Darquis wrote:No it doesn't. It outright says their costs are increasing. Just because they increased day 1 costs (and one thing that hasn't been mentioned enough - they haven't changed after day 1 sales cost at all) to offset that doesn't mean there was any sort of agreement, implied or otherwise, that nothing else would change. The other half of this is that a lot of posters are zeroing in on cost as if it were the only consideration, when it isn't.
I'm not sure if you're a Lawyer or something, but while it was not specifically stated they wouldn't change away from an American Made Blank producer, several other threads have staff members (orange/white boxers) stating they would rather pay the extra $2 than switch to a foreign company.
Call me an ass, but Raising prices on something, then dropping the USA banner down a month later, is 100% crap. If the $2 increase was to offset material costs, then the materials were changed to a lower cost provider, shouldn't said savings be dumped back against the price increase?
The more important problem here is not me paying more for a shirt, that's made on Anvil Shirts (I have some 15 year old Anvils that I wear around when welding, changing oil, car work, etc that still have stretch, and color to them, so quality is not the issue here) its that they are literally dumping an American company, and therefore threatening the jobs of several other citizens in this country's way of life, and well being.
How many shirts a week did woot go through? looking at some of the graphs, and lists provided by other people who track that, we'll say 3500 to 6500 blanks a week, depending on shirt quality. If each worker can sew together say 200 shirts a day, then Woot's decision literally put between 15 and 30 shirt sewing jobs on the line, not to mention the weave loom operators for those shirts, not to mention the cotton separation and dying unit on the line. Ripple affect, could extend over 40 jobs that are no longer necessary because Woot decided to outsource to Nicaragua. (AA is a 100% vertical intergrated company: Cotton bales arrive, they dye it, turn it into thread, turn the thread into cloth, turn the cloth into shirts)
If they would have sourced to another American country, then at least the displaced workers from AA could have potentially had a shot at re-hire at another shirt factory in the country. Instead, that's 15 to 40 jobs that will never ever exist in this country again.
That's why I'm pissed.