Term to describe the purchasing of an expensive item, of excellent quality. Implies that the owner will, initially, have reservations or guilt for buying such an expensive item; however, the owner soon realizes they will only have to purchase the item once. Owing to its craftsmanship and durability, the item will have a long lifespan.
Bob: "Dude, this iPhone case cost me $200! It's made from Italian leather and handcrafted in Eastern Europe, though..."

Frank: "Ouch... Buy once cry once, amiright?
by Robert McCall September 26, 2015