Pay once, pay twice? Is cheap worth it?
“Pay once - Pay twice?”
And Why You May Well Have Regrets.
So what am I talking about - what does “pay once - pay twice” mean? Well it's a term commonly used when someone tries to cut corners or get the cheapest deal possible. Let me explain.
Everybody likes to get a great deal?-Yes! But sometimes actively seeking out the cheapest price for a service that we believe will be the exactly the same as a more expensive option, can (and often does) lead to all sorts of problems. In this industry it's actually quite common for someone to hire a cheap carpet cleaner, because seeing the word 'carpet cleaning' convinces them that no matter where they go - it must be the same service whoever they choose. Of course this is ridiculous but some people are convinced of this.
What happens is, after the customer/client has been very disappointed with the service (because they have chosen the cheapest option), they fall in to despair and then seek out a “proper” professional company to re-clean the carpets, Upholstery or property to a standard they believed they were going to get originally!
So you can see that after paying for a cheap clean, they then have to pay AGAIN for it to be done as it should have been done the first time around. This is where the term 'Pay once, Pay Twice' comes in because this is exactly what has just happened. So by trying to cut corners on cost, has actually cost MORE than if they went to a proper company in the first place.
It's a tough lesson to learn, but there is always an expression that overrides all others when choosing a service and that is 'You Get What You Pay For'.
So don't waste more money than you need to - get it done right in the first place!
There are many quotes covering this but at the end of the day they all equate to the same thing.
“Good equipment ain’t cheap, and cheap equipment ain’t good.”
“Pay lots, cry once. Pay little, cry twice.”
The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot … it cannot be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better.”
You don’t need to experience these problems yourself..
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