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When a towel is a towel

Post by silencertalk » Wed May 09, 2012 12:52 pm

Target had "microfiber Yoga towels" for $30. 15 feet away they had 8 packs of nearly identical orange microfiber car detail towels for $1 each.

The entire yoga/organic - that kind of market - they like paying more I guess.

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A fool and his money...
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Post by smcharchan » Wed May 09, 2012 9:31 pm

ShamYoga.

Wow.

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Post by chrismartin » Wed May 09, 2012 9:45 pm

smcharchan wrote:ShamYoga.

Wow.

Kudos for the multi-level pun.

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Post by silencertalk » Wed May 09, 2012 9:53 pm

Just the fact that the yoga-towel cleaner I saw online was certified organic is all I need to know about the industry. Caters to people who feel better about paying more without evidence of a better product.

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Post by chrismartin » Wed May 09, 2012 9:54 pm

Most gullible consumer...

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Re: When a towel is a towel

Post by silencertalk » Wed May 09, 2012 9:59 pm

People who buy homeopathic (not proven to work) remedies like EmergenC.

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Post by este » Mon May 21, 2012 5:01 pm

I'm not disagreeing that yogis can be blissfully unaware of the world and scams in it...

Perhaps the car microfiber is made in a faster process that leaves chemicals on it? The kind you might not want rubbed on your skin while all your pores are open, etc?

Were the sizes the same? Most likely, yes, it's a scam, and as per Rounders: It's immoral to let a sucker keep his money... but... It might not be that clear in this instance without really knowing what goes into each product.

Obviously we all know here Inconel is not just stainless, but to some people I'm sure they would say Scam! Steel is just steel. If Microfiber is just Microfiber...

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Post by Libertarian_Geek » Mon May 21, 2012 5:15 pm

este wrote:I'm not disagreeing that yogis can be blissfully unaware of the world and scams in it...

Perhaps the car microfiber is made in a faster process that leaves chemicals on it? The kind you might not want rubbed on your skin while all your pores are open, etc?

Were the sizes the same? Most likely, yes, it's a scam, and as per Rounders: It's immoral to let a sucker keep his money... but... It might not be that clear in this instance without really knowing what goes into each product.

Obviously we all know here Inconel is not just stainless, but to some people I'm sure they would say Scam! Steel is just steel. If Microfiber is just Microfiber...
...Or the microfiber could be made from intergalactic alien boogers. ...or it could be made from bald eagle tears. ...or

It doesn't matter. Rob nailed it when he wrote "Caters to people who feel better about paying more without evidence of a better product." The point is that with the given evidence, they are the same. To intelligent buyers, such a price increase requires additional evidence of a difference, not marketing buzzwords. Unfortunately, there are enough ignorant consumers, that unsubstantiated marketing buzzwords can increase profit margin.

And that is a sad reality of modern society.
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I keep one in the back of my car just on case a vogon constructor fleet shows up to put a bypass through my planet.

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Post by Abiqua » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:50 am

chrismartin wrote:
tuckerrnr1 wrote:Image
I keep one in the back of my car just on case a vogon constructor fleet shows up to put a bypass through my planet.
You're one hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is.

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Post by jlwilliams » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:25 am

It took longer than I had hoped it would to see Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Universe jokes, but they came. Well done.

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Post by lilfuzzybuny » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:59 pm

well the yoga towel is bigger :lol:
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Post by MV10 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:22 pm

When ST posted that link a couple weeks ago, I read it and laughed.

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In the process of clearing out the bedroom, guess what I discovered my wife owns... :shock:
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Re: When a towel is a towel

Post by JohnnyC » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:48 pm

jlwilliams wrote:It took longer than I had hoped it would to see Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Universe jokes, but they came. Well done.
Galaxy. It's Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.

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Re: When a towel is a towel

Post by jlwilliams » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:12 am

JohnnyC wrote:
jlwilliams wrote:It took longer than I had hoped it would to see Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Universe jokes, but they came. Well done.
Galaxy. It's Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.

My bad. Five yard penalty.

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Re: When a towel is a towel

Post by tmix » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:22 pm

silencertalk wrote:People who buy homeopathic (not proven to work) remedies like EmergenC.
I make my own by combining Alka-Seltzer and vitamin C pills. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I know several people who swear by them.
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