Bad moon rising

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Re: Bad moon rising

Post by DoctorIvey » March 8th 2023, 6:31am

I actually find this fascinating. And depressing. Imagine my disappointment when I realized there was no actual moonshine involved.
Anyway, this shows clearly Swatch’s strategy, milk the rubes for all they’re worth. I don’t blame them, but it’s sad that they view their customers as marks. I don’t know what it is about the huddled masses that requires them to be led and ordered about, but that’s a thing. I used to believe that humans naturally sought freedom and self determination but now, not so much.
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Re: Bad moon rising

Post by gerdson » March 8th 2023, 10:45am

After all, it is a Swatch. Still remember the days when people started huge collections of that plastic shit, with limited editions and what not. Invicta didn't exactly invent that scheme, they only drove it to perfection (their products, not)
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Re: Bad moon rising

Post by Nuvolari » March 10th 2023, 10:42am

gerdson wrote:
March 8th 2023, 10:45am
After all, it is a Swatch. Still remember the days when people started huge collections of that plastic shit, with limited editions and what not. Invicta didn't exactly invent that scheme, they only drove it to perfection (their products, not)
^^Truth! They gained tremendous traction in pushing the “collect them ALL” mantra.

Though, in pedaling plastic but analog crap, they carved out an ironic exit from the quartz crisis. And since Hollywood is consistently filling coffers by pushing a new version of an old story they would be foolhardy to ignore the cash cow grazing about.
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Re: Bad moon rising

Post by 3Flushes » March 11th 2023, 7:05pm

Quality matters not at all. Exclusivity creates a demand for even the most bonafide pieces of drek. Is the frenzy for a $10,000 pair of basketball shoes or for a $60,000 Cosmo really any different than the demand for a schtick drek MoonSwatch?

People for the most part lead unthinking, superficial lives, socioeconomic status notwithstanding.
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