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Livestrong

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
This is just a quick question, where is everyone purchasing their livestrong bands from?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The what what?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    are those the bullying things that keep coming on the telly?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What are you talking about? This has passed me by.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Does anyone know where in the uk you can actually buy the livestrong (yellow) ones.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    urm... just pop on ebay..

    you'll get them for liek 50 cents
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sorry, no idea what you're talking about :confused:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Some kid at college brought like 1,000 of these yellow wristbands back from the states, though to be fair I thought they were something to do with Nike.

    They looked shite anyway. :razz:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Pink ones are to do with breast cancer. I found a site selling the lot of them earlier, even ones going back to 9/11 event.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lance armstrong started these bracelets...

    theyr'e rubbery.. and yellow and say "livestrong" on them.. and they go to the fight against cancer..

    huge trend around here.. i rarely see anyone who doesn't have one..
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I bought mine from New York in June - they werent even heard of here til about 2months later, everyone thought I was a freak... now I get pestered for them all the time.

    Apparently Decathlon get a few boxes in - apart from that I'm not sure.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah.. there are shitloads on ebay..

    and with the exchange rate and what not..

    it'll be so cheap for y'all
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by rachie004
    woo bargain :p

    I've got myself one :D

    lol.. by the time you get yours the fad here will probably be dead... :(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thats why i want one to support the cause. It looks like ill have to get one from ebay if no-one knows of any stores that sell them.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by rachie004
    I'm buying it to support the cause rather than to be trendy..
    How is wearing a bracelet supporting the cause?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by star*
    the money spent on it goes towards the cause
    How about donating money to LAF?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I can't believe that they were trendy. Not because I don't believe that something like that could be popular, but that people wore them, not to support Cancer Research (I assume it's that, because that is what Lance Armstrong had I think) but because everyone else has one.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have one - a friend of a friend bought some from the US and flogged em to his mates over here. I bought one but then found out he'd charged me double what they cost in the US. So it seems he was profitting out of it!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Okay practically this exact same thread was done before. Buying these things off Ebay is NOT supporting the cause because it's someone reselling it.

    You could say "well they have already got their money then", but that's not the point. If you buy one direct they would get two lots of money, not one.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's a fad, and will sadly soon be forgotten. Charities are only effective if they have long term goals and long term support.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by star*
    the money spent on it goes towards the cause

    Not when it's bought off ebay it aint.

    I mean fair play it's for a good cause and all that but after inspecting the picture I realised they are the same ones the kid from college brought over and fuck me they're ugly as hell.

    Wouldn't catch me wearing one if my life depended on it.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Y'know, thank God there's people like you about. Where would I be without you, eh?

    No doubt preaching the dangers of breast cancer to anyone daring to listen and parading my amazingly sexy yellow bracelet. :o
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What the flip is livestrong? :|
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I accidentaly snapped my mate's one. ;(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Please, for the sake of fashion just donate the money to charity and don't make it look like you wear cheap, rubber jewelry.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by star*
    Ditto

    You're so sweet. :)
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,287 Skive's The Limit
    Originally posted by lucifer devil
    I have one - a friend of a friend bought some from the US and flogged em to his mates over here. I bought one but then found out he'd charged me double what they cost in the US. So it seems he was profitting out of it!

    In year 7 a few us nicked a box of AIDS ribbons from a cupboard and sold them in the next village - we made a fucking fortune. Bit naughty really. :(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by star*
    and, a lot off people will buy them in bulk and sell them off, whether it be in the playground, on ebay or around the back of a pub the money still went to the charity at some point, does it really matter if it came directly from you?

    yes it does make a difference.

    shops like niketown buy them in bulk, sell them off, and return the profits to the LAF.

    ebay sellers buy them in bulk AND POCKET THE MONEY.

    which basically equals people (and you, if you don't buy from a proper seller) buttfucking a charity for their own gain.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ohh another one to add to the current wrist band phase - http://www.mphshop.co.uk - you dont' even need to buy them on ebay

    xxx

    not that i'm plugging my own campaign or anything
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Wyetry
    Ohh another one to add to the current wrist band phase - http://www.mphshop.co.uk - you dont' even need to buy them on ebay

    xxx

    not that i'm plugging my own campaign or anything

    Is that affiliated with Christianity then? Does it say Christianity on it?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Renzo
    Is that affiliated with Christianity then? Does it say Christianity on it?

    No there are loads of organisaitions involved its not in any way Christian - its just that Chrisitian Aid got them made

    It was also on the vicar of dibley thingy - main website is here http://www.makepovertyhistory.org/home.html - it really isn't christian
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