Originally Posted by BeeMan458
Value also includes getting what you want and everybody knows, you get what you pay for and nobody ever says, I sure wish I had bought less.
"Everybody knows" and "nobody ever says" are pretty potent generalizations. Seeing as how I find myself none of that particular "everybody" and one of the cited "nobody" it would seem that painting in such broad strokes incurs some pretty crippling rounding errors right from the get-go. First off, paying more does not intrinsically guarantee greater value; at best one can hope
that they get what they pay for. It's fair to say, though, that entire industries have been funded by perpetuating such simplistic notions so carry on if you truly think that way but it is far from universal fact. And some have surely said that they wish they had bought less; "buyers remorse" is a phrase invented for such occasions. More so, it's nigh universal that nearly everyone wishes they had paid
less [and/or gotten more].
But debating semantics is a futile endeavor. My suggestion was that you might entertain the possibility that the OP's notion of value was relevant and well-considered and not in need of your "correction".
Anyway, I'll be keeping an eye out on my "Big 3" on Cyber Monday in the hopes of getting what I can pay less for. Truth be told, I partly fear that such a sale might genuinely entice me to exceed my already strained holiday expenditures; I may very well come to wish I had bought less!