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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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5785 clicks; posted to Politics » on 29 Jun 2020 at 1:22 PM (2 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2 days ago  
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.
 
2 days ago  
uhh... USC gonna be mad
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2 days ago  
Experience the world of Trump

Ick. No.
 
2 days ago  

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"?
 
2 days ago  
About as subtle as a parade of tanks with JATO engines.
 
2 days ago  
If you love Trump, order 14!
 
2 days ago  
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In before price gets raised to $89
 
2 days ago  
There is no way the Nazis on the orange füher's campaign didn't know the meaning behind 88.
 
2 days ago  
"Hand-stitched."

Meaning, sweatshop worker uses hands to push them through a sewing machine to put the DOTARD logo on there.
 
2 days ago  
i filled up my cart and closed the window
 
2 days ago  
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.
 
2 days ago  
I hear it comes in packs of 14.
 
2 days ago  
The KKK hardball league has an official ball for the first time.
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
Soon to be made of lampshade leather.
fark these nazis
 
2 days ago  

TheHighlandHowler: Experience the world of Trump

Ick. No.


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

/count my words
 
2 days ago  

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I ordered 8.

I will get around to finishing that purchase any minute.
 
2 days ago  
Trump's selling baseballs for precisely one Hitler of money?

Cute.

Horrible but cute.
 
2 days ago  
You get a free oven if you buy 14 at a time.
 
2 days ago  
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?
 
2 days ago  

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.
 
2 days ago  

TheHighlandHowler: Experience the world of Trump

Ick. No.


I'm pretty sure orange makeup and a bucket of KFC costs less than $88.
 
2 days ago  
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.
 
2 days ago  

TheHighlandHowler: Experience the world of Trump

Ick. No.


We are experiencing the world of Trump, and I don't like it.
 
2 days ago  

TheHighlandHowler: Experience the world of Trump

Ick. No.


We've been doing that for the part 3+ years at an incalculable cost.
 
2 days ago  

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
 
2 days ago  
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.
 
2 days ago  
I'm guessing that Trump believeq that "HH" actually stands for "Heroic Hair" and none of his sycophants/babysitters has bothered to say otherwise.
 
2 days ago  

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.
 
2 days ago  
Fark, I am disappoint. Nothing about /r/The_Donald getting nuked yet?
 
2 days ago  

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?'
 
2 days ago  
Do they not know what baseballs look like?
 
2 days ago  
Just don't ask him to throw one again.
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2 days ago  

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 ?
 
2 days ago  
I'm what collection would this be the centerpiece? Pre-integration memorabilia?
 
2 days ago  

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.
 
2 days ago  
That's disgusting. Leave baseball alone asshole. No self respecting baseball fan wants your stinking Grey baseball.
 
2 days ago  
Think we've crossed from "If you support Trump, you're probably a nazi"

To
"If you support Trump you are a nazi"
 
2 days ago  

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.
 
2 days ago  
Hey they have one in his preferred skin color.
 
2 days ago  
I bought one of these baseballs but it declared bankruptcy three days after delivery.  Would not buy again.  Three stars.
 
2 days ago  

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?
 
2 days ago  
That's BS, you can only buy at most nine items from the store at one time
 
2 days ago  
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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.
 
2 days ago  

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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