15 People Share Their Best Cheap Purchases


If you’re always on the lookout for the best deals, then these 12 people have you covered with some very seriously cool (and affordable) items you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.

#15. Twenty bucks.

“I spent 20 bucks to find who liked my profile on Ok Cupid. That girl is now my wife.”

#14. Big money saver.

“A box of condoms to protect against child support. Good so far.”

#13. I miss being a kid.

“I spent $5.99 on the mobile Rollercoaster Tycoon Classic game and I play it every single day. I miss being a kid.”

#12. Easy.

“Easy… my Sony MDR-7506 headphones. I live in an apartment building with 59 other tenants and the walls are paper thin. I’ve had mine since 2012 and other than having to replace the ear pads a time or two, they’ve held up very well.”

#11. Decent teeth.

“$40 waterpik water flosser. For the first time in my life I have decent teeth.”

#10. An old fire boat.

“I bought an old fire boat from a scrapyard for $100 years ago, ended up trading it for an amazing jet boat with a 454. I was 16 and all these years later, my $100 jet boat still lives!!!”

#9. I’m never going back.

“I bought a phone charger that is more than twice my height in length by mistake & at first I thought it was really goofy and was gonna return it but it’s actually awesome & I’m never going back to short cords!”

#8. Best dog ever.

“$75 to the pound, got the best dog ever.”

#7. Blasting those a$$holes.

“No question, it’s the Bug-A-Salt 2.0. It’s a pump-action air gun that shoots table salt (costs around $40). They market it for flies but it works especially well for mosquitos. I love blasting those assholes out of the sky!”

#6. Changed the way I cook.

“I have 2 Victorinox knives, a chef’s knife and a paring knife. $40 and $7 respectively, and I got a long honing steel for another $8.

I’d only ever used terrible or dull knives before. Using sharp knives and maintaining that sharpness has changed the way I cook. I’m far more confident and in control in the kitchen, and every time my boyfriend uses my knives he’s jealous of how sharp they are.”

#5. Like a drug.

“A used pressure washer. It’s like a drug using that thing.”

#4. RIP.

“Movie pass until they realized they’re going to go bankrupt.”

#3. Over or under.

“My eno hammock. Best purchase I’ve ever made over or under $100.”

#2. Life-changing.

“Bidet attachment for my toilet. Best $35 I ever spent. Life-changing.”

#1. People like me.

“Coffee cup reheater. It keeps your hot drinks warm for people like me that often forget they’re drinking it lol. Price ranges from like $12-$20 on Amazon.”