Dude! This is no fight. This is a forum! :D Just like you just did, we are also just giving our opinion.
Tanks for your intel by the way. About that: Doesn't it depend on the product wether a limited run is more expensive or not?
Not at all! That's simply called running a business with good marketing.
But what if you have a plan: You are going to make a computer, that already have been sold for $300, and now you are going to sell it for... $81!! You make a nice video that says... $81!! You reach the media saying... $81!! Your Kickstarter project is a succes because of that number... $81. Now there are 20 days left and suddenly you think: You know what, I will add some colors. Maybe make it from another material (aluminum?).... but now these special editiond will be for $99. Now there will be somebody, somewhere, (on a forum like this, in a thread just like this one) who thinks: Heyyyyy, but that was not the plan?
You already said it yourself my friend ''If I have a store''. But this is not a store, this is a Kickstarter project. They should have waited for their store to open and THEN use this forms of marketing by adding other fabrics, colors, accesoiries, etc. It's obvious that they have a commercial mind: On Kickstarter they have a lot of attention and probably millions of views, so why not take this chance by adding the extra products now if you know (almost for sure) that they will sell out immediately.
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Now please don't put words in my mouth. It may look like I'm heading there but that's not my intention, I never said this was bait-and-switch!! Then again, the only factor that keeps this from being bait-and-switch, is that the original low priced product is still available.
Where it comes down to is this: They didn't do anything that is against the rules. They don't trick people with their product because (I red only one review) their quality is good and they are built verry well and neat. Their price of $81 and even $99 is extremely low, believe me I know this! I even know that they are still selling the original denim for $81. It's really tiring to have to say all this extras because I just know that if I don't, people will say things that probably have a lot to do with GUSTIN but nothing with this discussion, like: ''Yeahh..Well if you don't like it, don't buy it then!'' , ''$99 is still cheap, look at the other denim manufacturers'' , ''What are you complaning about? They aren't lying of tricking anybody'', ''There is nothing wrong with their quality or product'' , ''this is no bait-and-switch'' etc. etc. etc.
What I haven't heard is: ''Yeah so what, all companies are sneaky like this and they all would have done the same.'' Before somebody says it, here is already my answer: That's correct! They ALL do it... But I still get the freedom to point that out, right? What GUSTIN did was completely normal, but sneaky in my opinion. And it had an effect on ME. I study marketing and I know that Team GUSTIN are verry good at it, that is a fact. That is also why I have this strong opinion. What they are doing is sneaky and clever that's all I'm saying. You may call me a moralist on this subject
P.S. I sent them an e-mail with some questions and my opinion. Their reaction came with a lot of words and extra info that I didn't ask for. I didn't get an answer on my opinion and then simply: ''The answer is fabric prices.'' The explanation they gave came was just funny. I know enough!
They are gooooood!
Thank you! And we are both right because it's a matter of opinion. Say, a different way of interpretation.
Man, they keep coming out with various denim yet, they can't work on different fits sooner? I want my slim/tapered fit!!! Wah wah wah.
THANK YOU LA Guy!!!!! Thank you a 1000 times!!! Finally someone that agrees with the fact that, what GUSTIN did (bring up the price to $99 while promising $81) could make somebody (like ME! ) bitch on a forum. They probably made a small miscalculation in their business-plan. Now I want to say 10 other things to prove this point.... but I won't, because I already did this in my other posts.