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steveVa    Posted 04-03-2018 at 22:54:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • In younger years brand names came and went with importance probably due to cost as much as anything. I bought tires from sears because they were ok and much cheaper than Michelin. I used only Pennsoil or Castrol because oil was cheap. I ate Cheerios because Cheerios were cheap too.
    I had cheap tools that worked ok, but bought Craftsman when ever I had a chance.
    Now I buy Michelin tires because they are worth the cost.
    I buy cheap oil fot the old cars that use oil and Castrol, Pennsoil, or Mobile 1 for new ones that dont use oil.
    I found a nice set of tools that are snap on knockoffs that work well.
    Like many here I am loyal to Ford for a lot of things...
    But the one wierd brand name that I buy is Glad Plastic Wrap. I cannot stand cheap plastic wrap. So we buy Glad even though it costs twice as much.
    So what is your wierd brand loyality...

    lonestarjeff    Posted 04-07-2018 at 17:43:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'm fairly brand loyal on electric power tools...mostly Dewalt & Makita, though I do have a few Porter-Cable tools.

    I was lucky my Dad & Grandad had already accumulated quite a variety of Craftsman hand tools, though I have strayed a bit to whatever is most convenient when & where I need something.

    I'm all over the place on gas powered tools. Too many mergers, buy-outs, & sell-outs to have any brand loyalty there.

    Same with electronics & appliances.

    Grandad was a die hard Ford man from Model A to '74 F100. Dad was more of a GM guy, but the 70's & 80's products drove him into the arms of the Japanese. I started out GM, but Ford won me over in 2000. I contracted Ford tractor fever in 2003.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-04-2018 at 17:36:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • LUDWIG drums; PAISTE cymbals; Gibson and Fender guitars; Fender, Marshall, and VOX amps -all vintage tube style; have owned many Carvin amps but they went out of business last year. OIL -use to be a faithful Valvoline guy, but now, whatever is on sale. Use to be a faithful GM/Chevy guy, but no longer since last thee GM products were junkers. FOODs -don't matter now since I no longer can taste nor smell. TOOLS -PROTO, MAC, Snap-On are quality, but most are standard Craftsman in my shop.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    SelectOSpeed    Posted 04-04-2018 at 11:36:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Frenches. Mustard and Worcheshire.(spelling?). Nothing but. SoS.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-04-2018 at 17:41:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I really don't know how anyone can honestly tell the difference between yellow mustard brands. They all tasted the same to me. It's a moot point with me anyway as I no longer can taste nor smell. As my hero Dirty Harry once said, "...nobody, I mean nobody puts ketchup on a hot dog..."

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Dean    Posted 04-04-2018 at 19:38:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Agreed, but such is not the case with Ketchup.

    Heinz ketchup is much better than other popular brands.


    dave#1    Posted 04-04-2018 at 11:17:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Pies !!

    Yes, definitely have seen a huge difference in quality in pies in the last 20 years,My all time favorite throwing pie use to be the Pillsbury coconut cream pie, I would hit my target face every time! But the quality has gone way down over the past 10 or so years, Now the Pillsbury coconut cream pie breaks up in flight less than half way to the target face !~
    I now exclusively only buy and throw Mrs. Smith's, They cost more but they are worth it !!


    steveVa    Posted 04-04-2018 at 13:50:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Lmao

    Island Mike    Posted 04-04-2018 at 09:21:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Cross fine point pen refills in blue. I have a couple of Cross pens, plus two others that take Cross refills. One is made of wood with metal parts.
    The refills cost more, but they do not smudge.

    Island Mike

    Dean    Posted 04-04-2018 at 12:16:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I too have a couple of Cross pen and pencil sets.

    I did not know that refills were still available.


    Dean    Posted 04-04-2018 at 08:36:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • OK, folks, beat me up, I deserve it.

    I must be a glutton for punishment because I still pay for TV, land line and internet from Comcast.


    John in Mich    Posted 04-04-2018 at 10:34:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Ditto, Dean. You want a good laugh? Cottenel toilet paper. I'm an old softy.
    Chevrolets because I spent 30 years at GM, Senior service engineer.
    Ford tractors 'cause I have been driving them 65 years.
    Wife, 52 years. Too expensive to even consider a change. LOL

    Dean    Posted 04-04-2018 at 12:20:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I, too, am a GM retiree, though not all of my career, and also am loyal to Chevrolet.

    My loyalty to Ford tractors has diminished greatly since my changeover to Kubota.


    John in Mich    Posted 04-04-2018 at 20:16:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Me neither. I spent 8 years a Ford, then 4 years in multi-family residential property management. From there to GM retiring after 30 years. While at GM I bought and developed 17 acres with a paved private road, municiple water and natural gas. I sold lots to builders. Then I established an LLC for my own rental property. Sold it 2 years ago. Sold my last lot this past December. Just looked at another possible rental property today and told myself NO!
    Still have my Ford tractors.

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