Today, it is difficult for any producer to claim that their product or service is one-of-a-kind or indispensible due to the myriad of substitute products and services available in the market. Most products may have very cheap substitutes, but here are the reasons why you should opt for high-quality brands even if it means paying a premium price.
To ensure that the Product or Service You Purchase is fit for Your Purpose
For example, if you are thinking of purchasing an acid neutralizer filter then it is best that you purchase one manufactured or marketed by a well-known brand which is certified with quality standards.
If you were to purchase one from a generic or lesser-known brand, then you run the risk of your acid neutralizer filter not achieving the results you expect. In other words, it might not meet the purpose for which it was bought and would thus be a waste of money.
Low Quality Products Tend to Be Less Durable
As aforementioned, today for any product there are millions of substitutes and imitations. Let us take Samsung mobile phones as an example. Very soon after Samsung releases a new model of mobile phone, smaller mobile phone manufacturers quickly come out with similar looking models. These other manufacturers offer seemingly the same phone as the Samsung model, but for a fraction of the cost.
One might wonder, “Why bother paying a premium price for a Samsung mobile phone when one can simply purchase the look-alike for a much lower price?” However, one who purchases the imitation will soon find that the phone breaks very quickly. The reason for this being the difference in the quality of the components used to make the phones; where Samsung would use high quality components, the other manufacturers would use components of low quality. The result is that the cheap knock-off is not at all durable and has a very short life-span, whereas Samsung mobile phones are made to last.
When considering the lifespan of the two phones, one would see that it is far more worthwhile to purchase the original Samsung, as it would only be a one-off investment, whereas with the imitation, you would have to soon replace it with another phone.
To Minimize the Possibility of Harm and Injury
It becomes especially important that you buy high quality brands when the product or service you are purchasing is one that could have an impact on your health. For example, you are going to purchase a mountain bike; in doing so, if you were to purchase a cheap bike, then there is a high possibility of the bike breaking (due to the low quality materials it is made of) and thus placing you, the rider, at risk of getting injured. Therefore, when buying products or services, you should be aware that the decision to purchase one of a low quality might lead to harm or injury.