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I will never understand some people

September 19th, 2015 at 03:05 pm

I have a friend who recently got into a fender bender. I was advising my friend to take it to a few places and get the best quotes possible, and try to haggle for an even better price where possible. She got different quotes, ranging from $650 to $2000 to get the bumper fixed.

Naturally, I advised to go to the $650 place, but her boyfriend is telling her to take it to a place quoting $1000 instead.

His reasoning? The $1000 place is cleaner looking, and so, he feels better about having her car fixed there. Yes. $350 extra... for a bumper... because the garage basically looks cleaner.

Now, to be fair, I know the condition of a garage can tell you a bit about the quality of the service there, but come on now, we're talking about a bumper here. For a Nissan sedan.

Why in the world would anyone want to waste $350 extra like this? She then told me about how he's obviously not a saver type, and likes expensive stuff... and something about taking pride in taking care of his stuff.... What does pride even have to do with any of this? It's such a strange, strange line of thinking that just utterly baffles me.

But after conversing about it last night and much of today about this, I think I have come to figure out that, sometimes, some people feel better about their product or services when they have paid "top dollar" for something. Even if it means unnecessarily overpaying.

People confuse me sometimes. This just makes no sense to me.

I should launch my own brand

September 18th, 2015 at 09:16 pm

Because this is pure comedic gold.