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Dumb Like a Fox

Harvey RamerHarvey Ramer Posts: 907Member ✭✭✭
It's the phenomenon that occurs when a frugal minded person sets out in an attempt to get a project done at the lowest possible price. A typical rule seems to be that this enterprising individual will purchase equipment from "god knows where" and have some guy doing side work install it. It works for a little bit, then it doesn't work.



Where is the guy who does side work?  



So after a myriad of guys down the street and people who know people, there it is! He's calling in a Pro.



Pro makes his assessment and quotes a price.



Guy doubles over in pain and begrudgingly signs a contract.



Pro makes the repairs and everything is good.



Upon reflection Guy realizes he paid twice again what it would have cost to get a Pro in the first place and he still has cheap, low quality equipment. He balls his fists and grits his teeth in anguish.



He was Dumb Like a Fox
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Comments

  • kcoppkcopp Posts: 1,633Member ✭✭✭
    aka....

    Penny wise...dollar foolish.
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  • GordyGordy Posts: 3,653Member ✭✭✭✭
    Jump over

    A dollar to pick up a dime.
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  • GordoGordo Posts: 383Member ✭✭
    The Only Part I Find

    hard to believe in this story is that Mr. Frugal even thinks about signing the Pro's contract.



    Usually they get thrown out and Mr. Frugal goes back to searching Craig's List.



    The Craigulites usually don't show up.  Or worse, they do.
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