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imogenstarr
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jvava
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should one direction merchandise's prices be lowered?

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jvava
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/21/2013 Category: Music
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 618 times Debate No: 39235
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imogenstarr

Pro

I think one direction merchandise should be lowered, I was in the supermarket the other day and I saw a one direction pencil for $5.99 ! that's crazy! I love one direction and I saved up ninety dollars to spend and I spent 3/4 of it on a one direction onesie! I love them so much and is this their plan of making money? maybe its just targets prices but, I think it should be lowered or I'm doing all of my shopping at dollar tree.
jvava

Con

Hello. I am glad to be debating with you.

My stance is simple: the prices of One Direction merchandise are beyond control because of the concept of supply and demand. The more people that buy this merchandise, the more the prices increases due to supply and demand. It is the same for every company, for every singer.

Justin Bieber merchandise is pricey because of supply and demand. Abercrombie and Fitch is pricey due to supply and demand. See a trend here? The more the need (want, really) goes up, the prices increases. There is a limited supply, and since a lot of people want this merchandise, the price increases.

These prices cannot be altered - well, they can, but no store that is making a suitable profit of off these things is going to want to limit their profits by lowering the prices. The price of One Direction merchandise will not be lowered any time soon.
Debate Round No. 1
imogenstarr

Pro

imogenstarr forfeited this round.
jvava

Con

Oh, my opponent forfeited. Too bad, I was looking forward to debating.

Anyways, I want to make a point to voters: I agree that the prices on this merchandise and other merchandise is ridiculous. My point is however, that since supply and demand play a key role in the determining of prices on such merchandise, there is no need to have this debate. I believe that the prices will stay where they are and then shrink as One Direction shrinks in popularity.
Debate Round No. 2
imogenstarr

Pro

imogenstarr forfeited this round.
jvava

Con

My opponent forfeited again. Too bad.

I just want to state that my side of the argument is based on true economical methods. My opponent's is based on want.

I hope the voters can see my argument and understand why it is solid.
Debate Round No. 3
imogenstarr

Pro

imogenstarr forfeited this round.
jvava

Con

Supply and demand.

That's all I have to say - mainly because I don't know what to say.
Debate Round No. 4
imogenstarr

Pro

imogenstarr forfeited this round.
jvava

Con

Vote for the debater that offered the solution which makes more sense economically.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by JimmyRusltler 3 years ago
JimmyRusltler
$67 for a onsie is actually pretty decent.
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