This is why we call it a hobby and actually mean it. My other hobby involves music, I don't ask Alex Lifeson why his guitar is so expensive when wal-mart has much cheeper guitars that suit my purpose. I would look like a beginner that has no real concept of musicianship or the expectations of those who do.
Short terms. You go to a hardware store for hardware a grocery store for groceries and you go to wal-mart to think you saved money.