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Paying More Doesn't Necessarily Mean Better.

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There's the notion out there that, the pricier products are better than the cheaper ones which is true sometimes but not always. For example, you can buy a budget-priced grill and have a great time with the meat and fish grilled on it and eating with your friends and/or family in the garden, or somewhere similar.

Also, here's another example; Buying a £1-2k holiday pack doesn't actually mean it'll actually be better than someone who pays £300-500, or less. It all depends on the location, population, food and overall situation.

This all boils down to: Quality over Quantity.

Personally, I'd not spend that much on a vacation knowing I could get a much more cheaper option doing things differently. After all, this is the point of being part of a website where we save money. 🙂

Rockman
12 days ago
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Tasha042
Tasha04211 days ago

Yes you're right. I can't enjoy a purchase if I feel like I've paid too much. I always have to get a good deal on everything I buy else I wouldn't be happy with it regardless of how high quality it is. As for holidays the same hotel can charge different prices on different websites for the same room 👎 It takes a lot of homework to get a holiday at the best price 😂

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Jamala
Jamala10 days ago

I agree. However I do spend money on holidays, although do a lot of research and because I am happy to travel independently, use local buses and b&b's etc I spend about the same as someone booking a tour, but I will be away for 6 weeks not 2. When you have a family you are likely to pay more as you want a bit of security and things like a pool and kids clubs. Everyone enjoys different things and shouldn't be judged for that. I have a 15yr old tv that cost £49.99 much to friends amusement .. shows the same programmes. 😀

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Rockman
Rockman
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10 days ago

Buses are a good option for most cities but some.. you just can't rely on as they take too long and if you wanna get to the X place at X time, then you've got to use a taxi. In this situation, it's just better to rent a car.

It's worth taking a driver's license because public transport can't always be used. Besides, driving is relatively easy and comfortable.

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Jamala
Jamala10 days ago

Rockman Haha wouldn't want to risk a car some of the places I have been! But agree sometimes they are a good option if you are based in an isolated location. Half the fun of travelling is getting on a bus and not knowing exactly where you are going ... who needs reliable you are on holiday so just go with the flow ☺

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Rockman
Rockman
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10 days ago

Jamala I've been to rural locations where buses hardly were used so if you didn't have a car, then you'd either have to walk it out or pay a taxi.

Taxis from one place to another aren't necessarily cheap so makes walking the better choice, if possible.

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Rockman
Rockman
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10 days ago

Jamala I'm not yet a legal driver yet but almost, once I'm finished with my driver's license I'll be driving to cities and rural places I've been wanting to and haven't been to.

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Jamala
Jamala10 days ago

Driving will open up the world to you. Get exploring and enjoy it, the UK is wonderful. 🚗

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi9 days ago

Yeah, sometimes it is so true, even with the basic items. Like toilet tissues, cleaners, just the packaging looks a bit poor, but the product is as good as the big brand and maybe they actually manufacture it in the same place. I think we should make a topic like that....about big brands compare value items.

We never bought a package holiday with my husband. I prefer to stay in AIRBNB, it is cheaper and can cook our own food and never had a problem with them.

Hotels are expensive and you end up eating out and spend a fortune. It is better to cook or just make the breakfast instead of spending that money.

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Rockman
Rockman
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8 days ago

On food, whether branded or generic it can be pretty much the same minus some exceptions.

Take jamón chips for example, generic ones cost about €0.80 and the branded Ruffles are €1.50, I've tasted both and the former tastes almost as good as the authentic so I'm not going to pay €0.70 more.

Sometimes, we're paying more for a product that we could have gotten cheaper, much cheaper without knowing.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig9 days ago

I agree, I love getting a bargain on everything that I buy, no matter what it is. We don't go on holiday that often, when we do it is to visit family, so we stay with them and book the ferry in advance or when they have deals on, so we save money that way. I barely buy big brands, I find the value/supermarket own are just as good.

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ACR
ACR9 days ago

It really depends on what you what you are buying, how it is produced and what it means to the person buying it. For example, if you are buying a watch you could choose a cheap digital watch or an extremely expensive handmade Swiss watch. Likewise, you could buy a cheap bag or a Hermès Birkin handbag. Ultimately, the products do the same thing, but if you choose the more expensive option you will knowingly pay a premium for the skill of the person/people making it or want the prestige of owning a luxury brand. Either way you are also likely to appreciate the expensive option more.

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Auntielettie
Auntielettie8 days ago

My exception would be sunglasses. I've bought expensive and I've bought inexpensive. They all suffer the same fate..... either Sat on in the car or forgotten somewhere, so now I only go cheap

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