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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Brand loyalty

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State of Jefferson

Sep 21st, 2017 05:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Harley: I've been driving them for 35+ years"

Drive a Harley, ride a bike : )

My first pair of hiking boots was VASQUE decades ago.. glad to hear they are still good quality.. I'll check them out.

No longer brand loyal to:
Martin Guitars

Brand loyal to :
Sparky's Root Beer
Seibel shoes
D'Addario Guitar strings
Castagnari Melodeons (button accordeons)
Stanley measuring tapes (metal bodies)
Moss Motors (Brit and Miata auto parts)
Zero H Brief Cases
Costco Starbucks coffee beans
Gold Toe socks
Weber Grilles
Victorinox Knives
PUMA Knives

Scott L.
Contributing Member


Mr. Crump don't 'low no easyriders here.
Sep 21st, 2017 06:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Community Coffee Dark Roast. 40+ years
Wrangler Jeans since the early '80's
Weber Grills. Gas, charcoal and a smoker
Sig Sauer

Contributing Member

West Chester PA

Wait, what?
Sep 21st, 2017 06:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm pretty close to having no brand loyalty, at least I think.

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Insert clever tagline here
Sep 21st, 2017 06:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Allen Edmunds quality has been slipping bigtime. Their customer service department is very busy. While I do own one pair of their penny loafers, I think Alden is a much better brand (though they've been slipping too).

And, how can we leave out Costco? My favorite retailer because if you hate it, they will take it back pretty much forever.

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One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Sep 21st, 2017 06:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I’m with you Jake. I do like my iPhone. Apple has me roped in, for now.

But pretty much everything is up for grabs.

I mean - I just bought a giant Fiat 4x4! :-O

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Greensboro, NC

You're the reason our kids are ugly
Sep 21st, 2017 06:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Chris, I hadn't heard that about Allen Edmonds. I've bought all of my shoes as seconds from their factory outlet, usually at a great reduced from MSRP price, and they've all been perfect. I do need to send the wingtips in for resoling, though. They have soft rubber soles and haven't held up nearly as well as the leather soles. However, they're also the most comfortable pair of shoes I've ever worn.

Chris Greene
FDP Host

Idaho, USA

Insert clever tagline here
Sep 21st, 2017 06:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

AE has lots of loyal customers. I was one once.

Contributing Member

Santee CA

I forgot my tagline
Sep 21st, 2017 06:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I'm kinda surprised no one responded: The Beatles, ABBA, The Doors, etc. ;o)"

The first thing that came to my mind was the Stones, just didn't get here soon enough.

For the most part I'm beyond brand loyalty. Per Rok, these days I'm loyal to whatever is the better product, hopefully made in America. Fender still fits that bill for me.

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Hemet, SoCal

I detect the El Supremo
Sep 21st, 2017 07:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fresh Pet dog food
Authors: Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, James Lee Burke, Cormack McCarthy, Stephen King, Jo Nesbo, among others

And yes, The Doors, Zappa, Stones, Leonard Cohen, and the list goes on although they're dying off

Contributing Member

Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Sep 21st, 2017 07:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another Honda Accord person here. We have two.

Five things, in no particular order:

1. Good gas mileage.
2. Ample sized gas tank. Goes a long way on a tank of gas.
3. Accelerates well, so you can change lanes in heavy traffic.
4. Comfortable.
5. Reliable.

Strato Dis aster
Contributing Member

USMC Retired in ENC

The Devil said, "But it's a dry heat"
Sep 21st, 2017 07:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Eljer Toilets, Fender Guitars, Kellogg's cereal, Looney tunes, Fruit of the Loom, add your favorite scotch. Everything else is cream cheese!

Te 52

Laws of Physics

strictly enforced
Sep 21st, 2017 09:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ivory soap.

I am wary about getting too devoted or sentimentally attached to any one company. Corporations can lose their sense of what made them successful almost overnight.

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Insert clever tagline here
Sep 21st, 2017 10:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Like Brooks Brothers and Lands' End. And McDonalds. And so many other companies that are little more than a recognizable name at this point.

Brooks Brothers, in particular, pisses me off. Sold a couple times and now has become something it spent a hundred years not being. They once set the look, now. they're chasing it (too skinny and too short). There are still a few things left but they are fading fast. It's been hard for me with them because our relationship went back to my high school years and all through my business career.

Contributing Member

The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Sep 22nd, 2017 03:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Honda cars (have a Pilot, CRV, Civic)
Merrill shoes
Columbia shirts, pants, belts, fleeces, hiking boots
Tanqueray gin
Sam Adams
Fender electric guitars/amps

Contributing Member

Mass., Amerika

CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
Sep 22nd, 2017 09:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ford I guess. My first real vehicle was a '73 F100. Since then I've had a Gran Torino, full size Bronco, four Explorers - the first being a '91, and now I drive a F150. The only non-Ford has been a full size Blazer.

My wife on the other hand, has never driven a Ford.

I used to swear by Porter-Cable -- not so much anymore since they got sucked up by Stanley. Now it's Bosch for power tools.

Penn reels for saltwater. I've heard the newer stuff isn't what it used to be, but my 710s, 712s, 704s, 706, Squidders, and Senators all work like new, and I can still get parts for all of them if they need a tune up or something breaks.

Bessey clamps, Bays English muffins, and World Spice herbs and spices since Bill Penzy lost his friggin marbles back in November.


New York City

Sep 22nd, 2017 12:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was loyal to Sony products for a long time. Still like their headphones, even the cheap over the ear types are not bad. They used to make the best TV's but I don't think they are competitive with the new technology and are too expensive.

Philips/Norelco for just about anything I'm looking for if they happen to make it.

Fender basses and guitars.

Thomastik-Infeld bass strings. Unlikely I will ever go to another brand

Yamaha keyboards.

Dell for PC's

Levi jeans. Not as good as they used to be but they remain the best fit for me.

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Live clean, let your works be seen.
Sep 22nd, 2017 12:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Completely forgot about fishing stuff.

I’ll go with St. Croix rods

Shimano reels for inshore
Penn reels for trolling


DOA lures ( Florida guys will know)

Triple Fish fluorocarbon

Contributing Member

Who's we sucka?

Smith, Wesson and me.
Sep 22nd, 2017 01:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Toyota, last 4 new car buys. Beyond that I can't think of any other brand loyalty.

Contributing Member

Staten Island, NY

Godzilla the Thread Killa
Sep 22nd, 2017 02:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Most of mine are clothing, I realized. When I find something that works for me, I basically just stick with it until it stops working or its not available anymore.

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State of Jefferson

Sep 22nd, 2017 02:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Pentel Mechanical pencils
Swingline Staplers
Omega Watches
Seiko Watches
Lucas Electrics
S.U. Carburettors
Jaeger Gauges
Smiths Gauges
Les Schwab(b) tire stores.
American currency

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