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Poll: MERCH PRICING: What would be a fair price? (231 member(s) have cast votes)

WHAT PRICE IS REASONABLE FOR THE 30 SECONDS TO MARS WRISTBANDS? (either the echelon one or the black one)

  1. $5 or less (24 votes [10.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.39%

  2. $6-$10 (111 votes [48.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.05%

  3. $11-$15 (80 votes [34.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.63%

  4. $20-$25 (13 votes [5.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.63%

  5. $26 or greater (3 votes [1.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.30%

WHAT PRICE IS REASONABLE FOR THE 30 SECONDS TO MARS T-SHIRTS?

  1. $10 or less (7 votes [3.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.03%

  2. $11-$15 (43 votes [18.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.61%

  3. $16-$20 (101 votes [43.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.72%

  4. $21-$25 (62 votes [26.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.84%

  5. $26-$30 (16 votes [6.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.93%

  6. $31-$35 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. $36 or greater (2 votes [0.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.87%

WHAT PRICE IS REASONABLE FOR THE 30 SECONDS TO MARS HOODED SWEATSHIRTS?

  1. $20 or less (11 votes [4.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  2. $21-$25 (23 votes [9.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.96%

  3. $26-$30 (63 votes [27.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

  4. $31-$35 (60 votes [25.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.97%

  5. $36-$40 (43 votes [18.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.61%

  6. $41-$45 (19 votes [8.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.23%

  7. $46-$50 (8 votes [3.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.46%

  8. $51 or greater (4 votes [1.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.73%

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#1 7Corners

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 12:41 PM

With the outrageous prices of 30 Seconds To Mars official merchandise in their online store and at concerts, I was curious what you all think is an acceptable and reasonable price for them to be charging for different kinds of merchandise?

KEEP IN MIND THE QUALITY (or lack thereof) OF THE MERCHANDISE THEY ARE CURRENTLY SELLING!

#2 Lily Echelon

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 12:42 PM

Good topic.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 12:44 PM

supply and demand, yo. they stopped making good merch a while ago, so i don't mind the harder to find shit selling for a higher price. like on ebay or wherever. i actually haven't looked at thier online store in a while and i already got a shitload of the older merch, so i guess the prices don't effect me at all.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 12:45 PM

I'd say 6 to 10 for the wristbands, 16 to 20 for the t-shirts (although up to twenty five isn't that bad) and maybe 30 for the sweatshirts depending on which sweatshirt it is since the white ones are a thin as hell.

#5 Lily_17

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 12:45 PM

Oh, I almost accidentally voted the highest price for the wristband, because when I scrolled down to the next ones, it moved my vote down!  Hahaha.

I think I voted the higher of what I would want for the hoodies- it's my 'max acceptable.'   wink.gif

And your wording is still leading, but at least it isn't in the actual poll.  That actually does matter to the results of the poll...weird studies with that kind of stuff.  Interesting, though.

#6 Lily_17

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE(mikebrooke @ Dec 17 2007, 02:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
supply and demand, yo. they stopped making good merch a while ago, so i don't mind the harder to find shit selling for a higher price.


Yeah, even great quality stuff is worth spending the extra money for sometimes.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 12:53 PM

wristbands up to $10
T-shirts up to $20
and hoodies up to $35

this why I own nothing official.  Yo soy muy cheap.  If it were high quality I would spend, but from everyone says about the current merch, no thanks.

#8 Lily_17

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 12:56 PM

As a general side note, I'm willing to spend a bit more at a concert when there are no taxes/shipping/etc/etc/etc.



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Posted 17 December 2007 - 12:57 PM

Damnit, I knew I was going to fuck something up in the poll with all the numbers I was typing...I forgot to include the $16-$20 section in the wristband's options.  FUCK!

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 12:58 PM

QUOTE(Lily_17 @ Dec 17 2007, 12:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As a general side note, I'm willing to spend a bit more at a concert when there are no taxes/shipping/etc/etc/etc.

Exactly!


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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:00 PM

QUOTE(7Corners @ Dec 17 2007, 02:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Damnit, I knew I was going to fuck something up in the poll with all the numbers I was typing...I forgot to include the $16-$20 section in the wristband's options.  FUCK!



Hahaha I didn't even notice.

You can have those be 'write-in' polls.

Or just start a new one.

#12 jmig

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:03 PM

10-15 for wristbands (more if they were the original quality)
15-35 for tshirts (some of the tshirts have been nice in the last year or so, I really like my red phoenix t)
25-50 for sweatshirts

I am kinda going by what I would spend as well as what I have seen other bands stuff go for at shows.

Lily I think the price should be the same at a concert - the only "mark up" you should be outside of a concert is shipping (which I know is a problem outside the states)

oh and I <3 my shorts, those are comfy as hell can't recall how much I spent though

#13 Lily_17

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE(jmig@rochester.rr.com @ Dec 17 2007, 03:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lily I think the price should be the same at a concert - the only "mark up" you should be outside of a concert is shipping (which I know is a problem outside the states)



*nods*  Agreed.

I think the reason I'm more willing to maybe spend the higher prices for a really nice t-shirt (ie the phoenix one) at a concert and not from a store is because of all the insane charges.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:14 PM

yeah there really should not be a bunch of bs charges when you order from a store - I mean shipping is one thing - but it is bad enough what people go through with ticketmaster and those add on charges. I would hate to see the same happen to music merch. And if I am not mistaken I don't think the bands profit from any mark ups, I think that the sites keep those as a service fee? Anyone know for sure?

It would probably be a huge pain, but having thier own e-commerce site they or they're rep manages and amintains might be better than the current company.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:15 PM

i was just looking through the store and i don't think thier merch is overpriced at all. especially when they are selling it to a generation of kids that will gladly pay like $30+ for a Hollister or Abercrombie shirt that is as thin as a piece of paper.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:16 PM

Their merchandise quality is really crappy. Crappy fabric, crappy print... and way too expensive. I got an old red hoodie, which was way cheaper than the hoodies nowadays, but the quality is SO SO SO SO much better then my newer merch!

Wristbands should stay at this price because I don't think those are for everybody. This probably sounds arrogant but yeah. I guess you get what I mean. Shirts aren't worth more than $10 dollar in my opinion, but seen the prices of other band's shirts I'd say $16 - $20. Hooded sweatshirts should be between 30 and 40, like any other band hoodie. I seriously don't get why their merch is so expensive.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:18 PM

Seriously.

I bought a bunch of stuff from them for other people..maybe totalling about $100?  It came in a tiny little box, which was good.  But the shipping was insane, plus I had to pay customs/duty/brokerage/etc/etc.  I think the cross-border nonsense was $25 alone.

I mean, it's not THEIR fault we have to pay it, but it doesn't make me want to buy anything from the store.  sad.gif

And how does it cost $8 to ship a $10, flat patch to Canada?   blink.gif

I even understand some markup for warehousing and (ha) customer service and website maintenance and stuff, but it just seems like too much to me.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE(Silent Civilian @ Dec 17 2007, 03:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Their merchandise quality is really crappy. Crappy fabric, crappy print... and way too expensive. I got an old red hoodie, which was way cheaper than the hoodies nowadays, but the quality is SO SO SO SO much better then my newer merch!

Wristbands should stay at this price because I don't think those are for everybody. This probably sounds arrogant but yeah. I guess you get what I mean.


That's what drives me nuts.  At least if you're going to up the price, up the quality.

Oh, value equation.  HA.

I get what you mean about the wristbands.  But maybe they just shouldn't sell them at all anymore, then....because upping the prices just makes the crazies shell out money, and the semi-normal people not want to buy them.  sad.gif

#19 Lily_17

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE(mikebrooke @ Dec 17 2007, 03:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i was just looking through the store and i don't think thier merch is overpriced at all. especially when they are selling it to a generation of kids that will gladly pay like $30+ for a Hollister or Abercrombie shirt that is as thin as a piece of paper.



Really?  $30 for a shirt?

God, I must be cheap, then.  Haha I've never shopped in those stores.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE(Lily_17 @ Dec 17 2007, 09:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seriously.

I bought a bunch of stuff from them for other people..maybe totalling about $100?  It came in a tiny little box, which was good.  But the shipping was insane, plus I had to pay customs/duty/brokerage/etc/etc.  I think the cross-border nonsense was $25 alone.

I mean, it's not THEIR fault we have to pay it, but it doesn't make me want to buy anything from the store.  sad.gif

And how does it cost $8 to ship a $10, flat patch to Canada?   blink.gif

I even understand some markup for warehousing and (ha) customer service and website maintenance and stuff, but it just seems like too much to me.

Oh yes. That too. Shipping and customs.. A few months ago we ordered with quite some people from Belgium and the Netherlands. I believe customs were between 300 and 600 euros (don't know exactly, Nikki knows..). That was freaking ridiculous! Ok, it was quite a large order.. but THAT much customs.. wow.

EDIT: Oh, 662 euros even blink.gif




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