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Are You a Victim of Marketing, "Keeping Up With The Joneses"?

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:57 AM
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Re: Are You a Victim of Marketing, "Keeping Up With The Joneses"?

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I wrote a different reply but decided to retract. I did not take it anywhere other than your intension of open forum. Let me see. the title Are You a Victim of Marketing.. implies exactly what you got for replies..

Then you state "This thread may get controlversial, people will probably get offended and mass flaming will ensue."

Then to top it off.. a sponser practically calls me a jealous communist and the original poster states I took it in a totally different dirrection and agrees with the sponser???


No offense taken here. My sincere apologies. My fault. My bad. my complete request for forgiveness for misinterpretting, misunderstanding and mistating a controversial reply.

So my reply should be.....and no I am not a victim of marketing because I don't drink all the un-scientific, disproven, and false manufacturer kool-aid that many do because they believe they read and glean proven reliable claims from people that validate their claims with consistent repeatable results ..... but only to find out shortly after drinking the kool-aid, that most of these validated results are a one time out at the range lucky 3 shot group, never again to be repeated.

My point IS to reflect on the fact that we fall for marketing gimics appealing to our desire to "keep up with the Jones", or BE the Jones; but in reality much of it is uneccessary expense that provides little practical value. I have personally been working on sorting out which of my desired modifications are neccessary or practical and which are marketing gimmicks.

My point is NOT to label capitalism as "extortion", nor blame "the rich" because people choose to buy dumb crap. People are free to market as they wish and people are free as they wish. What you are advocating sounds like "Blame the 1%" BS. My point is NOT to blame anyone else, or lack of regulation for my inability control my envious desires.

That being said, I figured this would ellicit some controversial responses and you are welcome to share yours. I tend to agree with you on that last paragraph above. However, I didn't intend nor anticipate this thread going in a political direction; hence why I said I was fine with this thread dying--because I prefer not disrespect the forums terms.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:49 PM
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Re: Are You a Victim of Marketing, "Keeping Up With The Joneses"?

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