Apart from consumables such as food and to a lesser degree clothing, I do not have a need to buy a great deal of stuff. Household items sometimes need to be replaced and I think this purchase falls into that category.
I bought a set of two china mixing bowls from Aldi for the princely sum of $10. It bothers me a bit because how something can be produced, transported across the globe and sold at a profit defies logic. Someone is losing out and I suspect it is the worker. This is a good reason to minimise your purchases, particularly of cheap, imported products.
The white bowl is a Tupperware one which came to me from my grandmother about 37 years ago. The surface is crazed and discoloured. The yellow bowl (36 years old) is more of a salad bowl and not ideal for mixing and it has a crack in the surface which makes it impossible to clean properly. It is time for them both to go and make way for my shiny new bowls. I hope they stand the test of time as the others did.