branded and expensive mean more superior

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branded and expensive mean more superior

Postby tankee » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:27 am

Are branded and expansive goods more superior than the cheaper alternative?

Would you spend $2k on a Herman Miller chair or a brompton bike?

is a few thousand dollars Swiss made watches is better than a few hundred dollars Seiko?

A few hundred dollars Sony tablet versus a hundred plus dollars China brand tablet?

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Re: branded and expensive mean more superior

Postby Nebbermind » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:40 am

I would if I have the spare cash....

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Re: branded and expensive mean more superior

Postby tankee » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:46 am

Nebbermind wrote:I would if I have the spare cash....


Because you believe they are more superior or just because they are branded and expensive?

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Re: branded and expensive mean more superior

Postby Imp75 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:50 am

perception? Just like "would you like to buy a house-brand product or a renowned brand product for you household cleaning needs"?

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Re: branded and expensive mean more superior

Postby Mawar » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:53 am

It depends on the product. It's the perceived value and the satisfaction we derive from it. If something gives me immense joy I will go for it.

I look at product first then the price. Where possible, I like to know the origins or the story behind the product. Yes, I enjoy Pornsak's Food Source.

Some food stuff are more expensive eg Aussie produce vs China produce. Is it more superior nutritionally? I am not sure. But I like to feed the family with the peace of mind that there is stringent QC in its farming and supply chain. I am for sustainable farming.

I like my Swiss watches as much as I like my Baby Gs. In this case, I am paying for certain design and its look & feel.

For electrical goods, I am conservative. I like to go for established brands that provide effective after sales support.

I won't buy a Hermes scarf but I might consider its perfume and bag. I don't see value in its silk but I love the parfum.

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Re: branded and expensive mean more superior

Postby Bluebottle » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:00 am

I think it depends.

Some ppl deck themselves out in it cos of their jobs. they need to have a certain affluent look. otherwise can't get deals, can't make the right impression etc.

very 'eat, coat, eat' which was a story my mum loved to tell me.

personally, some products are really 一分钱一分货, to a certain monetary threshold. after that, you're just paying for the brand and its expensive marketing costs (hiring brand name top models, ad space in mags and tv time etc).

some ppl don't need it for their job etc, but have insecurity issues. so this makes up for that. some lack in some dept, so must post fb pix of branded goods all the time. sad.

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Re: branded and expensive mean more superior

Postby tankee » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:06 am

I bought a branded Swiss fully automatic watches some years back, it was my first expensive watches, expensive by my standard.

However, it can never keep accurate time, and had been in & out of the local agent service center. It is either too fast or too slow. My hundred dollar Casio keeps better time.

But I must praise the local agent, the service staff are so nice and have always made me felt welcomed like some important customer even though mine is a relatively 'cheapo' watches as compared to those other people bring in.

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Re: branded and expensive mean more superior

Postby Nebbermind » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:11 am

tankee wrote:
Nebbermind wrote:I would if I have the spare cash....


Because you believe they are more superior or just because they are branded and expensive?


Like many said, it depends on what kind of items. But generally, quality comes with a price. However, when it comes to highend, it's no longer possible to quantify quality. If really have plenty spare cash, I think I would just by lor.

P.s. Keyword is 'plenty'

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Re: branded and expensive mean more superior

Postby Mawar » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:22 am

tankee wrote:I bought a branded Swiss fully automatic watches some years back, it was my first expensive watches, expensive by my standard.

However, it can never keep accurate time, and had been in & out of the local agent service center. It is either too fast or too slow. My hundred dollar Casio keeps better time.

But I must praise the local agent, the service staff are so nice and have always made me felt welcomed like some important customer even though mine is a relatively 'cheapo' watches as compared to those other people bring in.


You happened to buy a lemon. Branded, super branded of no brand .. it happens. But after sales support takes some pain away. :rotflmao:

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Re: branded and expensive mean more superior

Postby sleepy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:23 am

Rolex! There is resale value
Can't say brand is not important :evil:


I don't even own a watch by the way, refer to handphone for time la

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