Are low quality products a good investment? Yes and No --- 091
One morning I had just ordered a magnetic pick up tool. I found it unique because at the tip of the magnetic head, there is an LED that allows you to work better in the dark. It came disassembled so I had to put it together myself. The head of the pick up tool is twisted off and the batteries are put in (similar to a flashlight). I wondered if the batteries in the little casing could be replaced so I tried to disassemble the product and take the batteries out. I tried to twist it, but it oddly couldn’t come off. The threads were being pulled and twisted out from an angle and it wasn’t straight. I pulled a little harder, and as easy as that, the threads broke off and it grinded a piece of metal into my thumb. We will call it a needle just to make it easier to describe. The pain was excruciating. Imagine getting a vaccine shot, however the needle is caught and stuck inside your thumb, one of the most sensitive places of your body. A slight change in it’s angle from failed extractions would cut the tissue in my thumb and make the prick worse. It was later pulled out with a tweezer. I learned my lesson, don’t mess with low quality products.
As we all know, the price of a product reflects highly on the quality of the product. This is especially true for tools that are used every day. Does that make all low quality products disposable? Nope. Depending on what you can get out of it, it can be a good short term investment. If a product is tagged with a cheap price, it is expected that the usage will be more temporary. Reaching out to an audience can be challenging, which is why we sell a range of products with varying qualities. Do you need the product for a quick one time use? Do you need one for the long term? That’s up to you to decide.