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(The Atlantic)   Finally, a worthwhile investigation: why the hell are greeting cards so damned expensive?   (theatlantic.com) divider line 33
    More: PSA, American Greetings, IBISWorld, Hallmark, investigation  
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2013-02-14 03:07:07 PM
4 votes:

Rent Party: Because like all things, the market will bear it.


Roses are red
so is a parrot.
This card cost $6.99
because the market will bear it.
2013-02-14 03:32:04 PM
3 votes:
Women like greeting cards because women are dumb.
2013-02-14 02:41:14 PM
3 votes:

Three Crooked Squirrels: I feel like I'm the only one that likes "Blank Inside" cards. Any typical card display has hundreds of cards with other people's sentiments inside, then two or so in the corner that are blank inside. I'd pay extra for a nice card that didn't have something someone else wrote to my wife in it.


1. Buy a nice blank-inside card
2. Pick a non-blank-inside card to harvest the inside from
3. Write poached words into blank card
4. Appear really thoughtful
2013-02-14 01:43:15 PM
3 votes:

Diogenes: Because even if your lovie agrees with you that it's all a scam and a made up holiday, you're still in deep shiat if you don't do the card.


Uh oh.
2013-02-14 04:48:26 PM
2 votes:
Sending someone a card on a special occasion is a wonderful way to remind them that you're willing to pay about seven bucks to not have to talk to them.
2013-02-14 03:14:26 PM
2 votes:

Lachwen: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lets put it this way:

Where are trying to get her to look at us like this:
[img843.imageshack.us image 500x375]

Compared to the time, effort and money already spent in this endeavor 5 bucks for a card is nothing.

That girl looks like she was drawn by Liefeld.


Admit it, other Farkers. You scrolled back down again to see if her feet were in the frame.
2013-02-14 02:59:26 PM
2 votes:
something like 15 years ago I bought Mrs. Simusid a card.  She read it, flipped it over and said "I'd rather have the three bucks"
she has never gotten a card since then.
2013-02-14 02:55:44 PM
2 votes:

oldfarthenry: Ladies want something that doesn't prematurely go off in their faces.


So tie the ribbon a little tighter.
2013-02-14 02:47:01 PM
2 votes:
Something has to pay for all those gadgets that Max and 99 use.
2013-02-14 02:32:41 PM
2 votes:

Diogenes: Because even if your lovie agrees with you that it's all a scam and a made up holiday, you're still in deep shiat if you don't do the card.


Guess I should break out the other rubbers tonight.

Contrabulous Flabtraption: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lets put it this way:

Where are trying to get her to look at us like this:
[img843.imageshack.us image 500x375]

Compared to the time, effort and money already spent in this endeavor 5 bucks for a card is nothing.

If my wife looked like that I'd buy her a greeting card every goddamn day


She does.  Leave it on the kitchen table and she'll read it after I drop her off.
2013-02-14 02:18:28 PM
2 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lets put it this way:

Where are trying to get her to look at us like this:
[img843.imageshack.us image 500x375]

Compared to the time, effort and money already spent in this endeavor 5 bucks for a card is nothing.


If my wife looked like that I'd buy her a greeting card every goddamn day
2013-02-14 02:00:28 PM
2 votes:
Things are tough
Times are hard.
Here's your f*cking
Valentine's card.
2013-02-14 12:44:51 PM
2 votes:
Lets put it this way:

Where are trying to get her to look at us like this:
img843.imageshack.us

Compared to the time, effort and money already spent in this endeavor 5 bucks for a card is nothing.
2013-02-14 06:28:58 PM
1 votes:
I've never understood why people pay so much money for flowers, when you can get them for free at any cemetery.
2013-02-14 04:14:00 PM
1 votes:
Guess who I found in the birthday card section in Hallmark a few years back?

s4.postimage.org
2013-02-14 03:38:02 PM
1 votes:
Because fark you, that's why.
2013-02-14 03:35:27 PM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lets put it this way:

Where are trying to get her to look at us like this:
[img843.imageshack.us image 500x375]

Compared to the time, effort and money already spent in this endeavor 5 bucks for a card is nothing.


I .... forgot what I was going to say
2013-02-14 03:28:30 PM
1 votes:
Because you're stupid enough to pay it.
2013-02-14 03:17:27 PM
1 votes:
We need articles explaining supply and demand?

What's next: why are roses so expensive of February 14th?
2013-02-14 03:06:21 PM
1 votes:
Protip: Write the contents of a more expensive card inside of a blank card.

It'll save you money and she'll love it.
2013-02-14 03:00:54 PM
1 votes:

meanmutton: Diogenes: Because even if your lovie agrees with you that it's all a scam and a made up holiday, you're still in deep shiat if you don't do the card.

Valentine's Day is not the made-up holiday.  Sweetest Day is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetest_day


All holidays are made up.

Some are just stupider than others.
2013-02-14 02:56:58 PM
1 votes:
My mom likes to write her message on a post-it and stick it in the card, that way the card can be re-used. We've sent the same birthday card back and forth for a few years.
2013-02-14 02:49:16 PM
1 votes:
Because my wife likes to get shiat?
2013-02-14 02:47:17 PM
1 votes:
Because your SO doesn't want to think you don't value them.
2013-02-14 02:43:07 PM
1 votes:
One can only get away with the "red ribbon around the erection" routine for so long.
Ladies want something that doesn't prematurely go off in their faces.
2013-02-14 02:38:18 PM
1 votes:
Because you touch yourself at night.
2013-02-14 02:34:43 PM
1 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lets put it this way:

Where are trying to get her to look at us like this:
[img843.imageshack.us image 500x375]

Compared to the time, effort and money already spent in this endeavor 5 bucks for a card is nothing.


Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn.
2013-02-14 02:29:46 PM
1 votes:
Becuase they dont use recycled paper?
2013-02-14 01:02:58 PM
1 votes:
Because it's so dang easy to make your own, that the greeting card companies are going to skin the folks who are left...
2013-02-14 01:00:59 PM
1 votes:
Do what my sister does: spend hundreds of dollars on Stamp It! to make whimsical greeting cards at home, and only use it once ever.
2013-02-14 11:48:59 AM
1 votes:
cdn.theatlantic.com

Penis goes where?
2013-02-14 11:37:27 AM
1 votes:
It takes big bucks to support the lifestyle to which Franklin Bickley has become accustomed.
2013-02-14 11:32:58 AM
1 votes:
Supply and demand.

Next question.
 
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