Thursday, 29 September 2011
Does it have to be expensive to be of good quality?
"Ah, nice hair (bag or shoes or top) but it looks kind of cheap"!
I am sure most of us would have heard this before, said this before, or even thought this before.
That brings me to ask, what has cost got to do with anything? If truely the item is nice, suits the wearer and isnt tacky, why do u have to think of how much it costs????
I know a girl who cannot wear any piece of clothing that does not cost 5000 naira & above. According to her, the cheap ones are substandard. I really dont understand that. I dont get the mentality. So there cant be real nice things that come at a price that isnt cut-throat? This girl shops in shops at allen avenue and environs ONLY. I go to idumota and buy the exact same things she gets at, sometimes, as much as 3000 naira less! She tells me mine is not the real quality. Meanwhile i meet some of these allen and toyin street boutique owners in some of the shops i visit in idumota! The only difference between what i buy and what she buys is that hers have been placed in an air conditioned room!
My motor is - As long as it fits me, is presentable, nice, isnt tacky then i am good to go. I have never been one for high priced items. i look for places where they come less expensive and most times, end up getting, all round, a much better deal than those that strictly follow the its-better-quality-when-its-expensive principle. This mentality has seen boutiques and beauty shops charge outrageous amounts (with corresponding outrageous profit margins) on their items cos they feel that if they do any less, they will be seen as cheap and therefore not good. Well, every man (woman) to his (her) own, abi?
Maybe i should think of opening a shop of my own and get people with this mentality as customers. Mehn! e no go be small hammer o!