17 More Expensive Items That Are Totally Worth the Money

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By MANDI WOODRUFF

Everyone likes to save a buck. But sometimes in life, being cheap will cost you.

Why put up with an inferior product when you could invest in something high quality that is much less likely to disappoint?

We culled the responses in a Reddit thread asking consumers to list pricey items that they never regret buying. Here are the best of the bunch.

1. A Tempurpedic mattress: "My girlfriend at the time had chronic back pain. Spent $3,000 on a mattress. I can never go back."

high heels2. Shoes: "Rule of thumb: don't skimp on anything that separates you from the ground."

3. High speed internet: "Once you have it you can NEVER go back."

4. Tools: "Bad craftsmen blame their tools. Good craftsmen buy good tools."

5. Bread: "Can't possibly buy a loaf of average white bread when it's only $1 more for the WAY better stuff."

6. Ballpoint pen: "Spent $4 on a kickass ballpoint pen. Ridiculously smooth and comfortable. My handwriting speed and neatness improved dramatically. Never going back to the $2 for a pack of 10 again."

Flickr via wilsonhui7. Cutlery: "Can't beat a sharp knife when chopping up food."

8. Bed sheets: "I slept on 180 thread count for 23 years of my life. Then, a girl I was going out with had 1,000 thread count sheets on her bed. Holy crap. What a difference."

9. Sushi: "Never, ever, ever, ever eat discount sushi. Ever."

10. Bras: "After getting myself a properly-fitted $70 bra, I look 10 pounds slimmer, my back doesn't hurt anymore, and my clothes fit better. There's no going back from here."

11. Farm fresh vegetables: "I have been getting most of my vegetables at the farmer's market lately and I don't think I can go back to my supermarket. I love to eat my tomatoes raw. They taste different. Sweet, almost spicy."

Flickr via scottfeldstein12. Shaving cream: "I got one of the fancy kinds as a gift a few years ago, and I can never go back. It doesn't even feel like I'm shaving. It's more like being softly nuzzled by a friendly koala."

13. Jeans: "I may buy the rest of my clothes at Target and Kohl's, but I have never found a cheap pair of jeans that fit me just right."

14. Tattoos: "You get exactly what you pay for."

15. Headphones: "I don't understand why anyone uses the stock phones that come with their phone, iPod, whatever."

16. Whiskey/bourbon: "I always drank Maker's Mark in the past. I recently got a bottle of 9-year Knob Creek. I'd be afraid that trying anything better would force me to spend another $10 a bottle going forward, but I also got a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue, which tastes like floor cleaner, so I should be safe."

17. Backpack: "A good quality backpack, decently large size with comfortable straps, non-flimsy load distribution clasps, good number of pockets and utility pockets, and (most of all) high quality zippers is easily worth the money."

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17 More Expensive Items That Are Totally Worth the Money
"And I don't mean, 'Sorry you lost it in the hurricane, here's your paycheck' insurance. I mean, 'The area is flooded and riots are breaking out. We're going to send a SWAT-like team to helicopter in and fly your assets out of the area and into a safer place.'" - Gevurah
"If the celebrity mom is breastfeeding, the night nanny will come wake up the celeb at regular intervals, then when the feeding is over, take the baby and soothe it back to sleep." - Harbogoldbear
"Books flights and hotels and arranges visas. Also handles money for you (when you travel to another country). Got a problem? Don't call the airline or hotel, call the agent. She'll fix it or get fired." - MistaSchlong
"A $20,000 handmade Christmas tree put in your home every year and trashed on Jan 1st." - Colin8651
"She has my entire wardrobe organized and coded in a database, and keeps track of new designer trends...She has all my sizes and we re-measure twice a year, so I don't have to go hunting for sizing or tailoring." - annoy-nymous
"We can set up a whole hospital suite in the comfort of your personal mansion, with private nurses and staff. It gives you optimal care, prevents [healthcare-associated infections], and gives you much more dignity when dying." - doctorchick
"A mate of mine works on a super yacht for some playboy billionaire and part of his job is to get rid of the passed out hookers every morning and take them back to shore, then line up the next flock." - awan001
"Newly released movies at home, the same day they open in theaters." - BobBerbowski and faded_again

"At Madison Square Garden, for instance, your suite is like a living room with a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the event floor. You are also given access to a lounge area where you can watch the players come out of the locker room." - MistaSchlong

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"So you don't have to wait for the plow guy." - colin8651

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"They control everything from music to temperature to the alarm system from an iPad-type device." - Harlbogoldbear

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"An all-purpose financial hub just for you that includes the services of accountants, investment managers, tax lawyers, personal lawyers, insurance professionals, financial planners, and concierge staff that cater to all your financial needs." - annoy-nymous
"Most people know that the wealthy fly private. Not everyone knows that this allows them to just walk (or drive) right up to the aircraft with no security screening or luggage inspection." - real_mermaid and damascusraven

"You'd be amazed how many thousands of people don't buy tickets themselves, don't plan their own weddings/engagements, doctors appointments, arrangements to pick their kids up from ballet/school/random location." The Amex concierge does it all for them. - woolife

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