Originally Posted by Dragon
I don`t understand why someone would buy an expensive shirt and take it to a cheap cleaner.
Maybe because the cheap cleaner does just as good a job as a more expensive cleaner?
I take all my shirts to the local cleaners which charges 99 cents (minimum order of 5). I have never had a shirt ruined or significantly damaged and have only had a tiny number of buttons lost or damaged.
Even if they did on rare occasions damage or destroy a shirt, I would still keep taking my shirts there rather to an expensive cleaner. It is really a question of economics. If I'm washing 200 shirts per year, and I can take them to a 99 cent place ($200 per year) or a place that charges $5 ($1000 per year), I am clearly better off taking them to the cheaper place - even if they ruin one or two $200 shirts a year, I am still coming out ahead. Obviously it is different if the cheap cleaner is ruining or damaging your shirts on a regular basis but that has not been my experience.
I find handwashing and ironing extremely tedious so that is not even an option for me.