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In light of the economic downturn, have you been more or less likely to try new products?

The economy has many of us thinking about our product purchase decisions.  Are we buying the right products at the best price?  We were curious to hear if you are re-evaluating your purchase decisions in light of the economic downturn?

Please tell us!  We want to know what you think.

Less likely - I'm sticking to tried-and-true favorites, this is not a time to experiment (12.5%)

Equally likely - The economy hasn't changed my love of trying new things (44.0%)

More likely - I like trying new, less expensive alternatives to cut back (43.5%)

In light of the economic downturn, have you been more or less likely to try new products?
  • Joodles By Joodles
    on Mar 19, 2009  

    The economy has made me look at products similarly to what I have already tried but that may be more inexpensive, but that doesn't necessarily mean I go for the less expensive option.

  • auntnina By auntnina
    on Mar 19, 2009  

    Ditto to Joodles, I definitely consider less expensive products that are comparable to what I have used.

  • lynnkendo By lynnkendo
    on Mar 19, 2009  

    Ditto to both of the above mentioned posters-LOL. I, as well, am looking for less expensive products that are like the ones I use now, but do not always buy those if I find something in that category......

  • am_i_lost By am_i_lost
    on Mar 19, 2009  

    I also agree with the above posts. I will try a new, more inexpensive product if it is comparable to what I would normally buy.

  • midwestmom By midwestmom
    on Mar 19, 2009  

    I agree. I am probably more willing to try something else as long as I am getting the same quality.

  • rebecca_anne89 By rebecca_anne89
    on Mar 19, 2009  

    I live in southeast Texas where we have not been hit very hard by the econmic crisis so I am still a shopaholic. As a matter of fact, i may even be purchasing more than I did last year.

  • blackcat35 By blackcat35
    on Mar 19, 2009  

    I've had to cut way back this year so I'm looking for alot of the less expensive products some have been good and others not.

  • Beautiful1 By Beautiful1
    on Mar 19, 2009  

    I try new things regardless of the economy. I especially try new products when I have a sizeable cupon.

  • dutiful By dutiful
    on Mar 19, 2009  

    I love trying new things that fit my budget.

  • sangeetagarg By sangeetagarg
    on Mar 19, 2009  

    In this state of economy.I'm trying new products which are cheaper or store brand.If I like them .. I can stick to them.