Ya Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated!



The other day, while I was at the gym, walking on the treadmill, the song, “Come out and Play” by The Offspring came up on my MP3 player. I don’t know if you are familiar with it, but it has a catchy, repetitive lyric, and it just sort of stuck in my head…

“Ya Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated.”

While the song, is about teenage gangs in schools, and racism, that catchy lyric made me think about work. I thought, “Oh Great,” just what I was trying to escape from. Well—we can try and control our thoughts, but it was too late. I was already composing this blog in my head, and thinking about how hard we have to work these days to get orders signed, with so much price slashing going on.

In today’s economy, more people than ever are looking for a “bargain price.” What they may not realize, however, is that bargain is not always a deal! I’ve wrote about this topic before, but I hope to get through to some consumers here. While you may find some fabricators out there selling their granite countertops for $39/SF, or some other ridiculouslly cheap price, keep in mind you get what you pay for, (or maybe not).

The other week we had a call from a consumer that was wondering if we would pick up some granite from another fabricator and install it for them. The fabricator apparently went out of  business and stiffed the customer and now they were asking if we’d even be around to help them out…Good Grief!

Remember—”Ya Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated!”

Sure you can find fabricators out there that will sell you cheap granite countertops, but you must also consider if they will be there for you down the road, or if they can provide you with a quality product.

You can also find reputable fabricators, like PGC, that sell their granite countertops at a competitive price, provide a quality product, and who will be around down the road for any service you may need.

I don’t know about you, but I’m usually willing to pay a little more for the satisfaction that it brings.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in Granite, Industry News on April 23rd, 2009 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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