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Warning: Offensive T-Shirt. How to Market/Worth?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:40 pm
by mrs_stout
I found this Sneakers t-shirt last week. Any thoughts on value? How would I market this? Thanks for any input.
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Re: Warning: Offensive T-Shirt. How to Market/Worth?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:47 pm
by FiftyFiftyMan
I've never sold a shirt like this, but think it may need to be relisted several times, or put in a store with the right keywords. The fact that it's a vintage Sneakers shirt/tag probably won't carry as much weight as it would for this target market (though I could be wrong). I'd put a BIN for $25, and lower it if it doesn't sell the first time.

BTW, there's nothing really "offensive" about this shirt IMO. It's not anti-Jesus, but the opposite. To each his own belief. Though I could be offended at the tackiness of some religious shirts I see in thrift stores (i.e. I saw a Jesus shirt with a Reeses candy logo). Using Christ or any other religious figure to make a buck is a bit offensive. This one is a little different...probably made by a church way back when.

Re: Warning: Offensive T-Shirt. How to Market/Worth?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:58 am
by jimmyj
Not meant to be offensive for anyone who believes in Jesus, nevertheless, unsettling. But so is a statue of a cross with Jesus pinned to it. Another angle of reminding believers Jesus loves and died for them.

The saying is all over religious sites as a favorite anonymous quote.

But religious tees of any sort can be offensive to certain people.

BIN I think. I'll post this in the forum tomorrow and get more to weigh in.

Re: Warning: Offensive T-Shirt. How to Market/Worth?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:42 am
by mrs_stout
Thanks, FiftyFiftyMan and JimmyJ.

I'm not a religious person, but I thought the lightheartedness of the t-shirt might be offensive to some, so I opted to put a disclaimer just in case.

Re: Warning: Offensive T-Shirt. How to Market/Worth?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:27 pm
by Johnny65
Zero value to 99.9% of vintage t-shirt collectors. Most wouldn't even pay $.50 for it.

Re: Warning: Offensive T-Shirt. How to Market/Worth?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:02 pm
by timetraveltees
I think that's probably a bit harsh. Sure, it's not the best shirt in the world, but it's certainly not junk. I can pretty much guarantee that there's a market for something like this one. I usually sell around 300 vintage tees every month and I'd say at least 20% of those are shirts that wouldn't be deemed highly desirable to "collectors" but for the average vintage t-shirt buyer, or someone just looking for a weird shirt for themselves, as a gift or just a comfortable tee to wear around, I'd say this one should be an easy $20-$25. You'll probably have to sit on it for a while as a buy it now/good till cancelled, but I'm sure the right buyer will eventually come along and be happy to pay the asking price.

Re: Warning: Offensive T-Shirt. How to Market/Worth?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:48 pm
by RyanB
There's definitely Christians out there who appreciate vintage tees. My girlfriend for example.