“You paid what?!” I screeched as I laughed at my husband’s new iPhone case. I knew then and there that I was clearly the superior shopper. He’d just paid 5 times what I’d paid for an almost identical iPhone case ($5 vs $25).
True, his had arrived in the mail the day after he’d ordered it. That’s ok, I’d made such a saving, I was prepared to wait a little longer.
True, his had also come with a screen protector. That’s ok, I’d really just wanted the iPhone cover.
True, his construction appeared a little sturdier than mine.
Hrm… you can guess where this is going right? His cost 5 times more than mine and ended up being 10 times more suitable than what I bought.
After years of spouting “you get what you pay for” in the context of real estate service, this lesson didn’t come as a surprise to me but it does leave me wondering why it wasn’t immediately apparent to me.