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Made for painters, by painters (bullshit)

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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.

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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...

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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 $$$$$$$

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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.

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^ 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.

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

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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.

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Originally posted by daus

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.

 

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....

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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.

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I'll stick to krylon.....

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Originally posted by deadlydnut

I'll stick to krylon.....

 

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

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

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Originally posted by KIND

 

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

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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.

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if somthing says for writters by writters and you are a writter and you buy it your a dork plane and simple

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Originally posted by ese

 

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....

 

That's right. Bottom line is that the money you're paying is going to the government, and to a lesser degree, the shop owner's wallet. If they have to go through another middle man after the export tax, forget it. We're talking like $7-8 US. Buying something like Belton in it's country of origin it's like us buying a can of Krylon. It's not expensive. Buying a can of US made Krylon in Germany is like what buying Belton is like to us.

Not to mention that some shop owners, who will remain nameless, want that Rolex and the BMW, so they milk their customers to the fullest extent. It's all about living the cash money lifestyle, and hiphop is going to give it to them, right?

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Originally posted by HAL

Buying something like Belton in it's country of origin it's like us buying a can of Krylon. It's not expensive. Buying a can of US made Krylon in Germany is like what buying Belton is like to us.

Not to mention that some shop owners, who will remain nameless, want that Rolex and the BMW, so they milk their customers to the fullest extent. It's all about living the cash money lifestyle, and hiphop is going to give it to them, right?

 

Hal, the voice of wisdom.

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I'm searching for a building right now to open up a graffiti shop. When I get it up i'm going to be saleing Krylon for $1.00 a can. i got the hook up to get it for .50, and I have to make a little so I can keep the bills paid. But I thought a $1.39 drop would be a good thing for painters to hear.

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yah what the fuck is all this hype about....more expensive paint isn't going to make your wacked out peice look any better....i've been happy with whatever i could get my hands on..sure i've used some of the euro paint but i didnt pay more than $5 for it...theres no doubt that its better quality but like some one else said whenn it comes down to it style and skill is what makes the peice

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Originally posted by starv

I'm searching for a building right now to open up a graffiti shop. When I get it up i'm going to be saleing Krylon for $1.00 a can

 

pick a building in oxnard,ca...

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I was just in Europe and Montana is like 2.50 a can - which isn't bad I guess. So whoever is marking it up to 14 US$ is probably just trying to take advantage of toys who buy paint like that, or paying exorbitant importing fees. The colors are pretty, but I think the attraction is just that its made and marketed for graff.

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Originally posted by HAL

Not to mention that some shop owners, who will remain nameless, want that Rolex and the BMW, so they milk their customers to the fullest extent. It's all about living the cash money lifestyle, and hiphop is going to give it to them, right?

 

Show me one person who got rich off selling spraypaint to writers...

You dont make shit on spraycans, let alone writers.

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Originally posted by Europe

 

Show me one person who got rich off selling spraypaint to writers...

You dont make shit on spraycans, let alone writers.

 

They don't sell it to writers, they sell it to toys!

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Originally posted by Europe

 

Show me one person who got rich off selling spraypaint to writers...

You dont make shit on spraycans, let alone writers.

 

 

Hoopski, the guy that runs Graphotism. He had a monopoly on the narket for a while and made a killing. Fuck "exclusive distribution rights".

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