It is expensive in the moment, but not in the long term. The reason is twofold; I’ll take more time to make a decision, and sometimes that means not making a purchase at all. And of course, if you buy quality, it lasts. Both factors reduce your consumption.
Great thoughts from Chris Bowler on buying less and the reasons behind it. I try to make my purchases count, for the reason of quality and in the long run its a wiser use of my money.