I have to admit, buying the base model of a product has its advantages. Considering my last bicycle purchase as an example, it really paid off that I didn’t go for an expensive model. 🚲
Around this time last year, I bought a bicycle to commute between my flat and office. While I really had my eyes on an expensive model, I settled for a basic model because of budget constraints.
Now that I look back at my decision, I’m thankful that I didn’t go for the expensive model. You see, after using the bike for a few months I stopped using it because I joined a new company whose office was a little further than my previous office.
Motivation sank even further when I moved to a new flat which was really far away from my office. 📏
Since that, the bike’s been standing in the garage collecting dust.
The fun fact here is that I don’t really feel guilty for not using my bicycle. A major reason behind this feeling can be attributed to the fact that I spent a nominal amount of money on it. Had I gone for the high-end model, I would’ve started regretting my decision of ever getting a bicycle. 😌
Buying the base model gives me the guilt-free flexibility of exchanging or ditching a product when I no longer need it.
For long term usage products such as my laptop, I usually go for a high-end model because I’m sure that I’ll be using it for at least 4-5 years. That’s value for money.
For everything else, a base model is just fine.
Thanks for reading. 🙌🏻