For those too lazy to watch: A group of artists buy everything in a failing store with $20,000 in a pretty large briefcase.
  • TheUTee

    the dumbest thing I've ever seen. if they donated the food or something then it would be the coolest
  • Craig Robson

    TheUTee said:the dumbest thing I've ever seen. if they donated the food or something then it would be the coolest

    shuddup that was awesome. im sure they didnt throw it all in the trash. bet it made that dudes year!
  • TheUTee

    ooooo nevermind. this is a cool thing then
  • TheUTee

    Craig Robson said:
    TheUTee said:the dumbest thing I've ever seen. if they donated the food or something then it would be the coolest

    shuddup that was awesome. im sure they didnt throw it all in the trash. bet it made that dudes year!

    yea I just read the site.
  • OBNX.MUTE

    Read this after watching the video.
  • HMPHRY

    Yeah, they are selling the products as art to further help Hercles and payoff the advances.
  • dougie

    HMPHRY said:Yeah, they are selling the products as art to further help Hercles and payoff the advances.

    Such a nice idea.
  • 8-bit ZOMBIE

    OBNX.MUTE said:Read this after watching the video.

    Yeah, being a business owner, I was thinking about how that would probably effect his store in some bad ways. I mean, if someone bought every last piece of 8BZ merch I have in stock, all at once, I'd be screwed. I'm not sure it would even be worth the money. It'd take me months to get everything back in stock. Meanwhile a good chunk of customers/fans would move on to other things while I tried to re-fill the store.

    I mean it's a generous and cool idea but I don't think they thought it out too well.
  • Decappuccino

    OBNX.MUTE said:Read this after watching the video.
  • HillmanB

    I really liked this...if the business is about to go under I think its a good thing, and I dont think buying out of stock is a bad thing. Hurting businesses have closed/slow days all the time and closing for long enough to restock isnt a big deal.
  • andrE w.

    8-bit ZOMBIE said:
    OBNX.MUTE said:Read this after watching the video.

    Yeah, being a business owner, I was thinking about how that would probably effect his store in some bad ways. I mean, if someone bought every last piece of 8BZ merch I have in stock, all at once, I'd be screwed. I'm not sure it would even be worth the money. It'd take me months to get everything back in stock. Meanwhile a good chunk of customers/fans would move on to other things while I tried to re-fill the store.

    I mean it's a generous and cool idea but I don't think they thought it out too well.

    couldn't you just get some printers to do stuff rush? I think you print most of your stuff, right? but in that situation im guessing you would be forced to have threadbird or american icon or someone help you out. im sure you could have your stock full in a couple weeks, youd also have quite a bit of money on your hands...
  • 8-bit ZOMBIE

    HillmanB said:I really liked this...if the business is about to go under I think its a good thing, and I dont think buying out of stock is a bad thing. Hurting businesses have closed/slow days all the time and closing for long enough to restock isnt a big deal.

    Did you read the article OBNX.MUTE posted though? It kinda was a bad thing for him.
  • 8-bit ZOMBIE

    andrE w. said:
    8-bit ZOMBIE said:
    OBNX.MUTE said:Read this after watching the video.

    Yeah, being a business owner, I was thinking about how that would probably effect his store in some bad ways. I mean, if someone bought every last piece of 8BZ merch I have in stock, all at once, I'd be screwed. I'm not sure it would even be worth the money. It'd take me months to get everything back in stock. Meanwhile a good chunk of customers/fans would move on to other things while I tried to re-fill the store.

    I mean it's a generous and cool idea but I don't think they thought it out too well.

    couldn't you just get some printers to do stuff rush? I think you print most of your stuff, right? but in that situation im guessing you would be forced to have threadbird or american icon or someone help you out. im sure you could have your stock full in a couple weeks, youd also have quite a bit of money on your hands...

    Yeah I print all of my gear and yeah I could outsource a lot of the printing. (Except for the hats) But it would still take longer than just a few weeks to get that amount of stuff back in stock. And yeah it'd be a lot of money but like I said, I don't know if it'd be worth all the disruption it would cause. But maybe you're right. It could work out and be worth it.

    If you read that article it talks about people going in his shop, seeing it empty and never coming back. I would think that would happen with online stores as well. People forget about you/write you off so easily in this biz.

    I dunno. To me it's less about the money and more about my brand. Making a ton of money would be great but not if that money comes with the risk of losing fans or my brand's image. I'd rather take the slow & steady approach, the money will come with time and effort.
  • DanielAndHisArt

    "Artists"

    More like assholes.
  • Decappuccino

    So was the point of this to help him and his little shop or was it just a statement against consumerism?
  • dovemans

    I saw some nice belgian beers. mm
    fun concept.
  • HMPHRY

    DanielAndHisArt said:"Artists"

    More like assholes.

    I'm not so sure. It is quite the noble idea. Unfortunately, it went the opposite way of the intentions. I believe this came from a good place.
  • ruimelo

    Bahaha, definitely a group of artists. No real follow through at all.

    They should have thought of the business end, pre-recorded the part of them making the offer and showing the money, do up the right paperwork get him to ensure he has enough stock to cover what they'll buy out, etc.

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