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Old 08-12-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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How tacky and ridiculous. Have never seen it, but I can just imagine the demographic must be the same as the ones who wear the huge rhinestone encrusted dollar signs around their necks. I didn't even know this was the latest fad, and if I had seen it I would have tried to save the wearer embarrassment and told them about the tag, assuming they forgot to take it off before they left the house.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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If "showing off the price" means showing the world that it was an expensive item, why the heck would anyone want to advertise that they spent more than they had to on an item?

Hinky.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:45 AM
 
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It's a status thing. It's popular with young people in poor areas where many people have to buy secondhand. Leaving the tags and stickers on hats and shoes show that they aren't used and the wearer is someon who can afford to buy new.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Undisclosed...(It's SEKKRIT!;)
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It's a status thing. It's popular with young people in poor areas where many people have to buy secondhand. Leaving the tags and stickers on hats and shoes show that they aren't used and the wearer is someon who can afford to buy new.
That makes total sense (well...not really, but in terms of the pretzel logic, LOL). Thanks. I had NO idea and yes, it's definitely within a certain demographic.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I haven't seen this. I have heard it happens.

And then of course there are those ladies who buy a dress for a night out, leave the tags on, and return it. Notice stores now have tags on the front that say, this can't be returned if this tag is removed.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I guess I'm a little out of it because the first I heard of the practice was when Macklemore's '
Thrift Shop' came out. The lyrics are:

I'm gonna pop some tags
only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I - I - I'm hunting, looking for a come-up
This is <bleep>'ing awesome

I had no idea what 'popping tags' referred to - lol! Kinda wish I'd had the internet around when I was younger - it's nice not to have to ask my 'cool friends' silly questions.

I have to love the way the song takes on the mindset that new and expensive is somehow 'better', and that it's the person that rocks the clothes, not the other way around.

ETA: there is some profanity in that video - just an FYI for those that might be offended by it.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:36 PM
 
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For myself and everyone I know the only reason the price is "being showed off" is because we are old and we forgot to cut the tag off the item.......LOL
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I guess I'm a little out of it because the first I heard of the practice was when Macklemore's '
Thrift Shop' came out. The lyrics are:

I'm gonna pop some tags
only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I - I - I'm hunting, looking for a come-up
This is <bleep>'ing awesome

I had no idea what 'popping tags' referred to - lol! Kinda wish I'd had the internet around when I was younger - it's nice not to have to ask my 'cool friends' silly questions.

I have to love the way the song takes on the mindset that new and expensive is somehow 'better', and that it's the person that rocks the clothes, not the other way around.

ETA: there is some profanity in that video - just an FYI for those that might be offended by it.
I love this song and video. I was dying of laughter the first time I heard it. I immediately googled and posted it on Facebook.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Haven't seen tags left on clothing. I have seen the stickers on hats.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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I haven't seen this. I have heard it happens.

And then of course there are those ladies who buy a dress for a night out, leave the tags on, and return it. Notice stores now have tags on the front that say, this can't be returned if this tag is removed.

Did you ever see the episode of "The King of Queens" where Carrie did this?? She had a whole system and was buying stuff from Gucci, Prada, etc etc etc wearing it and then returning it within the 30 day return policy limit. It was really funny.
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