Do you buy generic or namebrand?

@snowy22315 (52679)
United States
April 27, 2018 10:18am CST
I will almost always buy generic unless there is a big sale on the name brand or there is little difference in the price. I do prefer name brand products most of the time and you know what you are getting. Sometimes if you are buying things for Ibotta or checkout51 or something buying name brand is order. Clothing, auto supplies etc. it really depends on the name brand cost relative to the other items. Are there some things you never buy generic on?
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• United States
27 Apr
Usually I'll buy generic except for mayonnaise which has to be Hellmans and ketchup which has to be Heinz. Generally it depends on what product I'm buying because sometimes the brand is cheaper than the generic. I always go for the cheaper choice
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@andriaperry (58649)
• United States
27 Apr
Yes on Hellmans!
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@marlina (77908)
• Canada
27 Apr
I agree with the Hellman's too.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
27 Apr
I love Heinz ketchup! Around here Dukes is the big seller..but mayo is pretty fattening..I usually use yogurt or lower calorie whipped salad dressing.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
27 Apr
I buy both, it depends what. Some generic goods are as good as name brands.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
27 Apr
Some are..I get generic meds, hopefully they are as good.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
27 Apr
@snowy22315 I also buy generic meds, they seem as good as the brand ones.
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@andriaperry (58649)
• United States
27 Apr
@snowy22315 Oh I have to do this too.
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@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Apr
I don't buy generic toilet paper. I prefer Scott. Otherwise, I don't care about name brands.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
27 Apr
There is nothing I insist in buying in name brand.
• United States
27 Apr
We buy Scott too. I haven't found anything I like better and stock up when it's on sale
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@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Apr
@Marilynda1225 I haven't either.
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@cintol (7750)
• United States
27 Apr
I buy a lot of generic, why pay for a name when you can get the same thing cheaper with the same ingredients in it. A lot of that works the same.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
27 Apr
You hope so anyway!!
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27 Apr
Very well said... @cintol
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@cintol (7750)
• United States
28 Apr
@Itsmenermin Thank you
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@Courtlynn (55163)
• United States
27 Apr
Like @Marilynda1225, mayo has to be hellmans. Though, for my mom and brother. As I don't eat / use it. But almost everything we get is name brand.
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@mlgen1037 (29626)
• Manila, Philippines
27 Apr
I am not used to the generic brand unless there none available in the name brands.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
27 Apr
I tend to buy generics more than name brands.
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@mlgen1037 (29626)
• Manila, Philippines
27 Apr
@snowy22315 hmmm... I think it is different for other people. I was used to buying the name brands.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
27 Apr
@mlgen1037 Nothing wrong with that, as long as you can afford it!
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
27 Apr
With how expensive food is getting I am starting to buy store brands of everything
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
27 Apr
It usually makes sense to do so.
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
28 Apr
@snowy22315 I agree, I am trying my hardest to get my food budget lower.
27 Apr
I don't care if my medicine is a generic brand or name brand. As long as they are proven effective, then there's nothing wrong with it.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
27 Apr
Yes, some formula's can be copied.
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27 Apr
@snowy22315 and also because generic brand are also approved by FDA.
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@dodo19 (33608)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
28 Apr
It does depend on what I'm buying. For the most part, I do try to find deals.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
28 Apr
Nothing wrong with that!
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@Susan2015 (21683)
• United States
28 Apr
I do get a lot of store brands. But there are certain things that I buy the name brand.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
28 Apr
O do but handbrake candy bars for the most part info get some.
@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Apr
Some things I like to buy name brand as the quality is just so much better but otherwise I'm happy with generic.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
28 Apr
I understand that.
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
27 Apr
Depends on what the item is, and what store I am shopping at. Many times the generics are grouse at some of the stores and I am getting really picky sometimes as I get older.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
27 Apr
Some generics just aren't quite as effective..and sometimes they are higher in salt and so forth if you are talking about food products for instance.
@Corbin5 (115945)
• United States
27 Apr
It depends on the product. The generic brands that are better than name brands are the ones we usually buy.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
27 Apr
Sometimes they are, you are right!
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@JohnRoberts (62997)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Apr
If quality is similar, I will go for lower priced generic.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
27 Apr
Yes, you always have to compare.
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@lovebuglena (7186)
• Staten Island, New York
27 Apr
I buy both. But if I buy brand name it's because I love the taste and quality and not because of the name.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
27 Apr
It is usually a bit better.
@andriaperry (58649)
• United States
27 Apr
Since I use coupons I buy name brand. But if I do not have coupons I will buy any brand that I know is good. Some things there is no difference but the name on the package, other things you know buy the name brand.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
27 Apr
Yes, I will buy the namebrand if I have a reason to do so. Sometimes there isn't a huge difference in the price anyway.
@AmbiePam (50095)
• United States
27 Apr
I'm trying to think about brand names I insist on buying, but normally I get generic. Oh wait! I never buy generic toilet paper unless I'm down to my last few dollars. The same with milk, but I rarely but milk. Maybe twice a year.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
27 Apr
If money were no object I would buy namebrand..but it is ually an object..
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@amadeo (73144)
• United States
27 Apr
I am not a big fan of generic but do buy once in awhile.Name brand I like better.
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@snowy22315 (52679)
• United States
27 Apr
I will generally buy generic but if there is a reason to, I buy namebrand.
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• Raurkela, India
28 Apr
Generic
@Itspaul (100)
28 Apr
would go for branded compared to generic, just like phones much better if you buy original phones than fake. well in medicine, if you have enough money to buy then go for the branded product, and if you don't have enough money to buy branded then you go for generic.