Skip to comments.I was just surfing through the Sochi web shop......
Posted on 01/26/2014 5:40:56 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
Eric Bolling of The Five said the other day that we should go on and support Olympians by buying clothing. I was curious what they had as offerings, and stopped by and was almost knocked over at the prices. $55 for a t-shirt????? How can they justify this? I am sure not too many people will be buying them at that price. Would love to see what their sales numbers are with prices that ludicrous.
(Excerpt) Read more at shop.sochi2014.com ...
But it is a collectors item!
Just like my Bay City Rollers Concert shirt...
The International Olympics Committee holds about as much meaning and credence as the United Nations and the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.
ZILCH. ZIP. ZERO. NADA. Right along side the NFL PRO-BOWL and the GRAMMY AWARDS. Total waste of time, money and energy.
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wow 55 smackers for a t shirt are you Putin me on
“How can they justify this?”
The Olympics is EXPENSIVE. Training for the OLYMPICS is VERY expensive. (And only yuppies buy that crap anyway) I’m JUST SAYING...
You have a bay city rollers shirt il give you a hundred bucks for it
as if they didnt already have a bad enough reputation the grammy awards t is going to have a mass wedding as part of the “ceremonies” this year ..including several “gay” couple”.
we are fast becoming a bargain basement nation
Well that makes sense.
We have a Bargain Basement Asshole living in our White House. Her husband is even less of a “bargain”.
Sounds like capitalism to me. Whatever the market can bear, that’s what they can charge. It’s a long time since the Olympics was a noble meeting of amateurs united in love of sport. And there were things on that site that were only about $10 when converting from rubles. I’m sure what they can’t sell outright to those who have seemingly limitless amounts of money to spend, theirs or other people’s, will be priced down to sell eventually.
Looks like the Russians have figured out that whole Capitalism thing.
Then why not charge $1000?
High prices are not the definition of capitalism.
NOW I KNOW! how empires die
Yep and It will be at a Salvation Army within 5 years. hahaha
Ivan just making a joke!
Can you Ivan believe it? 55 bucks!
Are the made in China, too?
Just wait til after the Olympics, I bet you find them for $5.
Maybe you’re right. I won’t be buying any $55 t-shirts. I won’t even be buying any $34-$40 t-shirts, for that matter. Whether they would sell more at the lower price and thus make more money overall is a matter for them. It’s their business.
And for what it’s worth, the original price is in Russian rubles. The American dollar doesn’t have the buying power it once had, and Russia isn’t the economic basket-case it was in the decade after the fall of the Soviet Union. I’m sure this would seem over-priced even to many Russians, but I expect it’s the poor exchange rate that makes it seem even more so to us Americans.
What conservatives are you meaning are ‘falling for this’? We have say, or are supposed to, about what taxes are set by the governments we have. This is a business, and a foreign one. How much money they make is up to them, as is their success or failure.
I’m sure they did their supply-demand value based analysis, over the cubic root of the gross margin, minus something over the other, and $56 is what they got. Supposed to be one of the most expensive Olympics ever, gotta do something
Sure as HELL better not make another mistake like that, again!
It is their merchandise. They can ask anything they want. And you can refuse to pay it. All good.
I sense that few really approve of the luin king at this point...but given enough financial inspiration many would vote for another marxist slug like him in an instant
Im betting the the democracks....put up Billy De Blah Blah Blahsio as their next Presidential contender...Just a Feeling.
I think my shirt from Atlanta was $30 almost 20 years ago.
It’s a memento
At the Ritz ....
I am convinced that our only hope is our Military.
Either that, or We The People need to make a 19 April, 1775 statement that will be heard around the world.
They justify it because it only happens every couple of years and one is unique. Concert Ts generally run a minimum of $30 and they’re available for a whole tour.
the Rise of the Obama Reich.....has left me rather stunned I must say.
I had no IDEA....how low the morals..and or brain function of so many had become.
Wait two months and you can probably buy the tee shirt for $12
This is off topic, but while I was helping out at a Christian thrift shop last week, a lady was going through the clothing for anything that was Abercrombie & Fitch.
Her mission is putting as much Abercrombie & Fitch on the homeless as she can, to annoy the company.
I got a kick out of that.
Sorry that it caught you off guard.
I saw this shit coming down the pike for quite some time. Ever since Lindsey Graham and Phil Graham threw a wrench into the Bill Clinton Impeachment works, to be quite honest.
I had a 1984 Olympic shirt. It was a car rag within 3-4 years.
I bet official Olympic Kevlar attire would be big Sochi gift shop seller.
Now that was outstanding! I am still laughing...preparing to cry???
Peeps heading over there best bring American goods to sell for a premium. Roosians love US stuff.
I couldn’t care less about the olympics and I certainly couldn’t care less about a so called collector’s item from it.
So what? The cost doesn’t make me responsible for it.
On behind-the-back-aisle Clearance at Walgreen's.
Wait a month,
Yep, by midsummer it will be 2 for 25 bucks and free shipping.
obama is to me of an entirely different SPECIES than previous politicans.
how a man so clearly evil and delusional could have attained such a position...is truly astonishing
its as though Al Sharpton had been elected President. Unthinkable
is a sarcasm tag necessary.
I saw the uniforms and I understood why they didn’t want the team to wear them outside the village. It’s not security. It’s about not having everybody else point and laugh at them.
This just shows the devaluation of the dollar against other currencies, which is usually carefully hidden by our government. The dollar in particular has seriously declined against the Russian ruble. Russian goods that used to cost $30 or $40 now go for several hundred.
My memories of the Atlanta Olympics include Mayor Bill Campbell's cronies turing the area around the games into a combination flea market, county fair, and Stuckey's -quality souvenir stands.
That, the traffic, and each venue playing the Macarena every time there was a pause in the action.