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I've been looking for a proverb like the one below for long, and some people say its root is British English. But the more I search, the more I get disappointed. Would any one please tell me the correct form of that proverb if any?

I'm not rich enough to buy cheap things!

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The saying

I'm (we're) not rich enough to buy cheap {things/stuff}!

happens to be essentially the same as

I'm (we're) too poor to buy cheap {things/stuff}.

Variations on the latter include

Poor people can't afford cheap things.
The poor can't afford to buy cheap.


Another possible proverb, yet with a slightly different meaning, is

Miserly/stingy always pays twice.

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