We Explain: Stop buying cheap items and go for the expensive ones (within reason)

We Explain: Stop buying cheap items and go for the expensive ones (within reason)

OK so this goes against everything we normally post about but give us two minutes to explain, so we’ve stopped buying cheap household items and now go with ones that often cost more in the short term but often will last much longer in the longrun.

A great example of this paying off:

“My parents paid £60 for a kitchen bin years ago, it seems crazy but it came with a 10-year warranty, the lid mechanism stopped flipping up fully after 7 years. I went on the website for them and ordered a new lid for FREE, they were just about to go and buy a new bin” – Will (10ways founder)

We now buy the majority of products from these companies, all of them are best in market with normally extended warranties above 12 months as standard or superior customer service:

► Brabantia 10 year warranty > http://amzn.to/2ipb6je (service website > http://10ws.co/2hwuaHX)

► Oxo Good Grips > http://amzn.to/2iptOar
90% of kitchen utensils, toilet brushes,

► Simple Human > http://amzn.to/2hwydUt
Bathroom Bins etc

► Amazon Basics > http://amzn.to/2hwwteh
AA Batteries, some Cables, Non-stick oven mats, cleaning cloths etc

► Nest > http://amzn.to/2ipr7pn
Smoke/CO2 Alarms + Heating Controllers

► Hozelock > http://amzn.to/2ipmxHN
Hose connections + Pro Hose etc

► Anker > http://amzn.to/2hwth27
Power Batteries, Solar Panels, Cables etc

► Philips Hue > http://amzn.to/2ipkiV5
Smart lighting around home

► LED Lenser > http://amzn.to/2hwl4em
Multiple Torches for around the house/cars/dog walking etc.

► Sonos > http://amzn.to/2hwBAuO
Speakers

► Samsung SmartThings > http://amzn.to/2iphDdS
Secondary home alarm, home automation hub etc.

► Kidde > http://amzn.to/2ipjlvW
Fire Extinguishers etc

► Nilfisk > http://amzn.to/2ipiOde
Anything pressure washer related, don’t bother with Karcher unless you want to pay OTT

► Neato Robotics
http://amzn.to/2ipvRLJ
Robot Hoovers

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