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Did you write the book of brainwashing?

So you know what type of shoes I bought and where I bought them. That's absolutely amazing!!! You should be on tv!

You are also an expert on UK online sports retailers I see.

You're right...I made all this up...it didn't happen.

Now I'm getting the hang of this brainwashing thing....there's hope for me yet.

Oh suuuuure I know ! You believe in products with a prestige-brand on top which you can show around. You believe in prestigious exclusive products you can show to the world. You believe in the brainwashing instructions of snobbery-chickeria companies like Adidas
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Yes, 15 years ago, I think people had some common sense?

15 years ago one bought a designer article because it was an investment in good quality, good design, and was recognised for it`s specialness, not by the name stitched down the legs/across the back/big red label on chest.¨
Where did you get those super rose-tinted specs from? I'd like a pair too please, because 10-15 years ago nothing was too noticeably different.

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The fetish to wear the cheap badly cut clothing as long as it has a "name" on it truly does smack of insecurity and a longing to be accepted into some clique of fellow ignoramuses (ii? what`s the plural of hippopotamus? )

Perhaps it`s a personality flaw? .... "I`m Diesel Jeans wearer" makes more of a statement about one than being able to hold an intelligent conversation?
What a load of pure and unadulterated bollocks. I think that kind of judgemental 'labelling' (ironic, no?) smacks of your own deep insecurity rather than anyone elses!
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regarding sport equipment, this country is extremely overpriced. there are some chances to buy almost as cheaply as outside (read "discounts") but otherwise... pathetic.
One example - climbing rope 10mm 60m, Mammut (Swiss one!), back home I bought one for 80 euro. Exactly same rope, in shop that tries to appear on the cheaper side here - Athleticum - had this piece of equipment for a shiny 299 CHF. Thermal bottles are another topic, 15 euro vs 60-80 CHF here. And so on... I have the money, but I would feel stupid to pay so much for these things. There is a level of insult from seller trying to sell at these price levels.
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What's wrong with designer clothes? I don't actively seek them out, but if I find an item of clothing or a pair of glasses which fit well and happen to have a label on them I'll still buy them. If it looks good, it looks good, label or no.

It's as much a fetish to avoid wearing clothes with a label as it is to look for them.
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regarding sport equipment, this country is extremely overpriced. there are some chances to buy almost as cheaply as outside (read "discounts") but otherwise... pathetic.
Thermal bottles are a topic, 15 euro vs 60-80 CHF here. And so on... I have the money, but I would feel stupid to pay so much for these things. There is a level of insult from seller trying to sell at these price levels.
"Theromosflaschen" -- "Thermal bottles" ? Athleticum ?
Here a realistic compilation

http://www.kassensturz.sf.tv/Tests/T...aschen-im-Test

Most are between CHF 20 and CHF 40 . You of course are free to buy expensive stuff. But that is YOUR thing. And if you are masochist enough to allow a seller to insult you so be it
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Where did you get those super rose-tinted specs from? I'd like a pair too please, because 10-15 years ago nothing was too noticeably different.

What a load of pure and unadulterated bollocks. I think that kind of judgemental 'labelling' (ironic, no?) smacks of your own deep insecurity rather than anyone elses!
Gosh, are you sitting on a drawing pin by any chance?

Darl, 15 years and more ago, believe me, there were true designers. Actually there still is, but they`re way out of the range of most average earners these days. Hence the swing to wearing the cheap stuff as long as it has a label hanging somewhere. I do believe if it was possible, the price tag would be left on as well!

There simply is a shortage of individuality in dress lately, which is the probable cause of the clone-style dress code...... "I have no taste/style but if I wear what everyone else is wearing I will be accepted". And so is born the fetish fad of advertising how much one paid for the piece of shitey product one is wearing.

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Just a tip on your writing style - Try not to denegrate fellow forum member`s opinions by slandering them with your imaginations of what their personal opinions are, and if finding yourself unable to understand their meanings, then attempt to write without aggression, by voicing your OWN opinion of the subject under discussion, or use a witty aside.
You will endear yourself, rather than giving the impression of someone in distress.
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...and this is how a thread on broccoli ends up with people having a go at each other.
Please simmer down or go take it outside. Thanks.
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There simply is a shortage of individuality in dress lately, which is the probable cause of the clone-style dress code...... "I have no taste/style but if I wear what everyone else is wearing I will be accepted".
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Just a tip on your writing style - Try not to denegrate fellow forum member`s opinions by slandering them with your imaginations of what their personal opinions are, and if finding yourself unable to understand their meanings, then attempt to write without aggression, by voicing your OWN opinion of the subject under discussion, or use a witty aside.
You will endear yourself, rather than giving the impression of someone in distress.
Ahh yes, so it's ok for you to write to write a post based on your outright imaginations with blanket labelling of people who buy designer gear (a good 70%+ of this forum I'll wager) as ignorant and lacking in intelligence... but not ok for me to criticize you for it. Blind hypocrisy, gotta love it.

PS: Your faux Zen-like defence mechanism of using reverse-psychology to comically portray others as 'angry' or 'in distress' simply for disagreeing with you may work on some, but lets face it, it's also absolute twoddle. I'm not angry or in distress, I just think you are (and I doubt im alone in that) talking complete rubbish, and am simply saying such.

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Re: Expensive broccoli

Money is what makes the world go round...supposedly!
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What's wrong with designer clothes? I don't actively seek them out, but if I find an item of clothing or a pair of glasses which fit well and happen to have a label on them I'll still buy them. If it looks good, it looks good, label or no.

It's as much a fetish to avoid wearing clothes with a label as it is to look for them.
There is everything right with designer clothes. The problem seems to be that very few actually know the difference between a good designer and a bad/mediocre designer.

A pair of sunglasses with big gold letters stating "ZOOKA" .... "Oh! ZOOKA ..... they`re "designer" glasses .... mmmmm..... must be ... innit?" does not make ZOOKA a "designer" of any quality. It`s simply a name.

Another pair of sunglasses with the "CC" or "YSL" ... well, we all know who CC or YSL is don`t we? And we all know that CC or YSL only makes good quality designs. (just to use a random example)

But I`ve seen the ZOOKA (actually quite a catchy name neh? I`ll have to see about copywriting that) ........ those who just have to see a label, without having to search inside the garment for it, which spells out in their brains that it`s "quality" when it`s just another cheap Chinese copy/boutique name.

And what has all this got to do with Expensive Broccoli?

PS. I give my permission to buy whatever blows your hair back, label or not.
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There is everything right with designer clothes. The problem seems to be that very few actually know the difference between a good designer and a bad/mediocre designer.
So essentially it's a matter of taste?

If that's the case, why the cod-psychology and condemnation of those with different taste to you?
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...and this is how a thread on broccoli ends up with people having a go at each other.
Please simmer down or go take it outside. Thanks.
Its almost as if this week there is a concerted effort to disturb the peace
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...and this is how a thread on broccoli ends up with people having a go at each other.
Please simmer down or go take it outside. Thanks.
What about a short resumee?

- There are places that sell overpriced broccoli
- There are people in Switzerland who buy overpriced broccoli (conclusion: it has to be Swiss people because they are brainwashed)
- There are people in Switzerland who...cross the border to buy the same stuff much cheaper or they order it online (conclusion: not Swiss people because they are brainwashed)
- Everybody out in the street who wears Abortcrumble & Fick, Giongion Alarmi or Luiz Vittong is swiss because expats are intelligent and the swiss are dumb (and brainwashed)
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Crikey....organic broccoli discussion goes out of control and leads to expat zombie World War 3!!
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Ahh yes, so it's ok for you to write to write a post based on your outright imaginations with blanket labelling of people who buying designer gear (a good 705 of this forum I'll wager) as ignorant and lacking in intelligence... but not ok for me to criticize you for it. Blind hypocrisy, gotta love it.

PS: Your faux zen-like defence mechanism of using reverse-psychology to comically portray others as 'angry' or 'in distress' simply for disagreeing with you may work on some, but lets face it, it's also absolute twoddle. I'm not angry or in distress, I just think you are (and I doubt im alone in that) talking complete rubbish, and am saying such.
Oooo you are angry today! And it`s Wednesday, not even a Monday!

I`m sorry if I upset you, and I`m sorry if your clothes all have labels on them. But it`s not serious. You are in the majority.

You did like my PS message, I can tell by how serious you took it
I cannot be angry or in distress - I`m babysitting a house while the plumbers are fitting new heating - sitting in the kitchen with a fire, the cats, a pot of bolognaise bubbling on the stove, coffee and sandwiches, and my pc .... wearing some else`s discarded designer clothes. it`s a wonderful life!
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So essentially it's a matter of taste?

If that's the case, why the cod-psychology and condemnation of those with different taste to you?
Oh it`s you sitting on the drawing pin now?

Who has the cod-psychology and condemnation of those with different taste"? I stated my opinion. If you have a different opinion, you may feel free to express it.

If you read what was written, in my usual superlative and illustrious style, you will find that I commented on those who faddishly grab/buy/wear a garment bearing a flash sign name in the mistaken belief that some famous designer was responsible for it`s manufacture, and for the usually exorbinantly overpriced item will hand over their hard earned cash/credit card in payment, in the belief that to be clone-dressed as the multitudes they will be accepted into the clone-society.

Gosh, is this SO difficult to understand?
Are the leading fashion houses so far removed from society these days that no-one anymore understands what a good designer is?
Or that if one places more value on looks than personality, .... well, money can`t buy personality.
I rest my case. I hope.
This Expensive Broccoli thread is getting out of hand!

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regarding sport equipment, this country is extremely overpriced. there are some chances to buy almost as cheaply as outside (read "discounts") but otherwise... pathetic.
One example - climbing rope 10mm 60m, Mammut (Swiss one!), back home I bought one for 80 euro. Exactly same rope, in shop that tries to appear on the cheaper side here - Athleticum - had this piece of equipment for a shiny 299 CHF. Thermal bottles are another topic, 15 euro vs 60-80 CHF here. And so on... I have the money, but I would feel stupid to pay so much for these things. There is a level of insult from seller trying to sell at these price levels.

saya-jin...where have you bought the Mammut rope for 80 Euro???

Here in the UK it is 160 GBP (ca. 240 CHF) and even in Sales at my climbing shop it never goes below 140 GBP.

Cannot believe that someone can sell it for 80 Euro...are you sure that it is really Mammut and not a "chinese" version of it
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If you read what was written
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Re: Expensive broccoli

since almost 3 years im here in switzerland, still no idea how much is broccoli normally...from time to time we buy it, just never look at the price...maybe i should start to learn doing that!
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