I’ve always heard it said, “You get what you pay for.” I think for the most part, thats very true. Whether you are talking about a mattress or tv or hearing aids or business services, you get what you pay for. Quality is usually a direct correlation to the price that you pay. But there are some things you need to think about.
- The most expensive doesn’t always mean the best. There are lots of companies that bank on you over paying for their services knowing they are the most expensive option in the market. They may not sell the highest volume, but they don’t have too. They are making a killing off each single item.
- The cheapest option isn’t always the worst option. Sometimes you just get a great value. It’s very unlikely but sometimes you get a product from an up-and-coming company or a closeout product from last year.
- Value is more than just the price. Value has to do what its worth to you. Not the price on the price tag. How much time will it save you? How much will it cost you in the long run to have it not working or have to have it redone again and again.
- Look at what they are offering. Make sure you are comparing apples to apples. If someone is offering a video production or website design, make sure you know all they are offering. Are they including edits? Are they offering upkeep on the website? Are they experienced as the other guys?
- A cheap product is one that will cost you more in the long run. The initial cost may be less but in the long run, most of the time, its going to cost you more in the long run.