What is the name of a person who likes high quality items, not necessarily the most expensive, but the best for the money perhaps.

  • I mean, who doesn't want the best value for money? – NVZ May 27 '16 at 4:16
  • @NVZ I think he is referring to the act of being aware of the price/benefit – Weapon X May 27 '16 at 13:28

I would say "Connoisseur" is close, in particular in the sense of Merriam-Webster's second definition

one who enjoys with discrimination and appreciation of subtleties.
"a connoisseur of fine wines"

  • Good word based on the title of the post, but the body differs in focus from solely "high quality items" to "high quality in relation to cost". – vynsane May 27 '16 at 14:53

If you are looking for a noun-phrase, I can come up with

  • "a conscientious shopper",
  • "an educated consumer",
  • "a price-conscious shopper"

These are not specific for quality versus price. They can be used for those buyers who are concerned with environmental and labor issues too.

  • Or an educated consumer. – bib May 27 '16 at 1:18
  • My trademark on that term expired long ago. Go for it! – bib May 27 '16 at 1:23
  • To me, price-conscious borders on frugal - which I take to mean valuing base cost over all other aspects (quality, durability, brand, etc.) – vynsane May 27 '16 at 15:05

What about maximizer from this sample usage:

Maximizers want to make the optimal decision

maximize from Dictionary:

to make the greatest or fullest use of

and finally bang for the buck from TFD:

value for the money spent

these are when the emphasis is to get the best for the money.

  • Please mention the source for each definition, too. :) – NVZ May 27 '16 at 13:30

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