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(WRAL)   Two handbags stolen from a Cary, NC boutique store   (wral.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Theft, Associated Press reports, lot of people, Larceny, large thefts, high-end bags, Associated Press, Surveillance video  
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2958 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Dec 2021 at 2:05 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-12-02 11:10:09 AM  
Well Christmas presents don't grow on trees.
 
2021-12-02 2:08:14 PM  
You take the blonde, and I'll take the one in the turban.

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2021-12-02 2:09:05 PM  
Who the heck steals handbags?
 
2021-12-02 2:12:04 PM  

Valter: Who the heck steals handbags?


Same guy that throws shoes.

/honestly
 
2021-12-02 2:13:11 PM  
"There's not a lot of supply right now, so the resale market -- a lot of these bag go for more than retail," said Denny. "A Chanel bag is selling right now in store for $4,300 can be sold on resale market for $5,500."

Wrong. There's tons of supply for fancy bags. They simply withhold supply to ramp up demand and jack up the prices. 

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/20​1​5/12/25/460870534/episode-672-bagging-​a-birkin
 
2021-12-02 2:13:19 PM  

Valter: Who the heck steals handbags?


People who plan to black market them?
 
2021-12-02 2:13:51 PM  
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2021-12-02 2:15:20 PM  

elkboy: Valter: Who the heck steals handbags?

Same guy that throws shoes.

/honestly


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I understood that reference.
 
2021-12-02 2:16:34 PM  

kmgenesis23: Wrong. There's tons of supply for fancy bags. They simply withhold supply to ramp up demand and jack up the prices. 

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/201​5/12/25/460870534/episode-672-bagging-​a-birkin


The DeBeers business model. Except even dumber.
 
2021-12-02 2:17:56 PM  
At least you didn't get shot for allegedly stealing a toolbox from walmart in your wheelchair.
 
2021-12-02 2:21:55 PM  
The bags aren't made from scarce raw materials or by experts with doctorates in handbaggery. They're constructed in sweatshops across Asia. You're paying for $80 in material, $40 in labor, and $4000 in branding. Luxury items are stupid except for conspicuous consumption.
 
2021-12-02 2:23:43 PM  

Valter: Who the heck steals handbags?


And amazing how they knew exactly which ones to take - and in just 30 seconds.  Almost... almost, like it was and inside job/insurance scam.
 
2021-12-02 2:24:46 PM  
"J'adore Boutique?"

Name something in French and you can charge double. See also: Prêt à Manger
 
2021-12-02 2:30:36 PM  
Why did the news station speed up the robbery video so it looks like a Benny Hill bit?

I had the sound off, were they playing Yakety Sax?
 
2021-12-02 2:31:34 PM  
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/Because it was two, you see...
 
2021-12-02 2:32:46 PM  

trippdogg: And amazing how they knew exactly which ones to take - and in just 30 seconds.  Almost... almost, like it was and inside job/insurance scam.


Yeah it's just so hard for burglars to show up a couple days before and look at price tags.
 
2021-12-02 2:41:32 PM  

baronbloodbath: The bags aren't made from scarce raw materials or by experts with doctorates in handbaggery. They're constructed in sweatshops across Asia. You're paying for $80 in material, $40 in labor, and $4000 in branding. Luxury items are stupid except for conspicuous consumption.



It's more complicated than that.  The high end brands (Prada, LV, etc) have sourced some low end stuff - think keychains or other similar small stuff for Asian production.  Handbags in the 1000 buck range and far in excess of that will still be made in Italy, but could also be in lower cost places in Eastern Europe.  The higher the dollar item, most likely still in Italy.

This depends on the brand but shifting a production of high dollar items to China or SE Asia is risky.  They can keep it on the lowdown but if consumers find out, it's a very bad look for the brand.

In my former career, I did a due diligence review of the higher end brand Bally for a company that wanted to buy them.  At least in 2010, they only third party sourced from China on the small stuff.

I will admit that the percentage of goods produced in China or SE Asia will only increase.  But you are gonna plunk down a couple grand for a Prada bag it damn well better not be from China.
 
2021-12-02 2:46:30 PM  
i love the way "value" is calculated.


I am a retailer.
I put product on the shelf, and i set the price, you know, costs + my arbitrary profit desires.
And now after the product is stolen or destroyed, the value was exactly what the retailer set price at.


good thing the retailers al now the real value of these thigns for us or we might be getting ripped off.
 
2021-12-02 2:47:09 PM  
The actual "stealing" part of the grand plan was easy. They just had to Carry the loot out of the store.
 
2021-12-02 2:51:18 PM  
Do they have Certificates of Authenticity?
 
2021-12-02 3:15:50 PM  
Is that town still called
Containment
Area for
Relocated
Yankees (or Yuppies)?
 
2021-12-02 3:33:28 PM  

Maynard G. Muskievote: [Fark user image 320x320]


The way Durham is going you can easily get your wish.
 
2021-12-02 3:34:03 PM  

dionysusaur: Is that town still called
Containment
Area for
Relocated
Yankees (or Yuppies)?


more now than ever before!

Recent pic from Cary:

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2021-12-02 6:32:19 PM  
To steal one handbag, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to steal two looks like carelessness.
 
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