David's Blog

head_left_image

The Lowest Price Is that the Key?

House Keys VaughanWe were in a hurry yesterday with duplicating keys for an estate sale. At the closest hardware store I was directed to an irritated "minimum Wage" employee that reminded me that their price was the lowest.

"Cheapest Prices for Cut Keys" he chimed

The second key, they didn't carry that particular blank, but that "More Expensive" fellow up the mall did. At the second store I was greeted by the proprietor who looked at the key to be duplicated and warned about the price of the blank; "I need it". Back to the house to try the key... Expensive one works great, cheap one is stiff and resistant. Doesn't fully close. It was very difficult to turn.

Back to the shops. I don't have time for this. Did I return to the lowest price that complained? No, I went to the fellow who did his job properly and took my money. I asked about the error with the "first cut" He looked at it carefully and said; "You see here" showing me the key, "Someone rushed, It's a little off."

I returned again to the estate home and tested the second re cut key. Perfect. Yes it cost a dollar more but could have saved me 45 minutes had I gone there first.

There is a lesson here for all of us. Too often we are attracted by the lowest price, only to have other expenses undisclosed or a repurchase do over is required that just plainly waits time. There seems to be a race to the bottom for prices on everything lately. Then there is the cost expense and waste of the re do.

Have things like this happened to you?

David Pylyp

Etobicoke Real Estate Agent

Accredited Senior Agent for York Peel and Halton Regions

Lives in Toronto and promotes Giving Value

As we move forward It would be good if you also circled me on Google +
https://plus.google.com/109283965469179719942/posts

Comment balloon 2 commentsDavid Pylyp • March 15 2011 10:43AM
The Lowest Price Is that the Key?
share
We were in a hurry yesterday with duplicating keys for an estate sale. At the closest hardware store I was directed to an irritated "minimum Wage" employee that reminded me that their price was the lowest. "Cheapest… more
Avoid Listing Disappoint Ask Questions!
share
10 Marketing Questions To Ask The Real Estate Agent Who Is Offering To List Your Property For Sale With 90% of property buyers searching online for real estate, you'll likely be best served by an agent who understands modern… more
You taught me a good lesson about referrals
share
We recently received a call from an agent in Calgary, Alberta that had someone in Toronto who needed to deal with a house near Ossington and Dupont. (As an Accredited Senior Agent) We are often contacted by now, out of town, grown children who now… more