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(Trump Store)   "Hm. $90 for a baseball is too much, and $85 seems too cheap... let's go for the middle. That won't look suspicious or anything, right?"   (trumpstore.com) divider line
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5958 clicks; posted to Politics » on 29 Jun 2020 at 1:22 PM (12 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-06-29 12:53:56 PM  
88 bucks for a baseball.

You can get game-used MLB baseballs all day long for 50 bucks or so, less for little known players, more for autographs.

Can't help but wonder if the 88 is intentional.
 
2020-06-29 12:57:20 PM  
uhh... USC gonna be mad
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2020-06-29 1:00:26 PM  
Experience the world of Trump

Ick. No.
 
2020-06-29 1:05:52 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Experience the world of Trump

Ick. No.


Scene.

You wake up in a bathtub full of bloody ice and remember nothing of the night before. What's worse to see on the mirror in lipstick: "Call 911 or you will die" or "Welcome to the world of Trump"?
 
2020-06-29 1:06:28 PM  
About as subtle as a parade of tanks with JATO engines.
 
2020-06-29 1:06:58 PM  
If you love Trump, order 14!
 
2020-06-29 1:10:19 PM  
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In before price gets raised to $89
 
2020-06-29 1:13:32 PM  
There is no way the Nazis on the orange füher's campaign didn't know the meaning behind 88.
 
2020-06-29 1:20:03 PM  
"Hand-stitched."

Meaning, sweatshop worker uses hands to push them through a sewing machine to put the DOTARD logo on there.
 
2020-06-29 1:20:41 PM  
i filled up my cart and closed the window
 
2020-06-29 1:22:13 PM  
If it had 88 stitched into it somewhere. Honestly, I think this is just a coincidence of where they thought they could extract the most value from rubes.
 
2020-06-29 1:22:29 PM  
I hear it comes in packs of 14.
 
2020-06-29 1:24:01 PM  
The KKK hardball league has an official ball for the first time.
 
2020-06-29 1:25:04 PM  
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2020-06-29 1:25:06 PM  
Soon to be made of lampshade leather.
fark these nazis
 
2020-06-29 1:25:14 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Experience the world of Trump

Ick. No.


I only like mushrooms on pizza.
 
2020-06-29 1:25:43 PM  
Q) What's black and red and covered in stitches?
A) I hate this timeline.
 
2020-06-29 1:25:50 PM  
Let's fake a right wing organization and get some nazi to donate 1000 balls and then start batting practice on the ellipse.
 
2020-06-29 1:26:30 PM  
I'm sure all these coincidences are just a coincidence.
 
2020-06-29 1:26:39 PM  
It's like Supreme except for white trash.
 
2020-06-29 1:26:58 PM  
Subby is being naive if subby thinks 88 was the result of any math.

/count my words
 
2020-06-29 1:27:25 PM  

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I ordered 8.

I will get around to finishing that purchase any minute.
 
2020-06-29 1:27:25 PM  
Trump's selling baseballs for precisely one Hitler of money?

Cute.

Horrible but cute.
 
2020-06-29 1:27:40 PM  
You get a free oven if you buy 14 at a time.
 
2020-06-29 1:27:52 PM  
We all know Trump and his circle of grifters will shill anything in the universe for a buck.  I cant get to mad at it tho, because if i had a base of people as dumb as the trumpers are, I would take full advantage of that too.

$88 seems way overpriced, but if idiots are buying them...  meh..

Remember when Carter had to give up his peanut farm?
 
2020-06-29 1:28:13 PM  

Sword and Shield: TheHighlandHowler: Experience the world of Trump

Ick. No.

Scene.

You wake up in a bathtub full of bloody ice and remember nothing of the night before. What's worse to see on the mirror in lipstick: "Call 911 or you will die" or "Welcome to the world of Trump"?


I see you've been to east St. Louis as well.
 
2020-06-29 1:28:18 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Experience the world of Trump

Ick. No.


I'm pretty sure orange makeup and a bucket of KFC costs less than $88.
 
2020-06-29 1:28:23 PM  
Looking at the internet it tells me that a normal baseball costs about 50 bucks for a pack of 12.

This seems to be 88 dollars for one.

Apparently pouring the racism in is expensive.
 
2020-06-29 1:28:31 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Experience the world of Trump

Ick. No.


We are experiencing the world of Trump, and I don't like it.
 
2020-06-29 1:29:01 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Experience the world of Trump

Ick. No.


We've been doing that for the part 3+ years at an incalculable cost.
 
2020-06-29 1:30:10 PM  

Gubbo: If it had 88 stitched into it somewhere. Honestly, I think this is just a coincidence of where they thought they could extract the most value from rubes.


Remember when Facebook purged a bunch of Trump ads like two weeks ago? Interestingly enough, it happened to be 88 ads.

The campaign placed 88 ads with an obscure concentration camp symbol on them.
https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/6/18/​2​1295226/facebook-trump-campaign-nazi-s​ymbol-antifa
 
2020-06-29 1:30:51 PM  
Is this site actually associated with Trump at all?

If not, I could easily see this as being some kind of sick marketing gimmick. Put in a dog whistle that is guaranteed to get noticed, but still has enough plausible deniability, and then during the inevitable shiatstorm, the site gets exposure for tons of new customers that may otherwise never have known it existed. Plus, they get the trigger the libs by paying $88 for a farking baseball.
 
2020-06-29 1:31:03 PM  
I'm guessing that Trump believeq that "HH" actually stands for "Heroic Hair" and none of his sycophants/babysitters has bothered to say otherwise.
 
2020-06-29 1:31:33 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: There is no way the Nazis on the orange füher's campaign didn't know the meaning behind 88.


It's just a magic number that offends snowflakes.

Or so they would claim, anyway.
 
2020-06-29 1:31:56 PM  
Fark, I am disappoint. Nothing about /r/The_Donald getting nuked yet?
 
2020-06-29 1:32:07 PM  

SamFlagg: Looking at the internet it tells me that a normal baseball costs about 50 bucks for a pack of 12.

This seems to be 88 dollars for one.

Apparently pouring the racism in is expensive.


You're buying it FOR the racism. 'See this awesome ball? I paid $88 (wink wink) for it! Aren't I a cool douchebro, Mom?'
 
2020-06-29 1:33:05 PM  
Do they not know what baseballs look like?
 
2020-06-29 1:33:09 PM  
Just don't ask him to throw one again.
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2020-06-29 1:34:10 PM  

Sword and Shield: 88 bucks for a baseball.

You can get game-used MLB baseballs all day long for 50 bucks or so, less for little known players, more for autographs.

Can't help but wonder if the 88 is intentional.


You really have to ask ?
 
2020-06-29 1:34:17 PM  
I'm what collection would this be the centerpiece? Pre-integration memorabilia?
 
2020-06-29 1:34:21 PM  

KB202: Let's fake a right wing organization and get some nazi to donate 1000 balls and then start batting practice on the ellipse.


Maybe get some really proud boys to stand there in some designer Hugo Boss baseball uniforms (maybe one team in black and silver, the other in grey and black) and play baseball with these balls.

Oh, and maybe they can try to "call their shots" before each time at bat, taking a moment to reach with an outstretched arm and point with their whole hand to where they think the ball will go.
 
2020-06-29 1:34:49 PM  
That's disgusting. Leave baseball alone asshole. No self respecting baseball fan wants your stinking Grey baseball.
 
2020-06-29 1:35:03 PM  
Think we've crossed from "If you support Trump, you're probably a nazi"

To
"If you support Trump you are a nazi"
 
2020-06-29 1:35:36 PM  

Gubbo: If it had 88 stitched into it somewhere. Honestly, I think this is just a coincidence of where they thought they could extract the most value from rubes.


I disagree because the worst case is usually the outcome in regards to Trump. I suspect that there were some marketing folks who modeled the demand curve over price and saw a huge spike in sales at 88. Knowing it was a bunch of WPR (White Power Republicans /I know redundant) being giddy at the hidden message they went with it for the $$.

$3.56 in labor and material costs converted into $88 in revenue because WPRs want to say Hail Hitler, just not out loud with company around.
 
2020-06-29 1:35:43 PM  
Hey they have one in his preferred skin color.
 
2020-06-29 1:35:43 PM  
I bought one of these baseballs but it declared bankruptcy three days after delivery.  Would not buy again.  Three stars.
 
2020-06-29 1:35:49 PM  

Gubbo: If it had 88 stitched into it somewhere. Honestly, I think this is just a coincidence of where they thought they could extract the most value from rubes.


Doesn't a baseball actually have 88 stitches?
 
2020-06-29 1:35:49 PM  
That's BS, you can only buy at most nine items from the store at one time
 
2020-06-29 1:35:52 PM  
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Looks like they're limiting what you can add to cart now.
They must have read the "abandon cart" story from the other day.
 
2020-06-29 1:36:17 PM  

Gubbo: If it had 88 stitched into it somewhere. Honestly, I think this is just a coincidence of where they thought they could extract the most value from rubes.


Then why not go the far more practiced route of 89.99 BUT WAIT....

No this is outright signaling. Remember the red triangle ads? Political prisoners. Lock them up.
 
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