“As you can see from this list of the ingredients in order of quantity, avocado is the ninth ingredient by weight, coming in at less than 2%, less, in fact, than the salt.”
He marveled at consumer
“…what I don't understand is why people buy it more than once.”
If people are buying this
product more than once, it’s reasonable to assume that they either like it or
consider it good enough to meet their needs.
Is that bad?
I love bagels and lox
(grew up in NY!), can’t imagine anything but the “real” thing, but people by
lox spread all the time.
Are Maxwell House and Folgers “real” coffee?
Are cheaper, lower amenity
cars “real” cars?
Let’s not even start on the subjects of music, movies, or books!
If what I consider lower
quality or less desirable products are still around, someone must be buying
If a better product is introduced and people stop buying the “less desirable” alternative, then the market will have spoken (and perhaps my preferences would be vindicated).
In the mean time, who am I
to say that the consumers buying the “lower quality” product don’t know any
We all have our purchasing biases.
We all could name some
product or service for which we go out of our way, or spend more, to get
precisely what meets our needs (or desires).
For most of us, though, these products represent the exception to the rule: every purchase doesn’t fall into this category.
My husband calls me a coffee snob. I am.
Could Seth be a guacamole snob?