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Do You Buy Generic?

beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i love dr. skipper! i buy generic meds apart from midol. i buy generic pop and snacks all the time.
millarci millarci 10 years
There is nothing wrong with buying generic. I have no problem buying it. However, soda is probably the only thing I won't buy generic. I once had Acme soda and it was awful. I also had generic Ginger Ale. That was awful too.
JustSomeChick JustSomeChick 10 years
My budget requires me to buy generic! I love food, but there are better things to spend money on.
EatYourVeggies EatYourVeggies 10 years
I feel like that Kirkland soda they sell at Costco tastes better than the brand name stuff.
davie-k davie-k 10 years
yes, I hardly ever can afford the brand named goods, and the generics are always as good anyway. I love discount supermarkets that deal in a large quantity of generic foods! Praise them, they saved me from starving on many occasions!
cassedy04 cassedy04 10 years
i love target's generic brands. so cheap and so good!
Ikandy Ikandy 10 years
Sometimes, but not really with food...I can taste the difference...
jhuck jhuck 10 years
When I was little I remember anywhere that had free pop used generic versions, and I always hated them (even before I would know they were generic brands). I've never bought a generic drink in my life because of that.
It depends... Sometimes the genuine thing is the best. Sometimes, they're all the same! And sometimes it just depends on the money I got... :\
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 10 years
def depends on the product. some generic products are exact copies. some are worse than the real thing. some are even better than the real thing!
demeter demeter 10 years
Sometimes, but hardly ever.
mandykw mandykw 10 years
I started buying all generic products once I started college and got my own place because I'm on a tight budget. They taste exactly the same so it's not worth it to me to buy name brand things anymore.
Jane26 Jane26 10 years
I do the same thing as you, mollipop. but that mainly has to do with medications and the like, since there is such a large price difference between brand name and generic medicines.
mollipop mollipop 10 years
Sometimes, and I do compare ingredients lists of the brand and generic items just to make sure that most of the ingredients are the same or comparable.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
It really depends on what it is. Some stuff I don't mind buying cheaper if it won't taste that different.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 10 years
It really depends. I tend to like namebrands.
tee0206 tee0206 10 years
I try to buy mostly organic and local. Does Whole Food's 365 brand count as generic? I buy that sometimes. I buy a lot of Central Market brand as well, but that's a Texas thing.
summer-roberts summer-roberts 10 years
Yes, unless it has a Box Top on it.
figurine figurine 10 years
Hell to the no, in most cases.
meesha meesha 10 years
I buy generics as often as I can, but do not mess with this native Texan's Dr Pepper.
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 10 years
Did you know that in blind taste tests using various generic brands, generics mostly won out like 4 to 1 over the brand name? I buy mostly generics, especially Publix because their stuff is so quality. I do not buy generic soda though. Gotta have the real Coca~cola!
jen22 jen22 10 years
Sometimes, most of the time I find the generic to taste the same and its cheaper. But sometimes you just have to have the real thing. :)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
I hardly ever buy name brand. I buy Publix Brand everything
MBs-Angel MBs-Angel 10 years
I'll buy store brand canned veggies and pain relievers, but you can't get me to swap my hidden valley ranch dressing, or A1 steak sauce for anything else!! :)
ToonasaurusRex ToonasaurusRex 10 years
i agree with ashcwebb, certain products HAVE to be the real thing. Target makes a pretty good generic brand, but i tried their version of teddy grahams (my weakness!), and i threw them away in disgust. they sucked. i do buy alot of generic brand ingredients for cooking, and products for the house (toilet bowl cleaner, disinfectant, etc)
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