A while ago I got my phone screen replaced by a third party. I wanted to save money up front, but over the long term my phone was not operating the way it was supposed to. Finally, my phone decided that it did not want to work at all. I brought my phone to be fixed and the technician told me that normally he would not be able to repair it because third party modifications make the phone ineligible for repairs; however, he did agree to repair it. What I learned was that in my efforts to save up costs long term subsequently led me to investing in a worse product that required more maintenance in the first place. If I hadn’t tried to cut corners, then I would have saved money in the long term and been able to enjoy a properly functioning phone.
Thus, today the saying, “pay less now, spend more later” came to fruition.