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like shops using the same suppliers.
http://www.crownbrush.co.uk/makeup-palettes/88-nude-palette.html crown brush, a uk company, selling the same one for £23, not including £3.50 standard delivery.
widely available on ebay for under £6, including delivery: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/88-Colours-Eyeshadow-Eye-Shadow-Palette-Makeup-Kit-Set-Make-Up-Professional-Box-/360967723957?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Make_Up_Cosmetics_Eyeliner_PP
they do a concealer palette for £17 (exact same one on ebay, £4 - £7 including shipping) and a blush palette for £15 (same one on ebay, £4 - £6 including shipping)
consumers are mugs
i'm gonna start selling things
l'oreal owns maybelline and the body shop, but also kiehls, lancome and ysl.
lvmh own dior makeup but also benefit.
bourjois own chanel.
if I buy Nurofen over generic even though my brain screams otherwise.
Same active ingredient =/= identical products.
I mean, I still buy the cheapest OTC painkillers available but you're all being TECHNICALLY WRONG on the INTERNET.
I'm ready to be educated
You're on your own. Enjoy your generic medicines at... Superdrug.
But for anything where it's basically a pill, if it's a small molecule (as opposed to a biologic) it is basically the same product. Less true for something like asthma inhalers where the device itself has an impact.
Such is in delayed or sustained release painkillers. Obviously not going to be a big deal for your "take 2 g of this paracetamol" stuff but important to realise that same API doesn't mean the same product.
(I do a fair amount of drug formulation patent work)
Classic pharma. Such a morally challenging industry - does so much good but often in a morally sketchy/defunct way
One of my colleagues' clients was selling the same off-patent product at 5 different price points from expensive branded to cheap generic. All the same product, just branding and marketing for different doctors. Completely ludicrous.
so shut up epimer
it's basically all the same thing. The fancy ones cost loads, though.
rebranded in a website forum that funds ESA's sploshing nights
Remember seeing in house of fraiser a German army surplus shirt for about £150
Online t-shirt seller's price = £10
Urban Outfitters' price = £42
are made by Kelloggs or Nestle but are around half the price.
I mean we've all heard that but is it true? Is it true?
I retract my doubt. Sorry guys.
because general mills owns pretty much every single cereal in the world, and they don't need to go to the effort to make a shit version of their brand for cost purposes (ie a corn flake is always just a corn flake).
i think hellmans do it with mayo too.
i buy knockoff aldi cereals and the corporate address at the bottom of the box is GM.
they still have different quality control levels
I used to work on a fruit farm and we had branded baskets
best fruit - M&S
OK fruit - Sainsburys
barely edible fruit - Lidl
Buy a pack of each and compare.
The Devondale tasty and the Home Brand tasty.
They had identical ingredients, listed in the identical order, with identical %s where given. The nutritional information was also identical, so I concluded that the Home Brand cheese was just the Devondale cheese rebranded.
Then I checked at IGA, and the Black and Gold tasty cheese also had identical information.
difference between most of them is only the label.
the cheaper stuff deffo leaves my mouth and throat in a far worse state.
but wide groups of vodka, all wildly varying in price, can come from the same batch.
Knew someone who used to work in the Knorr factory (#spicemates), no difference between the stuff they were packing into the branded jars and the supermarket ones.
So now you know.
H & M - cheap and cheerful tat (by and large)
cos - pretty decent stuff
cause cos is for middle class people who like to think they're getting #quality
H&M & Cos have entirely separate design teams with separate briefs
+ H&M HQ is in Stockholm & Cos is completely UK based
The companies are almost independent of one another though they both benefit from economies of scale by belonging to the same parent company
GET A GRIP ON REALITY, LO-PAN
lots of 'luxury' foodstuffs like jam, honey, chutney, shortbread etc. are generic and then posh shops sell them with a more 'local' and 'special' branding with a huge markup.
Tesco own brand gin and Bunnahabhain 8 Year Old are both basically 40% v/v ethanol in water (just look at the ingredients on the bottle ffs) so you're an idiot if you buy the more expensive one cos they're basically the same thing.
supermarket own brand: budget range, shit packaging
supermarket own brand: mid range, unmemorable packaging
supermarket own brand: high range, fancy packaging
4 or 5 other brands all trying to look as old-school italian deli as possible, randomly priced between mid and high
nobody needs this insane amount of choice
please entertain my moaning
It tastes weird, has a weird texture and it can go fuck it's self in a bin of fuck whits. The rest on the other hand... I totally agree with.
in fact, I dont even know what the hell I'm on about.
But I had Sainsburys Basic Pasta and threw the bag out after the first portion because it tasted so bad.
toothpaste, more specifically Colgate Toothpaste, is the worst.