new Nike shirts found in a dumpster outside the store
The shirts were apparently intentionally damaged before they were thrown in the dumpster. Someone sliced a hole in each shirt before it was thrown away behind the store.
Some folks are calling it an unnecessary waste.
Even if the shirts weren sold at Goodwill, they still wouldn go to waste. Goodwill unsold clothing is put on a conveyor belt and lifted into a machine that bundles clothes into 1,000 pound bales.
Some are shipped overseas to countries.
it in good condition, we can pretty much sell everything, Wentela said.
they damage the items because otherwise people buy them at Goodwill and then bring them back and return them for money. A friend of mine worked at GI Joes and had to do this with countless items, tents, backpacks, sleeping bags etc. It really has to do with the production of more goods than there are buyers for. If they gave all the unsold items away then they wouldn’t have enough customers left to pay retail price for what is left. It’s all the sick cycle of American pandora charms uk consumerism. My friend that worked at Joes would try to damage things in repairable places and then tell people they were in the dumpster or donate them to the homeless.
Ive always thought this would be a great story. I mean, think of how many recycling stories we’ve read over the years. But the real waste is large stores, manufacturer that thow away new stuff ever day. Nike has been destroying blem clothing for years. Target, sears, Walmart throw away new stuff if their local store compactors EVERY day. Christmas time is the worst! Ive always thought that it would blow the publics mind if they really understood how much new stuff is thrown away every day. Think of the hours of a persons life to make this stuff, only to have it thrown away. Its a waste of peoples lives if you look at it this way.
Lot of misinformation here. NCAA, NFL, NBA, etc) that Nike no longer had a license for and was technically illegal to sell. 2) They were sample products, not approved for market, that were sent to the the store in error (it is a factory store and they liquidate excess and distressed merchandise.) 3.) Product involved in a lawsuit or recall that needed to be destroyed. Again, product that is illegal to sell.
Nike makes TONS of donations and obviously this product was not sale able and therefore not donatable. Poor journalism whose sole intention is to create controversy where there is none. Typical for modern journalists.
Or hand them out to the homeless, Nike? You can’t bother doing that?
Or walk in to public schools in Portland and offer them to the school stores that discretionarily clothe kids who need help? All of that takes too much “time” apparently.
And time is money, right Nike? Not charity but money. Nice image there, Nike.
We at Nike have a duty to protect our brand an thus insuring the highest possible return for our stock holders. It is thus imperative that we do all that we can to keep our new clothing, shoes and accessories away from those lowly denizens pandora charms uk of the Goodwill and Salvation Army shopping aisles. How are we to insure that we will still be able to squeeze every dime from our ‘full price customers’ if those customers leave the shop to find an unkempt and un pandora charms uk fashionable poor person wearing the same articles? The only people who get our clothing for free are A list athletes and celebrities. We at Nike hope that you all pandora charms uk understand. After all it has been a tremendously difficult economy, and although we’ve earned record breaking revenues (6.7 billion in Q4 alone, up 7%.) we did believe that we would shatter records by a much higher margin. Please note that there are cheaper brands that may accommodate you all. The reason for that is they only throw away new stuff. “MOS” means “mark out of stock”. Some folks ruin it for others when they fraudulently return items to the store for cash. I’m an artist and I have ethics. I also can’t afford expensive materials. I find all sorts of materials and stuff to make art out of in dumpsters. My friends are sponsored skiers so I get killer clothing for free. Using the old “well we called them but they didn’t call us back” excuse is a cop out. You hold the story until you have the correct information. These are basic tenets of journalism (which BTW I have a degree in) that were not followed. We went to the Nike store to ask about the damaged shirts.
that in the end is getting a ton of hits and is generating ad revenue. Do you think that’s good journalism?
No, I think it’s good BUSINESS, which is what KATU is. They are a for profit business before anything else.