I beleive that the anchor is no place to be cheap
or to save a few bucks. Especially with clones that are of questionable quality and manufacture.
We live onboard and bought a spade primary and a delta
as a second, to protect our home. I wanted an anchor that I could trust not to break because of poor quality casting or materials. Especially in storm or huricane conditions. I think that 4-500 for the right top quality anchor is the most important thing for my boat and my life.
A boat next to us Cool Runnings, had a knock of Bruce. They came back to thier boat and noticed it was moving. the wind
was only 15 knots, light down here. After re-anchoring the found that the shaft had snapped off. They were lucky.
A few hundered saving almost cost them a 75 foot boat in the out islands. Yikes!