We grew up hearing the saying “You get what you pay for” but more and more lately I hear people making purchases based solely (or mainly) on price.
If price was the only deciding factor, Angel Soft, Cottenelle, and my favorite, Charmin, would not be some of the best selling toilet paper brands; generic, hard, 1-Ply would be at the top of the charts.
So, if price isn’t everything…
On a major TV talk show a few years ago, there was a Consumer Advisor that recommends that the consumer negotiate when dealing with small businesses, since they are so desperate for business.
While a fair price is just that – FAIR, is it really fair to haggle everyone down?
Imagine if your boss came in to you (whether your current boss or a previous job, or a current client you are working with now) and said, “Look, I know that it’s really hard to find a job out there right now, so how about I pay you just half your salary. It’ll be better that no job at all.”
Would you be happy?
So next time you want to haggle over a price, just to haggle, first ask yourself is the price they are asking FAIR? Think hard!
Are you hoping to get Charmin for the rough toilet paper price?