@DailyNation

Can’t afford it? Keep it moving

2 months ago, 10 Aug 17:58

By: Joan Thatiah

A couple of months ago, a photo of a receipt from a city hotel went viral. Reason? They were selling their chapattis for Sh550 a piece.

Literally every week, there will be similar camera shots trending online, from this club or the other because of the pricing of drinks.

There are those Kenyans who will always complain about having to spend money anywhere. Then there are those who will speak against any establishment whose prices do not match their pockets.

These ones are a bitter lot and they are dramatic about it. ‘Why are they charging so much?’ ‘Aren’t they greedy?’ ‘They should make their prices affordable.’

‘We should all stop shopping there,’ you will hear. What few pay attention to is the fact that there is a reason products are priced like they are.

Few will pay attention to the time it takes to create that stylish kiondo or to the prices of the chemicals used to create that make-up product.

FEEDBACK

If a price comes off as too high, ask yourself what you are you comparing it to. Is it a product of a similar value? Most of the time, it isn’t.

If you are using your hard earned cash, you sure deserve the best services so feel free to complain about how rude an employee at that store was or how long it took to get served at a certain restaurant.

Feedback is useful in any business so go ahead and complain about the waiter getting your order wrong or there being a bug in your food, but not about the pricing.

The moment you find yourself tempted to complain about the price of that bottle of your favourite drink, you should realise that you probably are not their target customer. ‘Expensive’ is a relative term.

If a certain product or establishment does not fit your budget, feel free to make a different choice. Just because you can’t understand why a shoe can cost so much does not mean that the person selling it is wrong. It just means that you probably prioritise something other than shoes in your budget.

Let’s learn to cut our coats according to the size of our cloth. And if you’re eating or shopping somewhere the very first time, do your math ahead of time so you do not work yourself into a frenzy afterwards.

If you are in business and you find yourself constantly on the receiving end of complaints regarding your pricing, you should consider re-branding.

Your current look is attracting the wrong people.

It’s not a bad thing to reach for the stars – in fact, it is the route to personal fulfilment.


Read More


Category: topnews news lifestyle

Suggested

39 minutes
@CITIZENTV - By: Citizen Reporter
Jepkosgei eyeing glory past Dibaba in Delhi

World Half marathon record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei is brimming with confidence ahead of her challenge against Ethiopian legend Tirunesh Dibaba ...

Category: topnews news sports
39 minutes
@DailyNation - By: Bbc
Chinese woman kills herself and children after husband 'fakes death'

The man is alleged to have faked his death for an insurance payout - but did not tell his wife. ...

Category: topnews news
17 minutes
@DailyNation - By: Waikwa Maina
The man who finds treasure in trash

When David Njuguna began his work, neighbours treated him with contempt. ...

Category: topnews news lifestyle
1 hours ago, 15:59
@CapitalFMNews - By: Pscu
Uhuru promises credible national exams

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has promised that the government will deliver credible examinations and warned those bent on attempts to - Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today | Ca ...

Category: topnews
2 hours ago, 14:55
@CITIZENTV - By: Citizen Reporter
Maribe claims DCI spy was planted at her Gigiri police cell

Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe has accused lead investigator Chief Inspector Maxwell Otieno of planting a ‘spy’ inside her cell in Gigiri ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 14:44
@StandardMedia - By: Joackim Bwana
How ex-husband and friend stabbed and raped, leading to double amputation

A 27-year-old double amputee has testified before a hushed court in Mombasa how she lost her legs when her estranged husband raped ...

Category: topnews news

@DailyNation

Can’t afford it? Keep it moving

2 months ago, 10 Aug 17:58

By: Joan Thatiah

A couple of months ago, a photo of a receipt from a city hotel went viral. Reason? They were selling their chapattis for Sh550 a piece.

Literally every week, there will be similar camera shots trending online, from this club or the other because of the pricing of drinks.

There are those Kenyans who will always complain about having to spend money anywhere. Then there are those who will speak against any establishment whose prices do not match their pockets.

These ones are a bitter lot and they are dramatic about it. ‘Why are they charging so much?’ ‘Aren’t they greedy?’ ‘They should make their prices affordable.’

‘We should all stop shopping there,’ you will hear. What few pay attention to is the fact that there is a reason products are priced like they are.

Few will pay attention to the time it takes to create that stylish kiondo or to the prices of the chemicals used to create that make-up product.

FEEDBACK

If a price comes off as too high, ask yourself what you are you comparing it to. Is it a product of a similar value? Most of the time, it isn’t.

If you are using your hard earned cash, you sure deserve the best services so feel free to complain about how rude an employee at that store was or how long it took to get served at a certain restaurant.

Feedback is useful in any business so go ahead and complain about the waiter getting your order wrong or there being a bug in your food, but not about the pricing.

The moment you find yourself tempted to complain about the price of that bottle of your favourite drink, you should realise that you probably are not their target customer. ‘Expensive’ is a relative term.

If a certain product or establishment does not fit your budget, feel free to make a different choice. Just because you can’t understand why a shoe can cost so much does not mean that the person selling it is wrong. It just means that you probably prioritise something other than shoes in your budget.

Let’s learn to cut our coats according to the size of our cloth. And if you’re eating or shopping somewhere the very first time, do your math ahead of time so you do not work yourself into a frenzy afterwards.

If you are in business and you find yourself constantly on the receiving end of complaints regarding your pricing, you should consider re-branding.

Your current look is attracting the wrong people.

It’s not a bad thing to reach for the stars – in fact, it is the route to personal fulfilment.


Read More

Category: topnews news lifestyle

Suggested

39 minutes
@CITIZENTV - By: Citizen Reporter
Jepkosgei eyeing glory past Dibaba in Delhi

World Half marathon record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei is brimming with confidence ahead of her challenge against Ethiopian legend Tirunesh Dibaba ...

Category: topnews news sports
39 minutes
@DailyNation - By: Bbc
Chinese woman kills herself and children after husband 'fakes death'

The man is alleged to have faked his death for an insurance payout - but did not tell his wife. ...

Category: topnews news
17 minutes
@DailyNation - By: Waikwa Maina
The man who finds treasure in trash

When David Njuguna began his work, neighbours treated him with contempt. ...

Category: topnews news lifestyle
1 hours ago, 15:59
@CapitalFMNews - By: Pscu
Uhuru promises credible national exams

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has promised that the government will deliver credible examinations and warned those bent on attempts to - Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today | Ca ...

Category: topnews
2 hours ago, 14:55
@CITIZENTV - By: Citizen Reporter
Maribe claims DCI spy was planted at her Gigiri police cell

Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe has accused lead investigator Chief Inspector Maxwell Otieno of planting a ‘spy’ inside her cell in Gigiri ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 14:44
@StandardMedia - By: Joackim Bwana
How ex-husband and friend stabbed and raped, leading to double amputation

A 27-year-old double amputee has testified before a hushed court in Mombasa how she lost her legs when her estranged husband raped ...

Category: topnews news
Our App