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brand name 19 70.37%
generic 8 29.63%
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Old 05-04-2006, 02:03 PM   #1
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Question Generic Or Brand?

I was just curious and just wanted to do a survey on this,when shopping do you by generic, or brand name items?
Thanks for your input...

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Old 05-04-2006, 02:11 PM   #2
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Hmmm....what if you purchase both?
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Old 05-04-2006, 02:12 PM   #3
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Within the past year, it was either the New York Times or the Washington Post food sections that did a survey about this.

Personally? Unless I've found otherwise that the store brand is inferior, I buy the store brand in frozen & canned vegetable goods. Mostly frozen vegetables; canned tomato products. Have never been disappointed.
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:09 PM   #4
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Are you talking about just food, or in general? For food and clothing, I only buy brand names 99% of the time, unless they are specialty or ethnic items which do not have a known brand name a lot of the times. For OTC stuff like Tylenol, Sudafed, etc., I'll buy the generic brands.
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:25 PM   #5
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So let me get this straight. You'll buy generic brands of drugs, but won't buy the store brand of let's say, canned diced tomatoes.

Interesting - LOL!!!!!!!
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I will usually try the generic of something if available - if it is not as good as what I usually buy - then I won't buy it again. I go both ways?
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:39 PM   #7
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So let me get this straight. You'll buy generic brands of drugs, but won't buy the store brand of let's say, canned diced tomatoes.

Interesting - LOL!!!!!!!
I only buy San Marzano tomatoes anyway. No store or even commerically produced can tomato can come close. Whether or not you buy the store brand Tylenol or not, they both contain 500 mg of acetaminophen either way.
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Old 05-04-2006, 06:09 PM   #8
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I buy both...
Sometimes brand name is cheaper, oddly enough, especially when sales and coupons go together. I have generic apple sauce in the fridge, but brand name cereal. But I get Cheerios in bulk, so I guess it doesn't really matter.
I can't usually tell. I buy brand name frozen mixed berries but generic frozen strawberries because I just try to get the unsweetened ones.
And some of the specialty stuff doesn't have generic, or at least not at my grocery store.
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Old 05-04-2006, 06:23 PM   #9
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Add me to those who buy both.
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Old 05-04-2006, 06:26 PM   #10
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I also buy both. It really depends what's on sale or if I have a coupon for certain items. In my neck of the woods, I've found that Giant store brand products from the Giant chain and America's Choice brand products from the Super Fresh chain are very good. After all, they don't make them. They're produced by the "brand name" companys and are marketed under private label in most cases. I do however really enjoy "Boar's Head" deli meats and will spend the extra $ for them.
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