Ever buy something ya wish you didn’t?
For example about two months ago I bought a mitre saw, I couldn’t afford the DeWalt one, so I bought a Rona special for $69.99 bucks. Cheap. I came home with a smile on my face and even bought an expensive bottle of wine ’cause I saved so much money. The saw worked, I mean the blade turned and everything, but it wobbled and swayed and the cuts were sloppy and uneven. I was pissed. How the hell could they sell me such a pile of shit? I wanted to know. I wanted to return it, but felt compelled to “learn” how to use it, I tried everything to make a clean cut, the wood would always flake and the blade (factory made mind you) would grind. I finished the bottle of wine that very first night and now I’m stuck with a saw I don’t really want. What a rip off.
About a week ago I went back into the shop and walked out with a brand NEW DeWalt mitre Saw. For $399.99. Was it more expensive? Much. Did I buy a bottle of wine? Yes, but I bought a $12 bottle, not a $34. Was I happy?
If I knew THEN what I know NOW about Mitre Saw’s, I NEVER would have wasted my time with the Rona Saw. All it did was make me question the integrity of the store that carried it. I wasted my time, my patience and my money by NOT buying a high quality piece of equipment right from the start. I should have known. This is the lesson I learned…
The bitterness of low quality or service will linger long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. It’s inevitable