Why Cheaper is Not Always Better

Jun 12, 2014


You’ve heard it before, but it can be hard to persuade yourself of it when you are facing two products or services and one of them seems certain to save you money. As a general rule, choosing the cheapest option you have will not save you money at all. Not in the end, anyway, when the cheap parts and services you paid for have failed and you have to repurchase them because you were unable to get a warranty on them in the first place. When it comes to professional-grade services such as home security and theater installation, this rule stands firm. To understand why, simply keep on reading.

Value vs. Quality

If you pay less than you expect or are willing to pay for a product or service, chances are that the product in question is either of great value or low quality. Determining which is the case often requires considerable research in addition to a shrewd eye.

“You Get What You Pay For”

If you haven’t heard that “cheaper is better,” then you have almost certainly heard “you get what you pay for.” This aphorism, although clearly in circulation for a reason, is not always true either. It is possible to find good deals and to get great value for your money, but generally only if you do your research and find an ethical service provider that cares more about satisfying customers than turning a hefty profit. In general, paying less for a product or service will yield less value, utility, durability, and reliability than paying for a comparable product or service that costs more. In the case of independent, community-minded businesses who strive to make their products or services accessible rather than exclusive, however, this is not always the case.

Finding a Happy Medium

Finding a service you are happy with at a price you can afford. That’s your end goal, right? If it is, the best strategy to adopt is to not be drawn to a service by price alone. Since your budget dictates how much you can comfortably spend on a service, it is important to be money-conscious when shopping around. It is equally important, however, to not allow price to drive your decision to the extent that you choose a service that promises significantly less than you have bargained for because “the price is right.” After all, the price cannot be right unless the service is right as well.

At Integrated IO®, we pride ourselves on providing Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, Mesa, and Phoenix homeowners with first-rate services at prices that are not unbelievable but affordable. If you are looking for the best value for your dollar and you require smart home setup, home theater installation, or commercial cabling and wiring services, Integrated IO® is a name you can trust. To schedule an on-site service estimate or learn about our 100% satisfaction guarantee, call (855) 4-WIREDUP. If you can find a cheaper quote, chances are it will end up costing you more in the long run.

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