And there is a general sense of wonder, by some, who do NOT understand what is wrong with the economy…
Why it continues to just FAIL!
One word can sum up the problem easily enough:
With people today?
It’s just screwed!
Case in point…
[via USAToday]ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Outside Burn Rubber, a sneaker boutique that plans to sell Kanye West‘s highly anticipated Nike Air Yeezy II Saturday morning at a 400% markup, a secondary economy flourishes amid the colorful camping chairs lined up on the sidewalk. The two dozen people — mostly young men — sell their spots in line or pay others to hold their place.
Some have been there since last Friday, waiting for the chance to pay $1,000 for $245 kicks.
Dariante Dubose, 21, a student who lives on Detroit’s west side, arrived Tuesday and is fourth in line because he bought someone’s spot for $400 to ensure he’ll be able to buy his size, 9.
“My mom stays in my spot when I go home to shower for an hour,” said the expert sneaker-waiter, who came equipped with his computer, iPhone and headphones, along with a zebra-print Snuggie, gummy bears and the book “A Feast for Crows.” “I decrease my water intake. I’ve been here three times before, so I know what to do.”
If people don’t have proxies to stand in for them during a needed break, the group will often simply make note of the departure and hold the spot. For example, a man was allowed to leave to administer anti-seizure medication to his nephew. But others, like Keenan Hastings, who ironically works at Footlocker, weren’t taking any chances; the 21-year-old Auburn Hills resident took the week off work to wait in line — and is No. 3 in the queue.
“It’s a democracy,” said store co-owner Roland Coit.
And it’s capitalism. On eBay, a pair was pre-sold for $90,300. [Read More]
$1000 dollars, for some ugly assed shoes…
Just so you can say you paid $1000 for some ugly assed shoes.
Well, oh my gawd–Really?
Shoes are this much a priority?
No wonder our economy is flailing if people put this much of an importance on a pair of freaking shoes.
And I guess it leaves one to wonder to what degree a priority is placed.
I mean, who does not remember the issues caused by the re-issue Michael Jordan shoes just months back.
I foresee so many problems with this next ‘must have’ shoe fad, other than just the obvious freaking WASTE!
And because I do…
Might I suggest THIS (Below) for anyone who thinks buying these shoes?
Is a good idea.
Cause you are gonna need SOME form of protection.
[via SmartMoney]For the man who lives dangerously — but still wants to look devil-may-care — Colombian designer Miguel Caballero offers a polo shirt with a little something extra up its sleeve: It’s bulletproof. The 4-pound shirt’s antiballistic panels promise to shield the wearer from a range of weaponry, though a version designed to withstand an Uzi costs a bit more than the one made to fend off a 9mm (prices range from $3,000 to $4,000 a shirt).
The company, which calls itself the “Armani of bulletproof clothing,” says its clothes are proven to work. In fact, most of its employees have been shot at while wearing the garments — it’s part of the orientation process. Don’t worry. A spokesperson assures us there have been no work-related casualties.[Read More]
THIS is what America has become…
A slave to screwed-up priorities.
Hey, I’m all for capitalism as much as the next person, but honestly?
Buying these ugly assed shoes…
Not a good idea, no matter how you look at it.
They are not good for your pocketbook, and mark my words, they won’t be good for your health either.