TTAG reader Charles5 writes:
I was in the hardware store the other day agonizing over which socket wrench set to buy: the 129-piece set for $79 or the 138-piece set for $99, a $20 difference. I finally settled on the 138-piece set for $99. I do this all the time; stand in the aisle for 15 minutes trying to decide between two options with a $10-$30 price difference for something I will use regularly that’s priced under $50. And yet I will drop $500+ on a new gun, scope, or case of ammo . . .
without much trepidation — all things that will get used less than the socket wrench set and will cost additional money to use them (i.e. ammo, range fees, gas to get to the range, holsters, etc.). Are you more strict or more relaxed with your gun-related purchases compared to buying other items that have more utility in terms of cost and frequency of use? In other words, how much do you agonize over gun purchases?