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Name 5 US-companies with a reputation for quality

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Aroddo, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. really

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    General Electric - light bulbs
    Hallmark - greeting cards
    Mars - chocolate
    Callaway Golf - golf clubs
    Whirlpool - home appliances
    Procter & Gamble - domestic consumables
     
  2. dosed150

    dosed150 Emperor

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    rockstar may have a new york head office but it was founded by a group of english guys, has an english president and its most important studio is based in edinburgh, of its 10 studios only 2 are US based
     
  3. Aroddo

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    i'm still trying to get my head around the fact that someone mentioned Exxon in relation to good quality ..
     
  4. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Have you ever heard of bad fuel? I haven't :dunno:.
     
  5. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Very much so, on both accounts.
     
  6. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Yes. But most of the time that is gasoline that's sat unused for a year or more. Not fresh from the refiner.
     
  7. Mechanicalsalvation

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    I am definetly going to look for Nort Face next time I visit US. Nike is another example..
     
  8. illram

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    I think the problem with Exxon is the Valdez, which basically killed the company brand.
     
  9. Patroklos

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    Give it's sales, I think you are completely wrong. Most people are not going to remember that event from 20 yesrs ago when seeing that sign, it's run it's course long ago.
     
  10. illram

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    Why wouldn't people remember it? I certainly remember it and make a point to still not use ExxonMobil gas stations if I can avoid it. Yes I am aware how franchised gas stations work.

    I noticed a steep decline in Exxon branded gas stations and IIRC one of the reasons for the merger was so they could hide behind the Mobil brand rather than Exxon, which was totally tarnished by the disaster. Today I rarely if ever see any Exxon gas stations in CA.
     
  11. downtown

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    I don't think brand loyalty with gas stations is very strong.
     
  12. illram

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    Yeah it's not, it's more of "brand everyone hates and wants to avoid."
     
  13. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    I still think its associated with the brand.

    Hell, the whole disaster happened before I was born and whenever I hear about Exxon, the first thing to pop into my mind is the Valdez.
     
  14. Arwon

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    Also the idea of "quality fuel" is a marketing gimmick designed to try to escape commodity hell.
     
  15. innonimatu

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    I bet the big oil corporations companies no longer proudly put their names on oil tankers. :lol:
     

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