Vanessa got some Q-Tips from Walmart and noticed that the quality was much lower than usual. I think this was a case of the “Walmart version”. Many brands have to ship a lower quality version to Walmart, since Walmart insists on keeping the price as low as possible. In turn, the brand is negatively affected because people will associate them with shoddy merchandise. For example, Sony might be associated with more dead pixels on LCDs if they sell a low-cost Walmart version.
We were approached in the mall the other day by a woman asking if we had three kids because she was looking for families for Supernanny. We were thinking, what kind of gullible would you have to be to go into a reality TV show expecting anything other than total humiliation? I could only guess that some people value fame and/or money over dignity.