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Old 07-19-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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"If you pay less for something, expect it to be an incomplete product, a broken product or the wrong product".

Yes, you can spot a WALMART shopper a block away
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:21 PM
 
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The price of clothing has more to do with what is in fashion than anything to do with quality.

I have some clothes that I have purchased used that have lasted longer than some items purchased new.
Agreed many of the high priced clothing found in high-end boutiques and in the upscale department stores are made in the same locations and sweatshops as many of the lower end products.

Find brands that you like and that you like the fit and then keep an eye on any deals that you can make on them.
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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"If you pay less for something, expect it to be an incomplete product, a broken product or the wrong product".
Thats a very strong statement today!!!!

DO NOT TRY TO GET SOMETHING FOR A LOWER PRICE,you will be sorry
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:24 PM
 
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Dude111 wrote: DO NOT TRY TO GET SOMETHING FOR A LOWER PRICE,you will be sorry be

If you actually believe this and actually make your purchases using this strategy, you are wasting a lot of your hard earned money. Every house I've ever bought was at a discount of 10% or more BELOW the listed price.
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I may be wrong but I don't think Craig had cooking oil, rice, etc., on his mind when he posted that comment. I'm not discounting anything else in your post since it is a good post on comparison shopping, which some people don't do, either by not bothering or not knowing. If a person does take the time to comparison shop for groceries they can quite often find great bargains, as you've shown.

But, it's other things that may be "incomplete product, a broken product or the wrong product". Like tv's, washer/dryers, toaster oven, blenders, lawn products such as mowers, weeders, edgers, etc., etc., etc.

Like I had posted earlier, discount places like Wal Mart have many things that are specifically made for them. If you plan on purchasing a tv for example, you can go to Best Buy and find a Toshiba that you like. You write down the model number, etc., and decide to try and find it somewhere else cheaper. So you end up at Wal Mart and you see the exact same Toshiba tv for a cheaper amount, except, the model number is different. Everything about the tv matches up to the one from Best Buy, except the numbers and the price.

Wal Mart can sell that product cheaper than Best Buy since it was made for Wal Mart and it had been made to sell cheaper, from using cheaper parts than what was used to make the tv that Best Buy was selling.

If you buy the tv from Wal Mart you may get lucky, the tv may last the normal lifespan and you would have gotten a really get a deal. But, being made with cheaper products it will be a crap shoot if you get a good one.
Quite often a manufacturer will sell the identical product with somewhat different model number to end sellers so the seller can claim it is not the same model a competitor is selling thus does not have to honor any we match price offers. Sometimes there will be a difference like only color to set them apart.
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Old 09-25-2015, 03:13 PM
 
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Last week I bought a refrigerator for $473 at the Sears outlet store that retailed for $949, simply because it had a small dent in the door, that a common refrigerator magnet easily hides. $500 off for a small dent....I can live ( quite happily ) with that!
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Old 09-28-2015, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Then, go to a convenience store, in a high diversity neighborhood, with bars on the windows, and buy the best products on earth.

A $60K Mercedes may be "better" in some respects than a $30K Toyota, but not because the Toyota is broken, incomplete or doesn't work. Have you seen any used Maseratis around with over 200,000 miles on them?
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:05 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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No absolutely don't believe it. It's possible sometimes but not always. We have paid less for certain items many times and they are not defective or break.
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