|What would you do?||
My husband and I took our son yesterday to his first orthodontic appointment. We were referred to a new ortho from our dentist
in the mountains. The guy is great, kind, personable and gracious. We liked everyone in his office. In the course of the conversation
he asked my son what school he went to and mentioned that he donated a orthodontic treatment to the auction they just had this
past weekend, and he has done it for a few years to the sister school to my sons. The auction closed at 2300. and treatment is
4500. DH and I didn't go to the auction this year. Son called and said, that they had this up for auction but didn't know the name
of the dentist, I thought, no way is it the one we want to go to. There are literally 100's of dentists in this town as it is close to a
well known school. So we didn't bid.
I feel sick to my stomach that we could have saved over 2000. I planned to spend the 4500 anyway, but I am tempted to put this
off for a year and seriously bid on an auction next year for that kind of savings.
1. There is no guarantee the Dr. would do it again.
2. There is no guarantee we would win, or how much of a savings we would have.
Would you take your chances and wait and try to bid, or just let it go, because you were going to spend the 4500 anyway?