The Dude is frugal.
No two ways about it. I don’t like to spend money if I don’t have to.
Mainly because there seems to be a shortage on the cashish for just about everyone these days. Trying to keep a stash under your mattress seems like a wise idea.
Plus, knock-offs and generics usually provide pretty good opportunities to save a few bucks.
However, there are times when the old adage “you get what you pay for” rings true. We just received our Baby Bjorn in the mail after three frustrating months with a knock-off, and it’s clear we should have opted for the name brand.
Baby Bjorns are awesome. I’m not sure why the knock-offs don’t buy a Bjorn and copy it a bit better, but they don’t…at least not the one we had. Simple, sturdy, durable, comfortable; everything the knock-off isn’t.
A game changer for me and Little Dude. Comfortably attached to my chest, he can now be much more productive with the Dude around the house. Thanks Baby Bjorn.
And the icing on the cake, my frugality has rubbed off on Mrs. Dude, and when we decided to bite the bullet and get the Baby Bjorn, she hunted it down on e-bay for half the price. Sweet justice!