Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 16, 2011
September 16, 2011
Part of the whole idea of selling Missoni for Target was to make the luxury brand’s striking designs affordable for the masses. Well, that whole plan is shot to hell. The Missoni products that went on Tuesday crashed Target’s servers. Most of the 400-piece line has sold out. And now Fashionista.com says that some of the products are being scalped on eBay for over a thousand bucks. Just to give you an idea, the average Missoni dress usually goes for about 12-hundred dollars.
Here’s Fashionista.com’s rundown of the top five most expensive Missoni for Target products being sold on eBay:
5. A comforter and sham set going for $499.99 on eBay. Original Target price: $99.
4. An espresso set is selling for $400 on eBay. Original Target price: $40. That’s 100 times the original price!
3. Two suitcases are selling on eBay for nearly $700. Original price at Target: $170.
2. A group of four Missoni items were bundled and listed on eBay for $799. The original prices at Target were $170 for a luggage bag, a tote bag that went for $50 and two dresses that each originally sold for $55.
1. The Missoni for Target Bike. It originally retailed for $399 at Target. The asking price on eBay: A whopping $1,135. (Bartha)
Looking for love in all the wrong places:
A Swedish man has been charged with harassment after he played a Bob Dylan song for his ex-girlfriend hoping to reignite their relationship. It wasn't even a Dylan recording. He got five other guys together to perform with him, live outside her apartment at 11 pm.
She immediately called police and told them, Yeah, the guy I now have a restraining order against...? You'll never guess what he's doing.
Mr Romance said "I thought I was doing something nice." Instead of a date with her, he's got a date in court.
No word on what song he was trying to sing.
Editor's note: Well I would not feel so all alone... Everybody must get stoned!
--"Lay Lady, Lay" --probably not a good choice.
--How many roads must a man walk down, before he realizes it's over? (Maiman)
Lotsa talk about politicians lining up against “Jersey Shore,” after it was revealed that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority paid for nearly a half-million dollars of the reality show’s production costs in 2009.
That means if ya live in the Garden State, you’re paying for SNOOKI and her friends’ antics.
Now NJ Gov CHRIS CHRISTIE is ramping up his dislike of the show, after his spokesperson told the NJ Star Ledger that the cast members (quote) “are phonies and the show is a false portrayal of New Jersey and our shore communities... [it’s] his belief that film tax credit programs are not the most effective way to spur economic growth throughout the State."
BARRY MANILOW was on Capitol Hill yesterday, urging lawmakers to support a bill that would advance research and education on atrial fibrillation or AFib, which is an abnormal heartbeat. Barry has battled the disease for 15 years and more than 2.5-million Americans have it. Barry said the public needs to know as much about AFib as they do about cancer and diabetes. Meanwhile, Barry will leave his concert residency at The Paris in Las Vegas on December 11th and move to Harrah's. (Marino)
A guy in Canada is selling ad space on his fake eye.
CNews says ROBERT LEE lost his left eye due to cancer. Now, the 47-year-old is auction off advertising space on his prosthetic eye for 5-thousand bucks. The winning eBay bidder can submit a logo that will be put on the eye in place of a pupil. Lee says, "This is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." (Still)
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