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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:08 AM
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Obama Trounces McCain... In Sales of T-Shirts, Badges, Caps
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 03:09 AM by Hissyspit
Source: AFP

Obama trounces McCain ... in sales of T-shirts, badges, caps
8 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AFP) Barack Obama is trouncing John McCain in the race for the White House -- at least in sales of T-shirts, badges, baseball caps and other campaign merchandise. "Everyone is going for Obama," a sidewalk vendor whose stand was smothered in Obama and McCain T-shirts, along with garb for visitors to Washington, told AFP. "We sell about 70 percent Obama stuff -- way more than McCain," said the vendor, who asked not to be named.

Obama-embroidered baseball caps sat in the center of the stand; the absence of a McCain equivalent was striking. "I don't think our wholesaler makes McCain baseball caps," the vendor said. On the Caf Press website, where users create and sell products to express their political passion, Obama garb made up 66 percent of sales in the week from July 13; McCain kits made up 14 percent of sales in the same seven-day period.

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At Capital Noveltees, a wholesaler that supplies campaign merchandise to retail outlets around the United States, sales of things Obama were also making revenues from McCain goods look pale and flat.
Since June 15, or just after Clinton's withdrawal from the race for the Democratic nomination made Obama and McCain the lone runners in their parties' contests, Capital Noveltees has supplied 1,600 badges and 3,000 fridge magnets bearing either Obama's name or picture to shops.

Magnets and badges for McCain had sold 400 each That's a four-to-one advantage on the badge front and a 7.5-to-one advantage on fridge magnets for Obama versus McCain.
"In the plain black T-shirt with the candidate's photo, I've sold 8,700 for Obama since June 15," Eric Benovitz of Capital Noveltees told AFP. The same garb with McCain's picture has sold just 650 units, he said.
"It does make you think," said Benovitz.

Read more: http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h4dmgRucwu16zks9epy...



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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:14 AM
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1. I got my Obama shirt Monday
And I like it! :)

The Obama shirt was twenty bucks. I went to McCain's site just to see how much one of his costs. I forget exactly, but I know it was at least $30, and I think it was $35.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:25 AM
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5. I have the hat.
It gets lots of compliments.

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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:32 AM
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6. I've only worn mine once in public
And I got two "I like your shirt"'s. And that's in ALABAMA! :)
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godonkey Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:13 PM
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9. Obama Shirts
I found some really cool Obama shirts and souvenirs at http://www.2008racegear.com
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RNdaSilva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:35 AM
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2. That's a pretty good "poll."
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:49 AM
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3. Ah yes, The Swag Poll!
Our memorabilia is cooler than theirs! Just like our candidate!

:headbang:
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:48 AM
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8. Probably more accurate than all the "offical" polls
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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:55 AM
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4. What about diaper sales?
Depends? :shrug:
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RNdaSilva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:34 AM
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7. The answer...
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