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post #226 of 291
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Originally Posted by ToruOkada View Post
It probably wasn't a "marketing experiment" and I doubt they went in with the intent that if it was successful they'd do a second identical one. Although I do think that it would have been better for them to have just done one run of that bag and changed up the second run...maybe different color options, style or something.

All of us vendors paid well in advance of the production run and given the fact that the second run has not been offered to anyone I know of is all I need to know.
post #227 of 291
yeah im pretty pissed too. i purchased the bag because of its good cause and exclusivity and im definitely not the only one. i have a friend, who found out about hte bag through me, for the same reasons. i can only be a little less mad because its a good cause, but it definitely makes me think twice about purchasing from Apolis again

anyway i got an email from context saying they have another 25 for preorder that are being shipped to them by dec 14th.
post #228 of 291
lol.
post #229 of 291
the quality of this canvas is crap compared to standard filson - dont buy!!!
post #230 of 291
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post
All of us vendors paid well in advance of the production run and given the fact that the second run has not been offered to anyone I know of is all I need to know.
Sorry, I'm not really sure what this means. I think Apolis definitely mishandled the situation, but I don't think they went into the project with intentions to "dupe" all of you or whatever you want to call it.
post #231 of 291
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
On the one hand this is a company that is based on helping other countries by purchasing their fabrics (ie. Ugandans), so why wouldn't they try to sell as much product as they could? On the other hand, you clearly have some customers that feel duped by the advertised product.

Does anyone know the specifics of what the Ugandans are getting out of it? Is it just an order for the fabric? I can't imagine that the 400 bags would end up being that much fabric. It can't be that large of an order, no?
post #232 of 291
i threw the retarded apolis craptivism propaganda pamphlet away that came attached to the bag but IIRC they were selling the fact that the uganda factory has 1000 people working at it pretty hard. same shit as how the white house is lying about how many jobs the stimulus saved.
post #233 of 291
I can understand why you'd be pissed about the exclusivity part, but I don't get the criticism of their philanthropy efforts. How do you know they're lying? I think it was mentioned that they used a few farmer's entire yields of cotton for the bags. That doesn't seem completely unrealistic to me..
post #234 of 291
Yeah its only a few bags but remember that ugandan farms aren't as large as american ones lol
post #235 of 291
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Originally Posted by ToruOkada View Post
Sorry, I'm not really sure what this means.

I think Apolis definitely mishandled the situation, but I don't think they went into the project with intentions to "dupe" all of you or whatever you want to call it.

Intentional or not does not matter. This would be no different than me selling a limited edition print that ended up being a big hit and then going out and printing another identical batch and selling them while cutting out the galleries. Shitty business is shitty business and it doesn't matter to me what noble cause is or is not involved.
post #236 of 291
all i can say is that when you google "apolis filson" one of the top results is this SF thread. My hope is that once people read through this thread they will think twice about falling into this $400 scam under the guise of being "philanthropy" correction - this thread IS the top result
post #237 of 291
Here is the thing with Apolis. For being some goodie goodie holy rollers they are some fucking greedy, nasty people.
A limited edition means limited. I will NEVER do business with them again.
With all the fit issues with their clothes and the fake ass goodie goodie schtick when dollars are what they are after they can rot.
Jesus won't forgive you either boys.
Stick to sewing pink berries uniforms.
post #238 of 291
I'd pay top dollar to have heard the conversation between Mauro and apolis. Wowsa.
post #239 of 291
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post
I'd pay top dollar to have heard the conversation between Mauro and apolis. Wowsa.

I heard a few comments of Mauro's. When they insisted on what and how we were supposed to present the product on my site you should have heard some of my comments.....
post #240 of 291
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Does anyone know the specifics of what the Ugandans are getting out of it? Is it just an order for the fabric? I can't imagine that the 400 bags would end up being that much fabric. It can't be that large of an order, no?
Basically, AA looked around for a non-profit that sourced their materials from countries with developing economies. It's not that AA is getting their fabric directly from the Ugandans but rather through this organization.
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