I regret buying the cheap stuff

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
August 28, 2012 2:00pm CST
I went grocery shopping and bought the cheap no name cheese. I just threw it out, its going mould, and its hard as a rock yet all wrapped up. It had a funny taste when I bought it. I was eating crackers and cheese and now Im out of cheese because I had to throw $6.99 of cheese out. I think Ill spend the extra $2.00 - $4.00 more for the name brand stuff that is 10x better obviously.
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@daisy777 (216)
• South Africa
29 Aug 12
There's an Afrikaans saying which goes "Goedkoop is duurkoop". Translated it means buying cheap is buying expensive. I agree that it's worth spending a few extra dollars to make sure that you get a good quality, rather than buying cheaply and throwing half of it away, which is basically throwing money away.
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@nupur123 (392)
• Hyderabad, India
29 Aug 12
The same thing hapeened with meet but not cheese stuff it was shampoo that was cheaper and a great offer with it buy one get one free. I bought it but when I used it it made My hairs so dry and fluffy that May hubby asked meet what happens to your hair why they r sooo ??????? I felt so had that I states crying and throw the shampoo in May dustbin.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
28 Aug 12
you should have taken it back to the grocery store. they do accept returns as well. i have done that many times if i have not been happy with the product. i have never had any problems with the stores saying no.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
29 Aug 12
I never knew that; Ive had trouble with Walmart brand and they refuse to take it back.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
30 Aug 12
The thing that is important to keep in mind is that you will never know if the cheaper brands are going to be as good as the more expensive brands unless you try them. This has been a trial and error process that our family has been going through for years. I've found that the majority of store brand products are just as good if not better than the store brands. However, there are some of the cheaper brand items that I will never purchase again because I don't think that they taste as good. Don't give up on the cheaper brands, but don't buy the cheap cheese again.
@vipline (134)
• Greece
29 Aug 12
buying a no-name product!Sounds good to me!Its something the smart people say:You get what you pay for ;).I hope you learned your leasson mister! Cheers!
@Otanetix (509)
• United States
29 Aug 12
Well, like the old saying goes, "You get what you pay for". I have to say that it's very common to buy cheaper brands to save some money. I don't blame you for wanting to do that. Sometimes, for miscellaneous items, I go to the dollar store to try and find alternatives to brand name items. Overall, I have only made a few purchases of cheap branded items where I had no regrets later. Despite trying to look for bargains, it can be difficult to think about all the factors before buying. I would consider myself sometimes an impulse buyer; while I know I should have taken more time to consider buying the items, I am weak against a good bargain; in addition, I usually only buy on impulse for items I can return easily. Regardless of the return policy, it's probably not a good way to excuse my buying habits.
• United States
29 Aug 12
I am a firm believer in buying good food. I have gotten my boyfriend into that as well. He has come to recognize that "saving" a few cents on something isn't worth it if the item is disgusting and/or unhealthy. I stick to organic and primarily local foods. The cost is about the same as what some people pay for far less healthy and appetizing food. Plus, my food dollars are going to support the local economy--helping to keep this a nice place in which to live.
@ligwan (44)
• Philippines
29 Aug 12
Well what can I say, price comes with quality. Sometimes when you are in a tight budget you may have to sacrifice some price and just deal with the cheap ones. But it is considerable if you choose to buy stuffs on not too expensive and not too cheap but gives better taste or results for you.
@toniganzon (53186)
• Philippines
29 Aug 12
Lesson learned! I bought this cheap butter that made my stomach ache.
• Philippines
29 Aug 12
I also regret buying cheap stuffs because it costs cheaper than other branded stuffs such as shoes and bags before because I thought I can save money. But eventually in reality, its not practical to patronize cheap stuffs because they are not durable unlike the branded ones. :)
@Shavkat (64948)
• Philippines
29 Aug 12
I used to buy cheap stuff, but I had take consider the quality. If there is no quality, then I wouldn't buy it.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
29 Aug 12
I hate when I buy cheese and it doesnt' last long before it needs to be thrown out. That would irritate me. I don't always buy the name brand cheese but I try to because it usually will last longer and taste better, making me want to eat it more then the cheaper stuff.
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
29 Aug 12
There are times when we loose choosing to buy cheaper no brand items. Sometimes manufacturers don't mind about the quality thinking there is no brand name at stake to be at fault. Unlike medicine, the generic law regulations sees to it that products of this items unbranded are monitored.
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
29 Aug 12
There are times when we loose choosing to buy cheaper no brand items. Sometimes manufacturers don't mind about the quality thinking there is no brand name at stake to be at fault. Unlike medicine, the generic law sees to it that no brand products of this items are well regulated.
• United States
28 Aug 12
I usually get the store brand. Never had a problem with it. Store brands are usually the same as the premium brand. Like Laura Lynn Cheese (Ingles) is comparable to Kraft and Bordon. I don't buy the super cheap brands that ate not store brands.
@subhojit10 (7382)
• India
28 Aug 12
Yes cheap items might look handy and affordable but are not worth trustful. They might fade away with time and might cause disastrous results in the long run but that does not mean depending on brands and expensive items. Things should be chosen looking at their quality rather than their cost. What say?
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
28 Aug 12
If I would have kept the receipt I might have tried to take it back. That is too much money for something that you needed and groceries are so expensive these days. Its a shame that stores sell outdated food. I feel bad for people who end up with nothing or eat it anyways and get sick in these situations. I ended up throwing away a tub of cottage cheese the other day cause although the expiration date said it was supposed to be OK, it wasn't. It made me sick for a day or so as well cause I ate some of it. :P
@much2say (40020)
• United States
28 Aug 12
I don't know what it is about cheap cheese - but it tastes waxy and it does seems to die pretty quickly! I don't know exactly how cheese it made, but I just feel like there's a lot of filler in it . . . like weird fat or something . . . there's something not right about cheap cheese!! With cheese, you definitely get what you pay for.
@riyauro (6428)
• India
28 Aug 12
Oh that was bad trip. Gosh you should have returned it and they would have replaced the cheese. I think it is time they should know that they are selling bad stuff. oh poor you, ate without cheese. $6.99 is lot of money for the cheese still. You take it back to the shop if you have the receipt with you. Have a wonderful day ahead.
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
28 Aug 12
Well,the old saying "If it's expensive,it's not necessarily good" has its corollary-"Not all cheap is good".Some things are better than others,and some and more expensive than others.Experience teaches us that,in general,those that are more expensive tend to do better than the cheaper counterpart. I hope you learned something with this experience.