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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I'm all about quality over quantity. But there are some things that are perfectly fine to buy "cheap."

Jun 07, 2016 09:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I used to think that but no more. Best price but I do research the item first. 

Example being a Sony TV - not paying the extra $$'s anymore for that name. I've now got an LG & it looks better at 1/2 the price.

 

Jun 07, 2016 07:17 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not sure what Custom Craft is - so it has to be WM - but I do focus on some name brand products that I won't use generic for.

Jun 07, 2016 09:27 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Quality.  You will pay for more "cheap" in the long run.

Exceptions:  auto parts (motor oil, filters) from Walmart, ammunition from Walmart.

Jun 07, 2016 09:33 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

Quality wins in my book for most everything with some exceptions. 

Jun 07, 2016 02:13 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I like nice things. So not Walmart.

Jun 07, 2016 01:53 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I want both quality and value so I shop wherever the product can be bought that will satisfy my need and save me money.

Jun 07, 2016 12:34 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Cheapest is never my first consideration...quality first, then negotiate for the best price - you get what you pay for.

Jun 07, 2016 12:32 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'm now on the fence with this one.  I've always gone for quality 100% but I've found my items last far too long now and they're out of date long before I can bring myself to replace them or update! 

Jun 07, 2016 10:59 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Just had this conversation the other day.  I was telling someone about the first I splerged on bed sheets.  I wanted something that wouldn't knot.  I've been using those sheets for 14 years.  So in the end they cost me less per year than the cheap ones I used to toss.  Quality gets my vote every time.

Jun 07, 2016 10:29 AM
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Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

I'm putting the finishing touches on my small office right now. I started this project 3 years ago...I think that pretty much sums it up for me...

 

'Spensive stuff may or may not look ultra impressive, but cheap crap definitely jumps out at you...

Jun 07, 2016 08:21 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope, I am more about quality. Cheap is, well, cheap!

Jun 07, 2016 08:02 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker has the right answe

Jun 07, 2016 07:24 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

I could write and write on the advantages of quality vs cheap...We opt for quality every time.  In the long run it really pays off as you don't have to keep replacing stuff.  A

Jun 07, 2016 06:51 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I detest shopping at walmart.... I'll pay more for better quality.... 

Jun 07, 2016 11:52 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

None of the above.

Jun 07, 2016 11:38 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We opt for quality. It is a better value in the long run.

Jun 07, 2016 11:13 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

My dad taught me to always check Consumer Reports before buying anything and price no longer matters as much as a good review.

Jun 07, 2016 10:35 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Quality trumps Cheap 

Jun 07, 2016 05:27 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Custom craft hands down

Jun 07, 2016 03:11 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Meussner -  a quality product at best price!

Jun 07, 2016 02:30 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I choose quality though it doesn't need to be the most expensive choice. 

Jun 07, 2016 01:51 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

It depends on the item and how important it is.  What's it for?  How long do I expect to use it?  I'm not a name brand extravagant type, but hate to waste my money.  I do research before buying big ticket items.  

Jun 07, 2016 11:47 AM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

For me it really depends on the item.  For example when I tiled our bathroom tub and put in tile flooring.  I bought a cheap $139 wet tile saw and it worked perfect.  I don't lay tile for a living, so why purchase the big wet tile saw for $800+ with all the bells and whistles. 

Jun 07, 2016 08:53 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

It depends on the product, but with furniture I definitely go for quality, but buy at discounted prices 95% of the time or more.

Jun 07, 2016 07:31 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Meussner Quality lasts a lot longer.

Jun 07, 2016 07:27 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on the product or service.

Jun 07, 2016 07:19 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

It all depends on what I'm buying.  Looking for quality I'll go with Custom Craft.  Looking for the best deal of course WalMart.

Jun 07, 2016 07:17 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Quality drives the bus but keep an eye on all other scenery while traveling

Jun 07, 2016 06:52 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It depends on what I'm buying!  Asprin, I get the generic Walmart/Costco brand.  Same formula, 220mg acetomeniphren and a hint of caffeine.  You can't screw that up, so why pay retail?  Bandaids and candy bars, DOLLAR STORE, BABY... YEAH!!! (as Austin Powers would say).  Many companies, such as the people who make reading classes, are required to provide those stores with the same product but at a lower price point.  They may use a different "private label" brand, but it is no different than buying a Lexus instead of a Toyota... and the end of the day you're getting Toyota parts, chasis, engine, etc. but with a "luxury name".

 

Now if I'm buying something serious like a gun, ammo, computer, car, etc. I'm going for the name brands (but at a reasonable price).

 

I guess you can sum me up at: If it's disposable/single use/not critical to life, then I shop for price.  If it is mission critical, protects something of value or my life depends on it, I'm paying for a good brand.

Jun 08, 2016 11:52 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some things Walmart is not only cheapest, but the best as well.

For other things I may be likely to purchase elsewhere.

Jun 08, 2016 07:18 AM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Depends on the item, the need, my budget at the time and plans.  Typically look for the best balance between quality for the price, regardless of the store.  Walmart is not convenient so Costco or other options will generally be compared. 

Jun 08, 2016 04:44 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Top shelf wins out for me.

Jun 08, 2016 04:39 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I just had this discussion with the guy I was ordering my computer from. I will pay more for quality and to get what works for me.  Some things I will go cheap on ... others ... not. 

Jun 08, 2016 01:55 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

For me, it's about value.  The cheapest price often isn't the best value nor is the most expensive. 

Jun 08, 2016 01:05 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Depends on what it is. 

Jun 08, 2016 12:52 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Too much of a beating to go to Walmart.

Jun 07, 2016 11:28 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I prefer paying more for quality. I also prefer trying to find US made items (although that's not always possible).

Jun 07, 2016 11:22 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

1. Identify what it is we want.

2. Find the best price

Jun 07, 2016 11:17 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It depends on the product.

Jun 07, 2016 09:34 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I prefer quality.

Jun 07, 2016 09:11 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

When I want quality, I definately stay away from Walmart.

Jun 07, 2016 12:56 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It depends on the consequences.

Example: I never buy the Power Ball Ticket at the Wallymart because if I won, the world would be made aware and  I would be identified as a Walmart person. (consequence)

Wood mulch has little consequence, so the lower the price the better.

Gulf of Mexico Grouper would never be trusted to Walmart but Crest tooth paste not a problem.

 

Jun 07, 2016 07:06 AM
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Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

Im willing to spend more - to a point.  It definitely depends on what it is.  I might spend 10-20% more.  I hit up Walmart for staples (not "staples"), grocery and stuff like that.  I might order dress shirts online or get them at Nordstrom but I might grab a pair of shorts at Walmart.  It is usually an impulse buy.  Now electronics - definitely Walmart/Amazon/eBay because they are a commodity

Jun 07, 2016 06:54 AM