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Hello all:
Here is a real gasser for you. I was in Atlantic City yesterday. T shirts are selling
for 4 for 10.00 on the boardwalk. Some might say "just trying to close up" for the winter and don't want stale stock on hand for next summer. I think not.
Sad for this business.
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Before I ever started selling t-shirts, there were ALWAYS places that sold cheap t-shirts (flea markets, street vendors).

It has no real effect on the ability to sell a t-shirt for $15 or the ability to sell a t-shirt for $20 or $100.

The people buying a unique t-shirt design for $20 is not usually the same person looking to buy 5 t-shirts for $10 on the boardwalk.

The person looking for a $2 printed t-shirt is not the same customer as the person who will not blink twice at dropping $20 for a t-shirt (online or offline).

Two different worlds, two different markets.

The fact that there are major retail outlets selling 1000's of t-shirts a day (and have been for years) at much higher prices give me confidence that there is no need to worry about someone looking for a "bargain".
 

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So what kind of shirts are they? Brand names (i.e. Gildan) or not labelled? Slogan tees? Very curious as to just what it is that sells that cheap (I'm guessing a lot of sexist slogan tees, "I'm with stupid", and the like?)
 

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The t-shirts I saw were I love NY and yes some cheesy slogan tees, I did not get close enough to look at the label for fear of getting hassled to buy one oh sorry 6 shirts
 

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I have a shop here in Stockton Ca that sells 5 for $10 the labels are Gildan, Haynes and a few other recognizable companies. They all have designs on them, sexy, cute, Vegas, Hollywood. I found the same type of shops in LA down at Venice beach. I talked to owner who has a brother with 7 of these shops. There are thousands of shirts.. OK so I buy 10,000 shirts for $.75 run through DTG design machine Or high volume screen press or 200 heat presses in my factory at 30 cents each. My total cost $1.05. I sell for $2.00. I make .95 cents profit. Oh and my factory is in China, Indonesia, Taiwan. You want to make money.. there you go.. It is not about the shirt brand, it is about where, how, and how many. If you make 100 shirts in your garage and it cost you $3.00 each I can make book that if you want 10,000 of that design that you could get it for $1.00 if you want to go through the above. Oh then sell for $15.00. "you make big bucks mista..." I was even thinking of putting these shirts on ebay.. I buy 5 for 10, I sell at 3 for 12. I double my money..
 

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It was the $355 for a hoody and $500 for a varsity jacket that floored me.
 

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BBC is a collaboration between Pharrell Wiiliams (Neptunes?) and Nigo, he of A Bathing Ape Fame. They say it's all made in Japan
http://www.bbcicecream.com/store/bbc_index.html
Zip Hoodies at $335! I don't like the range but that said I don't like Bapes Camo hoodies but they seem to have a loyal following. To pay $92 for a single colour print on a white T-Shirt may seem ridiculous to some members but hey that's the fashion Biz. The've already had a number of High Profile Rappers wearing the mechandise. Bling Bling Nice money if you can get it!
The original BBC Billionaire Boys Club were an investment club turned kidnappers!
 

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That article makes for an amusing diversion. I particularly liked the powder brush: "Just two a day are crafted from black Japanese goat hair by a septuagenarian in Osaka."

(the most expensive relevant item was a $255 plain white t-shirt... Marc Jacobs of course)
 
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