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Ninjaman
07-28-2005, 11:23 PM
You would think you could get a pretty good shoe for less knowing that most are made in 3rd world nations where the workers 50 cents an hour.
But oddly enough, you can't. I bet it's an oligopoly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligopoly)

J Diddy
07-28-2005, 11:23 PM
It's a gigantic conspiracy to hear cheap people bitch.

Pants
07-28-2005, 11:24 PM
You would think you could get a pretty good shoe for less knowing that most are made in 3rd world nations where the workers 50 cents an hour.
But oddly enough, you can't. I bet it's an oligopoly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligopoly)

Wow, 39.95 is actually pretty cheap. What about the $120 ones?

|Zach|
07-28-2005, 11:24 PM
Seems fair to me...

Pants
07-28-2005, 11:25 PM
Seems fair to me...

Heh, yeah think about the shipping costs, tarriffs, etc.

el borracho
07-28-2005, 11:27 PM
Yeah, what a ripoff! I bet you could cobble your own running shoes for less than half that at home.

|Zach|
07-28-2005, 11:29 PM
I will put it this way, generally I have found in this world that get what you pay for.

J Diddy
07-28-2005, 11:35 PM
I will put it this way, generally I have found in this world that get what you pay for.

I will expand on this and say it's not just the world.

Logical
07-28-2005, 11:38 PM
I am guessing here but I would say it is because you only shop at Payless.

Are you serious, it is easy to spend from 50 to 200 bucks on running shoes.

Count Zarth
07-28-2005, 11:40 PM
I will put it this way, generally I have found in this world that get what you pay for.

Bullshit. Ebay rules.

|Zach|
07-29-2005, 12:04 AM
Bullshit. Ebay rules.
Still holds true.

Taco John
07-29-2005, 12:32 AM
I bet it's an oligopoly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligopoly)



I love that game, but I always get confused whether my piece on the board is the dog, the dog, the dog, or the dog...

/a little oligopoly humor tip your waitress bad-um-chink!

Taco John
07-29-2005, 12:33 AM
I am guessing here but I would say it is because you only shop at Payless.

Are you serious, it is easy to spend from 50 to 200 bucks on running shoes.



The last time I paid only 40 bucks for a pair of shoes, my mom was buying and I was like, 10.

Logical
07-29-2005, 12:40 AM
Bullshit. Ebay rules.Yeah no pesky counter girl to cause gochiefs to circle the store a 100 times before walking out empty handed.;)

Count Zarth
07-29-2005, 12:48 AM
Still holds true.

That's why perfectly functional vid card I got for $80 on Ebay is being sold at Best Buy for $200.

Not to mention the 60 GB hard drive I scored for $30.

Rausch
07-29-2005, 12:50 AM
I'm not falling for these trick questions.

Ninjas have real ultimate powar, they don't wear running shoes...

Pants
07-29-2005, 01:50 AM
That's why perfectly functional vid card I got for $80 on Ebay is being sold at Best Buy for $200.

Not to mention the 60 GB hard drive I scored for $30.

I thought it was a refurbished and out of the box. How much is a brand new one on Ebay? My guess it's closer to 140 than 80...

Infidel Goat
07-29-2005, 06:42 AM
Rule #1: If you can't easily pull out the insole (i.e., it is sewn to the shoe) of your running shoes, it is a piece of crap. Do not buy it.

Rule #2: Pull out old insole and substitute spenco inserts.

Rule #3: Marry a woman whose sister-in-law works for City Sports so you can get all your sporting goods at cost.

--Infidel Goat

Soupnazi
07-29-2005, 06:50 AM
The last time I paid only 40 bucks for a pair of shoes, my mom was buying and I was like, 10.

Last time I paid $40 for a pair of running shoes my knees and ankles took enough punishment to make the $100 pair easily justifiable.

|Zach|
07-29-2005, 07:15 AM
Last time I paid $40 for a pair of running shoes my knees and ankles took enough punishment to make the $100 pair easily justifiable.
Indeed, you get what you pay for.