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16 hours ago, hk blues said:

Indeed jack.

I've lost count of how much I've spent on transport for items fit for dumping (IMO) to be sent on to the family - no joke, we have a sofa about to be added to the list this weekend.

I purchased an expensive sofa from Mandaue Foam that fell apart in three weeks. MF refused to repair it. Amazon you’d have hundreds of reviews to make a judgement. It’s more fun…

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On 3/16/2022 at 8:59 AM, Greglm said:

As far as used cars are concerned check some of the banks. They have plenty of late model repossessions and  you make a bid. You can find them on  all the banks websites.

This is very true Greg!  Great suggestion.  And some banks are willing to negotiate without getting offended.  Thanks my friend!

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On 3/15/2022 at 2:49 PM, Onemore52 said:

On the subject of doors, when we were doing the build we paid extra for good quality doors, the painter then spent days applying varnish, sanding in between coats, all his work was in vain, the doors were hung, no problems me thought.

3 months later they all shrunk, we now have a natural source of daylight coming through the panels.

 

That's exactly what I deal with!  Expensive doors, but that are full of duct tape to keep the bugs out and the a/c from escaping.  I think having the a/c on the inside, coupled with the heat/humidity on the outside might help it crack.  Oh well, my wife tries to make the duct tape look like a decorative design.   😁

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Doors ? I make my own. lol

Here's one I made earlier this week....with the second coat of paint drying. :thumbsup:

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5 hours ago, ExtraThree said:

I purchased an expensive sofa from Mandaue Foam that fell apart in three weeks. MF refused to repair it. Amazon you’d have hundreds of reviews to make a judgement. It’s more fun…

We bought a lot of stuff from both Mandaue and Our Home in SM City.  Given the price, both are OK but Our Home definitely has the edge on quality.  The sofa "we" are giving away was from Our Home and is now 7 years old - cost was well under $1,000 so I'd say that's not bad.  We've had mixed luck with Mandaue - outdoor furniture in particular has been disappointing.  We just bought another sofa today from Our Home funnily enough - I'll let you know in 7 years how it worked out!

Here, the problem is there isn't really many options in the mid-price other than Mandaue and SM in our area - there are a few high-end options but I feel they are ripping me off and the cheaper stores just don't impress. 

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8 hours ago, Jack Peterson said:

 I tend to think many of us are just not realising we really do get what we are prepared to pay for, I shopped in decent places in and around Dumaguete and have a 3 piece suite maybe a tad over the odds  for some 8 years now but  as I said,:You will get what you are prepared to pay for" What was that old saying with regard to labour can apply to many things " Pay peanuts, you get monkeys, we (the foreigner) CAN afford what we want without getting Stuffed, if we shop around a Little :tiphat: IMHO

Spot on Jack. Something we should all consider more often.

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17 hours ago, Jack Peterson said:

 I tend to think many of us are just not realising we really do get what we are prepared to pay for, I shopped in decent places in and around Dumaguete and have a 3 piece suite maybe a tad over the odds  for some 8 years now but  as I said,:You will get what you are prepared to pay for" What was that old saying with regard to labour can apply to many things " Pay peanuts, you get monkeys, we (the foreigner) CAN afford what we want without getting Stuffed, if we shop around a Little :tiphat: IMHO

I'm not so sure Jack, at least at the higher end.  It's my opinion that we pay a premium above and beyond the real value just because we can afford to if we are shopping at that end of the market - that's how it works here as we all know (For fairness, it's the same all over the world)  Luxury cars are a classic albeit extreme example, as are exclusive restaurants. 

In short - you don't always get what you pay for here.

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8 minutes ago, hk blues said:

Luxury cars are a classic albeit extreme example, as are exclusive restaurants. 

 As I said, It is up to US ( everyone) that should be Happy enough with what we are willing to pay, many people are still in never, never land and believe the Top Money paid must be best and of course, we know ( or should know)  when we are being conned with Top end prices. Me! i am fairly middle of any range and that suits me but that's me:tiphat:

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