You are thinking of replacing your old furnace before it breaks down. All the buzz and information about high efficient furnaces is enough to make your head spin. “How am I supposed to know about all of this stuff?”
I recently purchased a washer and dryer for my home. The old set worked just fine for years and other than the dryer eating the odd sock and the washer having its own song and dance routine, there was nothing fancy about them. After asking the salesperson what the differences were between the many models on display, I ended up with a front load high efficient washer and dryer that in my mind provided value for the extra money. Feeling satisfied that I could do my small part to use less soap and water in the washer and less electricity to dry my family’s clothes went a long way to reach a little deeper and pay more.
When I travel, there are usually many choices for hotels available. It is expected that the rooms are clean and tidy, that the food is good and served up in a timely way. It is expected that the staff be courteous, polite and receptive to your requests. If I choose to pay less for my choice of stay, I would to some extent expect to get less service. Maybe no chocolate on the pillow!
In either case my comfort level with purchase options also reflects a need to feel secure with the company’s ability to make things right if something goes wrong. All good legitimate businesses deserve to make a fair profit. Discount products and low overhead fly by night individuals will almost surely lack the resources to make things right when something goes wrong.
The time that can be wasted with warranty claims, rescheduling or returning purchases gone bad will never come back to you. When it comes to purchasing something that you know little about, you should never pick the lowest price.
- “If it sounds too good to be true, you are usually right!”
- “Pay me now or pay me later!”
- “You get what you pay for”
Why pay more? Because you are worth it!