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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 530 days ago 468 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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530 days ago

Researching tools can be a lot of fun, and very frustrating.
You go online and look at everything that is out there in your price range, cheapest thing that will do the job and not fall apart on a daily basis. If you live where I do, CL is most always lame. You create forum topics and ask advice, (by far the most effective way), and soon you realize one important fact:

Everything in my price range is the same darn thing and it’s all crap!

That’s when you go a step or two higher and get the tool you really want, even if there are some pangs of guilt later.

Remember one important fact of life: The guilt you feel for buying that tool is never easily justified by all the things you imagine you’ll do with it.

I figure if we LJ’s all get the guilt’s at the same time we can just form a support group. Which is pretty much what we are now.

Anyway, cut to the chase next time and leave the price out of it and find the tool that most fits your needs, then you can haggle over the cheapest but at least all your choices will work for you.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 530 days ago

Noted well. We learn through time …

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#2 posted 530 days ago

I have bought a lot of supposedly inexpensive tools that turned out to be cheap tools. I always have regretted buying them.

It is a lot less expensive to buy good tools the first time.


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