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This article, entitled Store Brand or Name Brand? 5 Tips to Help You Choose, comes from Craig Donofrio at partner site MoneyTalksNews.com.
I’ll admit it: I can be cheap. If I see three prices on the shelf, I’m normally going to pick the lowest – more often than not, the generic or store brand. I’ve got plenty of company. With store brands about 25 percent cheaper than name brands, two-thirds of Americans are choosing them, says Consumer Reports.
But store brands and generics come with risk attached. While they’re often just as good, that’s not always the case, and you don’t want to get short-changed when it comes to quality or taste.
Through trial and error, here are five things I always buy generic:
Now, being cheap doesn’t always result in a win. Sometimes I buy something and realize I’d have been better off with a name brand. Here are five from my never-again list:
How to decide…
The lists above work for me, but your priorities and tastes may differ. Follow these generic tips and you’ll walk out of the store with the best values…
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