If I'm sad in a couple of years over a 175$ investment that might have got me great footage, then I'm pathetic.
I think of every cheap investment in the same way as a used car. If it lasts me as long as it is worth, then I'm happy. If it goes beyond that, I'm ecstatic.
I understand everyone has the mindset that they want their money to last forever, but eh... expensive things also get broken or stolen, and hurt a lot more when such things happen. I'll use affordability as my own insurance in the matter.
Have a nice day, Bluename.