Last night we picked up a grill. We decided to invest in one that was a bit more money, but holds the promise of being usable for a long time to come. When we were buying the grill my wife and I were talking about how, as adults, we’ve come to realize that sometimes paying a bit more for a quality product is worth it. It’s also worth it for working with companies that try to really put out good customer service.
As a case in point I’ve come to really love Garmin as a company that supports the products that they put in the marketplace. On a couple different occasions I’ve had issues with my GPS equipment, and they’ve always stood behind what I’ve bought, and offered me options that are above and beyond what I would expect from a large company.
Sometimes it sucks to have to save more money so that you can buy the better product, but more of then than not it will pay off in the end.