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Why You Should Always Look For a Better Product

11th December 2023 Print

These days, it’s understandable if you’re always looking for opportunities to save money on the products you need to buy. For instance, it probably doesn’t make sense to spend an extra $30 on premium toilet paper when the basic stuff gets the job done just as well. 

Likewise, if you can get the same amount of ground beef at a discount grocery store for $10 less, it makes sense, especially if you have a family to feed.

While searching for discounts and deals makes sense in some cases, it can sometimes backfire. For example, if you buy a cheap car part when you need a replacement, you could end up with the same problem again (or worse). If you get into a year-long contract for software that turns out to be lacking, you’re stuck paying for it whether or not you continue using the application.

If you want quality, you have to pay for quality. You can’t just go cheap and hope for the best. If you do, you’ll face more problems than you can anticipate. Here’s why quality matters and should always come first.

1. You have customers depending on you

If you aren’t the end user, it’s crucial to use quality materials to make your products. Not only will your customers appreciate a better product, but it will also prevent certain errors during the manufacturing process. For example, a simple liquid rubber product can prevent defects with injection molding. It replaces the natural mineral oil in the rubber, which reduces oozing and spoiling, and increases the hardness of the final product.

The same principle applies to other industries, too. When you use high-quality materials in the manufacturing process, you end up with high-quality products. If you don’t control your manufacturing process, the best you can do is search for a company that will use the best parts available. It will cost more, but you can’t put a price tag on customer satisfaction.

2. Having to buy the same things again is inconvenient

You’ve probably experienced having to replace something that breaks far too soon. Maybe it was as simple as a broom or a wireless speaker that never worked right. It’s a pain to have to replace something you’ve recently purchased, and while this situation can’t be avoided all the time, buying high-quality from the start can reduce the potential.

Consider how many times you have to replace certain things around your house. It might be more often than you think. When was the last time you had to buy a new coffee maker, alarm clock, microwave, space heater, or laptop? These are products that need to be replaced often when they are of poor quality. For instance, if you’ve ever owned a Keurig, you’ve probably had to replace it at least once.

When it comes to laptops, it’s hard to find devices made for Windows OS that are built to last, unlike Apple. This difference is boldly reflected in the price tag. With a few exceptions, you’ll pay more for Apple laptops.

The average Windows user replaces their laptop every 4 years, but Apple users get at least 7-10 years out of their laptops. However, a lot of people get ten years or more, and are still using original MacBooks to this day. Most of the time, Apple laptops only need to be replaced when the software can’t be updated. It’s just a higher quality product. It also comes with a higher price tag, and for people who don’t want to keep replacing their laptops, that extra cost is worth every penny.

3. There might be a better solution

You might be perfectly content with certain products and be completely unaware that there is a better solution out there. If you’re not actively looking for a better product, you’ll never know if something amazing has hit the market. For example, you could be happy with your current email marketing software solution and be completely unaware that a new application has been dropped into the market that eliminates the need for three other separate applications and streamlines your checkout process.

When you carry the mindset that there might be something better out there, you’re more likely to notice a better product or service and be willing to try it out.

You really do get what you pay for

Looking for the highest possible quality product is always beneficial because it will save you time, money, and frustration. Lower quality products might be easier on your wallet, but they tend to be problematic and have a short lifespan. 

For the best experience, choose quality over everything else.