Thursday, February 28, 2013

Is A T-Shirt Worth $37.29?

Don't get me wrong. I like a nice White Sox t-shirt as much as the next fan, but $28.00 is a bit steep for a cotton/poly blend t-shirt. That's just my opinion.

I'm both tall and a little on the heavy side, so typically, I wear 2X, 2XT, or 3X size shirts, depending on the cut and manufacturer. Unfortunately, these t-shirts are only available in small, medium, large and extra large. What if Adam Dunn wanted to wear one of these t-shirts? I'm thinking that a tall, muscular guy like him would be out of luck. I see an extra large t-shirt fitting Adam Dunn like a baby doll tee.

Even if I wanted to pay $28 for a t-shirt and I was able to squeeze into one, would I want to pay $9.29 just to get it to my residence? I would have to, since that is the ONLY option available for shipping.

For the biggest option, an extra large t-shirt, I would have to pay $37.29 to get it delivered to my door if I failed to have a coupon code.

I seem to be doing nothing but complaining about the monopoly of Topps lately. I am not a negative person, but I'm not going to praise and sugar-coat something that doesn't deserve it. The latest business practices and pricing by the Topps company leave me little option.

No thanks, Topps. That is nearly twice what I'm willing to pay for the convenience of getting a t-shirt (not a polo or dress shirt, mind you) delivered to my door. You lost me at $28 a t-shirt. I clicked off your website when I saw $9.29 shipping.


Arno said...

Cool shirt though. But yeah, that's a little steep. I can't think of any reasonable shipping method, even with handling costs, that should cost that much for a single t-shirt.

Hackenbush said...

It seems to me that Topps charges top dollar for everyting on their website. Maybe you can find one cheaper on the secondary market.

Doc said...

Q: Is A T-Shirt Worth $37.29?
A: No

Especially since there isn't even a Padres version, which should read (if it existed):

"You can hang a star on that baby!"

JediJeff said...

Want my opinion? Screen cap the logo. Buy a cheaper t-shirt and fabric paint. Make it yourself.

As long as you don't sell it, Topps can't stop you. I have been thinking about doing that to the shirts I see that read "I'm still calling it Comiskey". $30? I don't think so.

Steve Gierman said...

I'm sure I'll find it on the secondary market both cheaper and in larger sizes.

I may look into making my own shirts.

Jim from Downingtown said...


hardcle said...

Hey, I remembered your post about this shirt when I ran across this:
They have sizes to 3XL. The retail price is the same and shipping is $5.95, but you can save 25% when you use my referral link. (I get a kickback)

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