What's the best example of "you get what you pay for"?

Updated on : January 17, 2022 by Edward Jenkins



What's the best example of "you get what you pay for"?

My uncle's ex-wife is a pretty horrible person, I'm not going to lie. She refuses to help pay for anything related to her children's education, but insists she wants to see them three weeks a month.

Anyway, he continues to accuse our family, and my uncle, of turning his children into "brand whores" because we prefer to buy branded clothes and items. The reason for this is not because it's the brand, it's actually just the quality. My uncle buys maybe a new pair of pants and a shirt every 4 or 5 years because his clothes last so long, due to their quality. So obvious

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My uncle's ex-wife is a pretty horrible person, I'm not going to lie. She refuses to help pay for anything related to her children's education, but insists she wants to see them three weeks a month.

Anyway, he continues to accuse our family, and my uncle, of turning his children into "brand whores" because we prefer to buy branded clothes and items. The reason for this is not because it's the brand, it's actually just the quality. My uncle buys maybe a new pair of pants and a shirt every 4 or 5 years because his clothes last so long, due to their quality. So obviously you want to try and do the same with your kids.

One day when they visited us with their mother in tow, they both wore cheap "knockoff" brand clothes that my cousin said cost next to nothing. They hated them. Complain about itching and feel uncomfortable, etc. I'm not saying that all cheaper clothes are like this, I have a good amount of cheaper things in my closet that are amazing. But these were just awful.

As the day went on, things got worse ... my younger cousin's sandals literally snapped off themselves, irreparable. When he sat down a while later, he accidentally sat on his shirt, which would normally only stretch it, but instead ripped at the neck. My other cousin was no better. The skirt she was wearing was already open when they got there, I remember she showed it to me and was extremely embarrassed. But as the day progressed and with all the sitting and standing, it got worse to the point that it couldn't be used.

On skates my uncle, to the rescue, changing his torn clothes for those that had been left him. Her mother was furious, freaking out over how unnecessary the clothes were and how expensive they were, etc. But I think the best part was when he sat down and his jeans were ripped in half. It turned bright red with what I suppose was anger and shame. Karma seemed to come back to her because all my uncle said was "Sorry, I don't have anything your size."

A blanket was tied around her waist for the rest of the day.

I experienced this realization today. During the Labor Day sale at our local mountain, I bought my first new pair of ski boots. I had been using old rentals since I was in high school and decided it was time to upgrade!

I ended up buying a new pair of boots for $ 140.00. I bought the cheapest paid one, but had argued about the fit beforehand. They were a bit tight, but they were told that "they will fit you after skiing with them, you have to accommodate them and your feet are used to flip-flops." Okay, there was a line at the door of people trying to buy boots too.

I was SO excited to ski this year! our m

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I experienced this realization today. During the Labor Day sale at our local mountain, I bought my first new pair of ski boots. I had been using old rentals since I was in high school and decided it was time to upgrade!

I ended up buying a new pair of boots for $ 140.00. I bought the cheapest paid one, but had argued about the fit beforehand. They were a bit tight, but they were told that "they will fit you after skiing with them, you have to accommodate them and your feet are used to flip-flops." Okay, there was a line at the door of people trying to buy boots too.

I was SO excited to ski this year! our mountain is already open, so on Wednesday we decided to go to a couple of open slopes after work. My feet were roaring like a bear with a splinter after only 3 runs, and I couldn't feel that my toes were too tight in the shin area.

Today we decided to go back, as soon as I put my boots back on I said “no, something is not right, maybe they can be adjusted at the ski shop”. I spent two hours there. I waited my turn and then was helped by a WONDERFUL boot fitter. He had me put on my old boots and asked all the necessary questions. After analyzing my situation, he told me that he had bought me some boots that were not good for my level of skiing. Being a pretty good skier, they didn't have the right support for me, and the ones I bought were for beginners. It fit me into a MUCH better boot. It cost me an extra $ 250.00 but I realized it was something I was going to have to fight over because apparently skimping on ski boots results in very numb toes and very unhappy skiers.

When I was 17 I bought a pair of used combat boots from the Army Surplus store for $ 10. They looked like these:

I loved them and they looked pretty badass. Also, I thought that anything good enough for the US Armed Forces was good enough for me.

Later that year, I wrecked my truck and bought a new car with much better gas mileage. So I decided to baptize it with a trip to the mountains.

I tied my boots and headed for the mountain. About halfway up the mountain, the lace on my right boot snapped and I had to re-tie the boot with half a lace. About ten minutes after reaching the top, a ledge broke

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When I was 17 I bought a pair of used combat boots from the Army Surplus store for $ 10. They looked like these:

I loved them and they looked pretty badass. Also, I thought that anything good enough for the US Armed Forces was good enough for me.

Later that year, I wrecked my truck and bought a new car with much better gas mileage. So I decided to baptize it with a trip to the mountains.

I tied my boots and headed for the mountain. About halfway up the mountain, the lace on my right boot snapped and I had to re-tie the boot with half a lace. About ten minutes after reaching the top, a ledge broke below me and as I was sliding down the slope, I rolled my right ankle and the sole of my left boot was completely broken. It looked something like that, but with the sole completely off.

So I was at the top of a mountain with an ankle rolled up in a half laced boot and a boot cloth cover around my bare left foot. I came back with bloody feet, a purple ankle, and about 7 layers of duct tape on my foot acting like a shoe.

Ten dollar boots for a few hours of pain.

But hey, you get what you pay for.

A great question for today's world, where we almost NEVER get what we pay for. Today, almost all the services and products we buy are available at a discount, many of them free or below the actual cost of production.

Tesla's are sold at a close cost, most internet services and computer games are completely free, we get discounted products delivered to our homes for free, often along with a coupon or discount that lowers the price even plus.

In today's world, you almost always get MORE than you pay for if you buy new premium products and services.

The phrase "you get what you pay for" is

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A great question for today's world, where we almost NEVER get what we pay for. Today, almost all the services and products we buy are available at a discount, many of them free or below the actual cost of production.

Tesla's are sold at a close cost, most internet services and computer games are completely free, we get discounted products delivered to our homes for free, often along with a coupon or discount that lowers the price even plus.

In today's world, you almost always get MORE than you pay for if you buy new premium products and services.

The phrase "you get what you pay for" refers to a way to buy things CHEAP. Used, dirty, damaged, defective, or outdated products and services are often worth LESS than you paid for them. A used dishwasher is a terrible investment, for example. If you pay $ 5.00 for a used dishwasher, you probably end up regretting it and end up hearing someone say, "You get what you pay for." Renovated computers, “ugly” houses, and “beater” cars are no longer the “bargains” they once were. Financial, emotional and lifestyle costs generally add up to much more than the "savings" you made on your "cheap" purchase.

In Chinese, "You get what you pay for" is a commonly used phrase that means "便宜 没 好 货". It was absolutely true in China, but the thing here is, I found out that "you really can't get what you pay for." I have several good examples that I will talk about later.

First, an example of "you get what you pay for". The first sedan we bought in Edmonton in 1993 was a Nissan Sentra built in the 1980s. It looked a lot like the image below. Joe paid $ 2000.00 CD for him. Yes, you really got what you paid for. From the first day he bought it, his complaints never stopped and his repair for this car's trolley car.

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In Chinese, "You get what you pay for" is a commonly used phrase that means "便宜 没 好 货". It was absolutely true in China, but the thing here is, I found out that "you really can't get what you pay for." I have several good examples that I will talk about later.

First, an example of "you get what you pay for". The first sedan we bought in Edmonton in 1993 was a Nissan Sentra built in the 1980s. It looked a lot like the image below. Joe paid $ 2000.00 CD for him. Yes, you really got what you paid for. From the first day you bought it, your complaints never stopped and the transmission repair on this car never stopped. It was he who bought it for marriage. I didn't even know this. They fooled you as there was serious damage to your transmission, and I guess it would be very difficult to find this problem if you weren't running a long distance. I remember Joe saying this car had raced in Florida before he bought it.

Did you see this cabinet? Now it is in my room. We bought it a decade ago at Walmart in Calgary and no one has ever used it. Since three days after we bought it, it looked exactly like this. It cost us $ 400.00. It was Joe who bought it. I think he must have mental problems or blind eyes.

The quality of the furniture here is too bad. Maybe it's DIY. I have no idea about that. We bought a computer desk that I already discarded. Shortly after we bought it, the legs broke and it nearly fell to the ground several times. So interesting. Expensive labor or stupid hands?

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When I go grocery shopping or anything else, I really have to watch out for so-called exclusive brand products! The store has them diluted or somehow inferior! They make big profits, you get the axis! Buy the quality products you normally get from well-known brands! You get what you pay for!

Even today, computers are a great example. If you want quality, you pay more. That is practically the reality. There are always exceptions (someone who bought an Acer PC that has lasted forever with Windows Millennium or bought an Apple PC that crashed four months after the warranty expired), but if you spend the money and buy an Apple MacBook Pro or An Asus Zenbook, or any of the higher-end laptops, is almost guaranteed a quality experience.

The same goes for desktop PCs, such as the Dell Optiplex or Apple iMac lines. They will provide a longer lifespan and a smoother computing experience.

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Even today, computers are a great example. If you want quality, you pay more. That is practically the reality. There are always exceptions (someone who bought an Acer PC that has lasted forever with Windows Millennium or bought an Apple PC that crashed four months after the warranty expired), but if you spend the money and buy an Apple MacBook Pro or An Asus Zenbook, or any of the higher-end laptops, is almost guaranteed a quality experience.

The same goes for desktop PCs, such as the Dell Optiplex or Apple iMac lines. They will provide a longer lifespan and smoother computing experience than when you try to save even a little money by buying a cheaper computer.

Socks.

If you buy cheap socks, you will find that they wear out too quickly: holes appear in the toes and crack in the heels. If you spend a little more money on higher quality socks, the savings over the cheapest product will be realized or recovered within a few months.

It is not one of those "eternal truths" that we are looking for, but it indicates the general principle that when we do not want to pay a lot for something, we are more likely to get a poor quality product. It's not always true, no doubt, but overall, I guess it's true. It is also not absolutely certain that when you pay a lot, you will get a really good product. Generally, it would be of higher quality, but not reliably.

Cheap men's suit versus expensive handmade suit. The cheap suit will look horrible, made from cheap materials. The handmade suit will be made of quality material, by a good tailor and it will fit you, the cheap suit will not and will make you look like you don't care how you present yourself.

McDonald's.

You pay for cheap fast food and you get cheap and disgusting fast food.

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