Now we have shifted to our new home and in process of setting it up. Since my husband is permanently working from home, he wants to have a good home office setup. One of the important aspect of working from home is online meetings. If you are going to meet everyone virtually all the time, it’s better to switch on your video during the call, it feels more connected.
With that thought in mind, one of the thing he is looking for is a good video camera so that he can easily switch on video for any meeting. With the whole setup i.e. monitor, keyboard, mouse etc, it’s not easy to use laptop camera. Monitor mounted camera works better. So he started looking for a camera, asked a few recommendations and got into his usual research mode.
With thanksgiving round the corner, Amazon was offering a lot of offers, most of the stuff he wanted was at 60-70% off. That’s a good deal right?
Looking at Amazon prices, first thought that comes to anyone’s mind is to buy it right away. ‘Anyway I need it and I can save money as well. The offer ends today! I will have to pay so much more if I miss this sale. I don’t even know if I will get such offer again! ‘
I saw my husband check the camera specs multiple times in that day. I even told him to buy it. At the end of the day, when I asked him if he ordered the camera, he said ‘No. I am not yet 100% convinced about buying it.’
That was interesting. Knowing the purchase, seeing an easy way to save money, thinking and rethinking about it whole day, he finally decided not to buy it and let go of the great price because –
He wasn’t 100% convinced!
How often do we do that? How often do we think how convinced we are. Most often than not, sale, offer, price influences our decisions. We think we may not get it again.
Once or twice we don’t buy the item instantly and we never get that deal again in future. we take that one experience and think that it may happen every time. This makes us buy things right away with that great offer.
It is one thing to buy with great offer when you are 100% sure and another thing to buy it because you may miss a great deal.
I learnt something that day. That is to always check if I am 100% convinced before I do something and if I am the decision maker, not to do it if I am not 100% convinced!
What do you think?