Grab a free sample. Visit the manufacturer’s Web site to see if it offers samples of the product you’re interested in. If not, Google the item along with free sample or promotion code to see if another site is featuring it.
Make it―don’t buy it. TV antennas, handbags…the number of things you can create on your own might surprise you. Find how-to videos and step-by-step directions for creating just about anything at youtube.com.