You pay for quality.
If it’s poor quality you’ve purchased, you pay again with annoyance or frustration and regret and possibly lost time and maybe repairing or replacing.
High quality purchases may typically only require the initial payment.
Things are ultimately just things. But great things can add value and beauty and more consistently satisfying moments than things that are merely cheap.
It’s much better to have fewer things that you find useful and beautiful than to have a lot of things that ultimately do not delight you past the purchase price.