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View Poll Results: What are some ostentatious AirPods cases or are they not cool anymore?
Dolce & Gabbana 0 0%
Gucci 1 4.76%
Salvatore Ferragamo 0 0%
Burberry 1 4.76%
Bottega Veneta 1 4.76%
Prada 0 0%
Dior 0 0%
Fendi 1 4.76%
They're not cool anymore 17 80.95%
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Old 26 November 2022, 01:38 AM   #31
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A good 50% of the watches displayed on this website alone are vulgar in taste.

Like o0o0o I was lucky enough to buy this $15,000 mass produced steel watch at retail, look at me, o0o0o so cool, edgy & original ...

If you don't know anyone like this, you're not looking around.

Walk into a grocery store and see what half the women are carrying. Probably some Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Coach, maybe some Kate spade and a mixture of other vulgar garbage.

Look in the parking lot, I'm sure 75%+ of those cars are financed with the notes being underwater.

The building you're likely shopping in to observe all of this likely won't be paid off for another 30 years, by some company that decided it needed to build some $10 million supermarket so that the local grocer who worked with local farmers couldn't compete.

We've got buildings so nice, noone can afford to occupy half of them these days.

I think the financial situation of most people speaks volumes. Most people fail to live within their means, or without extended credit they can pay on time. To me, that speaks to the vulgarity of society as a whole. At the end of the day, these stupid airpod cases probably cost less than the depreciation of a Rolex in this market, so hard to fault one and not the other in my opinion.

I don't wear my Rolex most days as its become a safety concern to an extent. If it wasn't such an offensive display of wealth, I don't think I'd have those reservations.
I hear you and get it for many places. But not where I live or frequent any more.
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Old 28 November 2022, 01:30 AM   #32
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Old 28 November 2022, 08:41 AM   #33
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A good 50% of the watches displayed on this website alone are vulgar in taste.

Like o0o0o I was lucky enough to buy this $15,000 mass produced steel watch at retail, look at me, o0o0o so cool, edgy & original ...

If you don't know anyone like this, you're not looking around.

Walk into a grocery store and see what half the women are carrying. Probably some Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Coach, maybe some Kate spade and a mixture of other vulgar garbage.

Look in the parking lot, I'm sure 75%+ of those cars are financed with the notes being underwater.

The building you're likely shopping in to observe all of this likely won't be paid off for another 30 years, by some company that decided it needed to build some $10 million supermarket so that the local grocer who worked with local farmers couldn't compete.

We've got buildings so nice, noone can afford to occupy half of them these days.

I think the financial situation of most people speaks volumes. Most people fail to live within their means, or without extended credit they can pay on time. To me, that speaks to the vulgarity of society as a whole. At the end of the day, these stupid airpod cases probably cost less than the depreciation of a Rolex in this market, so hard to fault one and not the other in my opinion.

I don't wear my Rolex most days as its become a safety concern to an extent. If it wasn't such an offensive display of wealth, I don't think I'd have those reservations.

I really disagree with a lot of this. I think most of the watches posted here are pretty nice IMO. Oddly enough stainless sport Rolexes don't seem to depreciate much, if at all and I think most of the wealthy people here like for their watches to fly under the radar out in the world. It's only here on the forum, amongst other enthusiasts, that they let down their guard and share their passions and pride. Regarding cars, yeah there are some mighty nice cars in the garage of some of these folks but not all. I drive a ten year old completely base Tacoma truck that doesn't even have cruise control or power windows. It's paid off and runs good but it doesn't turn any heads and that's OK. There's no one here that knows me that'll knock me for driving a beater, even if they're driving a supercar. In short I think most folks here have more class than you're giving them credit for.
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Old 28 November 2022, 08:54 AM   #34
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Old 28 November 2022, 08:58 AM   #35
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I'm not sure anything can be ostentatious and cool at the same time.
Totally agree with this.
Flash in the pan fashion fads aren't my thing.
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Old 28 November 2022, 09:58 AM   #36
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Wow, are people buying cases that are much more $$ than the gadget itself?? Just wrap the earbud case in burnt $100 bill ends to really drive the point home.
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Old 28 November 2022, 10:33 AM   #37
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I personally canít understand why anyone would wish to buy products like this. None of the brands shown are specialists in this area. To me it comes across as being somewhat tacky.

Itís a bit like designer sunglasses. I much prefer owning sunglasses by recognised eyewear specialists such Oakley, Ray-Ban and Persol rather than a designer simply licensing their name to the product.
Totally agree. I don't get it either. If a company is known for it and does it well, I'll give them a try. I'll never wear Rolex sunglasses, or any swag. It's not what they do well. I try not to wear or carry anything with visible logos, if I can help it.

Luxury brands going outside of their lane on everything is a cash grab preying on flashy consumers, IMO.

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A good 50% of the watches displayed on this website alone are vulgar in taste.

Like o0o0o I was lucky enough to buy this $15,000 mass produced steel watch at retail, look at me, o0o0o so cool, edgy & original ...

If you don't know anyone like this, you're not looking around.

Walk into a grocery store and see what half the women are carrying. Probably some Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Coach, maybe some Kate spade and a mixture of other vulgar garbage.

Look in the parking lot, I'm sure 75%+ of those cars are financed with the notes being underwater.

The building you're likely shopping in to observe all of this likely won't be paid off for another 30 years, by some company that decided it needed to build some $10 million supermarket so that the local grocer who worked with local farmers couldn't compete.

We've got buildings so nice, noone can afford to occupy half of them these days.

I think the financial situation of most people speaks volumes. Most people fail to live within their means, or without extended credit they can pay on time. To me, that speaks to the vulgarity of society as a whole. At the end of the day, these stupid airpod cases probably cost less than the depreciation of a Rolex in this market, so hard to fault one and not the other in my opinion.

I don't wear my Rolex most days as its become a safety concern to an extent. If it wasn't such an offensive display of wealth, I don't think I'd have those reservations.
Agree generally. I'd rather have financial freedom with my simple leather bag and my Toyota parked outside my modest home. Better than a tacky monogrammed LV bag in my Mercedes parked outside my mansion drowning in debt that I slowly chip away at with a job I hate. All in the hopes of impressing strangers. An extreme example, I know. However, I know many folks who are living in some version of it.

My wife is one of those women in the grocery store, as you say. She collected them before we met and has since given many away to family. The ones she has kept she uses quite a bit. Might as well, she paid enough for them.
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Old 28 November 2022, 12:04 PM   #38
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Old 29 November 2022, 12:53 PM   #39
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We have too many gadgets.

I often joke with my family that when Iím fully retired, Iíll trash my cell phone. The only way to communicate with me will be by mail letter, or carrier pigeon

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