1. Some people spend up to $8,000 for a stereo system. The music that it can produce is very high in fidelity. However, it will not be ten times better than a system that costs one-tenth that. Rule of thumb- above $1,000 the return falls down. Mid-priced systems from $600 to $1000 offer the best value. If you do want the best: expensive speakers should be a priority.
2. When buying a safe, look for the Underwriters' Laboratories Rating A, B, C, D- ratings are fire resistant. A offers the least fire protection E, F, G, H- ratings are burglar resistant. H offers the highest degree of burglar protection. If you can move it so can a burglar.