Buy Cheap…Buy Twice
Gone shoe shopping with your child lately? Well if you haven’t you will soon because ”back to school” will be here before you know it! So I have a question for you. Have you ever bought your child the cheap shoes because heck they’re just going to outgrow them soon anyway (and duh…they aren’t MY shoes) only to have them fall apart the first time you go to throw them in the washer? Which of course then sets off a chain of ugly household events which includes some use of profanity, blaming said child, blaming the husband that didn’t bother to go (or was incapable of) shoe shopping for his own child. Well clearly the kid can’t go barefoot (you know you’ve tried) so they MUST have a pair of shoes (and that darn school makes him wear them anyway). So what’s left to do but summon your husband back out to the store to buy the more expensive shoes?! Now, not only are we not happy with him (sure I’m a little mad at your husband too) and everyone else but now you have added guilt about not listening to your repeatedly proven wise inner voice telling you that “cheaper isn’t always better.” In this economy money is tight for everyone (heck that’s an understatement right) so every penny you can save is critical…I understand. Sometimes cutting costs by going cheap ends up costing you more in the long run (or short run). Sure we’ve all done it and sometimes it does end up being a good deal. But when it comes to technology cheaper is most definitely not better. Like the shoes, that ”xyz” brand cheaper computer is often times made from inferior parts, doesn’t have the techno ability that a better quality one has, has a shorter life span and little to no warranty to boot (even worse when we are talking about a business network server).
Our advice? When purchasing new equipment go for quality over initial cost savings…it WILL save you more in the long run (or short run). Compare apples to apples not oranges to grapes. With quality equipment you’ll end up with fewer problems (less repair bills), a longer lifespan (and it may help your husband’s life span too) and when things do go wrong…a better warranty.
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