According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary), I’d like to share a few definitions with you and keep in mind while you ready about my Tale of Two Shoes.
Cost: the amount or equivalent paid or charged for something.
Price: the amount of money given or set as consideration for the sale of a specified thing.
Value: the monetary worth of something.
Worth: having monetary or material value (archaic).
Cheap: charging or obtainable at a low price.
Expensive: characterized by high prices.
Just bear with me here. So, as you may or may not know I am part of a business networking group and one of my colleagues said during one of our meetings the following phrase and it kind of stuck with me. What is that phrase you ask: “Cheap is Expensive”. It is not commonly used in the United States, but it essentially boils down to You Get What You Pay For.
A Tale of Two Shoes – Oh Ballet Flats!
They may look the same….but they are very different. It does matter the way the shoe is made.
The pair on the right were very comfortable when I first purchased them for relatively inexpensive ($49.99). As you can see they didn’t fair very well. I’ve worn these all day everyday for all spring/summer in 2016. You can see how worn the sides are. At this rate of depreciation of the shoes, chances are, I will have to replace these on a yearly basis. so after 3 years I would have spent nearly $150.00.
In 2017 – I decided to treat myself to obtain a pair of more expensive ballet flats ($175.00). The pair on the left were worn walking around with my kids on Halloween for hours & walking around the Bronx Zoo for an entire day, not to mention these shoes were worn all spring/summer of 2017. Look how beautiful they still look!
Would you rather pay a more for a product that would last much longer than a less expensive similar product? As I have grown in experience in life, it is sometimes more cost effective to purchase the more expensive item because they last longer.
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