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LeBron James' New Nike Shoes Will Be Most Expensive Ever [No Criticism for this member of the 1%]
New Times ^ | 8/21/12 | Chris Joseph

Posted on 08/22/2012 3:12:55 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

... People have forked over up to $250 bucks for sneakers named after NBA stars. But now, if you want the latest LeBrons, which are set to debut this fall, you're going to have to lay down $315 to get them.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.browardpalmbeach.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bias; greed; money; sports
I have seen no harsh criticism in the MAINSTREAM media regarding the kind of greed that preys upon urban youth.
1 posted on 08/22/2012 3:13:05 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
The Amish will be fighting and dying LITTERALLY over these shoes, like Lebron needed the money.
2 posted on 08/22/2012 3:20:58 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: SoFloFreeper

Kewl...I can’t wait...to see the fist fights, gun battles, beat downs, at the local shoe store...

I wonder how many will be bought with a EBT card?


3 posted on 08/22/2012 3:36:31 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Popman

“I wonder how many will be bought with a EBT card?”

Dang! You beat me to it because that was my first thought! :)


4 posted on 08/22/2012 3:46:37 AM PDT by ChoobacKY
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To: Popman

None, but watch EBT allowances go up since there will be less money to buy food with since they are spending more on this crap.


5 posted on 08/22/2012 3:47:50 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Popman
"I wonder how many will be bought with a EBT card?"

That was my very first thought when I read the thread title.

6 posted on 08/22/2012 3:50:16 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They’ll be to die for...


7 posted on 08/22/2012 3:57:11 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Popman

93% is my guess.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 4:08:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I would buy a pair and a compact brush shredder and I would find a busy street with plenty of traffic and media, and I would shred those shoes. i absolutely hate a bad fad.


9 posted on 08/22/2012 4:11:00 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: ChoobacKY; Popman

That would be an EBT card borrowed from the girl friend


10 posted on 08/22/2012 4:16:03 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: mikey_hates_everything

My wife works at the largest retail chain in the world...believe me these LeBron shoes will be bought with the EBT cards that have a cash component...which many do


11 posted on 08/22/2012 4:28:03 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Popman

I was at Payless shoes last night and there was an option button to pay with EBT. I was like, “What?” Now I get it. At least the shoes there are reasonable.


12 posted on 08/22/2012 4:45:25 AM PDT by ReagansShinyHair
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To: SoFloFreeper
should call them Nike EBT's...
13 posted on 08/22/2012 5:07:46 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It would be my guess that during the last twenty years, that more Negroes have been physically attacked during the commission of theft of “fashionable” sneakers than have been attacked by the remnants of the KKK.


14 posted on 08/22/2012 5:19:31 AM PDT by BilLies (Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

The person w/ the EBT card rides with the person carrying cash to the store. Person w/ cash selects a hundred dollars worth of groceries, person with EBT card uses it to purchase the groceries, person w/ cash gives $100 in cash to person w/ EBT card.

Person w/ cash was going to spend that cash anyway, so person w/ EBT card now has $100 they can spend on smokes, booze, pills, etc. The only ones on the short end of the stick are the little kids who now have $100 less worth of food money that their idiot “parent” spent on nonsense.

I know people that do this sort of crap all the time, it infuriates me.


15 posted on 08/22/2012 5:22:25 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow (Heisenberg / Pinkman 2012!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The gub’ment is buying poor folk cell phones via their “www.obamaphone.net” web site. Maybe they’ll do likewise with a new web site like “www.obamalebronshoes.net” for free LeBron shoes. After all, you can’t have a poor kid in the hood walking around with lesser shoes than his counterparts.


16 posted on 08/22/2012 5:23:24 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: SoFloFreeper

this roll out must be why Nike has implemented new rules for the stores that carry their shoes.


17 posted on 08/22/2012 5:41:39 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Unleash the “Flash Mobs”!


18 posted on 08/22/2012 5:55:01 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The store videos that will be available when these things go on sale will be precious.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 5:55:01 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: SoFloFreeper

They’re probably made in some cheap labor nation at a cost of around $15.00 per pair. A few years back I read that the high end sneakers had a production cost below $10.00, but there’s probably been some increase since.


20 posted on 08/22/2012 6:09:31 AM PDT by Will88
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To: SoFloFreeper

Entertainers and athletes are always exempt. If Obama’s right and “you didn’t build that”, what entitles movie makers and song writers to copyright protection? [Rhetorical question.]


21 posted on 08/22/2012 6:11:36 AM PDT by Spok
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To: BilLies
It would be my guess that during the last twenty years, that more Negroes have been physically attacked during the commission of theft of “fashionable” sneakers than have been attacked by the remnants of the KKK.

I must sadly agree with you.

FMCDH(BITS)

22 posted on 08/22/2012 8:00:20 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

“EBT... cuz you gots much betta things to spend yo’ welfare check on than food.”


23 posted on 08/22/2012 8:05:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Will88

When it comes to things like these, the supply/demand/pricepoint curve is inverted.

If they were $40, none of their “target demographic” would want them, because they wouldn’t be a “wealth signal” to their peers.


24 posted on 08/22/2012 8:07:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: MrB
If they were $40, none of their “target demographic” would want them, because they wouldn’t be a “wealth signal” to their peers.

True, and it's also is an example of how that $315 per pair is divided among all those involved in producing, distributing, marketing and selling, etc., the glorified sneakers.

There was a news item a few years back that Michael Jordon (or maybe MJ and a few other NBA stars) were being paid more by Nike than Nike's 30,000 workers in Asia. This one ain't an example of how producing in cheap labor nations reduces the price of consumer goods in the US. The savings are not passed on to the consumer.

25 posted on 08/22/2012 8:50:21 AM PDT by Will88
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

I can do you one better. Person with EBT card goes to the store with the local convenience store owner and buys groceries on the EBT card to fill up his convenience store and pays the card owner 50 cents on the dollar.

They take the cash to buy drugs / booze / for sale or consumption.


26 posted on 08/23/2012 10:08:39 PM PDT by willyd
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