Re: Rocket Science

From: Rod Speed (rod.sp...)

Dr. Smith wrote:

> Most people don't realize that they spend hundreds or even
> thousands of dollars a year buying the heavily advertised
> (HA) brand products in the grocery and department stores.

Yes.

> There is nothing in the grocery store that is rocket science.

There can be considerable differences between the best and worst products tho.

> Many of the less advertised (LA) brands or store
> brands are just as good or better as the HA brands.

Yes.

> You are paying for the brainwashing that many HA brand
> manufacturers put in their advertising campaigns. It is not
> difficult to make shampoos, conditioners, cleaning
> products and all those other products that can be
> found in your local grocery or department store.

Yes, but the better products can have more expensive ingredients too.

> Why are you paying 4+ dollars for baby shampoo when
> you can buy the less advertised brand for half the money?

Why are you stupid enough to buy any shampoo at all when soap works fine ?

> Do you like wasting money?

Plenty clearly do.

> If the name brand products are better why would
> companies be spending billions of dollars in advertising?

Because most cant compare all the products available cheaply.

> The answer is that they are not better.

They can be, particularly than the cheapest shit from china.

> They are trying to convince you that the high price they
> are charging is some how justified by a better product.

And sometimes it is just that.

> Even over the counter drugs like aspirin can
> be bought for half the price of the HA brands.

And there are plenty of drugs which are still under patent which cant be.

> This is a product that has been around for decades.

Yes, but that isnt necessarily true of all drugs.

> The LA products are under the same FDA regulations as the HA brands.

Yes, but arent necessarily as effective.

> Save a lot of money and don't buy the over priced HA brands.

I dont save a cent with an alternative to Lipitor, essentially because
my country has enough of a clue to cap the price of it to the same
price as the LA products that dont work as well.

> When you pay the higher price for the HA brands you are
> paying for the ridiculous high salaries of the CEO's, private
> jets, golden parachutes and for the billions spent on advertising.

Yes, but can get a better product than the cheapest shit from china.

And it can be a hell of a lot safer too.

> Every time you go to the store you can save several dollars.
> Over time this can amount to a significant amount of money.

You can save even more by not bothering with shampoo of any kind.

Save even more by using real poo free from the lawn left by dogs.

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Rocket Science... by Dr. Smith on Oct 20th 2009, 14:41