I was trying to figure out what was bothering me about what one of my office colleagues was telling me the other day. You see, i work in the BPO world and work with relatively highly paid managers that can opt to spend their salaried livea buying the latest stuff.
I realized that while he was telling me that he bought a pair of Guccis after he had just purchased Ferragamos (did i spell that right?) the other week, i had just had my 5 year pair of Florsheims from Mr Quickie. This bothered me in the sense that i was downright appalled at the expenses he jad just made. Mind you, I appreciate well made stuff as much as the other guy, just that I like keeping quality stuff until they break down or unusable. In my case, i loved my shoes that i had them refurbished by our lovely shoe repair shop, Mr Quickie.
Total cost was 1,200 pesos including a full leather reconditioning. I bet you i could use these shoes for another 5 years. My friend who bought those shoes will probably discard them in a couple of years.
Total difference in cash, maybe around 40k pesos in 5 years. In peace of mind, and being able to mock profligate expenses-- priceless.
I love Mr Quickie!