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.
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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