Is is in the name?

markeagleone markeagleone
I wanted to know how many people buy a product due to its name? I realize that every product usually has its own characteristics, but would you be apt to buy a cheaper product with similar characteristics, or do you strive to buy one for the manufacturer's name?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I go for the name because I attribute it to quality.
13
I buy the more affordable products.
1
I save up for the higher priced products. They have to be better!
4
If it works, I don't care.
59
I want to be one of the elite, so I buy the best.
1
I'm cheap, so I will trade quality as long as it works.
Total votes: 78 (66 voters)
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04/09/2011
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Lithaewyn Lithaewyn
I've had plenty of low end toys and a few higher end and it's definitely worth saving your money over. The lower end toys perform terribly, are usually made of poor materials, and won't last as long. I actually can't think of a low end toy that I really care for. It's the truth that a $10 vibrator won't stand up against a $100 one.
04/09/2011
That Guy That Guy
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Originally posted by Lithaewyn
I've had plenty of low end toys and a few higher end and it's definitely worth saving your money over. The lower end toys perform terribly, are usually made of poor materials, and won't last as long. I actually can't think of a low ... More
I agree. I've come to realize that, with sex toys, you really get what you pay for. Still, I read reviews before I buy, so if something inexpensive has good reviews, I don't hesitate to check it out just because I don't know the manufacturer.
04/09/2011
markeagleone markeagleone
I usually go for cost and function. I have many toys that are cheap in price, but work wonderfully. I can actually say they have lasted long past the expectation I had when I purchased them and they are still going. I have had the same experience with products outside of Eden. I had a toyota I purchased for $500.00 and I ended up putting over 200,000 on it. It died at the ripe old age of 337,000 miles when the cab fell off. It was a cheap pick-up. It cost me probably under a thousand to keep it going that long.
04/09/2011
markeagleone markeagleone
I am also very careful on what I purchase to what I read. I love doing reviews on toys that others have failed. To date, all the ones I have reviewed are still in use, but then again, my wife and I play nice with them.
04/09/2011
Brandi Rouxxx Brandi Rouxxx
I buy the affordable toys. If I don't like the name, I just change it...
04/09/2011
callsignhusker callsignhusker
as long as its well made and looks good i dont care
04/09/2011
PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
There are some low end toys that work wonderfully and others that do not. I always read reviews on products I am thinking about buying to make sure I will like it, regardless of whether it is low or high priced/quality.
04/09/2011
indiglo indiglo
I do tend to be more likely to buy from the manufacturers that I've had good experiences with. Sometimes you do get what you pay for, but just because something is expensive doesn't always mean it's going to work and last for you. So I try to base it on reviews and research on similar products. But if I know that a certain manufacturer has been very reliable for me, I tend to start trusting them in general.
04/09/2011
wetone123 wetone123
It's really not in the name; it's what I'm a sucker for! For instance, I've knowingly bought rabbits I know will not last forever because of their materials, and love them still! Buying toys for their durabilty is a wise choice, but you have to enjoy what they do to you also. So if it works I don't care.
04/09/2011
~Brittany~ ~Brittany~
The name doesnt matter
04/09/2011
hjtee hjtee
Name does mean anything. But I do sometimes save up for higher priced items, just because they work better on occasion.
04/09/2011
Mommy2 Mommy2
As long as it works
04/09/2011
A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
I don't care for the name as long as it work, but now that I know that toys with some names work better for me (for example, FunFactory), I'll be more inclined to buy them.
04/10/2011
sexyk515 sexyk515
if it looks good to me
04/10/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Oddly enough it comes down to material more than anything else for us. If it's a plastic or elastomer toy, we go with whatever has the best reviews. But if it's silicone, we tend to migrate toward certain brand names.
04/10/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
I don't care about the name, but I do tend to go for more expensive toys since they usually have the qualities I'm looking for, like rechargeability and safe materials.
04/10/2011
nicole07 nicole07
The name does not matter to me
04/10/2011
cobiffle cobiffle
Ill buy any one as long is it works and is not dangerous.
04/10/2011
MeliPixie MeliPixie
I look most for a high-quality product that is safe for my body, and look next to find one that I can afford. If I can't afford anything that fist the criteria, I will save up and try again later.
04/10/2011
purplekidney purplekidney
She: I was reading "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell a while ago and there was a part where he talked about packaging influencing buying decisions and the taste of food products. Simple things made a huge difference: ice cream in round containers tasted better, adding a drawing of an herb leaf to frozen spinach packaging made the spinach taste more fresh. This holds pretty true for me, interestingly. I'm more prone to go by packaging than brand name.

He: I have some brand loyalty. If I don't like a company's big decisions or influence, or if the company has a reputation for being cheap, I won't buy from them because I hate them.

She: Picky
04/10/2011
Sammi Sammi
There are some manufacturers I go for over others, but it's not always the most expensive toys that I find the best. I do find that I go for material, shape, function and power more, although if I find a company whose toys I consistently like, I'm more apt to try new ones from them regardless of price. One of my favorites is still my $20 plastic bullet that's powered by 6 AA batteries
04/10/2011
Liz2 Liz2
What a toy is called makes no difference to me. I do lean toward companies whose products I have had success with. Material, power, controls are also considered.
Overall, I think toys are getting better. Right now, I just love glass toys!
04/11/2011
Retro Retro
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Originally posted by markeagleone
I wanted to know how many people buy a product due to its name? I realize that every product usually has its own characteristics, but would you be apt to buy a cheaper product with similar characteristics, or do you strive to buy one for the ... More
I do not care as long as it works.
04/29/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
My fiancee and I are interested in functional, high quality toys, not a specific name.
04/29/2011
liilii080 liilii080
I do! But only in some things, like Crest toothpaste and Velveeta Shells and Cheese.
04/29/2011
ChickRocking ChickRocking
Quote:
Originally posted by markeagleone
I wanted to know how many people buy a product due to its name? I realize that every product usually has its own characteristics, but would you be apt to buy a cheaper product with similar characteristics, or do you strive to buy one for the ... More
I never buy something by the product name. I want something that works for me regardless of the name.
05/28/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
If I'm deciding between two similar toys I'll go for the name brand if it's one I'm already fond of. I'd rather spend a little extra money to get a better quality toy than one that looks the same but may not perform as well or last as long.
05/28/2011
Rossie Rossie
I don't buy a toy just based on a single factor, it has to have the right material and shape before I'll even think about purchasing it. Sometimes, products aren't worthwhile just because it's by a name brand.
05/28/2011
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
As long as it works I don't care, the name doesn't really matter.
I do avoid certain materials most of the time and check the reviews before I consider getting any toy though.
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