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Posted: 10/8/2001 5:06:28 AM EDT
I have MSNBC on and there is a commercial for 'the American Freedom collection', 2 small flags that clip on your car and some stickers for $20, I have a problem with this, anyone else?
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 5:08:18 AM EDT
The ad IS pretty funny.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 5:13:47 AM EDT
True, I wonderr who sat there and said,let's over charge for a couple of $1 flags?
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 5:17:35 AM EDT
I like it when they show the bike with, like 5 flags on it....
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 5:20:40 AM EDT
True, I wonderr who sat there and said,let's over charge for a couple of $1 flags?
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 5:34:10 AM EDT
yes,why not temporary flag tattos?
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 5:36:10 AM EDT
wonder where those flags are made? china, perchance?
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 5:40:13 AM EDT
Pakistan, maybe?
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 11:20:13 AM EDT
damn, at sears a couple days after the attack, I got a 3'x5' flag, 6 foot pole to mount it on, and 4 little flags like people hold at parades, all for about $30
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 11:48:48 AM EDT
I think it is wrong at this time to profit off our flag. Now selling them for cost plus shipping would be a very american thing to do.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 11:53:21 AM EDT
If they really wanted to make money, they'd mark the price up to $21 and then advertise that $1 would be contributed to the NY emergency workers fund. And people wouldn't critisize them either. I don't hate capatilism, I just hate when someone doesn't get it right [:D]
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 11:55:05 AM EDT
you got it, it is ok to make some money but to go crazy at a time like this, let some of the proceeds go to a good cause, and then no complaints
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 11:55:57 AM EDT
There is a little known law in MA (maybe other states as well?) that you can't charge state sales tax on an American flag. I love telling store personnel this, they have no clue what to do.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 11:58:43 AM EDT
And actually it's not price gouging (sp). The people don't really need the flags. It's not like they are selling bottled water to drought victims for $20/gal. As far as "profiteering" is concerned, it would depend on your interpretation of commodities.
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