Not at all, I’m betting you’re keeping the $16 lol.
I wouldn’t really sweat it that much. Not enough to spend any cash on it, plastic neither for that matter haha! To extend that conversation, they don’t have to be fabric. If you could find a bucket laying around and get busy with a drill would do plenty good enough.
In fact, have you looked into making fabric pots? You run a lot of plants, and I bet they get expensive. I haven’t done it, but I’ve read several people do it. I think they use felt from fabric store, and maybe add a layer of landscape fabric to outside to help keep it together. Probably lots of ways, perhaps Mrs Covertgrower could provide some insight. Or even do some sewing on behalf of the family business lol. Again, I wouldn’t worry about for those clones. But could be some considerable long term savings there.