The old saying, “you get what you pay for” is sometimes very hard to hear, after using the reason, “I was trying to support someone”.
Compromising expectations of deliverables from services and retail because of the savings or guilt buying, can be a costly exercise without in not clear on our expectations on the providers of services. Often after the fact we feel let down with receiving a lower standard than our expectations.
Why do we expect the more from others than what they are prepared to offer or quoted for, the reason often comes down to pricing or guilt buying.
We either pay too little or too much. At least when we pay too little, there is a slim chance that we will get a better service or product than what is expected. When that service or product does not meet our level, we have no one to blame but ourselves.
The level of service we expect, has everything to do with the level of service we deliver. Understanding that cheapest is not always best, but often the expectancy that the cheapest will not be at someone’s expense, is naive .