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Old 12-25-2011, 06:06 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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You can buy a nice pair of Made in America New Balance sport shoes for $125 or you can pay $190 dollars for made in China Air Jordans.

BTW the people buying Air Jordans used to work in the textile industry here before those jobs were sent to China.
Nothing like supporting the people who laid you off.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:20 AM
 
Location: NJ
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BTW the people buying Air Jordans used to work in the textile industry here before those jobs were sent to China.
Nothing like supporting the people who laid you off.
im sure most of them didnt work in the textile industry here in america. i dont think its fair to assume that this class of people is obligated to feel more strongly about buying american than any group.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I totaly agree about "misplaced priorities".
But most living things are either male or female. Including animals and humans. Nothing derogatory about it. Just the fact of nature. The "him's" are males, the "her's" are female. Whats the problem with calling them what they were born as and will forever be in their original natural state?
I agree with you on both points.

I see nothing wrong with using the term "male" or "female" when referencing humans. Calipoppy even uses the term "female" in other posts, so I think she's just trying to stir the pot.
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Alabama
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Stop first and think about who wears these shoes, and all your questions are answered.
how do you know abt black people when you live in whitebread conncticut???
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: in your dreams
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What is this, 1990 all over again...
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: NJ
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how do you know abt black people when you live in whitebread conncticut???
what does that mean "whitebread conncticut"? do people in connecticut eat more white bread than other states?
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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what does that mean "whitebread conncticut"? do people in connecticut eat more white bread than other states?
Well, she would know.


Air Jordans were created in 1985. This craze is nothing new. I'm impressed that the fad has lasted this long.

As to explanation, it's all about name recognition, and what's in fashion. I've got to hand it to Nike. You take a beloved athlete, name an overpriced sneaker after him, release a new shoe annually and sit back and rake in the profits.

And the people who are buying these shoes have probably never seen Jordan play except on video.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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Irresponsibility on the part of Nike. When you know the demand for your product is high I find it irresponsible to conduct "limited release" sales. A good case could be made that Nike is responsible for the injuries suffered during the mad scramble by consumers to get their hands on the shoe.

I don't understand a LOT of the consumer behavior in this society. Why do people line up at the Apple store to be one of the first to get their hands on a product? It isn't as if they will not be able to purchase it in the future.

The racial aspect some have implied isn't relevant. Take a look at some of the "black Friday" videos and it is clear that this crowd behavior is not limited to a particular race/creed/color.

Companies play off of human nature. They use greed and fear to market their products and the resulting violence is fully expected. Is there any reason to believe that when you dangle a limited supply of product in front of any mob that wants it you will NOT see violence?
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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Irresponsibility on the part of Nike. When you know the demand for your product is high I find it irresponsible to conduct "limited release" sales. A good case could be made that Nike is responsible for the injuries suffered during the mad scramble by consumers to get their hands on the shoe.

I don't understand a LOT of the consumer behavior in this society. Why do people line up at the Apple store to be one of the first to get their hands on a product? It isn't as if they will not be able to purchase it in the future.

The racial aspect some have implied isn't relevant. Take a look at some of the "black Friday" videos and it is clear that this crowd behavior is not limited to a particular race/creed/color.

Companies play off of human nature. They use greed and fear to market their products and the resulting violence is fully expected. Is there any reason to believe that when you dangle a limited supply of product in front of any mob that wants it you will NOT see violence?
It's not Nike's fault that crazed consumers have no self-restraint. Of course the company is going to capitalize on these types of people who live to buy more overpriced crap they don't need. That is a problem with the consumer. If the consumer is not bright enough to figure out they are being manipulated like a little dancing puppet by corporations, then let them shell out their money for overpriced junk, and fight each other to the death for the new _____. Maybe one day they will realize the reality. Once everyone begins to see it, incidents such as these will no longer exist.
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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I don't get it but if I had to guess......

I'd say it was about a misplace value system that says your are irrelevant unless you have (or can appear to have) money.

Sounds pretty American to me




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