I’ve had my hand mixer for 20 years. About a year ago, it began to fall apart and make some funny noises. I bought a cheap mixer in a supermarket. I never really got on with it. It was very heavy and the switch was very stiff. However, I’d spent my money and I wouldn’t replace it until I needed to.
The point of replacing it came rather quicker than I expected when it expired just outside the guarantee period. I decided I’d learned my lesson and would look for a mixer similar to my original one. It took a bit of hunting down but eventually I found one which was the same make and clealy just an updated model. It cost £22, around £8 more than the supermarket equivalent, but to me that is worth it, particularly if it lasts for the next 20 years.
Do you think it is worth stretching to pay a bit more for better quality? Or have you ever bought something you didn’t think would last and it’s gone on for ever?
Until next time, Tawney x