When we were in the midst of the first wave, I was advised to pick up an oximeter for home use. It was confusing, because there were a variety of companies offering oximeters at different price ranges.
My medical store owner vouched for Dr.Morphen’s oximeter. His reasoning: they’d been around for more years; they’d been providing other products which had minimal complaints; they’d cheerfully fulfilled their guarantees. He left me with an option- It depends. what are you willing to compromise for?
As valuers and re-setters of jewelry we come across gold and diamond jewelry pieces. It seems that the jewels were bought a long time back, and the people who bought them never bought them with an intention to ever sell them. They were family jewels that would only be passed on as heirlooms to the next generation.
When you’re confused with price comparisons, keep these tips in mind.
1. Never buy jewelry that contains diamonds above 0.50cents without a respectable laboratory certificate. GIA is one of the world’s most trusted certification authority.
2. If you find a difference of cost from your trusted jeweler to a new one, here’s what my wisest customers do: They talk and ask the trusted jeweler to match the price.
3. Deal with merchants who have a reputation of keeping their promises. The pain of a lower price will be forgotten, the regret- never.
You can’t have everything you want. But, if you care enough, and pay enough, and work hard enough, you might be able to get some things that matter.
The real question might not be, “how much are you saving?”
It might be, “what are you willing to compromise for?”