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Re: Feathered Dead Birds....

Postby bearbreeder » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:22 pm

if you ever go to the dead bird outlet sale they have at their factory store ....

you'll notice that the vast majority of them are asian ... now granted there is a large asian population ... but of the line up that stretches for 4 hours its my guess that 70% are asian ...

now as far as I can tell they are there for 2 reasons
1. to buy it because dead bird must be good because its so expensive retail ... and it complements their BMWs, Lexus, mercedes perfectly ... you know you need that dead bird alpha SV to deal with the deadly vancouver rain
2. to resell online ... quick way to turn a buck as any self respecting asian would do

nothing wrong with either ... you do have to turn a buck and you should look yuppie to your fellow friends at sushi brunch ....

im surprised that i dont do that myself ... must not have inherited the right capitalistic genes ;)
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Re: Feathered Dead Birds....

Postby Hotoven » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:33 pm

Dow Williams wrote:
Hotoven wrote:I like Arc Teryx, even though I only own one pull over wicking layer made by them. I buy their popular stuff off SAC when its up then I sell it off ebay. I make around $100.00 a pop and usually more and never thought once of using that money for my own Arc Teryx brand item.


That is capitalism at its zenith! There is so much profit margin in this product, the guy/gal who bought it from you prob sold it again! sort of like a mini pyramid scheme.


I'm sure your right. For instance, I bought one for 150.00. I then sold it for 260.00 off ebay. The retail is 300.00 for it, so even if the person who bought it from me and sold it, the 40.00 he presumably made was still worth his while and trouble from buying from me.
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Re: Feathered Dead Birds....

Postby CClaude » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:03 pm

twoshuzz wrote:Who really cares about what others prefer to buy and use ? As long as the gear if safe and effective in its purpose and intent, why should it matter ? Freedom of choice. Be glad you have it.


Personally I don't care what gear I use as long as it doesn't get in the way of what I am doing. It has to do the job I am expecting it to but I shouldn't have to think about it. When I am climbing, the only thing I want to concentrate on is climbing, not fiddling around with gear. Simplicity is important.,
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Re: Feathered Dead Birds....

Postby hatidua » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:03 pm

Although I don't own any Arcteryx gear, this thread is just about enough to make me go buy a fluorescent orange shell with their logo on it just to irritate some of the folks who have their panties all bunched up :lol:
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Re: Feathered Dead Birds....

Postby bdynkin » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:53 pm

bearbreeder wrote:if you ever go to the dead bird outlet sale they have at their factory store .... you'll notice that the vast majority of them are asian ...


Just wanted to let you know that I was disgusted by your racist remarks. FYI: I'm neither asian nor politically correct.
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Re: Feathered Dead Birds....

Postby bearbreeder » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:18 pm

bdynkin wrote:
Just wanted to let you know that I was disgusted by your racist remarks. FYI: I'm neither asian nor politically correct.



just wanted to let you know that my belly is yellow ... FYI: i am asian and politically incorrect :mrgreen:

and most people in that line up were asian as well ... simple truth hurts
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Re: Feathered Dead Birds....

Postby hatidua » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:11 am

bdynkin wrote: nor politically correct.


No, you're not politically correct, you blew WAY past that mile marker!
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Re: Feathered Dead Birds....

Postby runnerdanny » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:18 am

Dow Williams wrote:How come all I ever meet out there on the rock or ice are dirtbaggers who can barely afford a cup of joe, much less afford these premium hollywood climbing brands? Who are these folks who spend $500 on jackets and $800 on sleeping bags? Do they climb routes above 5.6? If we invented a premium titanium plated cam and charged $300 per for it, would they buy it?


Two words: Pro deal. When I was starving ski and rock bum, that was how I got all my stuff...or through trades at places like REI shops. I would say "five finger discounts" as well, but that would be wrong of me.
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Re: Feathered Dead Birds....

Postby Denjem » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:23 am

It's good sh!t. Loosen those purse straps you cheap asses. :lol:
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Re: Feathered Dead Birds....

Postby hatidua » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:33 am

runnerdanny wrote:Two words: Pro deal.


The first rule of Fight Club.... :wink:
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