First I will start by saying I am cheap.
I hate spending money even on things I need.
Last time I bought jeans was probably 3 years ago. They were 19.99 at American Eagle.
Last week I realized I needed new jeans so we went to the mall to check out prices. Lets just say you can tell I hadn't bought any in 3 years. Jeans these days start at 49.99; which I was not willing to pay! (even if they were gonna last me 3 years).
Finally we stopped by Kohl's and I found a reasonable pair for 24.99. I can only hope they last me another 3 years if prices continue to rise.