• United States
6 Dec 06
My preference usually depends on what kind of product i need and for what purpose I'm going to use it. For example, if i wanted to shop for shirts that I will just wear at home, i just buy a generic brand at walmart or target, or wherever there's a sale. Now, if I'm buying shoes that i would need, say for running (and would use it for a long time), I definitely would choose a branded product because I believe branded products has an edge when it comes to quality. But what i usually do is I time and do my shopping when there's a sale going on in my local shops so i would be able to save on my purchases.
1 Feb 07
Yes i agree, you do get better quality if you spend the extra dollars. Although i don't mind giving the generic brand a go from time to time, as they can often offer a much cheaper altenative & be approximately the same sought of product. I always keep an eye on the specials too. Doing this helps my savings.