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    12 Times That Being Cheap Will Cost You

    ".....Everyone loves a good deal, but going cheap at the expense of your health, home or sanity is just plain stupid....." -http://www.businessinsider.com/12-times-that-being-cheap-will-cost-you-2012-2#ixzz1mz23hDHy

    Later Edit: I would add to the mix avoid purchasing those cheap Chinese junk bikes-even from an reputable bike shop. I sold off both those miserable troublesome Dahons that were nothing but headaches all the time I owned them.
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    13) Trying to rip off a contractor by being cheap at the outset.

    Do you think we don't have "A-hole" prices for folks like you that offset the "normal" prices for dealing with more reasonable folks?
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    I don't know about that. My CA licensed plumber is always paid his-at present wages, 76 dollars an hour-when he or his brothers work on our plumbing. They have been working for us for over 30 years. I don't call anyone to work on the house, be it a simple handyman to a full fledged contractor, unless I intend to pay him/her the agreed upon payment in full-unless I cannot sign off on the job's work order for a very good reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by folder fanatic View Post
    I don't know about that. My CA licensed plumber is always paid his-at present wages, 76 dollars an hour-when he or his brothers work on our plumbing. They have been working for us for over 30 years. I don't call anyone to work on the house, be it a simple handyman to a full fledged contractor, unless I intend to pay him/her the agreed upon payment in full-unless I cannot sign off on the job's work order for a very good reason.
    It sounds like you get the "normal" price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    13) Trying to rip off a contractor by being cheap at the outset.

    Do you think we don't have "A-hole" prices for folks like you that offset the "normal" prices for dealing with more reasonable folks?
    But--but he said he was "sorry" [sniff]

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    Quote Originally Posted by folder fanatic View Post
    I would add to the mix avoid purchasing those cheap Chinese junk bikes-even from an reputable bike shop. I sold off both those miserable troublesome Dahons that were nothing but headaches all the time I owned them.
    I realize this is Foo, and this is a bicycling sidenote, but I thought Dahon made reasonably good stuff. That said, my Dahon has a shifting issue that nobody can seem to fix, but I thought it was just me.

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    I like my Dahon Boardwalk. Of course I don't ask much from it and I did have to upgrade the saddle and seatpost. But I have gotten my money out of that little bike.
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    My 2008 Dahon Mu XL has been a thing of beauty.
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    #5 is a lie.

    Edit: and 6

    EDIT2: insurance is also a joke. No rich man follows this article.

    EDIT3: correction 6 is good.
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