Annoying sales pitches like Jos A. Bnk

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by LonghornJ, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

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    I don't understand how a business operates when everything is always "on sale."

    A few years ago Jos A. Bank had one of their "buy 1 at full price, get 2 free" sales going on and I bit... $900 for 3 suits? Sure...

    Of course, as I've learned, those suits suck and are made in Mexico and God help you if you keep your wallet in your back pocket because that shit will tear a hole in your pants...

    But I digress... my point is, who would ever pay full price for a Jos A. Bank suit when you're constantly inundated with emails saying "hey, its buy a sweater and we'll give you 2 free"... or "hey, sportcoats, buy one, get 2 free."

    Do they think I'm not smart enough to pick up on the fact that their profit margin has always been predicated upon the sale of one coat, or suit, will cover the cost of 2 other garments?

    wtf? I know the in-house tailors in there soak it up with alterations, but really, what a terrible business model.

    If your shit isn't worth full price to begin with, you're not going to attract full price buyers with weekly discounts. It only cheapens your already struggling brand.

    Ponderous.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Bob barker

    Bob barker Active Member

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    Agreed, bought 4 suits from them when I was right out of college. Got what I paid for,

    i have had had good luck with Ralph Lauren suits from Dillard's. Reasonably priced, and decent fit after seeing a tailor..
     
  3. Stew Nod

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    Amish stove :rofl:

    "Strict limit of two per customer limit...The Amish can't make them fast enough to supply the demand"

    [​IMG]
     
  4. LonghornJ

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    I've been gradually upgrading... but regardless of the brand, the wallet stays in the front pockets.
     
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    I know I'll never live this down, but years ago when I first heard the name, I thought it was a bank commercial
     
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  7. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

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    That place is a shitshow too... but at least there's no weekly "70% off" email.

    That shit is annoying.
     
  8. beatlejaws

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    just you wait
     
  9. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    that is funny, its an easy bake oven with a wood case:cool:
     
  10. Satori Brah

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    Their suits are shit for what they charge. I think they have one line called Golden Fleece that's
    decently constructed but the rest are garbage.
     
  11. LonghornJ

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    Golden Fleece is the Brooks Bro line.... much better, and much less annoying.
     
  12. Satori Brah

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    agreed

    Jose Bank is shit.