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    Have you guys heard of this? This makes me look at Coach in a whole new manner. sorry if someone has already posted this, I haven't seen it before!

    Boo to you Coach!

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    I read the WHOLE thread on ebay as the person who was going through that posted it. It did make me look at Coach in a way, but that's her story. I know I won't be buying Coach in bulk to sell on ebay for a profit. I'm not worried. If I buy Coach - it's because I want it, not to sell it.

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    OK so I was reading the comments on that website and I take back what I said. Is this why Coach almost went out of buisness in 2007?
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    I just read that letter.. and that is REDICULOUS! Someone really should take that to COURT! LV doesn't even care if you resell their products! Wow.. that is rediculous!

    If they ever gave me that letter.. i'd take it straight to court. Once you buy a product NO ONE can tell you what to do with it after.

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    You guys have never heard of this? They've been doing this for a long time... lots of people have complained. Although I guess you can't blame Coach for being pissed because customers are buying their stuff super cheap and then selling it on ebay... but I guess if they didn't want that to happen, then they should never have allowed outlets or for department stores to mark down Coach bags.

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    OK... so what about the people that buy Coach purses at full price for themselves and after a year, 2 years, 10 years they don't want the purse anymore? They too are not allowed to sell a purse they have no use for? What if they are in dire need of money and need to sell purses to get cash quick? The economy is pretty bad now... what if they are doing anything they can to get money quick? Even if they sell the COACH purse they bought AT FULL PRICE for a cheaper price or just want the money they paid for it back. What if someone got the Coach purse as a gift? That's just rediculous.... in my opinion. NO ONE has the authority to tell you what to do with the products you bought with your hard earned money. So what are we supposed to do just GIVE a purse away that we paid 200, 300, 400 dollars for? I pay for all my stuff with my own money I worked my ass off for, and I'm not a whealthy singer yet... so I pretty much survive pay check to pay check. So what if I bought a purse for $300 dollars,,, but I'm just supposed to give it away to someone? When I need the money for bills and someone else really wants the bag? Ya I don't think so. That's rediculous.

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    1. Coach almost went bankrupt last year b/c of the lack of sales, it's not the same it was 5 years ago, can't reveal my source.. notice how they sell things in the store now on sale?
    2. Coach is made in CHina
    3. Coach is not the best quality compared to LV, Dior, Balenciaga, Prada, etc.
    4. Coach is not that popular anymore
    5. Coach can not even compete with the likes of LV or Balenciaga these days.

    My question? Wouldn't they want to keep the customers that spend lots of money in there stores since not many people are into Coach these days anymore? Why do they have the authority to tell you what to do AFTER you have bought something at there store... you know the items you bought from there store that you saved up for, or just worked 10-20 hours working to get it. THEY are the ones that initiated the OUTLET stores, and the mark downs in the department stores.. and we have to be punished for it?

    With the economy so bad.... and someone just needs to make an extra buck for food or rent how is it SOOO wrong that they buy extra purses that THEY the company marked down? Its the companies fault they put the prices down low... not us the general public.

    I can see if the purses being sold were FAKE... but the purses are real. Whats the problem. They are making it sound like... "Don't buy our REAL purses and sell them." Wouldn't that give people the intiative "well if i buy real purses and I'll get in trouble I might as wheel in deal in selling fake purses?"

    This is HIGHLY rediculous. And I have lots of coach purses I've had since High SChool that I don't want anymore. So because I'm just a customer that doesn't want my purses anymore I'm not to sell my purses. May I add... all my purses came from the regular COACH store except 2!

    Stupid company in my opinion.... Cheap quality, Little Chinese kids making the bags, Not as cute as LV, can NEVER compete with LV or any other European brand, Not popular, almost went bankrupt, have to have outlet stores just to keep selling goods... sounds real smart to me.

    Don't see LV doing this to customers do you? Customers that Spend TONS of money in their stores every month... and reselling on ebay? You all know the website MyPoupette... they even tell you which ebay sellers to buy from and LV knows about that website!

    Hmm... stupidity by Coach.
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    [QUOTE=boysRsmelly;35953]You guys have never heard of this? They've been doing this for a long time... lots of people have complained. Although I guess you can't blame Coach for being pissed because customers are buying their stuff super cheap and then selling it on ebay... but I guess if they didn't want that to happen, then they should never have allowed outlets or for department stores to mark down Coach bags. [/QUOTE

    Not trying to sound like a bitch promise.. just making a valid point!

    Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't you buy A Pink Cherry Blossom purse on Let-Trade for a reasonable price? Then you needed the money and resold it?

    How would you feel if you walked into LV and the manager gave you a letter saying you no longer could go into LV for the rest of your life... because you sold a Pink Cherry Blossom Pochette on ebay?

    That article is saying it's not just for people that buy at the outlets.. its for people that sell on ebay PERIOD.

    How would you feel? Now think how that person feels? They needed the money.. they did what they had to do.. and boom... they are banned from a store... by selling Authentic Coach goods on ebay?

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    I'm not saying that what they are doing is fair... I just said I can understand their thinking from a business point of view. Heck... did you know that the store I work for can fire an employee for purchasing something from the store and then selling it on ebay? They've included this policy because its bad business from their point of view, even though its really none of their damn business if I chose to sell something on ebay and it just so happened to have been purchased from the store I work at.
    I also think that Coach has pretty much brought this on themselves. They have made their items available to customers at low prices. They have outlets, they sell to TJ Maxx/Marshalls, and they allow markdowns of their items at department stores. I can easily find good deals on Coach if I know where to go... I've gotten bags for well over 75% off the retail price. So you see, this makes it very tempting for people to purchase these bags at incredible deals and then turn around and resell them for a profit to people who may not have as easy of access to such good deals. So really, its their own fault and they shouldn't be blaming the people buying stuff at their outlets.
    Anyways... my poor little pochette did end up getting sold. Unfortunately, I had to take a loss on it. I sold it for less than what I had paid simply because I was so friggin desperate at the time. Stupid health insurance taking money that didn't belong to them...

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    Yeah... but see... they aren't just targeting people that buy bags are low prices they are targeting EVERYONE that sells on ebay PERIOD! Coach does not want there AUTHENTIC products being sold on ebay... point blank. If you sell Coach on ebay... guess what your getting the Scary Scarlett Letter.. letter.

    And ya... I know people working at dept. stores can not sell anything they buy at the store on ebay. But guess what... you are an employee so it makes sense. They don't want there employee's mis-representing there company. WE the general piblic have NOTHING to do with the company nor do we represent the company. We do not work for COACH... it's a totally different story when you work for a company and are selling there products behind there back. That's what they hire you for... to be a sales associate for them in the store... not behind their backs.

    I mean face it... companies don't want there employees getting bargains on their products everyday they go to work.... then go and sell it on ebay. It makes sense. You have to represent the company not make money off of it. The general public doesn't work for these companies so why do we have rules too?

    What about the people that pay full price for coach bags and decide to sell them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marissa806 View Post
    Stupid company in my opinion.... Cheap quality, Little Chinese kids making the bags, Not as cute as LV, can NEVER compete with LV or any other European brand, Not popular, almost went bankrupt, have to have outlet stores just to keep selling goods... sounds real smart to me.
    Hmm... stupidity by Coach.
    ^Harsh but true and well said. I totally agree on all counts. I've just read through all the responses in the original thread.

    I feel so sad for the lady who was basically set up for humiliation by the Coach manager. They could have easily sent the 'scarlett' letter to her home rather than let her endure a public shaming. I do not condone Coach's actions but if they must, they should do so with some professionalism and confidentiality. To embarrass someone, especially one who seemed to be loyal customer, in your store is beyond poor business practice. It's plain rude.

    Actually, I really believe Coach should reward these eBay sellers. If it weren't for them buying up everything on the discount rack or outlet, Coach would be left with huge amounts of surplus. Who cares what consumers do with the merchandise? These re-sellers have just relieved you of past seasons stock that didn't sell anyways.

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    So you see, this makes it very tempting for people to purchase these bags at incredible deals and then turn around and resell them for a profit to people who may not have as easy of access to such good deals.
    ^ITA...whatever reason re-sellers have for selling, it should be their business. Everyone needs to make a living/rent/car payment/etc. Some people find great deals and list some on ebay to share the goods. Some people don't live near a Coach or similar outlet. You can think of ebay sellers as stylists. They provide accessories for one who cannot attain these good on their own. Whatever reason it is, I think Coach should be less concerned about private business matters and just relish in delight that there is still a market for their merchandise.

    One last thing, I think it is overall annoying how pretentious, condescending and self absorbed their 'letter' comes across. Hey, don't forget...you're called Coach, not first class. (little joke)

    No offense to Coach lovers. My disdain is for Coach, the company.
    I care about people, not corporations.

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    ^^^ I think you missed the point of what I was trying to say. I said that it was Coach's own fault if people were buying stuff to resell when its something that Coach doesn't want people doing. If they don't want people reselling stuff, then they shouldn't make it so easy for people to get discounts on their products. Instead, they allow people to get discounts, get pissed when they realize its all getting sold on ebay, and then act rudely to these people who are apparently good customers since they buy stuff from them all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marissa806 View Post
    And ya... I know people working at dept. stores can not sell anything they buy at the store on ebay. But guess what... you are an employee so it makes sense. They don't want there employee's mis-representing there company. WE the general piblic have NOTHING to do with the company nor do we represent the company. We do not work for COACH... it's a totally different story when you work for a company and are selling there products behind there back. That's what they hire you for... to be a sales associate for them in the store... not behind their backs.

    I mean face it... companies don't want there employees getting bargains on their products everyday they go to work.... then go and sell it on ebay. It makes sense. You have to represent the company not make money off of it. The general public doesn't work for these companies so why do we have rules too?

    What about the people that pay full price for coach bags and decide to sell them?
    LOL! Well, yeah, but what if I bought a handbag from where I work, used it for awhile and got sick of it? You mean I can't sell it on ebay because I'm supposed to only sell FOR my company?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boysRsmelly View Post
    LOL! Well, yeah, but what if I bought a handbag from where I work, used it for awhile and got sick of it? You mean I can't sell it on ebay because I'm supposed to only sell FOR my company?
    well... my cousins work at Dillards... and they are told... if they get caught on ebay they get fired. Only because Dillards pays them a salary to sell goods, they don't pay them to sell behind there backs. They have to represent the Dillards name. My brother works at Disney.. he was told when he got hired that he can NEVER sell anything from a Disney park.. nothing he got for free, nothing he bought. Nothing with the Disney name can ever be sold on his ebay period. Understandable... both parties work for a company. Both parties can get incredibly cheap deals from the company they work for. The companies do not want employees going behind their backs and selling products they got dirt cheap. It's a totally different scenario... the general public has nothing to do with what is in the contract of an employee who works for a certain company. If you choose to work for a company you have to abide by there rules or get fired. If I buy a product from a company... why do I have to abide by any rules? I'm not representing a company... I'm actually making a company more money along with giving them free advertisement everytime I wear the purse. I don't sign a paper or have a manager tell me I can't sell goods everytime I buy a purse at Coach.

    Also... how can Coach do this? When you go to sell a purse on ebay.... and there is a scroll bar with a drop menu and lets you pick what brand the purse is.. COACH is in there. ALSO... they have a Notice to people selling FAKE LUXURY GOODS. There is NO NOTICE to people selling Authentic Goods. If this isn't allowed... the ebay shouldn't even have them in there scroll bar. Not ebay's fault... I'm sure if they knew they would agree that this matter was a little absurd also.

    I'm sure the company will fall soon. They can't compete with any purse company out there. They almost fell last year... it resulted in having sales in the stores. We will have to see how much more there stocks drop each quarter.

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    AOL.. actually had a prediction list for 2008. And they said... that they believed Coach would fall even more in 2008 and go out of buisness soon after. We shall see.

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    i completely agree that coach brought this on themselves. if they wouldn't have been such cheap greedy b*stards and open so many outlet stores, this wouldn't be a problem. They're losing business because they've lost quality on their product, they mass produce signature bags and everyone is walking around with Foach or Coach or a combination of the two! lol... High end bags were high end for a reason, not so every 4th grader and her mother could be seen with one!!

    I really don't think Coach has any right to tell customers that they can't buy and resell their product. I have every right to do whatever the heck I want to do with my property and if that means selling an unwanted coach handbag on ebay, I don't see why coach has any say in it. It's technically MY property.. i think they gave up those property rights after they sold the bag in their store! I understand they're losing business but that's really all their fault.. take a little more pride in your handiwork, coach. It made me laugh when in the scarlett letter they said, "As you know, the Coach brand is synonymous with quality and excellence and Coach applies consistently high standards to its products, its consumer services and its distribution channels." LOL... tell that to their poor underpaid chinese sweatshop children laborers!! (i mean, im not saying they make a bad product but....well coach has no business being in china in the first place!!)...
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