The Player

     Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 11, 2014
     Category: Fashion | 1970s

I think I might have had those pants! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/11/14 at 12:04 PM
That's "real bad" alright. Dyn-o-mite!
Posted by ScoutC on 01/11/14 at 03:14 PM
I didn't like that style then, now it is even more fugly! Did you have the fur coat and hat with the feather too?? 😜
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/11/14 at 05:17 PM
You can't put a price on fashion.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/11/14 at 10:59 PM
Suit sizes only go up to 44? There are a lot of bigger men than that today, and I'm sure at least some think they are "players".
Posted by Fritz on 01/12/14 at 10:39 AM
@Expat:... You can put a price on fashion. Here is a link to a talk about the $XX.99 vs $XY.00 and how doubling your selling price can increase sales.
Posted by BMN on 01/12/14 at 11:47 AM
Thanks BMN but I was around in the retail game when $xx.99 (or $xx.98) got started. Back then it was an attempt to collect the newly minted sales tax without messing with the pennies. Since then it's taken on a whole new meaning of $xx.99 is less than $x1.00 or some such crap that, honestly, doesn't work if you listen to customers in stores.

As far as doubling the price to sell more, not new either. This stuff is pretty basic marketing. I used to sell a 10ยข @ year $1,000 life insurance policy for new babies just to get my foot in the door to hawk some more life insurance. Or, give away a free sample of hand cream so I could 'step in and get it for you' (while you look over or Spring catalog).

Joshua was just selling the local version of I-Tunes to Jericho way back when.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/12/14 at 12:03 PM
Expat: The $XX.99 started in 1875 so you had a penny left to buy a newspaper. So are you 150 years old.
Posted by BMN on 01/12/14 at 06:38 PM
Not in Illinois it didn't 'cause I remember making the change over. I was a youngen' so maybe it was something else (state tax?) but, no, I'm not 150 till the end of the year.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/13/14 at 12:31 AM
Sorry Expat, but the paper was the Chicago Tribune. Isn't Chicago near Illinois?
Posted by BMN on 01/13/14 at 01:50 PM
BMN give the old guy a break as we get o l d e r our memories get
f u z z y so ixnay on the orgetfulfay. :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/13/14 at 09:13 PM
Got me, memory may be fuzzy but I don't think so. The cause may have been different but we changed our prices all in a lump one year.

And, only Chicago thinks it's in Illinois. The rest of the state would prefer it be given to Canada our just break off and float away.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/14/14 at 12:03 AM
I'm just teasing you Expat, you've forgotten more than I know darlin'. 💋
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/14/14 at 12:27 AM
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