I read a thoughtful article this morning by Seth Godin. He spoke about price and cost. Price is simply the cost to buy an item. How much to I need to get this item?
Cost is something else. How much will it cost me to maintain, feed, fix, troubleshoot? How much in time, distraction and storage?
So what matters most? Cost. Every time. Cost matters more than price and shoping for price is a trap.
paraphrased Seth Godin Article