Brand loyalty - what brands do you proudly support?

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Brand loyalty - what brands do you proudly support?

Are you loyal to any brands?

For flashlights, I'm not all that loyal, but I do generally like BLF Special Edition flashlights, which are made by different companies.

For some other items, I am more loyal.

I love Kershaw knives, Leatherman multi-tools, Sony video game systems, Timex digital watches, Motorola smart phones, Big Skinny wallets, and Toyota vehicles.

What brands do you like?

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I tend to be very brand dis-loyal. I typically base my buying decisions on what features and qualities I want the most and make a choice from those factors. To me brand is most relevant in that certain brands tend to produce products favoring certain qualities, and that may align better to what my preferences are. At the end of the day, I really don’t care what logo is on what, as long as it does what I bought it for.

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e1000 wrote:

I tend to be very brand dis-loyal. I typically base my buying decisions on what features and qualities I want the most and make a choice from those factors. To me brand is most relevant in that certain brands tend to produce products favoring certain qualities, and that’s what I’m attracted to. At the end of the day, I really don’t care what logo is on what, as long as it does what I bought it for.

I agree with this, but sometimes certain brands just get things right more frequently than the competition.

If the next generation Xbox is better than the next generation PlayStation, I'll jump ship.

But experience tells me that I'll probably be happiest with my favorite brands.  :BEER:

 

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I guess I stay loyal until the company I trust screws up somehow.

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The best value for the money and that is why ALL my current flashlights are from them or a company that they supplied.

Plus…..

By far, the best customer service of any company I have ever dealt with. When I complained about the lack of flashlights in Amazon.ca, they heavily discounted Amazon.com purchases to take care of shipping. Now their Amazon.ca stock has also risen.

The fact that they are in China and still care as much is impressive.

Edit: In cars, I buy Benz. While I am loyal to my butcher and other local stores, I can’t think of any other “brand loyalty” as far as consumer goods. Usually, I seek out the highest quality and then make a value judgement. Example, I bought a commercial coffee grinder for $250. It will last a lifetime and THAT is a high “value” to me.

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I do not care about brand name. There are more important factors.
I have fun seeing all those low self esteem lemmings exposing company logos on their shoes, clothes, etc. There are better words to describe them, but…. forum rules you know Smile
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I only buy Binford Tools.

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I had to Google Binford even though I used to watch Home Improvement...

Nice!  :-)

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sp5it wrote:

I do not care about brand name. There are more important factors. 
I have fun seeing all those low self esteem lemmings exposing company logos on their shoes, clothes, etc. There are better words to describe them, but…. forum rules you know Smile
Mike

Maybe I didn't express myself all that well...

You don't think any particular brand gets it right way more frequently than the competition?

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All kidding aside, Binford obviously doesn’t exist as a brand. (For the forum users born after the 1990s) – but the show was epic.

I am very brand loyal if the quality and appeal is worth it:

- I fix my own cars and therefore only buy premium brands that are 2-3 years young. BMW, Porsche, but planning on ordering the new Chevrolet maybe
- Clothing: quality, but not over the top. Gucci, Hugo Boss, Ermenegildo Zegna
- Shoes: Loakes, Hugo Boss, or similar. Not too Italian here.
don’t own any watches or other jewelry
- I always fly Delta.
- Tools: I am not brand loyal at all. Own anything from Hazet, SK, to Snap-On and Harbor Freight.
I change phones all the time, so no loyalty there.
- Gas station: strong preference for Chevron or a quirky chain (like Buc-ee’s)
- flashlight forums: prefer BLF

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I try to avoid loyalty to companies. The larger the company, the less loyalty. When it gets to very small businesses, it is more being loyal to and trusting a person (or a few people), and there are some that stand out. Emisar is noteworthy to me. Jaxman and Convoy also get my support. MTNElectronics and Led4Power get some of my monies for sure.

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Convoy

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Nothing in particular, but I an very fond of Cree emitters. I have a Luminus and Convoy product coming on the slow boat from China, so that may change! Before I liked Streamlight, but you cab get something more powerful for a fraction of the cost… for cars I like Subaru wagons.

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I look at Casio watches every time I want to buy a watch, but I always end up with a Timex.

I think Casio's are probably built better, but I like the aesthetics of Timex.

As for laptops/desktops, I don't buy them often enough to have a strong preference.

I just go for the best-bang-for-your-buck gaming PC, whatever that may be.

 

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yeah, I could have gone without those images…

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Missus just looked and said.

I do. Sometimes wonder if they could really be real.
Surely nobody could look at themselves in several mirrors. and have enough NON pride in themselves as to think they could look
anything but ““God Almighty”. Out in public.
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Seriously.. Brands.

Taliskers 10yr single Malt.
Glenfarclas 15 yr malt. Almost heaven. Try it..
Bundaberg Ginger beer.
New Zealand Blue vein cheese.

Puma Knives. Folding and fixed blade.
Martiini Fixed blade knives.
Y’Start knives. Folder
Ganzo knives. Folder.

Convoy torches.
Astrolux Torches.
Sofurn Torches.

And anything else that I need of differing brands.
WITH good reputations.

Faithful to a few.
Willing to try anything as long as somebody else has been there first, and come away with smile on face.

We cannot possibly KNOW of everything and it’s quality.
Always check reviews over time. Of all. Others have.
Gives a better chance of not being wrong hey.

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It gets nice reviews here. Nice lunchtime break.

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I’m loyal to this brand. I don’t care about the company, but I do like their ice cream.

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Binford wrote:
I only buy Binford Tools.

I only buy my tools at The Work Bench.

Good prices, but customer service is Hell.

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freq wrote:
yeah, I could have gone without those images…

Awwwww, what’d I miss?

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I was just going to write down that I don’t have any brand loyalty.
Then I remembered that my Bosch powerdrill must be almost 40yrs old by now. And it has had a hard life!
My other powertools are also made by Bosch, unless Bosch does not make it, or it is a gift to me.
Most of my kitchen appliances, like oven and freezer, are Bosch. They score pretty well in consumer tests.

My wife does not trust those consumer tests, she trusts salesmen.
So she comes home with dyson’s, or a suicidal vacuum cleaner that tries to hang itself in every possible way.

I’ve worked 28yrs for the same power company, mergers and all.
Until they end your contract at 65yrs. A mandatory thing. They are on my dislikes list now.

Yes, I do have a sort of dislikes list. But I’m not going to explain because it is mainly a personal feeling.
If something is the matter, I am not going into lengthy arguments, I just don’t buy stuff from them anymore.
Apart from buying from China, but those a mostly small amounts. Those “dialogues” help to pass the time.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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I don’t really set out to buy from specific brands, but there are a couple that have accumulated in my house because I’ve had consistently good stuff from them.

Lights: Convoy.

Far and away the place I buy the most light-related stuff from, be it parts, hosts or ready-made lights. Good value, decent lights, full range of parts for builds and repairs.

(Years ago, it used to be Fenix and Sunwayman for lights, but then they got expensive, even as they fell behind the technology curve.)

Cells: Eagletac.

Eagletac protected 18650s aren’t cheap, but they’re good cells, the protection circuits allow decent power output and I’ve never had a light they wouldn’t fit. Mine are all button tops based on the NCR18650GA.

(Fenix are too wimpy for power output, Keeppower are usually too fat to fit my lights.)

Consumer Electronics: Samsung.

Good stuff and it just keeps on going:

Tablet: 5 years old.
TV: nearly 7 years old.
Computer monitors: 9 years old.
CD / radio / tape player: 23 years old!

Beer: Germany Smile

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Phlogiston wrote:
I don’t really set out to buy from specific brands, but there are a couple that have accumulated in my house because I’ve had consistently good stuff from them.

Lights: Convoy.

Far and away the place I buy the most light-related stuff from, be it parts, hosts or ready-made lights. Good value, decent lights, full range of parts for builds and repairs.

(Years ago, it used to be Fenix and Sunwayman for lights, but then they got expensive, even as they fell behind the technology curve.)

Cells: Eagletac.

Eagletac protected 18650s aren’t cheap, but they’re good cells, the protection circuits allow decent power output and I’ve never had a light they wouldn’t fit. Mine are all button tops based on the NCR18650GA.

(Fenix are too wimpy for power output, Keeppower are usually too fat to fit my lights.)

Consumer Electronics: Samsung.

Good stuff and it just keeps on going:

Tablet: 5 years old.
TV: nearly 7 years old.
Computer monitors: 9 years old.
CD / radio / tape player: 23 years old!

Beer: Germany Smile

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Lightbringer wrote:
freq wrote:
yeah, I could have gone without those images…

Awwwww, what’d I miss?

Only WallyWorld unflattering people shots…. LOL

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