Calculating Total Fees As Oppose To Upfront Ones
Financial Management

Calculating Total Fees As Oppose To Upfront Ones

Next week I am going to be purchasing some office furniture from an existing business for a very good price and thought instead of paying someone in the range of three digits just to move it from their location to ours that I would simply rent something like a cargo van and have someone drive it which would be way less and kind of makes more sense since this is such a small job.

While researching a good place to do so, as usual there were a lot of advertisements and literatures stating how inexpensive it is such as you can rent them for one day at only say $19. When you compare that to other companies that listed something similar at say $40, you tend to automatically assume that the cheaper one is better. Upon further review, the more expensive places factored in items such as a fixed amount of travel usage while the cheaper places didn’t include items like the cost of gas. In the end, for my simple needs they seem to end up as being almost the same price wise.

That’s always something good to keep in mind as it can be easy to make a decision prematurely without really crunching the final numbers to see which one is the better deal price wise. I think sometimes people tend to make emotional purchases as well in these scenarios as they see how the upfront price is so much cheaper than the other place that they were looking at and so it is almost like a form of revenge for them to make them feel as if they outsmarted the other place. I say that because I actually do hear people say things along those lines. It‘s better to look at things from the overall picture to ensure that you are making a sound decision.

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