There’s a place for cheap goods and there’s a place for quality that lasts a lifetime. Each depends not only on the item in question, but also on individual circumstances. No matter what period in life you may be in now, eventually you will be able to replace disposable goods with quality if you take the proper course.
If you’re deeply in debt, making little money, or for whatever reason barely getting by, quality should not be your first concern. While a case can be made that you may spend more in a lifetime on cheap disposable items than if you “invest” in good quality, that kind of thinking will only help keep you poor. Buying quality things makes sense, buying things you can’t afford does not.