you get what you pay for

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used to say that a thing that can be bought for a very low price probably isn't very good"That cheap camera I bought is broken already." "Well, you get what you pay for."

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“You get what you pay for.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/you%20get%20what%20you%20pay%20for. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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