Everyone is feeling the pinch at the moment, and attempting to save money in whatever ways they can. However, there’s a difference between saving money and skimping – and the latter often doesn’t actually save you money in the long run because you have to make the same purchase again. To help give you some perspective and thought processes about where to save money and where to consider spending a little more, we’ve made some suggestions of situations where quality is more important than price.
That said, a great note to consider is that even in these situations, it’s still worth haggling or looking for a bargain – but the quality should be the biggest part of the decision!
If there is anywhere it should be obvious that skimping is a bad idea, then it has to be family – everyone wants the best for those that they love and care about. An example might be when you are considering senior home care for elderly relatives and weighing up all the options of how best to take care of them and make sure they are provided for. Though this type of care is certainly expensive, don’t let cost be your only consideration their happiness and safety is the most important thing, quickly followed by proximity to you so you can see each other regularly. Poor quality senior care results in so much stress and unhappiness down the line, that it’s much better to go for the higher quality to start with.
No one wants to be like Ms Trunchbull for many reasons, but one of those reasons is that you don’t want to realise the car you bought from that dodgy salesman is a piece of garbage a week later. Whether you’re a motorhead looking for a new 434 small block chevy engine or just a car to get you from A to B, quality is the most important thing; and the best bit is, a quality vehicle doesn’t even have to be expensive. Plenty of older, cheaper cars still run great as long as you buy them from someone reputable – and your money will be much better spent.
How many horror stories have we all heard about builders who cut corners and leave their clients with shoddy and even dangerous homes which they have to get repaired or partially rebuilt a few years down the line? This is not an area you want to skimp on, and definitely one of those situations where something that sounds too good to be true definitely is. Look into the reputations of all construction teams you’re considering hiring, and then weigh up price considerations once you’re sure you’re choosing from a reputable pool.
- Electronics and white goods
Skimping on white goods is one of those things we can call a false economy – it’s cheap at the time but actually, when the poor quality item inevitably breaks down only a few months or a couple of short years in, you have to spend the money again and the cycle repeats. Ensure your electronics are high quality and long lasting the first time around to avoid the unnecessary expense!
Everyone is always looking to save money – but that goes from savvy to silly quickly if you just end up with poor quality possessions and unpleasant situations. Always make sure you put the quality above the price – whenever you can.