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I check naughtycodes.com periodically for discount codes if I'm going to purchase something on line. Sometimes they have good codes there. I was going to buy a suit brush from BrooksBrothers.com and checked naughtycodes. There's one on there that expires tomorrow "FRIEND8" that gives you 25% off. Got $15 off my suit brush.
post #2 of 11
I'm troubled by the designation 'naughtycodes' -- are these discount codes intended for use by only a specific population (regular customers, employees), but which have been distributed for use by the general public without proper authorization?
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I'm troubled by the designation 'naughtycodes' -- are these discount codes intended for use by only a specific population (regular customers, employees), but which have been distributed for use by the general public without proper authorization?
Sigh. You can be troubled all you want. Many of the codes are simply unpublished codes the companies have that are pulled together in one place on the site. It's not a "secret" site, and if the companies had a problem with it, they'd shut it down, of course.
post #4 of 11
Sure, just as streetvendors wouldn't be hocking counterfeits on Fifth Avenue if the manufacturers had a problem with that.
post #5 of 11
No big deal. I just checked the site. All the codes are public domain - they offer no illicit goodies, just a catchy name. It's the same way we share Bluefly codes here. They are not explicitly given to everyone, but everyone is free to use them, as evidenced by the companies' acceptance of them. Transparent marketing gimmick - like a "private" sale - makes some idiots feel like they are special and "in-the-know".
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ok
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Sure, just as streetvendors wouldn't be hocking counterfeits on Fifth Avenue if the manufacturers had a problem with that.
I didn't mean to sound as abrupt as my original reply to your question, Leo. Sorry about that. If the street vendors stayed in one location, the manufacturers would go after them pretty aggressively, I would think. Or worse, if they set up a website selling the fakes, the manufacturers would shut that down too.
post #8 of 11
Not all websites selling fake items get shit down, I know I bought a Rolex "replica" off of a website a couple years ago and the website is still up and selling fakes, and these are convincing fakes, I've been into many jewelry stores that sell lots of Rolexes and none of them could tell. Same thing with Louis Vuitton and Gucci stuff, a lot of the websites are breaking the law but they stay up for a long time.
post #9 of 11
Typically I think what you find is that those who are purchasing a fake Rolex are not in the market for a genuine item, and are therefore only a threat to brand equity (ie: some people don't want a genuine Rolex for fear of others assuming it is fake....most brands aren't to the point where this is a fear).  Rolex is not losing a sale as a result of the website. Interestingly enough, certain brands tend to benefit from having their goods counterfeited and sold on street corners.  In the world of designer handbags, for instance, it is a statement that you have arrived.....and the cachet that comes with counterfeits generates sales for the real brand. I used to work in brand protection and always found the NY street aspect fascinating.
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(Leo Jay @ 05 Oct. 2004, 07:32) Sure, just as streetvendors wouldn't be hocking counterfeits on Fifth Avenue if the manufacturers had a problem with that.
I didn't mean to sound as abrupt as my original reply to your question, Leo. Sorry about that. If the street vendors stayed in one location, the manufacturers would go after them pretty aggressively, I would think. Or worse, if they set up a website selling the fakes, the manufacturers would shut that down too.
I appreciate the comment -- I regret if my choice of words ("I'm troubled by...") sounded judgemental -- it certainly wasn't meant to; the site name just suggested something illicit.
post #11 of 11
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No worries, Leo.
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