do brands hold importance for you?

India
September 11, 2009 12:54am CST
do you buy branded items or any other unknown brand items.we know that branded are are costlier than non-branded ones but there are many people who buy non-branded items and it works well for them. What do you prefer, branded or non-branded ones. if you go shopping and you have to choose in respect with the price,what would be your choice.
17 responses
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
I prefer branded items, I'm the type of person who is brand conscious. Everytime I go shopping I go to branded section though it's expensive but your money worth it because it's durable and it last long. Sometimes, I also buy unbranded items but it depends on style.
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
when it comes to branded products what I know about it is the product is with quality. there are cheaper materials with quality and Sometimes i do bought that kind of materials. Branded materials do not hold importance to me. I can buy products with no brand name or unpopular and i can buy branded ones. It depends on what product i already tested the quality I deserve.
@lilhyppo (47)
• Malaysia
26 Sep 09
Hi coolcat123! I personally have no problem with brands or no brands. As long as I like it, I will purchase it. Within my budget, of course. For more expensive items, I will save up some money before purchasing it if I really like it. If it's a limited edition item, I would use my card first and pay it in instalments as most cards now offer zero-interest instalments for certain brands.
@rb200406 (1825)
• India
21 Sep 09
Many times it do matter. But mostly in certain goods like electronics etc.But i rarely use branded cloths or shoes.they are locally made for me.
@olepmis (843)
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
I go for the inexpensive ones. It is just a name but when you wear the clothes no one will say to you that your clothes are inexpensive.
@Quiplet (255)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I look at the quality of the item first. The brand name does not really matter, unless the brand is one I've purchased before and I feel good about it.
• India
12 Sep 09
If I had to go shopping for durable items like a refridgerator or Television, or Washing machine, I would definitely buy the hottest brands. However for sandals or clothing or even imitation jewellery, I would not be so particular about the brand name,although it would certainly matter to me.
• United States
12 Sep 09
It takes some trial and error but we have found many generic items that are as good or better than the fancy packaged brand named stuff and use them regularly. No harm no foul. Some few things we do the name brand stuff but as we find a viable substetute the brand name gets left by the side of the road. ENJOY!
• Philippines
12 Sep 09
anything which is durable and that which suits what i am looking for. it would be a plus if i find something which is branded and sold at a discount.
@GardenGerty (92330)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Sep 09
When I go shopping I look for the most economical items.In most cases that is a non branded item, but sometimes it is branded, but on sale with a coupon the name brand may be cheaper.
@mohitseth (568)
• India
12 Sep 09
ya i buy branded things bec. with that we get brand assurance and satisfaction. so its worth it.
• Philippines
12 Sep 09
I really love branded items, IF it's worth the price, for example if it has a good quality and sometimes you feel confident when you wear one. But i'm not trying to say that you should invest on branded items, because with its price, you can buy more items. And usually, the item's price is because of the name it holds. But it's nice to have something branded to have every once in a while, buying one for yourself is like having a gift. Something that can make you proud of because you were able to buy something like that after a hard days work from your job and finally a good salary was able to pay you off.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
11 Sep 09
not really...if i like a thing i dont worry if ti is branded or non branded....and even i dont acre for price if it is a bit costlier if i like a thing then i buy it...but if i dont like than i dont take even if it is cheaper....as cheaper things are already risky and if its not of ur choice then never....
@2babita (1074)
• India
11 Sep 09
Well,always i don't buy branded items.I had noticed sometimes branded itens are not so good where as non branded items are quite good.I think price is not always matter but quality is more important.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
11 Sep 09
When it comws to certain things i have to buy brand names...Like coffee? I will only buy Folgers,and oil. i only buy olive oil,bread has to be wheat, mayonaise has to be Hellmans.....Now when it comes to other things it does not matter & i do buy the store brands..Walmart has a very good store brand so i always buy their brand..Heb, also has a good store brand so i will also buy thier brand...So i guess i am choosey about a few things & others i am not....
@samson1967 (7423)
• India
11 Sep 09
Sometimes the unbranded items are really better than branded ones. But the branded ones are always reliable and durable.
• Malaysia
11 Sep 09
When it comes to buying something i will go for quality first.Branded item usually high in quality and has works very well.I like buying branded item compare to non branded one.I also buy non branded item sometimes if i like it.As long as we make good choice of the item i am sure that the non branded item will also have the same quality too.