So if generic products are not as good as brand-name products, are they at least good enough? Confidence allows us to try new things without the fear of rejection or failure. Two opinionated writers give us their points of view on whether brands really matter.
Napkins, paper plates, toilet paper and other paper products are good to opt for generic. For instance, the "active ingredient" in Advil is ibuprofen.
Label kings and queens say they buy clothes and accessories because they represent who they are, but really, how can a t-shirt that is owned by nearly half the population represent an individual?
I used to work for H. In the same way, most store brands are really just repackaged versions of the more expensive stuff, often even manufactured on the exact same factory floors by the same companies. That certainly sounds worth it to me. By wearing the hottest t-shirt they try to avoid the awkwardness of fitting in, thinking that their clothes will provide comfort, much like a security blanket.
I buy Heinz rather than generic products, because I buy very little ketchup and 50 cents saved over six months is not worth it to me and my budget. Self-esteem is a huge part of being a young woman, so a small boost in confidence can have a tremendous effect.
Corporations spend a lot of money telling us their brand is the best, and that we should spend our cash on their products because it will make us more successful, more attractive or happier in some way or another.
Paying top dollar for name brands is disorganized. Plus, the packaging is more attractive, which is better for aesthetic purposes. Makeup There are specific items you can buy at the drugstore that are just as good as prestige brands at the department store.
Some traded down from brand-name products to generics in search of more savings because that was more important than loss in quality. All you need to do to compare brand-name products against their generic versions is look at the packaging information on the side.
They can be paired with less expensive clothing, but give a more chic look.
So the question becomes whether or not you want to give them lots of money, or less money, for the same products. Perhaps those teens buying strictly brand names are looking to their clothes for self-confidence.
In many cases, the same manufacturers produce the generic products and the brand name. If you spend a little more here, you have to cut back a little and save money there. While this might be true, do you really want to talk to someone who only approached you because of something you are wearing?
Makeup artists consistently call out Maybelline as their favorite mascara. After all, high-end companies will ensure superior quality in order to uphold their reputations. Some people are brand-loyal because they might have credit cards with a name brand store, but if you want cheaper gas, go off brand.
When you look at it that way, you might wonder why we spend money on brand names at all.
Are there any rules of thumb for deciding? Moreover a recent report showed that off-brand stations often receive their delivery from the same tank trucks that deliver to the name-brand stations, and even name-brand stations can receive gasoline from a different name-brand refinery!
Heinz has the sweetness and consistency that I like. Some also argue that brand names spark conversation. So, check with your doctor and try out the more affordable versions for yourself to see if they work for you.
Caring about how u come across to others shows low self-confidence and self-esteem. Here are some products that you should buy generic: But in fact, most "generic" products are identical in ingredients and preparation to their more expensive versions.
Drugs are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration FDA and over-the-counter medication is required to list the active ingredients right on the box. For instance, cargo pants are always popular for summer.
Brand name clothing and accessories are designed to appeal to consumers, and they do so very well. American consumers had to deal with this reality during the recent financial crisis.Transcript of Are brand name clothes worth the price?
Are brand names clothes worth the price? By: Amina Khan So, are they worth the price? Nike, Adidas, Aéropostale; and many more.
Everyone loves to wear brand name clothes, for so many different reasons. Brand names clothes have built up their companies name, to the state that they are. Jun 05, · Are brand names worth it? the expensive ones, and yes, they're worth it.
the quality is waaaay better. see, i only buy designer sunglasses and stuff because they last longer. i don't want to have to keep running Status: Resolved.
You may prefer brand-name products for taste or perceived quality, but in some instances generics are worth checking out Generic vs. brand. Is it worth it to splurge on name brands?
by They can sell generics at these low prices because they never spent the money advertising the brand in the first place. or less money, for the same products. When you look at it that way, you might wonder why we spend money on brand names at all.
Is it worth it to splurge occasionally on the. Mar 14, · As far as wear is concerned they last as long as brand name tyres. i have done km on these tyres and have still got another km left. i didnt get much more out of brand name tyres. plus.
Lifestyle Expert Tells When It's Worth the Extra Money for Brand Names, and When It's Not Generic and Store Brands vs. Brand Names. Some people are brand-loyal because they might have.Download