I've been a loyal buyer of Genuine ACE Hard Rubber combs, and yes, in the world of combs, quality makes a difference.
ACE Hard Rubber combs are slightly more expensive than a dollar store comb, but to my delight, they last for the long haul.
The secret is the fact that these American-made combs are built with hardy, firm rubber, almost to the point of unbreakable. No worries about carrying one in your pocket for daily use.
I rarely have ever had one of these break, and I find that these are of superior quality to a cheap comb. Expect years of service from them.
The only downside is the occassional break among the teeth of the comb, but that is to be expected. I appreciate the fact that overall they last for years and firmly have the ability to manage your hair. These combs also do not hurt from combing the scalp unless you do so roughly.
It's the old adage: pay a little more, get a better product.
The durability of this product counts.
ACE Hard Rubber combs are available at any Osco or other drugstore retailer. Supermarkets and general stores sometimes carry them as well. Amazon.com also has them, for anyone who is devoted to buying general goods over the internet.
Most recommended over any cheap alternatives.