Tuesday, December 8, 2009

You Get What You Pay For

I was looking at a rack of *ahem* inexpensive umbrellas on Sunday while I was waiting in a lineup at Canadian Tire and it reminded me of a comment that was made to me the other day, something to the effect that people want to pay $5 for an umbrella.  My question is WHY?

Why would people want to pay that little for an umbrella?  Is it because they always buy the cheapest brolly possible and then toss it as soon as it breaks?  Folks, it breaks because it's cheap.  If you buy a reasonably priced umbrella with decent features it will outlast ten of those $5 or $10 jobs.  And if you buy one from The Umbrella Shop, you can usually get it repaired if it breaks for that $5 you would have spent anyway.  Then it'll outlast another bunch of cheapies.

Besides, you deserve an umbrella you actually like, as opposed to a boring one that just keeps the rain off.  If you live here on the West Coast (or anywhere else where it rains a lot) you're likely to be using it a lot!

Oh, and I didn't take a picture of the umbrella display at Canadian Tire because my phone's memory was full.  I think I'm going to have to buy a memory card.  I know it's better if there are pictures.  Speaking of which, I want to get started on the giveaway I talked about before but I'm just waiting on a few pictures I need first.  It's going to be fun!

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