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This morning I saw like ten people waiting in line outside a shopping area with sitting in lawn chairs or on the sidewalk.   Little weird but it's not totally strange I guess other than the pandemic rules.  But then I go by at lunch and the line is around the block in both directions!  I think like is this for a concert?  Is that allowed now?  I didn't hear about my city lifting any bans yet.  So I ask and apparently it's for shoes.

 

People lining up around the block for some new name brand shoe.  I had no idea people cared that much.  I just want something comfortable that will last and look nice enough.  But I guess some people really care about a certain name or logo icon on the side of their foot.

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I was just telling a relative that, in the 1980s, shoes used to be relatively cheaply priced (but better made).  Sturdy materials, clean lines, but not flashy.  Then one day, this crazy company released the first Air Jordans, charged an outrageous price and people went nuts clamoring for them.  After that, other shoe companies decided they'd like a piece of that pie, lots of knock offs came out, also jacked to ridiculous prices, and overnight, a reasonably price shoe market start breaking people's piggy banks.  All because of some shoes with some fancy endorsement.  They didn't even self-lace!

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10 minutes ago, Techwright said:

I was just telling a relative that, in the 1980s, shoes used to be relatively cheaply priced (but better made).  Sturdy materials, clean lines, but not flashy.  Then one day, this crazy company released the first Air Jordans, charged an outrageous price and people went nuts clamoring for them.  After that, other shoe companies decided they'd like a piece of that pie, lots of knock offs came out, also jacked to ridiculous prices, and overnight, a reasonably price shoe market start breaking people's piggy banks.  All because of some shoes with some fancy endorsement.  They didn't even self-lace!

Replace shoes with iPhone, and you will get a similar story.

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