My initial thought was that, "You get what you pay for." My second thought was that, "Most of what we get now comes from China, or, if you're lucky, Thailand, so it all has the potential for being crap."
Which led me to ponder whether paying premium prices is likely to get you a premium product. I once researched ice cream makers and decided that, until you hit about the $700 price mark, they all had a significant number of reviews indicating that a significant fraction of them didn't perform. Similarly, I just replaced two Dremels due to battery failure. New battery packs cost about as m