Thank you to Virtual Sinner for today’s TMI Tuesday questions.
Consumer purchase behavior is much studied. These questions are about your buying behavior with respect to different products.
1. Name a category for which you are very fussy and only one product will do. Name the product.
Hair conditioner. It has to be Pantene Pro-V Curly Moisture Renewal
2. Name a category for which you are fussy about quality and buy top-of-the-line brands.
Frosted Animal Cookies. It’s Mother’s or nothing.
3. Name a category for which you are most interested in price, and will buy whatever brand is cheapest.
4. Name a category for which you are unable to find a satisfactory product.
Anti-Bacterial and phosphate-free dish soap.
5. Name a product that has disappeared from the market for which you have been unable to find a satisfactory substitute.
Nothing comes to mind, except perhaps a 10-count family pack of chimichangas, versus the 8-count it shrunk to during the Great Recession.
6. Name a product that you buy that your mother or father used to buy.
I recently started to buy Crisco, but in sticks not the big container like my mom used to buy.
7. Name a product that you won’t buy because your mother or father used to buy it.
Cream of Wheat. Blech.
8. Name a product that is over-rated.
Any cleaning device with “disposable” heads, like Swiffers. They are a step in the direct opposite direction we need to be heading.
9. Name a product that is under-rated.
Linen napkins. Imagine the paper cost we’d reduce if people started to buy and use linens instead.
Bonus: If there was one product that you would re-invent or improve, what is it?
Batteries. I’d make them last much, much longer.