paying more for

(Toledo News Now) -

Saving money at the store is smart - except when it isn't. A new report says some cheap items are not worth buying. It pays to pay more up front.

Many of us try to save a dime whenever we can, but it turns out there are times when you should pay a little more for a better quality product.

When It Pays To Pay More

Buying plastic bags or frozen veggies? Sure, going for the cheaper grocery store brand saves money and is often worth it. But AOL Daily Finance says there are times when it's worth paying more for a more expensive item.

Among them:  

-Shoes: Cheap shoes often hurt your feet. 

-Mattress and box spring: That $200 discount bed could leave you with a back ache. 

-Tools: Cheap, no-name tools break easily. 

-Bed sheets: Cheap bed sheets often feel like burlap sacks. 

-School backpacks: Your child's back is at risk. Daily Finance says don't buy the cheapest backpack you find. 

Doesn't That Stink? 

From the "doesn't that stink" file comes saving money on food and drink, but only to regret it.

Daily Finance says cheap liquor tastes like cheap liquor. Also, it suggests avoiding discount sushi where you are not sure what's inside.

Sure, a discount on a great product is great. But a cheap imitation of that great product is no deal at all, no matter how cheap it is.

Good to remember, so you don't waste your money.

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