A 'hidden cost' of being a pro Locked

Started Dec 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Joe Federer Senior Member • Posts: 2,502
Re: A 'hidden cost' of being a pro

Michael Fryd wrote:

Actually, your story is about the hidden cost of trying to save money by buying "cheap".

As many have pointed out, buying from a name brand manufacturer with support would have cost you a few more dollars up front, but saved you a fortune in time and aggravation.

Sometimes the "low cost" choice is far more expensive.

This was my exact thought as well.

I've often argued with Penguin on a different forum  (http://www.theprofessionalphotographyforum.com/) about how he tends to be very penny-wise and pound-foolish and then complains about not getting the 'pound'.  This is yet another example of this.

He bought an uber-generic computer from a discount warehouse store (and connected it to components of ostensibly likely similar quality) and did things in ways that seem 'easy' or "that's the way we've always done it" .... and then complains when it takes longer on the back end.

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