What is cheap, really? Cheap is relative and subjective. However, I am of the opinion that Cheap is very expensive.
Every time I see I sign that says cheap, I always wonder at what expense or whose expense. Most of the time, not all the time cheap products have a lot of standards compromised. Sometimes cheap deals end up costing you even more and so I am always cautious. I love bargaining, and believe me, I negotiate everything but I ensure that I am not getting ripped off.
The thing is, if there is a cheap anything on offer; make sure you investigate a little bit more about it. If you can’t investigate, do not invest in it! Whatever happens you must know what you are getting yourself into. We can all do with a little saving but you must be very careful. My old man saves every penny! Anything that says cheap he buys. A month later, the same thing he bought gives him double trouble, poor dad’s high blood then shoots high!
On a serious note cheap grocery stores are a nightmare for me. I just cannot stomach them! The staff is normally under paid, not trained, not motivated, and come across as very angry with the world. Cheap stores normally compromise a lot of service standards, quality standards and everything else.
But then again for some people these stores are god sent. Without these stores most Batswana would literally find it difficult to afford basic necessities. Now, incase you can afford why allow yourself to go through the hassle of being strip searched by the security guard at the door and the unfriendly faces of cashiers? People are different; I simply do not have the patience to deal with all that commission to save five pula more. To another, priorities may differ. I am all for service, then quality followed by price.I hardly deviate from this order . If you are like me, then you need to sharpen your negotiating skills and cover-up for whatever cost. For example, if you are going to spend less on anything find out the actual cost .There is a cost to everything, believe me .There is no free lunch anywhere! Whatever you are thinking of buying right now, if they say cheap be very careful. You need to make an informed decision and look at your priorities.