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Same Same...but Different Answered

Two years ago I spent my fall semester in Vietnam.  While shopping in the markets I often heard the phrase "Same Same...but Different".  This usually referred the knock-off North Face bags (mine fell apart after a month) and designer sunglasses that were, according to the vendors, just as good as the real thing, but a little different.  Although knock-off often has a bad connotation associated with it, it really just means same same but different.

What types of things have you encountered in your everyday life that you've thought, "hey this is just like this other thing I tried"?

examples...
- the perfume I wear smells just like this designer perfume that is 3x more expensive
- this bands has a similar sound to this band; they're a little less known but their music is just as awesome!
- the city I live is a smaller/larger version than this other city I visited

you got the idea

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Kiteman

8 years ago

We know a chap who works in a mincemeat factory - he says you should always buy the cheapest stuff, because the premium-price stuff is exactly the same recipe, just in a posh jar.

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Brennn10

8 years ago

I love to purchase the store brand items at the supermarket. Although some items are better as the name brand, many items that are the store brand are always cheaper and often just as fulfilling!

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Carleyy

8 years ago

I have an example. When I was in Vietnam I got two pairs of prescription glasses for 10-12 American dollars each (that's including frames and lenses). My glasses and lenses I bought in the US cost me over $400. They're just as good too! So if you want a fun collection of glasses you can switch up and you're ever in south east asia check out an eye glass store!