How do you shop? Are you a serious bargain hunter looking for the bottom dollar item? Do you shop quality only? Do you comparison shop, for value and savings? Are you drawn to a store because of dollar value or quality value?
There are various ways in which people shop, yet today I would like to focus on quality vs. price. As previously read in my blog “A Childs Lesson: The Value of A Dollar”, I shared a method in which I taught my daughters how to shop for quality. At a very young age, I would allow them to make that “must have, immediate gratification, impulse purchase” in order to teach them a lesson on the value of a dollar. How quickly we can spend without focusing on what we are really purchasing.
As teens with their first jobs, young adults, young parents, and others: when you shop you spend resources that you yourself had to work hard to earn. But when you hand over those earnings at the cash register, are you really taking a look at the value of what you are purchasing?
Today, so many of our products are being manufactured overseas. In some cases we are getting some quality products, yet this is not always true of every product that is out on the market.
As consumers, we work hard, play hard and can so quickly carelessly spend. Yet, do you also work hard at making the resources you earned, go to find quality products that you will appreciate for a reasonable length of time? Today I do not wish speak on consumable products like groceries, but rather on the purchases that can also have a physical and/or emotional impact.
I happen to be a huge advocate for researching and being sure that what one is purchasing is of a quality nature. From sneakers and undergarments to cars and furniture, etc. I also value in the time span in which I plan to use and maintain such items.
Be wise with what you are blessed with. Think twice then spend your hard-earned resources on what you really need.
~ Enjoy ~
Laura D. Field
Reflective Tapestry of Life
Writer, Blogger, Proofreading & editing, Freelance contributor