Why Doesn’t Total Cost Impact DIMS® Scores?
DIMS (Does It Make Sense) Scores are directly impacted by what we have tried to identify as more fundamental components to thoughtful gift spending. These include questions like how often will you really use and enjoy an item and ensuring that you have factored in all the attendant costs to a purchase, such as the cost of new shoes that may be required for a new dress, or a new case for a new electronic device.
The pdf summaries, which are automatically generated when children complete a Gift Survey, illustrate all the math and thinking that kids have gone through. So when you receive a pdf you will know exactly how much the young person in your life is asking you to spend. But the DIMS (Does It Make Sense) Score is not impacted by that dollar amount. Our goal is to ensure that the amount being shown to you is as representative and complete as possible. But the decision as to whether or not that amount of money makes sense for your family – is yours alone – as it should be.
If you have any other questions, any at all, as you explore and learn about our site, please write to us. As we have just launched, we know we can improve and expand upon our offering. We are currently collecting development suggestions for Version 2.0 and would love to add your feedback. Help us help you teach your kids to think before they buy – we really believe it’s one of the best gifts you can give them!