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Jan 26 11 12:02 PM

RockDeep wrote:
Can someone explain to me why shoe cleaner is pushed so hard? lol I read why a few years back in a FTL thread and I THINK it has something to do with PURE profit but I forget cause when I read it I always crack up wondering whats the deal with shoe cleaner...

I believe the wholesale cost of a cleaner is somewhere around $1.23 to $1.68 and is sold at $5.99.  Crazy profits on cleaners socks and insoles. 

Complaining about FTL discount is like posts about quality in JB forum.  Don't like it, move on.  No need to argue for 10+ pages.

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Jan 26 11 2:25 PM

YO! beatup hit it on the head (pause). Profit margin. Socks, cleaners. Chump change to buy for them; stupid return on the investment when they're sold. DF!!!

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Jan 26 11 5:49 PM

The people who complain are probably the one that buy multiple exclusive releases every month to resell, hustle, etc whatever you want to call it. Yall abuse it too much and got caught. That's all. Greed is a sin

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Jan 26 11 11:46 PM

RockDeep wrote:
Can someone explain to me why shoe cleaner is pushed so hard? lol I read why a few years back in a FTL thread and I THINK it has something to do with PURE profit but I forget cause when I read it I always crack up wondering whats the deal with shoe cleaner...

Because it only cost the company about .40cents for a can of shoe cleaner, so that is $5.60 profit on every can! 

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Jan 26 11 11:50 PM

And also, this is also partly caused by lousy management. I personally notice right away if my employees are abusing the discount or giving out the military discount to much. I check the electronic journal daily and question each transaction, it's that simple. If managers did their job, this wouldn't be happening.

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Jan 27 11 12:02 AM

solekollectah81 wrote:
RockDeep wrote:
Can someone explain to me why shoe cleaner is pushed so hard? lol I read why a few years back in a FTL thread and I THINK it has something to do with PURE profit but I forget cause when I read it I always crack up wondering whats the deal with shoe cleaner...

Because it only cost the company about .40cents for a can of shoe cleaner, so that is $5.60 profit on every can! 

Just push a second pair of shoes...that's 50% profit. smiley: eyes

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Jan 27 11 1:42 PM

Magic1978 wrote:
Flight8403 wrote:
One day you will look back and realize how immature and childish it looks to even think about protesting the employee discount on shoes.
How ever will you live without being able to buy 3 foamposites in a month? Is there anything I can do to ease the pain? Like someone mentioned earlier don't complain about $7 something an hour if $500/mo on shoes is too little. 



Word, wait until they get a real job in corporate America and get to witness the things that go on. You better get used to change.

No reason to protest, you have no advantage. You're easily replaceable. Mall job, discount on kicks, college kids and 10% unemployment? You can't replace Lebron or Peyton Manning, who bring in billions, and they might be locked out. What do you think will happen? They'll have have five applicants for your spot as soon as your protest is announced.

that's what happens all the time with footlocker, footaction and other retail stores.  employees get all gassed up and start feeling themselves thinkin they can't be replaced and forget that the job requires no real skills  or type of education which means pretty much anyone can do the same thing your doing.

it is what it is though,  there will be ways to still get what i want, and my connects will still come through for me so at the end of the day this doesn't bother me one bit at all.

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Jan 27 11 6:07 PM

NotoriousMJ23 wrote:
555fresh wrote:
blackiceblaze wrote:
NotoriousMJ23 wrote:
Niketalk is home of the cheap skates.
Dudes on here are some of the cheapest people I've ever seen.
I am standing, applauding you right now.

CHURCH



I think these are some of the dumbest comments. 

I will definitely be the first that I'll try to negotiate or "haggle" for a better price.

I work in banking and I have some wealthy clients.  You might be surprised that some of them actually drive hondas and hybrids because they're more economical.  They don't all drive mercedes or bmw's.  And they do shop around and negotiate the best prices.  One couple drove 85 miles to get a car for $2500 below retail. 

So call it what you will, but some would say smart business.

. (and this pointed to every Niketalker... But it's Niketalk as a whole) Niketalk.. Home of the Cheap Skates and Low Ballers.
why do you sound like a salty reseller? smiley: laugh if you feel that way b take your talents yo Ebay to sell stuff, and have your stuff at da mercy of current market value...



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Jan 27 11 8:20 PM

u cant be serious u cant protest this LOL   get a better job homie of coarse 7.and change isnt a some thing u can live off
working in a shoe store part time is not a career.Stop crying over spilled milk son

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Jan 27 11 8:47 PM

Yeah I got my card the other day, a bootleg BLACK card lol. But I have NO ISSUE with this at all, from business stand point smart move, but I myself don't really spend over $500 a month EVERY month of the year maybe like 2-3, example Feb so much dropping!!!, but if your a real sneaker head working @ a FTL & you really like a shoe it shouldn't matter if you can get discount or have pay retail, because BEFORE your employment at FTL I'm pretty sure you Paid retail, just be grateful we HAVE a %30 discount, SOON to be %40.

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Jan 27 11 8:52 PM

NotoriousMJ23 wrote:
I see it like this.
There is ways around anything.
If someone uses there limit, ask someone else.
Each store has atleast 5-6 employees at the very least
So maybe Billy Bob might a sneakerhead, but patty sue may not be.

So after Billy bob using his limit, I'm sure patty sue will let him use his.

Simple and plain.. No rocket scientist needed.

There are ways around alot of things

Expect alot of military discounts to be handed out instead of 30% now. That's gonna get abused heavenly!


And this isn't me complaining.. Just me stating facts.

I'm a FootLocker employee, but that's my weekend job.. I'm in the medical field.

And their are alot of employees are just working their to either A. Get discounts B. Just be near sneakers C. Have a slight advance to be able to have release date shoes easily and hold shoes In the back. D. Hook up friends or make side money.

I live and have worked in 2 malls.. A little less than 2 miles apart..
And outta 2 FootLocker, a Footaction, a champs, 2 center city sports, and a kids FootLocker.. There is probably 4-5 people who solely work just for the money and have no interest in sneakers.

And people you in this thread need to keep it real. Not everyone, but a couple of you guys aren't telling the truth,
Saying that they don't spend $500 in a month on sneakers.. When some of the people in this thread send me $500 at a time via paypal just for the weekend releases.

Agree with you %100 & lets just say I have 2 patty sue's at my disposal bro lol....I already know you are working on yours unless you already have that ON LOCK lol

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Jan 27 11 9:04 PM

Gr3yFox23 wrote:
NotoriousMJ23 wrote:
I see it like this.
There is ways around anything.
If someone uses there limit, ask someone else.
Each store has atleast 5-6 employees at the very least
So maybe Billy Bob might a sneakerhead, but patty sue may not be.

So after Billy bob using his limit, I'm sure patty sue will let him use his.

Simple and plain.. No rocket scientist needed.

There are ways around alot of things

Expect alot of military discounts to be handed out instead of 30% now. That's gonna get abused heavenly!


And this isn't me complaining.. Just me stating facts.

I'm a FootLocker employee, but that's my weekend job.. I'm in the medical field.

And their are alot of employees are just working their to either A. Get discounts B. Just be near sneakers C. Have a slight advance to be able to have release date shoes easily and hold shoes In the back. D. Hook up friends or make side money.

I live and have worked in 2 malls.. A little less than 2 miles apart..
And outta 2 FootLocker, a Footaction, a champs, 2 center city sports, and a kids FootLocker.. There is probably 4-5 people who solely work just for the money and have no interest in sneakers.

And people you in this thread need to keep it real. Not everyone, but a couple of you guys aren't telling the truth,
Saying that they don't spend $500 in a month on sneakers.. When some of the people in this thread send me $500 at a time via paypal just for the weekend releases.

Agree with you %100 & lets just say I have 2 patty sue's at my disposal bro lol....I already know you are working on yours unless you already have that ON LOCK lol

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Jan 27 11 9:05 PM

Again...if you guys are spending more then $500 a month on kicks...you either need to start spending more time in the outlet thread...or get your connects up cause your clearly hustlin backwards...

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Jan 27 11 9:38 PM

I def can respect ur opinion bout going to the store and doin the leg work. But how do u know, the guy doesn't work at footlocker and marking it all the way up. I for one wouldn't ask for ur discount. If you wanted to give it to me you would.

As far as shoes and cars, they're similar in the fact if you can get a better deal, why wouldn't you? Or atleast try?

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Jan 27 11 9:46 PM

Ayipapi wrote:
Again...if you guys are spending more then $500 a month on kicks...you either need to start spending more time in the outlet thread...or get your connects up cause your clearly hustlin backwards...


Why does it matter how much money people spend on kicks? Like who cares? $50 or $550 Like why doesn't that matter? How is that hustling backwards? Everything ain't hitting outlets or getting discounted. If someone has the money to spend $500 in a month, that's their business.. Their personal life and responsibilities are none of your business. Dont worry about them. Just worry about yourself.

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