Skip to main content

Win-Win Offer does not seem to apply between service providers and consumers

Win-Win Offer does not seem to apply between service providers and consumers

I hope you would have seen advertisements like Win Win offer which says that the product is discounted so that both the manufacturer is benefitted by forecasted huge sales and also cheap products for the consumers.  Good. I accept that largescale production really helps in cheaper product and mass consumption at affordable rates.

But there are certain cases, I felt, that there is a disproportion and this Win-Win offer or a good weighing variant does not seem to get applied or does it not apply to these contexts? It is just an open ended view. Feel free to share your comments too.

Take an example of currency exchange. When you go to a foriegn exchange shop or a bank dealing with foriegn exchange, there are actually two rates mentioned -- 'We purchase dollars at XXX and We sell dollars at YYY'. Normally the purchase price is higher than the selling price. This seems to be beneficial for the financial institution and at least on the broader factor, the end customer seems to be paying a higher price for the same requirement.

Similar thing applies for credit card and other loan balances from banks. When we have an outstanding in the credit cards, normally the banking or the financial institution levies an Annualized or Monthly interest and/or service charge. But sametime, in the same credit card, when we have a credit balance, even for more than two months, they don't seem to give any credit. Of course, I accept, behind the scenes, having a credit balance on the credit card would add plus to your credit history and rating. Again to reemphasize this is just an open-ended and personal view. It might be that I am missing some feature of the credit card or a related fact in the financial transaction

What do you feel? Share your views.


Popular posts from this blog

Ayyappa (48-day) Observation -- Rules and Restrictions

Ayyappa (48-day) Observation -- Rules and RestrictionsOne of my friend was suggesting me this -- "Why can not you put up some kind of blog post or an article summarizing the 48 day observation rules to be observed. Well. I had a small pocketbook and a couple of PDFs circulating in the emails.Most of the rules normally are hearsay from our elders to us. As my friend suggested, today since I was relatively free, just thought I would update it as bullet points, so that future Ayyappa Swamis  can immensely benefit from the same.While my pocket books are in Tamil, I am attempting to compile the same in English. Should you find discrepancies, share your thoughts and observations as comments.Most of the rules and observationary regulations are purely for our own control and development -- to streamline our day-to-day chores.All round the work time, keep your mind only focused on the Lord. Even the work you do is being instrumented by the Lord. Dedicate the same to the Lord.  Perhaps, Bh…

"Arindhum Ariyamalum" Sloka

"Arindhum Ariyamalum" Sloka

There was one Swami (Karthik) who had expressed a bit of dejection since on a particular day, he could not wake up early and he was feeling a bit down as expressed over here. As far as my little information goes, I think, our guruswami's have taken these issues into consideration and the Arindhum Ariyamalum sloka that we recite accomodates for all these mistakes that are committed with and without our knowledge.

I searched a while to give this sloka lyric to Swami but since I could'nt get it, I have typed it myself in a Word document using a Ayyappa picture and Unicode Tamil and captured as JPG using Irfanview. I would like to share the same with other readers as well.

Om. Arindhum Ariyalum Therindhum Theriyalum
Naangal Seitha Sagala Kutrangalaiyum
Poruthu, Kathu Rakshithu Arul Puriya Vendum
Sathiyamay Ponnu Pathinettam Padi mael Vaazhum
Kasi Rameswaram Adakki Aalum
Om Hari Hara Sudhan, Ananda Siddhan Ayyan, Ayyappa
Swamiyae Saranam Ayyappa.

ஓம். …

Nemili Bala (Tripura Sundari) Temple

Nemili Bala (Tripura Sundari) TempleA calm and poised atmosphere near Vellore, the most elegant town of Tamil Nadu in the district of Arakkonam is a village called Nemili. Seated in her own house, Sri Bala Tripura Sundari has been incessantly showering her blessings on Her devotees for several years. I have also heard of Her temple from my relatives but it is a significant truth cum stipulation that unless the Lordess wishes you to see you, it is becoming almost next to impossible to go to this temple. Even to search information on the website, I think, I could not locate it till now and just reached a YahooGroups website NemiliBala. I wanted to share a few info about this temple so that other pilgrims too can get benefitted by praying to the Lordess for Her darshan and blessings.Other temples of Tripura Sundari:ThiruvanmiyurTri SoolamThirukazhunkundramThiruvathiaiSirkazhiHistory of the Temple/Sthala Varalaru:The significance of Bala Tripura Sundari unlike Her other temples enlisted a…