Well....... back in the day, I used to drive $500 junkyard clunkers for cars. Instead of filling the gas tank all the way up, I would only put in $5 or $10 at a time, and then wonder why I was always having to go to the gas station. When it came time to have the car inspected, if the tires didn't pass inspection, I would scrounge around junk yards and sleazy tire shops for used tires that would basically get me by until the following year, when I'd have to replace them again. I would only replace the tire or tires that were bad, not the whole set. Now THAT'S being cheap! And I was! I admit it. While short term, it got me by, I was actually spending loads of money in the long run, trying to keep those old clunkers road worthy. Now that I'm a little older, and hopefully wiser, I try to think long term. I try to be careful where the money goes, and don't often go out and buy the latest and greatest gadgets just to be one of the first to have them. But when something does need to be replaced, I like to shop around and try to get the best bang for the buck. I don't necessarily buy the most expensive models, but I no longer go for the cheapest thing out there like I once did. To me, that's being frugal.