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#1 posted 11-09-2012 04:23 PM

teejk is dead on. It’s the snob appeal. But a person must educate themselves on quality vs. quantity. Just because it has a name does not necessarily signify good quality. You will never get ahead if you keep buying stuff that breaks or is inaccurate. Thats why I love the internet. People can point you in the direction of gems vs. junk from any brand.

My youngest daughter came home from school one day and asked us if we could buy her some girl brand shirt because her so called friends would not allow her in their club without one. I tried to explain to her that I could buy her three shirts that look identical vs. the cost of one. But she wanted to be in “the club”. People want to show off. They like acceptance whether it be real or not.

Now some irony. Those spoiled kids who are given clothes that “snobs” buy, will realize when they grow up they may not afford them. Then they will be demonizing those same children who grew up and learned the value of money, and can now afford those “snob” products. They will say “it’s not fair!”

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