Generic vs brand name products
November 21, 2020 11:48am CST
I will tend to buy generic products most of the time, because they are cheaper, unless I have a reason to buy a brand name or there is not much difference in price, I don't do it. I think most generic products are reasonable facsimiles of the product they are imitating but not always. I was eating a Quaker white cheese rice cake which is really a heck of alot better than the generic of this I was eating last week. It is worth paying a few cents more for. Do you stick to brand names or buy generic? Is it worth it to you to go brand name?
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• United States
I buy generic peanut butter. most of the time. If I have a coupon or rebate or really want the best I will go namebrand..When you are buying tools or something namebrand is more expensive but tend to work better and be more durable.
• United States
when it comes to food I find it is a lot better to go with aldi brand since they are using the real brand with their labels. Veggies in other brands need a magic touch to taste good. I notice that as far as paper goods are concerned bounty has a brand called plenty that is better than bounty original but it is hard to find everywhere.
• Louisville, Kentucky
Rarely is it “worth it” to me to buy the name brand. Maybe I’m “used to” the generics, but all in all, I find that things like generic medications work just as well as the brand name things...and store brand zinc is about half the cost of Zicam! Having said that, I have found a couple of generic brands that were awful, but to their credit the store backed their brand and replaced it with the “name brand” version!