A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 28, 2015
“Cheap service isn’t good and good service isn’t cheap”

"Cheap work isn’t good and good work isn’t cheap” is a saying displayed in many businesses. “If it’s good it isn’t cheap—If it’s cheap it isn’t good” was cited in a 1914 magazine. “Cheap Insurance Isn’t Good—Good Insurance Isn’t Cheap” was cited in a 1924 newspaper.

“Good service isn’t cheap and cheap service isn’t good” was printed in a 1967 newspaper advertisement.


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April 1914, American Clay Magazine, pg. 22, col. 1:
IF IT’S GOOD IT ISN’T CHEAP
IF IT’S CHEAP IT ISN’T GOOD.

8 February 1924, Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch, pg. 14, col. 6 ad:
Cheap Insurance
ISN’T GOOD
Good Insurance
ISN’T CHEAP
Louis B. Hatke, Insuror

29 January 1933, Lima (OH) Sunday News, pg. 15, col. 5 ad:
Cheap Insurance Isn’t Good
Good Insurance Isn’t Cheap

John M. Boose & Son

23 April 1967, Aberdeen (SD) American-News, pg. 9, col. 1 ad:
GOOD SERVICE ISN’T CHEAP AND CHEAP SERVICE ISN’T GOOD
CHUCK’S AERIAL SPRAYERS

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Master Posing Guide for Portrait Photographers:
A Complete Guide to Posing Singles, Couples and Groups

By J. D. Wacker
Buffalo, NY: Amherst Media, Inc.
2002
Pg. ?:
A statement on the back of a small town restaurant’s menu made this issue quite clear, “Good food isn’t cheap. Cheap food isn’t good.”

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MyGait
‏@mygait
Good service isn’t cheap and cheap service isn’t good. Today’s inspiration from an auto shop sign on the drive into the office.
8:35 AM - 27 Jan 2011

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How to Start a Home-Based Landscaping Business
By Owen E. Dell
Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Publishing
2015
Pg. 209:
Just remember that good work isn’t cheap and cheap work isn’t good.

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Ron Thomas
‏@ronthomasaz
The old saying that “cheap service isn’t good and good service isn’t cheap” applies often in life and in divorce & custody cases.
2:15 PM - 20 Jul 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 • Permalink