That doesn't mean you can find brand name parts cheap; you won't find deals as good as off-brand items, but you might still find a great deal.
Stay clear of generic or off-brand toys; although, the Mattel lead toy issues prove that even name brand toys can pose a danger.
Nintendo makes a set of cables that will work, but you can save $10-$20 to get an off-brand that will work just as well.
Cats need a very high protein diet, and they don't flourish on off-brand, cheap cat food.
Sometimes off-brand clothes is exactly what you need to get through a season.
Off-brand swimwear can be irritating to those with sensitive skin.
Another way to save money is to buy generic or off-brand items.