Some eBay Rapha hate

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Re: Some eBay Rapha hate

Postby alex » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:51 pm

here it is if you were wondering

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rapha-Espres ... =RTM742988

here is what rapha actually say about their espresso cups on their own website

"The cups have an ergonomic handle, making them extremely comfortable to hold, and a lip shaped for the best possible ‘mouth feel’. A thick base helps retain heat. The cups are durable enough to withstand everyday use yet refined enough to be decorative pieces in your kitchen."

mouth feel!
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Re: Some eBay Rapha hate

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:22 am

On the self conscious comment, my reasoning is the the seller purchased the pink shirt themself and subsequently did a double-take. Hard to think that the reverse psychology tactic will make him easily sell it.. It is more of a statement - but also possibly just poking fun.
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Re: Some eBay Rapha hate

Postby trailgumby » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:13 pm

Ha! :lol: :lol: The seller has now added a link back to this thread in his listing 8)
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Re: Some eBay Rapha hate

Postby Nobody » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:35 pm

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/170981245766
the angry mamils are defending their brand... their lifestyle... their culture. the HATE towards the fake history of rapha is simply not acceptable.
Obviously a reader here, or has been tipped off by one. Angry mamils might be an accurate description for most on here (at least from time to time) but I doubt many really care about a pink shirt or anything he/she has to say.
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Re: Some eBay Rapha hate

Postby ausrandoman » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:31 pm

I don't have a problem with Rapha products, I have a problem with Rapha advertising. If the product is any good (and I think it is good quality), why promote it with manipulative, mendacious and meretricious advertising? Are they trying to sell Rolex watches?
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Re: Some eBay Rapha hate

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:07 pm

Probably someone who learned from the 'Wicked sick project' listing a few years back and tried to emulate it. Clever idea actually, particularly given the guys behind the BMX listing proved it worked.
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Re: Some eBay Rapha hate

Postby il padrone » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:38 pm

ausrandoman wrote:I don't have a problem with Rapha products, I have a problem with Rapha advertising. If the product is any good (and I think it is good quality), why promote it with manipulative, mendacious and meretricious advertising? Are they trying to sell Rolex watches?

Using jargon like that you must work in marketing :wink: :P

Have you not noticed the marketing and jargon of virtually any other brand?? Slot in any other cycling brand and the statement will still fit. I really don't see why building an image around a brand is OK, really fine, for Campagnolo or Trek, but "manipulative, mendacious and meretricious" when it's Rapha :?
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Re: Some eBay Rapha hate

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:20 pm

All advertising fits those three Ms.

The sad thing is so many people fall for the whole "you are and always be one on the outer until you buy our whatever, now with extra peer group cred!!!"
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Re: Some eBay Rapha hate

Postby Nobody » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:27 pm

I'm therefore glad I like staying on the outer. Doesn't work on me as much.
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Re: Some eBay Rapha hate

Postby kb » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:03 pm

There's Nobody it doesn't work on?
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Re: Some eBay Rapha hate

Postby Dr_Mutley » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:41 pm

Nobody wrote:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/170981245766
the angry mamils are defending their brand... their lifestyle... their culture. the HATE towards the fake history of rapha is simply not acceptable.
Obviously a reader here, or has been tipped off by one. Angry mamils might be an accurate description for most on here (at least from time to time) but I doubt many really care about a pink shirt or anything he/she has to say.


U might want to see Alex's post above if your looking for someone to give a hug to!
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Re: Some eBay Rapha hate

Postby sogood » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:45 pm

That's it! There's a clear interest in Rapha products and I propose there be a "Rapha Lovers" sub-forum here. I have a yet un-unused leg warmers, may I be a member? Traffic is guaranteed with 1/4 lovers while haters will make up the other 3/4. :mrgreen:
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Re: Some eBay Rapha hate

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:52 am

I think everyone is forgetting that it is not a journey. Every journey ends.... we go on.

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