Buy cheap, buy twice.

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Buy cheap, buy twice.

Clichés become clichés because there’s always a large dollop of truth in them. We’ve all heard this one before and we usually associate it with buying cheap clothes that disintegrate after the first or second wash or the piece of gear or tech that was made in China and stops working after relatively little use. … Continued



What is value and why is it more important than price? — Part 1

Before I answer that question, let me first state that the difference between value and price (a matter I’ll come to in a moment) really depends on the context in which the latter is being experienced. In recent years, more and more products and services have become increasingly commoditised, by which I mean that they … Continued


Why you need a travel agent!

Now that we are in the thick of the annual holiday booking season, perhaps it is a good time to remind intending travelers of the huge benefits to using a licensed and bonded travel agent. Aside from the obvious expertise that travel agents possess, it is the financial peace of mind that they offer that … Continued


Don’t forget the small guys!

We live in such a brand-obsessed world nowadays that it’s all too easy to restrict our search when we’re online to names that we’re familiar but in doing so, we are often inadvertently shortchanging ourselves as the best on offer may not necessarily be the most familiar or famous. This applies to all consumer services … Continued


The Travel Agent Renaissance

Has the travellers’ love affair with the Internet finally peaked? Has it eventually dawned on consumers that all the best deals aren’t necessarily found online? Judging by a growing number of articles that have begun to appear in various mainstream publications both in Ireland and abroad over the course of the past 12 months, the … Continued


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