Cheap? Or just practical?

Interesting point that differs between Asian and American (what Chinese call American, but actually refers to Anglo-Saxon) culture. When you buy something, most of the time you do not talk about price. Americans don’t that is. They believe that if you got a good deal on something, and you talk about how much of a great deal it is, then you come off as being “cheap” or what not.
Yet this is not so with Asians. What’s interesting is that the opposite effect comes to mind. Asians believe that a good bargain for whatever the item of choice is at the time, is something that everyone should know and share. Have a nice designer outfit? Hey, I got it at Nordstrom Rack for like half the original price! Sounds cheesy? I don’t think so.
Here’s the thing. It’s all about being practical. Most of the immigrant families came here with next to nothing and only an education. Buying anything required lots of thought. You couldn’t just splurge and go buy something because you had a bad day. There were bills to pay, mouths to feed, and having cable television was the last thing on anyone’s mind. So that same practical shopping sense has moved forward in about twenty years.
Might be better off, but those immigrants have now instilled the same bargain hunting genes in the first generations of Asian Americans. Cheap? I don’t think so. We’re just practical.