Re: Cheapskate or Spend-O-Matic ?
Originally Posted by Ltlabner
Unless your Focus breaks down a bunch and racks up a ton of repair bills and hassle while the Yarris runs like a top. Then the cost difference isn't so great.
The Focus might be wonderfull and the Yaris crap. That's just a hypothecial to illustrate that sticker price alone isn't the only cost involved in a product.
That's what bugs me about hyper-sensitivity to price alone. Sure...save $100 now in initial cost to spend $500 in repars and down-time later. Doesn't make a lick of sense.
But I do agree that because something has a label doesn't mean it's better. I'm willing to pay more for a label, when it's the right one (i.e. the product is actually better).
Buying a Lexus when a Toyota will do may have been a better illustration of the point. But I agree, generally; it makes sense to buy quality at a somewhat higher price than junk at the absolute lowest price. I think Walmart's success proves that many, many people don't think that way.
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