(Closed) Are you a brand snob?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: Are you a brand snob?
    Yes : (25 votes)
    16 %
    No : (23 votes)
    15 %
    Sometimes : (102 votes)
    66 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It all depends on the product but with food I mostly buy name brand. My husband and I tried buying store brand items but I really didn’t like that taste of most of it. Household products I really don’t care as long as they are safe for my dogs which means it is usually some more expensive brand.

    Post # 4
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    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I like Cuisinart kitchen appliances but I’m not super picky with actual food. Except cheese. It must be Safeway old brand cheddar cheese or else it’s gross

    Post # 5
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    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Honestly, it just depends on the item. I’ll buy store brand for certain food items and other things I’m more picky on. For example, cheese/butter I’ll buy store brand, but I won’t buy store brand spaghetti sauce or apple juice. I wouldn’t say I have to have a certain brand, but there are a few I prefer over others for things.

    I can’t do store brand soda.. coke/pepsi only.

    I’m a sale/coupon snob though. There are certain items I refuse to pay for (if I can help it), and I really don’t care about brand. An example of this is dish soap. Other things I have cost limits on, so I really don’t care about brand – IE laundry detergent. Granted I only buy the ‘brand name’ ones, I do it with coupons. I will buy Tide, Wisk, Gain, All, etc.

    Now when it comes to electronics and other gadgets, I’m pretty picky about what I get. Darling Husband and I are both in the IT field, so we only buy certain brands and certain specifications. Neither of us would buy a $400-$500 laptop special from Best Buy, and it drives me insane when my friends ask me for recommendations on a computer, as they all have low budgets and I would never buy anything in that price range.

    Post # 6
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    8041 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @dayl20:  I mostly buy the name brand for everything.

    I am pretty picky when it comes to what I put on my face/body (this isn’t to say I NEED it to be expensive necessarily). Food-wise I cook most things from scratch but I don’t mind buying things like generic canned kidney beans.

     

    Post # 7
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    4948 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    For some things, yes. Like my foundation. However with other things, I could care less and buy generic.

    Post # 8
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    8446 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Things I am picky about include skin care (dermalogica toner, moisturizer, vaseline lotion), soap (Dove) and I only use Coach purses; but that has more to do with the fact that since I got a Coach bag I haven’t had to replace it.  If I had to purchase my own bag, I’m not sure what I’d get.  Things like shampoo, paper towels, detergent, etc. I don’t really care, it comes down to what’s on sale.  As for food, I cook from scratch, but I’m not picky as to whether my flour is store brand or pillsbury.

    Post # 9
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    394 posts
    Helper bee

    When it comes to food, I am not a “brand” snob in a sense, but a quality snob I guess you would call it. I will only buy grass fed beef, free range eggs/chicken, local veggies, etc, etc.

    I will not buy anything processed or out of a can basically. Like I would never buy a can of green beans or something like that. I will always always buy fresh. I just think of all the preservatives you are putting into your body. Gross.

    Post # 10
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    3063 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    When something I buy needs to be quality (handbag, winter jacket, shampoo, skincare, TV, shoes, etc) I tend to learn toward brand names. With things that I will probably loose, or things I won’t use very often, or just something that’s going to be the same regardless of brand (bottled water, scarves, shaving cream, salt, tank tops, etc) I am fine with purchasing generic or store brand.

    Post # 11
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    439 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t mind buying generic brand food because the grocery store we shop at has a good store brand, the no frills no name brand and like everything by president’s choice is good. 

    Lim picky about beauty products, like using higher end make up, but I still use drug store brands as well. I’m super picky about shampoo and conditioner and wouldn’t use a store brand. 

    Post # 12
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    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I don’t mind most store brand stuff, but I’m picky about kitchen stuff.  If I get an appliance, it’s gonna be the best one possible, i.e. Kitchen Aid mixer, Cuisinart food processer, Vitamix blender, etc.

    Post # 13
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    4929 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I’m a brand snob for my face wash and a few makeup products, but that’s really it. I’m still trying to find shampoo and conditioner I like that doesn’t make my grease-prone hair even worse. 

    Post # 14
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    8483 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I am for some things. Things that I can think of offhand are

    Toilet paper

    Cheese

    Shampoo (I only use one kind and I order it online)

    Dog food

    Post # 15
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    9114 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    The only thing I ‘insist’ on brand name is toilet paper.

    Other than that, I’m not a brand snob. I’ll use pretty much anything.

    Post # 16
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    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m pretty attached to brand names for my health/beauty supplies like shampoo, soap and deodorant.  I have sensitive skin and allergy issues so this is less of a “i really like _______” and more of “________ is the only thing that doesn’t turn my skin into a painful red itchy mess of hives”.  

    For food- I’m not huge on looking at brand names, and will usually buy store brand if its cheaper.  That being said, we are trying to eat more of a natural diet, so we eat a lot of fresh produce, meats, and diary which don’t really have a “brand name”.

    For electronics, appliances etc I don’t have a particular brand loyalty, but I will pay more for the item that will last, then go with an off brand that may not hold up for as long.  

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