Knowing You Could Buy Something So Much Cheaper - AL6400 Blog

Knowing You Could Buy Something So Much Cheaper

July 30th, 2014 by

I had a funny scenario today where I walked into a store hoping to buy an extra battery for my camera.  Normally the official brand would cost about $80 but this third party brand apparently works just as good and was like $15.  Unfortunately, the store did not have the item in stock and as a result I went to a different store.

At the new place they only had a battery that was $30 and as well the official $80 one.  All that time though I kept thinking how there was still a $15 option out there which made me a little hesitant to make a purchase since it is kind of a time sensitive matter.  Ultimately I did go with the $30 item as paying $80 knowing there is like a $15 option would simply bug me all day.

Granted in this case it’s not the exact same product or quality, I think whenever you see a price difference that substantial you have to think just how much the higher priced item is simply marked up for profits. In these cases I usually opt to try to go for the middle of the road choice.  Not the cheapest but definitely not the most expensive.


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