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# Does buying more expensive items make more sense long term ?

Does buying more expensive items make more sense long term ?

Cost per wear is a principle which can be applied when purchasing new clothing items. The concept is based on the price of the item divided by the number of times you would wear it - this calculates its CPW. Your aim when shopping should be to have a low CPW which means you get better value for your money Example: Alex bought some sunglasses for NZ\$60. If he wore them 45 times, their CPW would be 1.33. Ngahuia bought her sunglasses for NZ\$400 two years ago. Say she wore them 320 times, they would have a CPW of 1.25. It only cost Ngahuia NZ\$1.25 each time she wore her sunglasses whilst it cost Alex NZ\$1.33 each time he wore his. When purchasing new items you should aim for a low CPW to maximize the value you get from the amount of money you spend. However, there are other important factors you need to consider along with a low CPW

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