I hate to spend money, period. There is only one thing worse than spending money, and that is finding out you spent too much, AFTER the fact....
I research evrything before I buy to make sure I get the best deal on decent quality stuff.
I am building a off the grid mountain cabin and came up with a low cost way to keep the power flowing, check it out at my blog @

http://hubpages.com/t/12d901

It keeps up with computer, TV, DVD, and 2 lights that came with the solar package. All for less than 1k.....