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Buying Expensive Things

I’m back dating a few posts to play a little catchup in my daily blogging routine. I do this more often than I should, but hey, what can I say… I’m busy.

Today, I went shopping for a ring. Yes, that’s right, an engagement ring. By the time this post get’s read, you’ll all already know the news from one of the many outlets, more on that later.

In any case, I have never had a more pleasant experience parting with large sums of money in my life. I was greeted on my way in. The person helping was great and finding the perfect balance between the things liked and the things disliked. It was almost like a mathematical formula that gets closer and closer to the mark the more inputs you have.

It got me thinking that to many businesses these days don’t cater to the desires of their customers. Part of this stems from the Henry Ford adage that, “you can have it in any color as long as it’s block”. I mean think about it… If every Ipod was customized entirely to the users specifications, in the same way that a diamond ring is, we would see ipods that have 250 gig hard disks, removable batteries, tougher cases, linux, or whatever other mods you desired.

I’m sure it would add to the cost of things, but I’m sure some people would be willing to pay it as well.

I think I will sum this article up as this: A rather pointless post simply stating that I bought a ring, was very happy with Shane Co., and that I like things that are customizable.

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  • Amber May 3, 2007, 1:39 pm

    You are engaged? Well congratulations! Who is the lucky, beautiful, smart, totally worth it love of your life? 😉