The Bitterness of Poor Quality remains Long after the Sweetness of Low Price is Forgotten.

Via on Apr 28, 2013

Buy it for Life.

Our Ethics: not “For Sale.”

I’ve been a longtime defender of “Patagucci” and the like—those companies that build their products to last. Products that are more “tools” than “products.” Buy once, spend more, know where who’s made said product and how they’ve been rewarded for the making of it. And, in the end, and all along the way, we’ll treasure and respect and enjoy our tools and products more, for longer—and, in the end, we’ll save money.

“Good equipment ain’t cheap, and cheap equipment ain’t good.”

“The most expensive suit is the one you only wear once.”

“Pay lots, cry once. Pay little, cry twice.”

“It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money … that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the things it was bought to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot … it cannot be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better.” ~ John Ruskin

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7 Responses to “The Bitterness of Poor Quality remains Long after the Sweetness of Low Price is Forgotten.”

  1. prizmatikint says:

    No truer words! Teaches one to respect and value quality.

  2. Dusty says:

    yeah, but how are your tiles doing?

  3. fred09red says:

    Judging by the fast pace of high tech items that have been launched on the market recently, this is quite a realistic way of picturing it. Similarly to this, there are so many other housing items that one cannot simply make it disposable, like the old sofa married couples fight over when remodeling and refurnishing the place. They are high quality stuff, anything that some good commercial grade soy cleaning products could not fix it.

  4. fred09red says:

    These kinds of things cannot even be found in vintage stores or sales anymore. Whoever possesses such an object must surely hold on to it. It is like delaying a house remodeling kick-off because the owner could not find the right paints on http://shepardpainting.com/, when in fact he is too emotionally attached to the way the house looks at the moment and he does not want to change a thing.

  5. fred09red says:

    These kind of stories touch people in a particular way, this is an amazing thing to happen. Life is all about building, repairing and saving. Also, unfortunate events like an accident requires lots of repairs and lots of maintenance work. http://qualityairpartsshop.com/filtercabinets.asp… is the one to be able to release many offers out there, as it meets so many repairing needs for contractors and house owners

  6. fred09red says:

    Old school manufacturers will always be some of the best in existence, since the technology started to rise above any human expectation. Of course, there are reliable providers all over these days, too, like TEN-E Packaging Services providers and so many others. But to use the vintage techniques, that is something one does not see anymore these days.

  7. fred09red says:

    While teenagers insist for their parent to shop for youth bedroom furniture at Crate.ca, it is a habit for the parents or, generically speaking, for the older generation people to insist on the fact that older items around the house can be reconditioned. They think there is no need to overspend when one can simply take some time and fix things.

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