The Question of Price Versus Quality

by Bonnie Rotundo 07/07/2019

If you have ever thought "is it worth it to spend extra on a product or should you get something cheap?" you have probably been wondering if the additional cost worth it. Price can be a very prominent determining factor in our purchasing decisions especially if you are on a tight budget. The goal is to make sure that you are not sacrificing when you make a cost-based decision. There are things that everyone knows are worth the extra cost, but you are wondering if they are worth it for you! Is organic food really better for you? Should you spend more for make-up or can you get by at the drugstore? Will that rug or mattress or lawnmower have a significantly longer life then its cheaper counterpart and if it will, does that matter to you and your situation? Take a look at these categories to see if you relate. 

Food and make-up 

Organic food has become quite a craze but is it worth it? The answer depends on why you are buying it. If you are trying to stay away from pesticides and other harmful additives in your food then maybe. For example apples, strawberries, potatoes and greens among others all test higher for amounts of pesticides. Make-up goes on your skin which is your largest organ. Your skin absorbs what is on it within a minute of being applied, and low-quality products can block pores and cause breakouts in the process. High-quality brands tend to last much longer than cheap ones since each application requires less product. Always research to determine what is best for you.

The same principle in the house as in your body 

If the product that you are looking at will be for a temporary purpose, then it may be okay to settle for the cheaper option. On the other hand, if you are looking for something that will last a few years or that will be well-used, such as lawn equipment or a rug or water heater, considering a better quality product could be essential to keeping the cost down. For instance, if you decide to settle on the $100 lawn mower for your half-acre lot, then it will be unlikely to last more than one season, not to mention taking you longer on that chore each time. On the other hand, if you spent $300 or more on a higher quality mower, it is likely to last you for much longer. 

Do your research and find help from professionals near you

Your needs from what you are purchasing can help you to determine if the cost is worth it for you. Keep in mind what it is used for, how long it will be needed and how much use it will get. When you are considering a purchase and want to know the pros and cons of cost versus quality look for someone who knows the products that you are looking at like the customer assistant at your local home improvement store or mattress expert, etc.

About the Author
Author

Bonnie Rotundo

ABOUT ME  

I was born and brought up in Northern New York State, near the Thousand Islands region. I graduated from the State University of New York at Potsdam with a BA in English Literature, moving to Brunswick County in 1979.

From 1980 through 1999, I owned and operated The Italian Fisherman Restaurant, a well-known waterfront eatery in Sunset Beach, NC. After leaving the foodservice business, I knew that I wanted to embark on a career that would keep me in a people-oriented, service-driven industry. I happily choose real estate, and that’s what I’ve been doing since 2000!

Having been a Brunswick County resident for so many years, I have witnessed the tremendous growth and ensuing change the area has undergone. I know the geography and landscape well– it’s no surprise that so many have seen the natural beauty, temperate climate, and enjoyable lifestyle this little corner of the Carolinas affords, and have decided to make it home, too!

My mission is to assist those seeking to buy or sell residential property locally!

Several key points comprise my business philosophy:

- Service is paramount! Put the client first and the rest follows.

- Communication is essential! My approach is more consultative in style: my job is to provide the necessary information, advice, and updates so that buyers and sellers can make informed decisions through-out the process.

-Dedication to excellence is vital! I have earned several professional designations in order to keep abreast of the latest real estate trends that will affect my client’s interests, a significant investment of time and effort.

-Honest, ethical conduct is crucial! The “golden rule” rules, and then some!

In business, I concentrate on forming long-term relationships, and indeed, many people have become not only clients for life, but good friends as well!

My goal, simply put, is to Address all your real estate needs!

CREDENTIALS & AWARDS

Licensed Broker/Associate in both North Carolina & South Carolina

Member of the Local, State, and National chapters of the Association of REALTORS®

Member of two Multiple Listing Services(BCAR & CCAR) in two states

Multi-million dollar producer since 2001

Sloane Realty Company Wide Top Producer 2014 & 2015 (#2 in 2016-2018)

Sloane Realty Ocean Isle Beach Office Top Producer 2014

Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society 2014 & 2015

Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society 2016, 2017, & 2018

Accredited Buyer Representative® (ABR)  

Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®)  

Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource® (SFR)  

Recreation and Resort Specialist (RRS)

Certified Renewed Rooms Staging Professional (CRSP)

Strategic Pricing Specialist® (SPS)

Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Agent