No, especially with older properties that have weaker ceilings, it’s just not worth the risk of cutting corners to save a few quid on materials when it can be done properly.
Doing it properly includes strengthening, installing supports, levelling, making safe, and future-proofing so as not to cause damage to your ceilings. Especially with all the weight stored up there in the years to come, and for a little more money why risk a cheap alternative? Seriously, many people have regretted it.
Ceilings are not meant to hold any more weight than for holding up your ceiling, so consideration of the correct type of sub-frame and support is crucial.