Buying bags --- do you consider quality over price?

bags - bags on display in a department store
Philippines
February 12, 2010 9:49am CST
Like shoes, most women love bags. Some want to wear matching bags and shoes. Others do not care. There are a lot of choices of them in any department store or mall. In buying bags, why do you think most women consider choosing one of good quality regardless of the price? Are you one who chooses bags because they are cheap and most of the times, sacrificing quality?
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@dreamnishu (1253)
• China
12 Feb 10
Whenever i went to buy anythings then i try to buy the good quality things. But as you know every time not possible to maintain the quality because of price. Quality and beaned product is more expensive. So maximum time i need to sacrifice. But some time i buy good quality product with high price. As sometime the things which is more expensive is more beautiful.
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
bags - varied bags on display in a store
Hi Dreamnishu, Although quality comes with the price, that is not always so. I have bought items which are really of good quality but these were very affordable for anyone's budget. Sometimes, we just need to choose items carefully. No one would like to buy things that we only get to use once or for a few times. Of course, the well-known brands of bags are expensive because most have proven themselves in their line of business. They are known for good quality bags. Buying good quality bags will come out cheaper in the long run because you do not need to replace and buy another one frequently. They usually last long because of their durability.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
17 Feb 10
and you can also buy branded quality in a second hand store just select the items that looks new they also go with good price. hehehe That's what I'm doing too.
• Philippines
18 Feb 10
That is true. Not only with bags but with clothes and shoes, too. These second-hand stores have different prices for items depending on whether they are slightly damaged or new. You just have to carefully examine items. You buy them cheap while getting good quality branded items at the same time.
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
12 Feb 10
In buying bags, I choose the quality and the price. There are lots of branded bags in good quality that are on sale in leading department stores every now and then. It is just a matter of time and patience. I will not buy a much expensive bag upfront when I saw it. I will wait for the time when this item will be on sale. Quality matters a lot but we must be wise also in buying.
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
bags - bags on display in a department store
Hi Bebs, That is a good idea and a wise move. To buy bags with both things satisfied is really a wise thing to do. We admit that there are bags which are of very good quality and their brands have been known by it and its price. I am one of those who wished to own such bags but just cannot afford to buy it when I saw them displayed. You are right, it is a matter of time and patience and the big "discount" brought about by time and patience would really pay off.
• Kuwait
10 Apr 11
I agree that we buy bags because of quality but we should consider also the price, whether it is expensive or not. Some bags are expensive because it is just branded, more bags are with lower prices but with good quality. We can buy secondhand bags in the market with high quality and low price but still some people find for those brand new one.
• Philippines
24 Mar 12
Hi Geraldine012345, I, for one, would like to own bags of good quality. But paying exorbitant prices for such bags would be too much for my pocket, personally. I would really buy these kind of bags when finances permit me. I would also consider necessity. If I really don't need to get that overpriced bag for its very good quality NOW and instead spend the money for basic necessities, why go and buy it?
• Philippines
27 Feb 10
as for me in choosing bags i consider the quality, in the same way the price. before i look for a bag i first budget how much i will spend for such, secondly the style if it would fit my needs ( as for bags used in going to school, i like the one that is spacious enough but not that bulky as in a bagpack) for everyday bag the one i use everyday to put in what i often bring i go for the bag that is easy to carry and not the one that would "catch attention". The quality of bags i like comes in many ways, the style, the material used, and of course the price.
• Philippines
27 Feb 10
Hi Agathajoyconsuldazo, Quality and price for you ... that is such a good idea. We would like to buy items which are of good quality and at an affordable price. Quality should not be expensive. Sometimes, other people refrain from using expensive bags more often for the reason that they are expensive, lol. In that way, we are not getting our money's worth for it. The reason we buy things is to make use of them. It should, therefore, be appropriate to buy items which fit and answer all our requirements. Thanks for sharing.
@novzki (9)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
When I buy my bag, I always consider the quality and price. I am not just a buyer who buys a bag without checking if it will last for a long time or not and also the price of it whether it is reasonable or not. Some of the buyers do not consider the quality as long as the price of the bag is cheap.For me as a good buyer I always check everything, all sided of the bag and the way they sew it. Also I always the price of the bag if it is fit to the quality of the bag or not.
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
Hi Novski, That is a wise move. We should not part our money with things that are not worth it. It would be useless to buy something expensive if it gets destroyed for such ashort time. It would be useless to buy something which is not of good quality. Considering both quality and price is the bet.
@dpalais (130)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
I buy bags not because it it cheap without quality, I buy bags that is sometimes cheap but still have quality. I am not particular to the designs the only thing that is very important to me is the size I like big bags so that I can put all my things on it. I always consider the materials that was use. For me It is not practical to always buy bags because it is easily destroyed. I am particular to the quality because It takes time for me to change my bag,that's when I bought my bags I check the bag in and out. how it is sewed, the handle if it is comfortable for me.does it have pockets inside to put little things.I check if does the color easily change when it is expose to light or when it is washable then the color fades after washing or change.
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
Hi Dpalais, It is good what you do to consider buying bags. We make sure everything is perfect to our taste and choice. It would not be good just to buy the style whiule there are things that are so important for us in buying a bag. Of course, it would be an added bonus being able to buy good quality bags at a cheap price. Good quality bags are expensive most of the time.
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
i really love bags most of all. i prefer to buy bags which is in high quality and affordable too. But we all know that the expensive bags are 100% made of high quality materials too. While the cheaper bags are made of lower standard of materials used. To my own experience and as what i often observed, we women prefer to have expensive bags because of its durability at the same time its good features and designs. And i think having a high quality of bags will be for a long lasting use and this will minimize the cost for buying another one.
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
Please refer to my comment on the immediately-preceding box. Thanks.
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
well for me i prefer high quality brand of bags and i dont care whatever will it cost me as long as it is durable and in good design. we all know that most of the expensive bags were made of same expensive raw materials too. therefore, the quality they used assures 100% genuine and long lasting bags unlike the cheaper ones. Because if i would buy cheaper bags then i knew that the quality of bags are also made of cheaper materials which will not last for a longer period of time
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
Hi Juliacass, Usually, bags of good quality fetch a higher price. You are right, the materials used may be sourced expensively too. The expense to make one good bag is high. Some of these have already "names" to keep in the business. They just have to protect that name and continue to ensure that they make good quality products. Sometimes people buy because of the brand names which they think means good quality to them. Good quality bags may come in expensive prices. But I think this is not always so. I found one cheap bag which is really very durable. It has been with me for years and I still use it to date. Sometimes, our way of taking care of our things and the manner we use them matter, too. Thanks for sharing.
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
For me I'm still in the process of looking bags to buy that of good quality. I'm looking for a bag that can accomodate all my things in short a spacious bag that of good quality that it can last for a year not for a short time only. In these discussion I prefer to have good quality bags regardless of price because you will not return the hapiness of having a good quality bag that can last for a long time. as they say you cannot use the money as bag that you buy in that bag so for me quality of the bag is very important. Because for me if you buy something whatever it is a bag, a shoes,etc. the quality of the product is very important because it the satisfying factor for me.you are assured that it will last for long time.
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
Hi Mclaro0314, So it is quality over price for you. It does not matter how expensive a bag is as long as you get one with a good quality, you buy the bag. That would be a reasonable thing to do. Bags of good quality will last long. It would even come cheaper in the end because you do not have buy another one in a short period of time.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
I believe that shoes and bags should be in good quality. This would not help you save from spending more but also good quality bags and shoes are nice and comfortable to use. So even if its a little expensive i would still choose good quality bags and shoes.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
Hi Triplejazzm51, That's right. You are not only buying for quality but for comfort and style. I would not understand why one should buy a pair of shoes that would only be very uncomfortable or painful when she walks. Nor would she be buying a bag which is in itself be very heavy even when still empty. With good quality and comfort, you get your money's worth. So, it doesn't matter sometimes to buy pricey bags if these are durable and nice.
22 Feb 10
hi moneymaker, I think women doent pay much attention to the price is because of the brand name of the bag. It might be the most popular brand of a bag that is why women wants to buy it. I have a friends who loves to buy this kind of bags, and she told me, because it is what women wears or uses today. It shows how feminine a girl is. And also because it really looks good and attracts them to buy those expensive but is of high quality.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
Hi Giovanni326, One reason to buy bags might be because of that. Or because it is the fad. Most teenagers and young girls are like that. Or you may be right there. Some women like to "compete", sort of. If they see the other buying this bag, they will look it up and buy one of similar brand. Or, because popular actresses sport these good brands of bag, other girls follow. Good quality bags may be pricey but usually, we can be guaranteed of their quality.
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
22 Feb 10
Well, I'm a man but I've got a lot of experiences of choosing woman shoes and woman bags. It's because my mother always bring me to shop with her and ask my opinion and it seems lately she just let me choose for her. I don't sacrifice the quality but still consider the price. There are many times that I have to restrain my mother because of the price is so expensive. My mother has got a lot of bags but still want to have it more, well, not so much if compared to the shoes. I think my mom consider more about what she can use with the bag and the design more than worrying the price on the tag.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
Hi Hubfee, It is always good to watch what we spend even if we can afford on things. And even if we can afford to buy expensive things, it is always good to choose products which are worth what we are paying for. Some bags may be expensive but this does not mean that they are of good quality. They may have designs that are unique and are expensive. Good that you are there to sometimes restrain your mother of her habit, lol. I was smiling at this because in very rare occasions when I have extra money, it is my daughter who tells me not to buy a thing because of the price.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
I do care about the quality of most of the things I buy specially bags because I love 'em..hehe... I'm kind of addicted to bags and pouches but I don't usually use 'em...So I can say that this reason makes me more considerate on quality over price..What's the point of buying something really nice and appreciative when tomorrow you can't use it anymore...^^ It's a waste of time, effort and most of all MONEY... Money is worth dying for at this moment...
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
bags - big gray bag
Hi Meena_Artisan, Lol... money is worth dying for. Without it, I know you will die because you cannot buy food, lol. Quality comes first before price for you. Good quality products are always what we want in exchange for our money. We sometimes choose things because they suit our specific needs. We may find these quality items pricey a bit but they will come out cheaper in the long run. They last longer and there is no need to replace and buy one frequently.
@Bausta (15)
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
one of the ladies collections are bags. If they saw a bag they can't sleep until they got that. For me, one of my favorite collection is bag. I always ask my mom to buy it. In buying bags I always consider first the quality because if you consider price the first thing to say is "ang mahal sayang" but if the quality "wala ng mahal mahal." In choosing a bag always check its quality so that you wont regret.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
bags - bags of different styles and materials
Hi Bausta, Well, most of the ladies are like that, per my observation --- at least in the place that I work. Most of the ladies there buy bags as they like it. I have observed that one of them has bags of different colors to match her shoes and sometimes clothes that she wears. I know most of the bags she has may not be of very good quality, but they were just bought because she needs it for the purpose and in order to match with her shoes.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
i am not really a "bag person". i mean i buy bags once or twice a year and when i do i get the bag with the best quality. often times, bags with good quality are a little bit pricey but the price should not stop anyone to get the quality that they want whenever buying something. once a buy a bag, i make sure that it met my standards for having a good bag regardless of price. i never sacrifice quality when it comes with bags. never.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
bags - a plastic bag for casual occasions
Hi Prettystar09, It would be quality then over price for you. It is always nice and good to opt for the quality. Though most of the quality bags are pricey, we still can find very good and durable ones with lesser price. That would be an added bonus then. Good quality bags last longer.
22 Feb 10
Of course, being a practical customer, I would probably consider quality over price because it is the quality of a product we are after to. Even if the product is that expensive as long as it is in the high side of quality, it would still be practical to buy that bag. Quality over price because when you buy a bag with a low price and in high quality, your money is worthy from buying that bag. Bag with high price and low in quality in unworthy to spend for.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
Hi Alethaleth, Good quality bags often last long. Usually, they come in high prices. But it does not necessarily mean that if a bag is expensive, it follows that it is of good quality. I have, in several instances, bought bags which are cheap yet, they are still with me and still serving the purpose. In the end, buying good quality products saves us --- we don't need to buy more often to replace them.
@LHONSTAR (27)
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
Most of the time i consider the quality, but if the budget is not enough i tend to sacrifice the the quality.what matters is that i can satisfy my need but if possible i would go for quality and lower price. I seldom buy bags, but i have several. i only use 1 or two those that i use at school because it contains all my books and stuff. and it is durable. some times i don't care if my shoes and bags matches what matters is that , the bag i use contains all the things i need for school.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
Hi Lhonstar, That is true. We usually opt for quality but if the budget doesn't permit, we just have to settle for the lesser quality. That is especially so if the need is really bad. As long as these suit our needs, we buy them for the purpose. There are times, though, that we want to pamper ourselves with really good quality expensive bags. At least, I am one like that.
@dorannmwin (36609)
• United States
15 Feb 10
Where I could easily be the typical woman when it comes to shoes, I am far from the typical woman when it comes to purses. I choose a purse based on whether or not it meets my needs. I don't care if it is name brand or a specific color. I will use the same bag from the time that I buy it until I find that it is worn out and no longer meets my needs. I don't interchange bags to go with specific outfits and I don't have separate bags for different occasions.
• Philippines
16 Feb 10
Hi Dorannmwin, You are a person who buys things because of its usefulness and functionality. That is surely a wise idea. It saves us money and we can use it to buy other more important things for the family. Each person is unique. There are those who believe in having a separate bag for each occasion. Whatever is one's choice, it all depends on him who gains happiness in his choice.
13 Feb 10
I prefer quality where possible but these days I tend to buy from charity shops or second hand shops as the designer label bags are out of my price range. I have found some fabulous bargains in the charity shops and my favourite bag is real leather, good quality and cost only a couple of pounds
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
bag - native bag decorated with artificial flowers
Hi Recycledgoth, Yes, designer label bags or the branded ones are expensive. It seems we are only paying for their brand names. lol You can also find good quality bags in these charity shops or second-hand stores. You just need patience and time to look around. It is a good place to save while buying those that are also durable and of good quality.
@madteaparty (2764)
• Japan
13 Feb 10
I only own one bag, and I bought it because I like the design, and it has lots of pockets, so it's really useful. When I buy a bag I think mainly of design and price. I know how to fix a bag if it breaks somewhere, so that's why I don't care much about it being great quality.
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
bag - small bag
Hi Madteaparty, That is good of you. You can save a lot there by repairing it by yourself. Sometimes the cost to repair bags is even higher than the cost itself. When that happens, it would be advisable to buy a new one rather than having it repaired. We buy bags or other items because it is our choice depending on what specifications there are personally.
@ricoc123 (30)
13 Feb 10
I don't buy bags very often, but I consider more about the bag quality most of the time. Because I do not change the bag very frequently, I want to have the bag which is durable. But if I can find a bag of good quality and price, of course ,I will buy it. But everyone has its own choices, as long as she likes, I think that is OK.
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
bag - white bag
Hi Ricoc123, Generally, good quality bags last long and are durable. If they last long, you don't need to buy bags that often. Unless you are "addicted" to bags, (), like when you buy one the moment you see something you like in a store. With good quality and low price at the same time, you need to grab the opportunity to buy that bag. That does not happen very often.