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Old 06-19-2008, 12:29 AM   #51
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Default Are brand name products really better than generic?

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Generic food, such as cereal, Pop tarts, etc, is nowhere near as good as the real thing.

Now dairy products, like cheese, sour cream, milk....I always get the store brand.
Brand name Cheese is almost always better than Generic. Cheese is very much like Wine, quality varies a lot.
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:31 AM   #52
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One thing I have given up on Generics with is Baked Beans. Generics make some of the worst Baked Beans in existance, it's unbelievable to me just how awful they are.
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:39 AM   #53
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When it comes to clothes, yes. Brand name clothes always last much longer, hold their color much better than no-name cheap stuff that falls apart in under a year.
I've often found the reverse actually.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:26 AM   #54
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Most things I am fine with generic. I am very particular certain things, like bread and mayonnaise. Hellmans cannot be beat for may, and I have to get my bread from Arnold's/Orowheat/Brownberry or Trader Joes sprouted. Another thing generics seem to be unable to get is steak sauce, as A1 is miles ahead of any genric I have tried, but I don't eat steak too often.

I guess the greens we grow and eggs our hens lay are technically generic, and they are much better than any of said items I have ever purchased from a grocery store.
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:25 AM   #55
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I also feel that generic medicines are as good as branded ones; however its not the same for shoes, clothes, computer parts etc.
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:33 AM   #56
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I bought generic pop tarts once. Forget what they were called, but they were terrible.
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:44 AM   #57
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well, can you find me a generic hard drive? a generic processor? but generic drugs, sure. generic clothes? definitely.
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:15 AM   #58
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Ehh most generics are pretty much the same thing as the product they are trying to imitate.
With drugs, the active ingredient is 100% the same, and fillers vary, but usually the difference in fillers is not significant in the effectiveness of the medicine.
The generic pop tarts that Aldi's has kick ass, I like them better than real pop tarts.
Generic pop tends to suck. I love my RC, Coke, and Pepsi, but "Sams Cola" is teh suck.
I tend to buy my clothes at Kohls or sometimes Walmart. I don't care what the brand name is, I just make sure whatever I'm buying fits well. For Jeans, Lee, Levi, or "Wrangler" all fit fine and last a long time.
As far as computer parts go, Newegg and some other larger vendors do have their own house brand, and most of the time it's just rebadged stuff. I've never had an issue with Newegg's house brand and I will buy again if it's priced right.
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