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Old 06-25-2009, 01:00 AM
 
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"If you pay less for something, expect it to be an incomplete product, a broken product or the wrong product".
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:02 AM
 
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No I don't believe the statement.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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Sometimes. When I buy cheap clothing or furniture or household items from places like Target they often don't last very long. At the same time I can spend even less on clothing, furniture or household items second hand but higher quality and they last much longer.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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"If you pay less for something, expect it to be an incomplete product, a broken product or the wrong product".
No.

The fruit I buy from the farmer is cheaper than in the stores, but it is not incomplete, broken or wrong....
Same with the wood I buy from the mill (instead of Lowe's or Home Depot), the plants I get from the local greenhouse, etc., etc., etc.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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But it can be cheaper because it may be slightly out of date.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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"If you pay less for something, expect it to be an incomplete product, a broken product or the wrong product".
Disagree.

I certainly wouldn't immediately assume a cheaper product to be "broken, incomplete or "wrong"".

I would be inclined to think that the product:

a) May be of poorer build quality.

b) May be less durable

c) May have limited functions/capacity compared to other products.

d) May not perform function it was designed for as well as a more powerful/concentrated product.

However, it really depends on the product type
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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Oftentimes, paying less is the result of a capable negotiator.

Let's say two people buy the exact same car. The first person falls for the no hassle gimmick and pays the full sticker price of $30,000, while the second person sees the no hassle gimmick for what it is, and offers $29,000 which the so-called no hassle dealer accepts. They both got the same car, but the smart consumer paid $1000 less.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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Its not smart to pay less.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:31 PM
 
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Craig, you are welcome to believe whatever you want to, but I believe just the opposite. A smart shopper often ( but not always ) pays less! A smart shopper gets more value for their $$$$ than someone who ALWAYS pays the sellers asking price. I cannot understand why ANYONE would pay the asking price without questioning and/or challenging it.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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Its not smart to pay less.
Oh come on

One example:

You see 3 identical products (let's say a dinner service) in 3 different stores at 3 different prices.

Which one would you buy?

Just to level the field even more we'll also pretend that each store is an equal distance from your home

Or that you are ordering online and would pay equal shipping costs.
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