Buy cheap, buy twice

June 21, 2017

 

In a nutshell; the importance of quality over price.

 

I think I can safely say that most self-employed people are acutely aware of costs – and scrutinise the price of everything.

 

I work from home so my outgoings are pretty low, but recently I’ve come to realise that it doesn’t always pay to penny-pinch.

 

I bought toner cartridges online as they were cheaper than the manufacturer ones.  They leak all over my printer and cover expensive letterhead in splatters of ink.  A waste of paper and toner and so stressful when I have a load of client printing to do.

 

I also bought some printer labels online as they were cheaper than the Avery ones.  They jammed my printer every single time I used them.  Again, this wasted so much of my time – and in all honesty they were only a few pounds cheaper.

 

I bought myself a pack of assorted coloured pens last week from Poundland.  I got home to realise that every one of the pens had blue ink – I was so cross with myself!

 

I have since gone and bought Avery labels, a load of reliable pens (in the colours I expect them to be) and when the toners run out, which at the rate they leak won’t be that much longer, I shall be buying official HP ones!

 

I suppose the same goes for most things in life – if you base every decision based only on price, you will probably end up disappointed!

 

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