A garden hose is a must in our house since we have quite a spacious backyard and front yard gardens. When our rubber hose broke, we ordered online the expandable type. The original costs 2,000 pesos (that's about $45) and the imitation was selling for only 250 pesos. Can you spot the big difference? That's 2,000 versus 250. Logic tells us to get the cheaper imitation. And it came to pass that the first 3 imitation garden hose that we bought had already retired after 2 or 3 years. Maybe the original is durable and true to its promise (as seen on tv) but we are still mulling on the cost. What if the original is not as durable as we think? Well, we ordered the 4th imitation and it arrived the other day. We had tested it and like before, it looked good enough... hoping that it will last longer.