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welshboy78 wrote:

Believe that does include VAT but not shipping

Have a gut feeling we won't hit the target on this one - 80 is a hell of a lot

Thanks welshboy78. I hope it happens! I was bummed I couldn't afford to get in on the Harrington project.

Buona fortuna, donna Lucia

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Welshboy,

is it just me, or does Tom Ford raise the minimum with each project?

I understand that 80 is a lot, but you also have to consider that in just 5 days
we are over 30. No V-logs have been done as of yet and not much to promote it.

Also have to consider that on websites like Selfridges and other boutiques Tom Ford
is charging the same price for their regular, classic polos that they make every season.
$480 US dollars. And they also sell out every season. The quantum polo is much more
unique, and rare, as we know, I do understand that feeling in the gut though.
But keep in mind,
I didn't think we would hit 50 for the harrington project which was quite a bit more
costly, and we did.   ajb007/bond

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To put it simply...

Never say never again.

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Hope im wrong.  Just feel like saturated all the AJB lot already for this and a few of the Harrington buyers told me personally they are not interested etc. 

Ignore my pessimist views  ajb007/lol

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Put me down for a maybe.  I will be watching this closely and if we get close to the 80 I will come to a decision.  I will start setting the funds aside for it now.  ajb007/lol

Sorry but that last hand... Nearly killed me.

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Hey you beat me to the laughing emoji.   ajb007/embarrassed

welshboy78 wrote:

Hope im wrong.  Just feel like saturated all the AJB lot already for this and a few of the Harrington buyers told me personally they are not interested etc. 

Ignore my pessimist views  ajb007/lol

Sorry but that last hand... Nearly killed me.

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To boot the good people at TF do not want me to do a video to drum up takers...unfortunately this is how we acquired MANY of the harrington buyers....   ajb007/crap

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Any theory why Mantis?

Image kind of thing?

Instagram - bondclothes007

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The Mantis wrote:

To boot the good people at TF do not want me to do a video to drum up takers...unfortunately this is how we acquired MANY of the harrington buyers....   ajb007/crap

What can the average member do to promote this project to the potentially interested?

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Not an image issue...they want it to be discrete.   They feel the Harrington project was anything but. My stance is, who cares how new customers are created?  I honestly think they don't understand social media and influencer marketing and thus fear it rather than embrace it.  Couple that with a marketing department that doesn't exactly welcome grass root movements and you have our reality.

welshboy78 wrote:

Any theory why Mantis?

Image kind of thing?

The Mantis was always The Bond Experience, but now he is The Bond Experience on AJB as well...
Visit youtube.com/TheBondExperience

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i think the last posts should be deleted. we should be grateful that Tom Ford does these collaborations and we should not question their marketing department or criticize them in any way.

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Mmm I see...

minimum of 80...no marketing...no promotion...perfect sense.

In light of this, I think you may have been a little too reckless in the title of this thread Mantis.
Perhaps you should change it to:

"Quantum of Secrecy (COUGH!!! Tom Ford!) Polo Interest Thread"

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It's not an insult so much as professional observations.  It's also not something they have set out to do and failed at, it's just an aspect of marketing that they never embarked upon...
Their marketing is beautiful and engaging from a mass engagement standpoint which trickles down to personal experiences and service.  THAT is there model.  THEN people come along and create, organically, a different one.  It flies in the face of their 'process'....I don't like hearing that people are "fortunate" to be customers.  We are dealing with the MTM group of TF.  I believe the fortunate ones are both sides that certainly create a win win....my only point is that by restricting word of this opportunity our likelihood of getting to 80 units will be diminished.

One more thing....I find it hard to walk on egg shells around brands when so many other brands out there embrace their customer base so readily.  Maybe it's my age, maybe its my profession...maybe its self-respect....There are companies that thrive off of customer feedback, and there are some that see it as complaints, or insults.  The interpretation of one over the other is about choice. 

MAGR007 wrote:

i think the last posts should be deleted. we should be grateful that Tom Ford does these collaborations and we should not question their marketing department or criticize them in any way.

Last edited by The Bond Experience (5th Sep 2017 10:33)

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Just to get things back on track since I took it off a bit..   
(was not insulting TF, was just curious)



  1.) Welshboy78
  2.) TroyIkeda
  3.) MrEddy21
  4.) DBS
  5.) Bondclothing (2)
  6.) Bondclothing (2)
  7.) rebenton
  8.) -_Quantum_-
  9.) Bond_Ambitions
10.) MAGR007
11.) Paperbill
12.) MrE
13.) 007JBDCMWR
14.) Commandant
15.) GS
16.) Jared_nomak
17.) Jared_nomak will take 3rd if exchange rate better
18.) Meesta Bawnd
19.) wardlem
20.) Glenn Gervot
21.) Cederic0011
22.) Tintin
23.)  Mantis
24.)  Osiris
25.) junebai89
26.) James Brosnan
27.) JTM
28.) BrackleyBond
29) 006
30) 006(2)
31) asd007
32) CommanderB

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The Mantis wrote:

One more thing....I find it hard to walk on egg shells around brands when so many other brands out there embrace their customer base so readily.  Maybe it's my age, maybe its my profession...maybe its self-respect....There are companies that thrive off of customer feedback, and there are some that see it as complaints, or insults.  The interpretation of one over the other is about choice

Well said  ajb007/martini

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The Mantis wrote:

Not an image issue...they want it to be discrete.   They feel the Harrington project was anything but. My stance is, who cares how new customers are created?  I honestly think they don't understand social media and influencer marketing and thus fear it rather than embrace it.  Couple that with a marketing department that doesn't exactly welcome grass root movements and you have our reality.

welshboy78 wrote:

Any theory why Mantis?

Image kind of thing?

Fully agreed!!!

Buona fortuna, donna Lucia

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welshboy78 wrote:

Believe that does include VAT but not shipping

Have a gut feeling we won't hit the target on this one - 80 is a hell of a lot

Please put me down for one and as we get closer it might be two.

Buona fortuna, donna Lucia

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1.) Welshboy78
  2.) TroyIkeda
  3.) MrEddy21
  4.) DBS
  5.) Bondclothing (2)
  6.) Bondclothing (2)
  7.) rebenton
  8.) -_Quantum_-
  9.) Bond_Ambitions
10.) MAGR007
11.) Paperbill
12.) MrE
13.) 007JBDCMWR
14.) Commandant
15.) GS
16.) Jared_nomak
17.) Jared_nomak will take 3rd if exchange rate better
18.) Meesta Bawnd
19.) wardlem
20.) Glenn Gervot
21.) Cederic0011
22.) Tintin
23.)  Mantis
24.)  Osiris
25.) junebai89
26.) James Brosnan
27.) JTM
28.) BrackleyBond
29) 006
30) 006(2)
31) asd007
32) CommanderB
33) VegasBond

Instagram - bondclothes007

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The Mantis wrote:

It's not an insult so much as professional observations.  It's also not something they have set out to do and failed at, it's just an aspect of marketing that they never embarked upon...
Their marketing is beautiful and engaging from a mass engagement standpoint which trickles down to personal experiences and service.  THAT is there model.  THEN people come along and create, organically, a different one.  It flies in the face of their 'process'....I don't like hearing that people are "fortunate" to be customers.  We are dealing with the MTM group of TF.  I believe the fortunate ones are both sides that certainly create a win win....my only point is that by restricting word of this opportunity our likelihood of getting to 80 units will be diminished.

One more thing....I find it hard to walk on egg shells around brands when so many other brands out there embrace their customer base so readily.  Maybe it's my age, maybe its my profession...maybe its self-respect....There are companies that thrive off of customer feedback, and there are some that see it as complaints, or insults.  The interpretation of one over the other is about choice. 

MAGR007 wrote:

i think the last posts should be deleted. we should be grateful that Tom Ford does these collaborations and we should not question their marketing department or criticize them in any way.

Well said David.

Without it's customers, TF would be nothing.

Same goes for every single businesss out there. It's good to be reminded of that very simple fact every once in awhile.  ajb007/martini

Pussy Galore: “My name is Pussy Galore.”
Bond: “I must be dreaming.”

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Can't believe I missed this I'm in  ajb007/cheers  ajb007/cheers

1.) Welshboy78
  2.) TroyIkeda
  3.) MrEddy21
  4.) DBS
  5.) Bondclothing (2)
  6.) Bondclothing (2)
  7.) rebenton
  8.) -_Quantum_-
  9.) Bond_Ambitions
10.) MAGR007
11.) Paperbill
12.) MrE
13.) 007JBDCMWR
14.) Commandant
15.) GS
16.) Jared_nomak
17.) Jared_nomak will take 3rd if exchange rate better
18.) Meesta Bawnd
19.) wardlem
20.) Glenn Gervot
21.) Cederic0011
22.) Tintin
23.)  Mantis
24.)  Osiris
25.) junebai89
26.) James Brosnan
27.) JTM
28.) BrackleyBond
29) 006
30) 006(2)
31) asd007
32) CommanderB
33) VegasBond
34)chriscollins007

007 reporting for duty

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Just a thought, but would it be possible to make this a sticky thread like the Harrington project, so that it's always at the top?

This way it might catch other members eyes when they look through this discussion board and find this thread.

@danielgaster

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I am interested email newtype8828@gmail.com

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1.) Welshboy78
  2.) TroyIkeda
  3.) MrEddy21
  4.) DBS
  5.) Bondclothing (2)
  6.) Bondclothing (2)
  7.) rebenton
  8.) -_Quantum_-
  9.) Bond_Ambitions
10.) MAGR007
11.) Paperbill
12.) MrE
13.) 007JBDCMWR
14.) Commandant
15.) GS
16.) Jared_nomak
17.) Jared_nomak will take 3rd if exchange rate better
18.) Meesta Bawnd
19.) wardlem
20.) Glenn Gervot
21.) Cederic0011
22.) Tintin
23.)  Mantis
24.)  Osiris
25.) junebai89
26.) James Brosnan
27.) JTM
28.) BrackleyBond
29) 006
30) 006(2)
31) asd007
32) CommanderB
33) VegasBond
34)chriscollins007
35)Rolextraveler_1905

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Im in!

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1.) Welshboy78
  2.) TroyIkeda
  3.) MrEddy21
  4.) DBS
  5.) Bondclothing (2)
  6.) Bondclothing (2)
  7.) rebenton
  8.) -_Quantum_-
  9.) Bond_Ambitions
10.) MAGR007
11.) Paperbill
12.) MrE
13.) 007JBDCMWR
14.) Commandant
15.) GS
16.) Jared_nomak
17.) Jared_nomak will take 3rd if exchange rate better
18.) Meesta Bawnd
19.) wardlem
20.) Glenn Gervot
21.) Cederic0011
22.) Tintin
23.)  Mantis
24.)  Osiris
25.) junebai89
26.) James Brosnan
27.) JTM
28.) BrackleyBond
29) 006
30) 006(2)
31) asd007
32) CommanderB
33) VegasBond
34)chriscollins007
35)Rolextraveler_1905
36) sruzgar

Just about half way there.