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Old 02-27-2006, 02:43 PM   #1
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Red campaign, items listed

Congrats to Bono for another great idea. The products are listed on the website to view. check it out:

http://www.joinred.com/red.asp

I'm eyeing the converse
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Old 02-27-2006, 03:36 PM   #2
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I signed up!
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i am going to the Gap store tonight, hoping they have the red tee out for sale
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Old 02-27-2006, 05:29 PM   #4
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look at those shades

such a brilliant idea, many congrats to Bono
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Old 02-27-2006, 06:44 PM   #5
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Yes! A legitimate excuse to buy more things from Gap!
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i can't go tonight there is wind chill and storm advisory alert. apparently visibility is very low... dont wanna go lest i get into an accident and can't come to Pleba anymore!
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Re: Red campaign, items listed

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I'm eyeing the converse
Ditto

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Old 02-28-2006, 04:26 AM   #8
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I love the Converse as well, but I read somewhere that they will be around 300 dollars, which I find a bit too overpriced. I don't mind paying a bit extra, but 250 dollars extra for a pair of shoes?? Can anybody confirm what the price for those shoes will be??
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Actually, the Converse are retailed closer to $395 U.S. - for as much as I support this idea, I can't afford that much for any pair of shoes!

How about everyone just sending your money DIRECTLY TO THE GLOBAL FUND and bypass the profits that these companies will make off the RED products?

More money going directly to the world's poorest people when you simply send in a donation to the Global Fund.

Makes sense to me.

But if you have to get a product in order to support the Global Fund, then buy RED.

Here's the site for the Global Fund:

http://www.theglobalfund.org


Check them out.
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I got my eyes on that red american express card
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Perhaps merge above posts with: http://forum.interference.com/showth...hreadid=153138
Seems to fit there perfectly.
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I want to get something to, but everything is probaly expensive and I live on a budget.
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I'm generally a big fan of Converse aesthetically, but I think those shoes are horrendously overpriced and somewhat unattractive too.
I'm not going to be able to bring myself to shop at Gap either, even if it is for a good cause. I can't equate the two in my mind, so i'll be going with Jamila's suggestion.
The American Express card seems like a good idea though - i'll try and encourage the folks to sign up, for sure.
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395$US for Converse???!!!
For that price, I want Prada!!!

I'll apply for the AMEX... if available in Canada
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I actually can't buy any of this stuff either, it's way too expensive.
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I actually can't buy any of this stuff either, it's way too expensive.
this stuff is definitely geared towards people with money! (i guess not the average die-hard fans). but then again, there are plenty of people out there with that kind of dough to spend that can in the meanwhile be donating to a good cause. So still a good idea.

I was thinking of getting some red high-top converse at regular price and using a nice $1.50 black permanent marker and write U2 on the upper outside of each shoe. (Or get white converse and write U2 in red) That will actually make them "originals". Kind of a fun feeling knowing you are carring a little U2 logo item hidden under your discount jeans.
If I feel like splurging on a good cause I think I will take the route of donating directly to the organizations and let them get 100% of what I want them to have.
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i agree about the prices - and i think if you support the concept, but not the execution - you guys should let them know how you feel by going to the (red) website - they are soliciting feedback.

http://www.joinred.com/news/1/news.htm

http://www.joinred.com/newsfeed.asp


i posted about this a few days ago on my blog:

http://scatterolight.blogspot.com/20...about-red.html
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I dont' think any Product Red is available in the United States yet, looks like only available in the UK ... Am I wrong?
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actually, i went down to the Gap store at the mall and they said they dont have them yet!! well, one male store attendant said they weren't out yet here in the US, but one lady attendant was like "What are you talking about, ma'am?? What's the red campaign?? whos Bono?"



I ignored her...
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I don't think we should be too critical of the products or prices just yet. It seems like the whole thing is a very new idea and they're just in the beginning stages. Red has to get other companies on board for this campaign for it to work. Unlike EDUN, Bono and his people are not the ones creating these products and setting prices. The way I understand it, Converse, Gap, AmEx, etc are willing to make these special-issue items available for the purpose of this campaign. If those are the only companies willing to do so at this point, there's not a whole lot else the Red folks can do but market these items and push for support so that other companies will slowly take the hint and we'll have more products.

I think it's a great idea, maybe a better one than EDUN since it will reach into much larger market segments and the products will be more accessible.

ETA: I did submit feedback though and suggested Coca-Cola. They are my favorite company. They do so much good in parts of the world most of us have never even heard of. What's more RED than Coke?!?!
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