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pastor.elfstrom
Michael Elfstrom
Mar 6, 2021 6:56 PM
14000... Can I buy more than one? :P
bomb oakley
CELSO LUIS
Mar 6, 2021 10:38 PM
14000... Can I buy more than one? :P - pastor.elfstrom


Hahahahaha...
NotyourTypicalOptician
James Smith
Mar 7, 2021 5:59 AM
Nosecombs? Flexbombs? Glasses that anyone with the right printer could make?

Someone messed up.
BiGCoB
Francois C
Mar 7, 2021 8:10 AM
Nosecombs? Flexbombs? Glasses that anyone with the right printer could make?

Someone messed up. - NotyourTypicalOptician

Just need to find a 3D Titanium Printer then
Rubyred
Chris Cain
Mar 7, 2021 6:56 PM
Does anyone know if Oakley has even sold one?
mlmguitar50
Matt M.
Mar 7, 2021 7:47 PM
Does anyone know if Oakley has even sold one? - Rubyred


I’d like to know that too as they’re still available!
Dann
Dann Thombs
Mar 8, 2021 2:25 PM
We'll see them at the Vaults soon enough
HED4JC
Kenny "HED" Wu
Mar 9, 2021 1:03 AM
I think Longshot bought one. Hoping to see his comparison photos.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Mar 9, 2021 2:36 AM
I was expecting the set to sell out quickly, but I’m happy it hasn’t (at least not yet). Oakley has been testing the limits of the collector community’s fanaticism in recent years and how much they could push before it fails, and I’m glad we can at least say we won’t be spending this much on a product that’s not upgraded (or at least slowed down our willingness to do so).

Items such as the Last 10 Time Bomb II packages, Concept Studio OTT and Raw Madman had deep premiums for products that featured different packaging and different marketing but really isn’t better than the regular release. Oakley passed all these tests since collectors bought into it. I am please we’ve at least hit a limit, and hopefully the limit is much lower than $14,000. I never thought I’d say it, but this type of of push by Oakley makes me miss the C6, which actually had buyers pay a premium for a different/better product.
flippj
paul jewiss
Mar 9, 2021 7:25 AM
I agree Oak
I think we’re actually seeing the push back and resistance because at this price point I don’t think it’s aimed at the collector
That’s evidence in the fact they can’t offload 14 units globally,
Hopefully they will rethink the approach going forward
BiGCoB
Francois C
Mar 9, 2021 7:56 AM
They should have had MJ sign on it too.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Mar 9, 2021 12:35 PM
I agree Oak
I think we’re actually seeing the push back and resistance because at this price point I don’t think it’s aimed at the collector
That’s evidence in the fact they can’t offload 14 units globally,
Hopefully they will rethink the approach going forward - flippj


I personally think it was aimed directly at the collector market. I don’t think the general audience is enthusiastically clamouring for a re-release of X-metal and especially willing to pay a deep premium for products that came out over 20 years ago. Only collectors of some sort (even if they are NBA collectors).

I’m anticipating something will be lined up for X-metal’s 25th anniversary next year. Like you said, I hope they rethink their approach going forward while also expecting any further 3D printed titanium or carbon fiber products will be insanely expensive (until someone figures how to really leverage some economies of scale).

If there was a lot of grumbling on this release, which was exceptionally easy for collectors to walk away from because of the price point, the colourway and the packaging, imagine the noise a truly compelling release will make if there is a follow up next year.
yelkao
Dan
Mar 9, 2021 1:23 PM
I feel like the Raw Madman was the only one of the items mentioned that I personally felt an urge to grab. Loved the case and color-way, it wasn't anything truly crazy compared to the other color-ways but it was just enough for me even to this day to wish I was somehow able to get one. The others mentioned didn't really have a big enough WOW factor. A different color OTT... OK, Romeo and Juliet with Prizm lenses and 3D printed... OK. Just OK, not must-have. It being for charity is a big plus but again 14K is too much for most people to "find, charge, borrow, save-up for, etc." It kinda alienates the majority of the collector's and die-hards which are the ones that would be mainly interested in this. I know collectors have been known to drop some serious coin on their interests but I still think that's a smaller percentage.

I might be wrong but most of my O friends aren't dropping 14K at once especially with no heads-up.
TERRORISM
18K & FMJ
Mar 10, 2021 1:23 AM

I might be wrong but most of my O friends aren't dropping 14K at once especially with no heads-up.


15K after tax. Even being as big of an X-Metal (especially Juliet) fan, there's just no way...


"DEDICATED TO PRICING BEYOND REASON."



Defenderoftheo
Defender
Mar 15, 2021 8:03 PM
But with Affirm it was 4 easy payments of ONLY $3,500!
rhlake
Robert Lake
Mar 15, 2021 8:12 PM
But with Affirm it was 4 easy payments of ONLY $3,500! - Defenderoftheo



don't forget the tax LOL
dragonvoi
ken cruz
Mar 24, 2021 6:52 PM
Did anyone pick up a set who is willing to share pics/vids?
ford
Ford .
Mar 26, 2021 3:35 AM
What price would this need to lower to for anyone to consider picking it up?
andr3
Mar 26, 2021 1:18 PM
Depending on whether they actually faked the Juliet nose bridge. If they did, I wouldn’t pick it up at all.

Other than that the regular pricing for x-metals would be fair, if it wasn’t a limited release (which I can pass up on).
flyer
Dave Arnott
Mar 26, 2021 1:55 PM
What price would this need to lower to for anyone to consider picking it up? - ford

Less than a genuine original.
See also “Collectors Square Wire”.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Mar 27, 2021 2:16 AM
Finally sold out:


Doesn’t bold well for reasonably priced X-metals but we’ll see.
pastor.elfstrom
Michael Elfstrom
Mar 27, 2021 11:46 PM
"in high demand"......
Really?!
qtrain23
Quinton Burcar
Apr 15, 2021 11:25 PM
Has anyone actually seen any pics from someone who has one? I’ve yet to see any confirmation anyone actually purchased a set
Dann
Dann Thombs
Apr 16, 2021 2:45 PM
It was odd. They were listed as available for several days, but someone on the FB group said he ordered them an hour after release and the order was cancelled.
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