As I browsed through the pages of a home furnishing website which I will not name for risk of sounding tacky, I read some comments about some customers complaining about the price of their products. Now, I’d complain as well, but the quality of the company’s products have generally been above question. There were some few faulty products, but they were quickly remedied by the company. As it stands, I believe the additional cost is well-worth ensuring the production of such quality.
In my humble opinion, there are a lot of things to take into account when buying a product. Allow me to share a few.
- Quality is cheaper. In the long run. A good, high-quality product will work more, and break less. Meaning it produces more output and requires less maintenance. More output equates to more value, meaning money saved, whilst more maintenance equates to time, effort and money wasted to repair something. Ergo, cheap products may save you money now, but quality ones will save you money later.
- Differentiate quality from branding. A common mistake people make is to assume that anything with a big-name brand is immediately good. Not always the case. I do NOT want to name names for my own sake, but remember; sometimes there might be a small-time brand with a better and cheaper alternative, which will save you a LOT of money.
- This one should be pretty obvious. No matter how good something is, if it’s not properly cared for, it breaks like everything else. Make sure everything is properly maintained, and it’ll save you a lot (energy, money, etc.) in the long run.
- Custom means more money. But more attention. Custom, as an adjective, is defined by Oxford Dictionary as “Made or done to order; custom-made”. Made or done to order, meaning it is based on the customer’s, i.e. your, specifications. This means that it’s made for you and your needs. Yes, the frameless shower screen price for a custom one is higher, but since it’s custom-made for you, it’s less likely to err, especially with expert advice.
Here are a few tips and pointers for making the most of your purchases. I hope they help you keep your wallets nice and full.