Pay The Man


It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s more unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little money, that’s all. When you pay too little you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing you bought it to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It can’t be done.If you deal with the lowest bidder, it’s well to add something for the risk you take. From John Ruskin. Social Commentator. 1819-1900


1 Response to “Pay The Man”

  1. 1 Bodyman Oct 20th, 2006 at 12:13 pm

    The Problem with the artical is In the perfect world that would be fine. But in the real world of buying custom motorcycle parts it’s not realistic. I have countlles stories of bike parts that I’ve purchased. I’ve been over charged to an unbelieviable degree just to have the part turn into a piece of junk. Pealing chrome, parts that don’t fit, the same part built by someone else for half the price. Paying out the ass does not mean we’re getting the best product availible!Getting my heads ported for $1500.00 bucks, 4 valves, 2 chambers while I can get 8 chambers and 16 valves done for a $1000.00 with the same degree of quility does’nt make any sense to me. Only one way to put this into perspective for me. Custom builders have a great avenue for takeing advantage of idiots like me that love to fix there bikes up or build a comlplete customs. Our need to show off to friends, to be a little different than the stock unit we bought makes us pay whatever the cost. It’s a sickeness I live with. Like any addiction I’ll pay whatever it costs to get what makes me happy. Bodyman

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