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Old 07-17-2019, 01:16 PM
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He sure is milking the brand to the max.

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Old 07-17-2019, 11:14 PM
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Why wouldn’t he, he runs a business, not a charity.
I’d do the same, making money doing the things you want with cars you love.
Ain’t nothing wrong with that.
Lots of people are tired of him. I say well done.

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Old 07-17-2019, 11:27 PM
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I've never been really all that impressed, all he does is get other people to fund his hobby.
He just monetized his hobby by making people think he has something unique.. he doesn't.
He has no technology
He doesn't put out any designs (his wheels are just outlined fuchs at high end price)

"Pedal to the Metal" ? Where is the IP? there is none.


Urban Outlaw Gruppe?? that's riding on R Gruppe's theme


If that's a business, it's the business of taking money from people who have no inspiration themselves..By offering them something easy to digest.
There's a sucker born every minute.
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:40 PM
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Old 07-18-2019, 04:56 AM
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:45 AM
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:51 AM
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:52 AM
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I've never been really all that impressed, all he does is get other people to fund his hobby.
He just monetized his hobby by making people think he has something unique...

If that's a business, it's the business of taking money from people who have no inspiration themselves..By offering them something easy to digest.
There's a sucker born every minute.
Unique, maybe not.
It doesn't have to be unique. It has to be beautiful in the eye of the potential customer.
Plenty of people have no inspiration themselves.
Like clothes, I buy those in a store. If I had to design and make those myself, I'd be in trouble...
A tshirt is just that, different brands sell them, adding their own print or variation, but they are just tshirts.
Gives people the chance to choose something that appeals to them, not someone else.

And that's a business allright, you provide something for which there is a demand.
Sell stuff, make money.

But you're not a fan, I get that. I like much of the stuff he does, not everything.

I read his book about how he grew up and how he started his business.
Kudos to him for doing what he likes and making a nice buck with it.
My two cents.

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Old 07-18-2019, 05:53 AM
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I agree G-man, He is just businessman making money. My wife was telling me about some 18 year old that just bought a Lamborghini because it was his dad's dream car, and he bought his parents a million dollar home in a nice area of Atlanta. All paid for by money he made making videos of himself and posting them on YouTube. He is taking in millions every year.




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I've never been really all that impressed, all he does is get other people to fund his hobby.
He just monetized his hobby by making people think he has something unique.. he doesn't.
He has no technology
He doesn't put out any designs (his wheels are just outlined fuchs at high end price)

"Pedal to the Metal" ? Where is the IP? there is none.


Urban Outlaw Gruppe?? that's riding on R Gruppe's theme


If that's a business, it's the business of taking money from people who have no inspiration themselves..By offering them something easy to digest.
There's a sucker born every minute.
I like Hot Wheels, have a few different versions of that VW.


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Old 07-18-2019, 11:51 AM
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:21 PM
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I agree G-man, He is just businessman making money. My wife was telling me about some 18 year old that just bought a Lamborghini because it was his dad's dream car, and he bought his parents a million dollar home in a nice area of Atlanta. All paid for by money he made making videos of himself and posting them on YouTube.
That to me says there is too much silly money up for grabs , like , MASSIVE BUBBLE.
Haven't you noticed that them "influencers" as they are called are really not that interesting to watch?


We ran out of innovative things to sell, so now they are selling hot air.



Succesfully by the looks of it.
But to think that's a good thing... No way.

Walker is just one of the older and earliest ones.. the exception to the rule since clearly he's not a Millenial.
his works are a bit more refined and worked out then that.

But essentialy he does the same... He markets himself and makes money of the following.
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Old 07-19-2019, 05:31 AM
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I've never been really all that impressed, all he does is get other people to fund his hobby.
He just monetized his hobby by making people think he has something unique.. he doesn't.
He has no technology
He doesn't put out any designs (his wheels are just outlined fuchs at high end price)

"Pedal to the Metal" ? Where is the IP? there is none.


Urban Outlaw Gruppe?? that's riding on R Gruppe's theme


If that's a business, it's the business of taking money from people who have no inspiration themselves..By offering them something easy to digest.
There's a sucker born every minute.


Nike isn't unique either, but they make plenty of money.
Old 07-19-2019, 05:42 AM
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Nike isn't unique either, but they make plenty of money.
Pretty sure in their business they are in the top 3 in terms of patent IP.
They aren't the ones doing the copying...

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Old 07-19-2019, 06:31 AM
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