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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i love dr. skipper! i buy generic meds apart from midol. i buy generic pop and snacks all the time.
millarci millarci 9 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 9 years
My budget requires me to buy generic! I love food, but there are better things to spend money on.
EatYourVeggies EatYourVeggies 9 years
I feel like that Kirkland soda they sell at Costco tastes better than the brand name stuff.
davie-k davie-k 9 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 9 years
i love target's generic brands. so cheap and so good!
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
Sometimes, but not really with food...I can taste the difference...
jhuck jhuck 9 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 9 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 9 years
Sometimes, but hardly ever.
mandykw mandykw 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years
It really depends. I tend to like namebrands.
tee0206 tee0206 9 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 9 years
Yes, unless it has a Box Top on it.
figurine figurine 9 years
Hell to the no, in most cases.
meesha meesha 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years
I hardly ever buy name brand. I buy Publix Brand everything
MBs-Angel MBs-Angel 9 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 9 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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