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The Rules of Wealth, 3rd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 92

You paid what for it? How to shop around

I know I said shop for quality, and I do really believe that, but I don’t believe in throwing your money away on expensive stuff that could be bought just as cheaply from another source. For instance, a dear friend was recently buying a very expensive car, a wonderful car. I was most jealous. I was so jealous I broke all my own rules and asked him what he was paying for it. I couldn’t believe my ears. ‘You’re paying what for it?!’

He said he could afford it – as indeed he most certainly can. But it was the principle of the thing. ‘You can get it a lot cheaper here, here or here,’ I suggested. ‘Yes,’ he replied, ‘but then I would have to get up off my arse and do something instead of just reaching ...

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