To the uninitiated, buying a cheap collar for your dog will immediately seem like a fabulous bargain, an effective way to save money and an all-around great deal - but I'm here to tell you that this is simply not the case. As a consumer in this economy, it's fantastically important that you have a solid, well-developed understanding of the best products to spend your money on, so you'll have enough of it to go around for all the things that you really need. This article aims to inform you about the meaning of the word "cheap", why cheap is not the way to go, and several exceptions to this rule that you may or may not encounter.
First of all, what do I mean by "cheap"? When I use this word, I'm speaking about a product that is low-priced and generally held to be of lower quality. I'm sure we've all heard the saying "You get what you pay for", the implication of which is that when you pay less, that is exactly what you end up getting. Allow me to explain.
When you buy any product that is cheap (and I'm talking CHEAP, not just a couple dollars less than the competition) then while your initial savings may be great, over the long run the cost will invariably outweigh any benefit or gain you may experience from your low down-payment. Look at it another way; say you pay one dollar for a collar for dog, then a few week later pay to have a custom tag engraved with his or her name and your contact information. You affix this tag onto the $1 collar you so eagerly purchased, and when you also get the little pooch vaccinated you stick that tag on there as well. So what's the problem with this picture?
The problem is that several weeks later when you're out taking your dog for a walk and it lunges at a nearby squirrel, the risk of the collar tearing, breaking, ripping or maybe even sliding off is significantly greater, can happen without warning, and at the very least will happen much sooner than would with a good quality collar. Now you've lost your $1 AND your pet. Another scenario is that your dog slides its collar off somehow while it's out and about; now YOU'RE out the $1, the money for the tag and the vaccine tag.
The point is, you want to invest your money into your peace of mind and your pet's safety. Buy a good quality dog collar, and if you happen to find one at an excellent (dare I say "cheap"?) price then by all means go for it - just use your head first.
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