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Made for painters, by painters (bullshit)

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by DvOTeR, May 28, 2002.

  1. DvOTeR

    DvOTeR Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 6, 2002 Messages: 100 Likes Received: 0
    Ok this isn't really aimed at anyone imparticular but i want to know what other painters reckon of this shit......

    Ok what the fuck is with companies saying shit like made by painters for painters, if it were really made by painters, for painters then why the fuck would paint be sooo damn expensive. dont you reckon that is just opportunistic bullshit and sounds more like it should be, made by suckers for suckers. Look how gay does graffiti get when people commercialise it so much as to try and make a profit off others own good times. This doesn't just extend to paint brands but also other getting profit by selling graffiti and pocketing the funds. What type of true painter would jack up prises of paint and try to rip of his friends and families?? When will this shit end. When will people stop commercialising graffiti and not giving props to writers who deserve the credit.

    I would like to see others comments on this same topic and what you believe a resolution could be.
  2. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    do you expect FUBU to be cheap too? the for writers paint- in my experience- is much better paint... and simply because of how magic ol capitalism works, if it's a good product, then people will want it, so why not charge the hell out of them? it would definately be nice if the stuff were cheaper, but as long as there's a demand it never will be...
  3. DvOTeR

    DvOTeR Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 6, 2002 Messages: 100 Likes Received: 0
    yeh it is much better but fuck starting out the prices were a bit steep then with tax they got a bit more expensive but now its just bullshit, Its gone from like $10 a can to many being like $16-$17 bucks a can. With some of those cans for other shit being like over $20 bucks. Ok i dont complain that they are a lil more expensive but farkk not all of us have the $$$$$$$
  4. imported_b0b

    imported_b0b Guest

    It is all the US import duties and the huge tranposrtation costs to the states.. Come to Europe, especially Spain, and it is about a couple of dollars for a can.
  5. DvOTeR

    DvOTeR Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 6, 2002 Messages: 100 Likes Received: 0
    ^ nah it's like 15 bucks in oz where im from

    yeh i know theres all the exchange rates and imports and shit but still there trying to rape our money from us because they know they can get away with it.
  6. imported_b0b

    imported_b0b Guest

    ^^^ In that case the fuckers that are selling it are ripping people off. It is double cheap at source, I promise you.
  7. daus

    daus Member

    Joined: Jul 16, 2001 Messages: 868 Likes Received: 0
    Im just tired of everyone complaining about how expensive European paint is. If its too expensive then don't buy it, you wont have to complain about getting ripped.
  8. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 3
    Buy Cheaper paint...
  9. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    my thoughts exactly. dont underestimate how much is added by shipping either. I've heard how dirt cheap it is in the source countries....most places overseas dont order in a large enough volume to make it cheap to ship. Plus "graff stores" tend to be real steep on the markups. Bottom line is dont buy it if you dont like it....
  10. muthafuckinfatso

    muthafuckinfatso Member

    Joined: Mar 5, 2001 Messages: 476 Likes Received: 0
    yeah man, here in this part of canada it's mad expensive but whatever that's import shit so i just get cheap shit and stay happy...... but eh, i was in Hungary workin for 3 bones an hour and i couldnt buy that "by writers for writers paint" which costed about 7 bones. i ain't gonna rack from a hiphop store either. and only they got it...

    oh, check this though. i bought a tall boy can of some thick destructive black that'll cut any chrome right and listen, this can had a picture of a trainyard on it and on top the can it said 'Bombin paint"..... that's ridiculous. well, i just never seen that shit before in my life.
  11. deadlydnut

    deadlydnut Guest

    I'll stick to krylon.....
  12. KIND

    KIND Member

    Joined: Feb 18, 2002 Messages: 342 Likes Received: 0
    same here,at least most of the time.."made by writers,for writers" is what they say so wannabes just starting think "oh shit,see i can be a real writer if i get real writers paint"...and of course its mostly little rich ids
  13. amorphic

    amorphic Guest

    ...........or you could simply rack some Rusto Sail Blue and be a happy camper.
  14. pukey1

    pukey1 Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 10, 2001 Messages: 2,996 Likes Received: 0
  15. tassie toy

    tassie toy New Jack

    Joined: Apr 24, 2002 Messages: 75 Likes Received: 0
    I personnaly don't think euro paint is worth it. I bought a can of montana and a can of belton at $14AUS each just to see what the hype was all about. Sure i'ts good paint but when it comes down to it it's style and skill that really makes a piece not the paint.