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Are manufacturers going too far?


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#1 Coffeegirl

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

On the weekend I noticed Kleenex tissues boxes for sale covered in the Australian Flag.   A few aisles further on there were Tim Tims in a flag covered packet.   There were a few other items as well.

I get the stubbie holders, car flags, bucket hats etc. But food items too?


So WDYT.  Is this taking 'Stralya Day a bit far?

#2 TopsyTurvy

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

Not really.

Marketing gimmick trying to boost more sales, that all I see.


#3 TND

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

I have no problem with the food but I have a problem with underwear decorated in the flag.......to me that is no respect

#4 ComradeBob

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

Yeah, I've never quite got the argument that I'm being disrespectful if I raise the fact that I have issues with having the Union Jack on our flag, but it's patriotic for some mouthbreather to wrap it round his sweaty bollix  rolleyes.gif

Edited by HappyNewBob!, 23 January 2013 - 07:57 PM.


#5 Coffeegirl

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

QUOTE (tarind @ 23/01/2013, 08:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have no problem with the food but I have a problem with underwear decorated in the flag.......to me that is no respect


Yeah. These were in Woolies.   Little Y-fronts with Australia on them and red,white,blue colour scheme.  Hanging beside the bibs, singlets, stubby holders and anything else they can stamp the flag on.

I guess I just found it the tissue boxes a bit of an odd thing  biggrin.gif

#6 MsNorbury

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

I agree with you OP, at my supermarket they also had paper towel with some patriotic message printed on it.

I will admit to getting he tissues though, but  only because I have a cold needed them and couldn't be bothered going all the way back to the aisle with the normal ones.

It is all just getting a bit over the top

#7 Expelliarmus

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

I'm in camp meh, sorry.

#8 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

I am the avoid purchasing camp. It is a way not to get a sale from me.



#9 Ianthe

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

I don't like Australia Day anyway so it becoming a huge merchandising thing annoys me no end.

#10 EsmeLennox

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

I hate the merchandise for Australia Day. It gives me the irrits.

#11 Cranky Kitten

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

I just don't buy the crap.

What I really really really hate to see though, is the fallen off car flags just being left to get ground into the dirt as just another bit of rubbish. Makes me seethe.

#12 Sparklemax

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

QUOTE (Jemstar @ 23/01/2013, 09:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hate the merchandise for Australia Day. It gives me the irrits.


+1

#13 UncommonSense

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

I'm only disappointed I missed out on the apparently delicious Australia day ccs..

#14 TheGreenSheep

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

Leaves me cold. I don't buy it ever. I hate it when people drape it like a cape over their shoulders. Oh and those tattoos on their faces. Yik.

#15 kazlou

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

I just can't stand the wastefulness, flags on cars, car mirror things, the flag around the neck,

It annoyed me over Christmas too - cheap disposable crap.

Edited by kazlou, 23 January 2013 - 08:59 PM.


#16 Chelli

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

QUOTE (howdo @ 23/01/2013, 09:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm in camp meh, sorry.

I'm there too. Doesn't bother me either way.

#17 LittleRB

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

It annoys me too.

I love this country & I'm all for being patriotic, but to anyone with a brain it's clearly a marketing gimmick and money making exercise.

I saw a catalogue for a local "variety store" (think Target, Kmart, Big W etc) and there was TWO WHOLE PAGES in the catalogue of Australian flag stuff. Seriously.

I must admit I did buy some "Australia Day" VIVA (but only because the normal one in the two pack had run out at my local Coles).

#18 BeYOUtiful

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

Don't forget the nappies!

#19 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

QUOTE (Coffeegirl @ 23/01/2013, 07:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On the weekend I noticed Kleenex tissues boxes for sale covered in the Australian Flag.   A few aisles further on there were Tim Tims in a flag covered packet.   There were a few other items as well.

I get the stubbie holders, car flags, bucket hats etc. But food items too?


So WDYT.  Is this taking 'Stralya Day a bit far?

I think so.  Then again, I just ignore it.  And I won't buy it, so it's not increasing sales through me.

Then again, apart from rolling my eyes when I see it, I just keep moving on ....

we'll be hit with Easter stuff in less than a week ....

#20 EsmeLennox

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

Hit with Easter stuff in a week? I wish, it's been in the shops since the day after Christmas here.

Something else that gives me the irrits. Lol

Edited by Jemstar, 23 January 2013 - 09:05 PM.


#21 **Xena**

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

I don't have an issue with the prducts. Usually it's the people that buy them (but not always, especially whn they are the only ones available).

#22 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

Nothing wrong with enjoying hot cross buns or chocolate solid Easter eggs in january ph34r.gif  wwhistle.gif

#23 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

QUOTE (Jemstar @ 23/01/2013, 09:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hit with Easter stuff in a week? I wish, it's been in the shops since the day after Christmas here.
I know, but it's taken a backstage to the Aussie flag stuff.

And I like easter buns, so I can't complain too loudly about that  ph34r.gif

#24 Safety Queen

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

DS 22 months - has australia day nappies (a few of us split a pack, a t shirt and board shorts the top was2 bucks and the shorts are actually nice so can wear them other times but they have dress up for day care and every other dress up day hes been sick so its just for fun

oh and you can get "shapes"  in the shape of australia

#25 RainyDays

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

Not something I'd waste my money on, but I don't really care if others do.






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