TOJ - updates on the debacle, complaints, news about other ventures, whatever.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by impolyt_one, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. smashwindow

    smashwindow Senior member

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  2. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    lol, I took micro and macroecon in college too dudes.... like 12 years ago. :eek:

    fwiw, 1-2% year on year increase isn't enough to support itself in modern times. We've had raw materials climb on us in double digits within each year, there are real-world things happening outside of the textbooks these days that are truly driving the prices. China might not really be preparing to take over the USA like everyone in America worries about and trolls Yahoo! comments with, but they are indeed making an impression on the commodities markets. I feel it every couple months with the wholesale side.
     
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    smashwindow Senior member

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    You could try to find your own curve by having people do a survey with the chance of winning a free jacket a la 1. Would you buy the toj0 for $400, 2. would you buy the toj A-2 for $800 etc etc

     
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    Dbear Senior member

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    the people responding aren't necessarily the ones buying. the majority that purchase the jackets don't post here.

    also, there are tons that reply, "instakop" or "omg must have" but have not and probably will never buy.
     
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    VLSI Senior member

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    I really would buy the bball :(
     
  6. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    this is 100% correct.

    also, smashwindow, pricing is a more complex game than just asking what people think they will hold at. That has been disproven time and time again. It also has little to do with TOJ stuff. I'd like to make money, but that's not how I price the goods. maybe to my detriment someday, but things can change as well, so whatever. I'm not worried about the rest of them. Marketing and commerce often includes a lot of tricks and games, I respond to that with output instead.
     
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    Probably makes estimating demand for TOJ noisy. When I get my tax return this year or sell off my cruiser, will probably buy a A-2 :)
     
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    Find Finn Senior member

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    Did you see this, I have a feeling that China is going to do a Greece within a couple of years, which should change the commodity prices (and everything else).

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    stick Senior member

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    No matter how many terms/names/theories you can throw around, talking about applying economic theory always makes you sound like a college freshman.
     
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    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    I've always wondered what portion of purchases are from forum members here/on sufu/elsewhere v. the public at large (and how non-forumites find out about ToJ).
     
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    I have a degree in economics. Sorry if that seems childish to you.
     
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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    I don't think he's doubting your knowledge or what your saying, it just always sounds like that (from someone with no knowledge of economics).
     
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    impolyt_one Senior member

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    from now on we just replace all proper terms like 'veblen goods' with the word 'thingy' to sound more laid back
     
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    If you wanted to charge more, I think you'd have to change the name. I now think it's charming but I missed out on TOJ for a long time because the name didn't sound like a purveyor of serious goods. Somehow I have an easier time opening the wallet for something called "Maison Martin Margiela" "Lanvin" etc.
     
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    I am about to start my PhD in economics and I had no idea what a veblen good is
     

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