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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:35

I was just thinking about this whilst walking through the office and seeing the dozens of monitors with rather large "Dell" letters on the back of each one.

 

We're paying for the product, but we're also offering such companies free advertising.

 

e.g. Apple having the Apple logo on their products, Samsung having the word "Samsung" on their phones, TVs etc.

 

Just seems strange to me.




#2 KingCracker

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:37

I was just thinking about this whilst walking through the office and seeing the dozens of monitors with rather large "Dell" letters on the back of each one.

 

We're paying for the product, but we're also offering such companies free advertising.

 

e.g. Apple having the Apple logo on their products, Samsung having the word "Samsung" on their phones, TVs etc.

 

Just seems strange to me.

 I would rather have a brand on my items than nothing at all. Especially if I like the product. Its the difference between generic and name brand. 



#3 Nick H.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:39

What an odd thing to think about...

Personally I have no problem with it. I don't buy a product for it's branding, I buy it because it does what I want. But some people buy macbook's because Apple is the "in" thing, and they want to show off what they have to others.

#4 Max Norris

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:40

Eh personally it's been like that for so long I pretty much "tune it out". Even my old systems from the late 70's/early 80's had logos all over them, never mind it's on pretty much everything... clothes, appliances, cars, even my toothbrush.. it's probably been like that for over 100 years.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:41

Eh personally it's been like that for so long I pretty much "tune it out". Even my old systems from the late 70's/early 80's had logos all over them, never mind it's on pretty much everything... clothes, appliances, cars, even my toothbrush.. it's probably been like that for over 100 years.

You're right, and I find it odd that we're paying for a product and to be a moving billboard :p



#6 KingCracker

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:42

If the product works and doesn't break or malfunction then I have no problem with the brand being on it. Also the brand name being on the product helps me determine before I buy it if its a good Idea to own it or not. 



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:44

Subliminally even if people aren't prepared to admit it, they feel comforted by known and trusted brands.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:45

Its not just computer stuff, Brands are everywhere. It certainly serves a purpose yes. My friend has a nice monitor, I see the LG sticker on it so I go off in search of it and I know where to look. I guess its a anchoring technique. Ooh that's pretty. Its a xyz brand etc



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:54

I think it's more odd people put brand names on things that have nothing to do with them and then even paid to do it!... example: you have a car, you like Samsung, so you pay to get big Samsung vinyl decals applied to your car..... why? YOU just paid to advertise for them, when they should be paying you for that space! Now that is more odd then a company being proud of their products so they put their name on them



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:56

 I would rather have a brand on my items than nothing at all. Especially if I like the product. Its the difference between generic and name brand. 

 

i'm just the opposite.  i'd rather have no logo's or words on my stuff.  i'd like stuff to have nice clean edges, backs, fronts, etc...

 

like the apple that lights up on some mac laptops i've seen, that would annoy me to no end!  luckily, if i was using it, it would be on the back



#11 KingCracker

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:59

i'm just the opposite.  i'd rather have no logo's or words on my stuff.  i'd like stuff to have nice clean edges, backs, fronts, etc...

 

like the apple that lights up on some mac laptops i've seen, that would annoy me to no end!  luckily, if i was using it, it would be on the back

The stuff I buy sometimes depends on durability and reliability without branding of any sort how am I suppose to know if its a knock off or some brand that won't work properly. 



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 13:03

Why does Audi have the rings etc. then? Tear them off.

 

What I'm increasingly not happy about is various other markings like CE, warnings, serial numbers on white stickers and MagicBrights and bogus contrast numbers and oh so many stupid stickers on laptops (used to include specs). Brand and model needs to be there so it can be identified when necessary. That and serial number, engraved in a discreet location is all that is needed. But no....



#13 KingCracker

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 13:05

Why does Audi have the rings etc. then? Tear them off.

 

What I'm increasingly not happy about is various other markings like CE, warnings, serial numbers on white stickers and MagicBrights and bogus contrast numbers and oh so many stupid stickers on laptops (used to include specs). Brand and model needs to be there so it can be identified when necessary. That and serial number, engraved in a discreet location is all that is needed. But no....

Stickers on laptops and desktops need to go. Everything you need to know should be on the box only.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 14:01

oh so many stupid stickers on laptops

Ugh those annoy me something ugly.. at least make them so they can be easily and cleanly pulled off without leaving glue and half the sticker behind. I don't mind the logos on the devices that are molded with the chassis, but stickers.... gah.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 14:17

I was just thinking about this whilst walking through the office and seeing the dozens of monitors with rather large "Dell" letters on the back of each one.

 

We're paying for the product, but we're also offering such companies free advertising.

 

e.g. Apple having the Apple logo on their products, Samsung having the word "Samsung" on their phones, TVs etc.

 

Just seems strange to me.

Why do artists sign their paintings/artwork... proud of their work.