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Kmart Men's Polo Shirt at the Same Price ($4) Here as they Cost in China!

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My first post. Hope you like it!

As a regular shopper in China, I can tell you that the polo shirts on promo at Kmart next week are the same price as they are in China. That's rather amazing considering they are made there and are usually MUCH cheaper there. Stock up if you like them.

Pity they are just in single colours. I prefer multi-coloured stripy ones :)

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    Do the one's in China have different branding (ie. Polo, Tommy Hilfiger, etc)

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    what a weird title, props for making this deal seem more exciting than it actually is tho

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    no, they have Pole, Timmy Hellfester, Noke, Adidone, Guccu etc lol

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    no doubt these will fall apart after a few washes but fine if you want something to wear around the house. rather buy a ralph lauren polo for $35 at DFO.

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      dont kid yourself those ones prob still made in china

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      for $35 at DFO.

      That is if they are still around after all their problems

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      Do ralph lauren last 9 times longer than el cheapos? Do they use some kind of gm cotton that has supernatural properties?

      I know that there 2 kinds of PRL shirts. Some have a logo on and some don't. Guess which one are more popular? That's right the ones with the bling-y logo.

      People kid themselves that they are buying superior products, but the reality is they are really buying status symbols.

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    Anyone know if these are all poly or a cotton blend?

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    How does Kmart make any money?

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      Well, for starters Kmart wouldn't be buying them for four bucks, I can assure you! ;)

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        Obviously they lure you into the store with shirts they would break even or even make a loss on in the hope that you would buy other things while there. Every retail store does it.

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    Sweet, will be wearing too my year 10 formal.

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    it wont cost them more than one dollar to make this in China

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    Made in Iraq

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    I wonder if these polo http://www.nike.com/nikeos/p/sportswear/en_US/gs_polo#/gs-po... are the same from K-mart

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    This is a pretty good buy. Even the kids ones aren't that cheap usually!

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    whoa! looks like K-marts givin Rivers a run for their money! how much do these go for at a Rivers sale?

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    yay, old man polos for all!
    I'll definitely stock up on these.
    you need the ciggie pocket though.

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      I hate the ciggie pocket on polo shirts. Probably some deep seated childhood trauma no doubt!

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        Yep, I hate the pocket too…totally redundant…anyone with any class whatsoever knows that the Winnie Red pack fits much better stuffed in the short sleeve! :)

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    We all love to have low price consumables. However, for those "no brand" clothes, you have better watch out for the quality which could damage you health, such as formaldehyde in the textile. If you find your clothes are releasing color when washing, you get the rubbish. Sadly Australia doesn't monitor the quality tightly as supposed to be.

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      Well, as long as you don't wear them before washing them, maybe a couple of times, they should be alright (in fact, when I bought these they stunk less of chemicals than most shirts I have bought. I don't get any colour loss and mine are a black colour.

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      If you think it's limited to "no brands" then think again; coupla years back my $69 ridgey-didge Colorado shirts started fading after a single wash, after three to six washes each different colour was almost the same hue!

      Let me tell you, all my cheapies (either bought here or overseas) have held up better than brand names purchased at big name stores here! I'm happy to spin the wheel at four bucks!!! ;)

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    Which part of china did u go to? Chinatown?
    This wouldnt cost more than a buck in china!

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    These same polo shirts are currently only 75cents more expensive at Big W.

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    Rockuman. Which part of China did you go to? Try Guangdong where most of the factories are. For example, Shezhen. Then try a market where all the locals shop for cheap clothes like 'Dongmen' market. 25 Yuan each. That's about 4 of your Aussie dollars.

    Better be informed before making claims like that.

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      I think he meant make rather than sell.

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        Nah, he meant to buy alright! ;)

        Kinda does show a fundamental lack of understanding of how things work in China. There may have been a time when locals may have stood a chance of getting them for a buck, but things are simply not as cheap now as in the recent past! The cost of living there has risen & wages haven't seemed to budge though…really sad, I feel for the Chinese people!

        Frankly; rightly or wrongly; I blame the Olympics, they seem to have a detrimental effect on the CoL of every country that hosts them in the years immediately thereafter! Great for the entrepeneurs, tough on the average Joe! :(

        There is another factor at play too, local vs. tourist price…I tested this last time I was there (Xi'an, Beijing & Harbin)…send a local to a market to check out the price, get them to haggle down a reasonable amount, not too hard though…then go in yourself & see if you can get anywhere near it…no way you can, doesn't matter how good a haggler you are!

        I do love watching them blow up when my local friends walk in & start talking to me though…ROFLMAO, it's like Rumplestiltskin!!! :D

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    $4.75? 20% more expensive. Still, a bargain. Especially if the quality is better than the kmart ones. But the won't be 'the same' just like adidas, versace or tommy hilfiger aren't the same. They are made in different factories for different shops. Life is never so simple.

    Keep up the good work. Less of the snidy sarcasm

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    I have used a couple of these particular shirts for work shirts for quite a while. They are full cotton and extremely comfortable. I did notice after about twenty cycles through the washer and dryer they did shrink a bit but not too much. I am quite sensitive to wearing anything but plain cotton so for me to be pleased wearing polo style cotton is a testament to how comfortable they are.

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