I am a firm believer in QUALITY, but how in the world do you justify $25 for a single socket vs $5 for that same socket with the same warranty, particularly when the $5 socket is very good quality. Is there anyway there is that much difference in quality???
I am wearing a stainless steel $3,000 Omega divers watch. It replaced a $300 stainless steel Seiko divers watch. The Seiko is electronic and keeps better time than the mechanical Omega, but I like the Omega better. I can only justify the Omega because I LIKE it better. There is no way it 10 times better than the Seiko, and if you are only interested in the correct time, it isn't as good.
I was really stunned when I saw the Snap-On posted prices. Sure I would like to have an all Snap-On tool system, but personally, I just can't justify it. I didn't do extensive price checking. The following is quickly picked at random. The sets are similar in their content:
241 piece set of Craftsman - Retail: $199.99
200 piece set of Snap-On - $4,408.55
318 pieces set of Craftsman - $499.99
300 piece set of Snap-On - $7,975.75
1/2" Craftsman speed handle - $19.99
Combination wrench sets (a little difference in size of wrenches, but not much.)
11 pc. Professional Craftsman 1/4" to 15/16" - $59.99
11 pc Standard Craftsman 5/16" to 15/16" - $29.99
11 pc Snap-On 3/8" to 1" - $424.45
1,176 pc set of Craftsman - $4,969.97
1,000 pc Snap-On - $27,109.15
All I can say is WOW!!!