I was going to buy a week’s worth, which, at their prices, would have been $56.
I’m not worried about it, I just know that the same shirts can be had for less elsewhere. If there was a local manufacturer I could buy them from, I would gladly pay $7 a shirt (or more) to support them AND keep the money in the community. I routinely pay more for some products and services I buy locally for just this reason. I used to have my dress shirts made by a local tailor, for probably in the neighborhood of $50-$75 a shirt. Didn’t care about the price because Nick, the little Greek guy who made them, lived in the same area. I knew the money I spent with him stayed right in my community and helped put his kids through college. Sadly, Nick passed away a few years ago and he had no successors for the business. I haven’t been able to find someone to replace him. I’m not going to pay Dead Sam, who exploits its workers and sends our money overseas. Dan > On Jun 12, 2015, at 3:45 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > <email@example.com> wrote: > > Really, you're all worried about $7 a shirt? I'm having some shirts made and > the cheap ones were $7.50 each (thats with 2 color screen printing) the made > in USA American Apparel ones I'm getting are $12.50 each. > I would suggest that you maybe have a warped opinion on what the shirts > should cost. Penny's has to make a little profit too... > Actually this is kind of whats wrong with America, how many shirts are you > going to buy that it would cost "a small fortune"? What else would you do > with the money? The cheapest means somebody doesn't get to eat. As much as I > like Amazon for selling me weird stuff I can't find anywhere else I like > buying from local companies so my neighbors have jobs. > -Curt > From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org> > To: Mercedes Discussion List <email@example.com> > Cc: Dan Penoff <d...@penoff.com> > Sent: Friday, June 12, 2015 3:21 PM > Subject: Re: [MBZ] hey WILTON > > Here's a weird one: > > I wanted to buy some plain cotton t-shirts (undershirts). I don't want to > give Dead Sam my money, so I notice that we had all these coupons from > J.C.Penneys. > > I pop into Penneys yesterday, go to the Men's department and locate the row > of t-shirts. > > OMG!!! > > A package of four (4) Hanes or Fruit of the Loom t-shirts are $28.00!!!! > > Even with the stupid 20% off, additional discount for Penneys card holders, > etc., they would still be a small fortune. > > I'm going to try Target this weekend. I will absolutely not give Dead Sam my > money unless absolutely necessary. > > Maybe I'll look at Amazon tonight, too. > > Grrr. > > Dan > > Sent from my iPad > > > >> On Jun 12, 2015, at 3:12 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes >> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> >> Sadly, the failure was not mysterious. >> Target totally misjudged the Canadian market. >> They assumed that we were like the USA and would flock to Target once they >> opened. They did not fully appreciate the foothold that WalMart already has >> here. >> Apparently (it is not obvious to me but I don't spend much time in either >> store so what do I know?) in the USA, Target is considered up-market from >> WalMart. >> Target assumed that the middle class and up would abandon WalMart in favour >> of Target. >> It did not happen. Target opened too many stores all at once and did not >> have a supply network able to stock them. Their stores did not have enough >> stock and much of what they did have was not of obvious quality. >> Many people went to Target once, looked around, and did not go back. I did >> not even go once. My wife went, told me it was a lost cause, and did not go >> back. I listened to her and did not bother to go there. I go to WalMart >> around here about once a year. I go to a WalMart in Grand Forks ND several >> times a year and mostly buy M1 oil. >> So, the MBA's who drove the Target bus into Canada were not doing their >> homework and should have been fired for what they did. >> >> RB >> >>> On 12/06/2015 1:44 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: >>> Fedoras are for sale all over the place, big stores like Target (which of >>> course you don't have since it mysteriously failed in CA) will have a big >>> ole stack of 'em... >>> -Curt >>> >> >> >> >> _______________________________________ >> http://www.okiebenz.com >> >> To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ >> >> To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: >> http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com >> > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > > > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com