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Old 06-27-2014, 08:27 PM
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Once I clean out the shirts I don't wear anymore, I'll probably buy more shirts.

As of now, mostly just CD's or vinyl. Maybe a patch if it's cheap. Also I'm a sucker for event posters.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:36 PM
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Also I'm a sucker for event posters.
Same. That's normally all I care about purchasing. I usually have them professionally framed if they're artistic and/or thematically similar to my existing collection.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:55 PM
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When I grow out of a band shirt I have a box I save them in.

Maybe one day I'll have someone make a quilt.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:16 PM
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It depends on the context of why I'm there, and how much merch is.

If I'm doing an interview with a band, and they got me in the show for free, I will buy at least a t shirt to help promote them and as a way of saying thanks.

If merch is outrageously priced then i won't. Like $40 Yngwie shirts for example.

Now a days unless, it's in the first example I said. I only buy merch that I can afford for bands I wanna support.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:42 PM
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About 80% of the time I'll buy a shirt. If a shirt is only 20$ I'll definitely buy.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:44 AM
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I would say 85% of the time and I only buy a t-shirt; here is what I look for-


1. If it is the first time seeing the band(s)
2. If they have my size (XXL runs out fast)
3. If it has tour dates on the back
4. If the design is somewhat unique and cool (examples: when I saw Metallica in 2008 and 2009 they had a shirt for every city with the logo of the city or state and the date which was fuckin awesome. Iron Maiden shirts have always been awesome and in 2008 I got a region specific shirt for them when they were in the southwest. Now on the bad side of things I find Slayer is very boring and re-uses shirt designs or they sell something that is not really the truth i.e. a 20 year shirt this year even though up to this point they haven't played a song off that album
5. If it is a unique event (The Big 4 in Indio is a great example)
6. And finally if I have the money; When I saw Amon Amarth in February I wanted to buy a shirt but I was flat broke so I could not
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:08 AM
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Wow, things must be pretty different overseas. Bands bring commercially available stuff to shows here all the time - especially when it comes to the actual CD's. Sometimes the clothing is tour-specific, obviously, but most of the time they just bring a bunch of the CD's that they are touring for, and many times they bring stuff from their back catalog as well - especially if it's a lesser-known band that's trying to get their name out there and not a lot of people have their stuff yet. There have been times when I bought an entire band's discography at their shows (granted, that was only two or three discs, but still).

Also, the CD's are generally cheaper at shows. Not so for clothing - which is usually pretty pricey, but often the CD's are ten bucks or so, where they're selling online for twelve or fifteen. In the rare cases where they're more than what I can pay online, I sometimes buy them anyway if it's a band I really want to support, and other times I get stingy and buy it online when I go back home. More often than not, I'll buy it at the show, though.
Bands under a certain threshold of popularity/notoriety are more likely bring stuff, for sure. Example: the Nile/Vicious Rumors/One Machine show this past Monday. Nile had no music at all, Vicious Rumors had the rare vinyl pressings of their last two albums, but nothing else, One Machine had their CD.

But the prices are always, without exception (that I've ever seen) more than online. Certainly never as cheap as the equivalent of $10. More like $16 minimum. Vinyl is becoming more common as the market shifts, but it's always stupidly priced. Vicious Rumors were doing theirs for 25, which is what, $42? Spirit Caravan the same last weekend.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:32 PM
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If I see something I like from a band I really like, I'll usually buy it if it's $25 or less. Unless I'm trying to save money.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:40 PM
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Recently, almost never. I have enough shirts, so I save my money for other shows or other expenses.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:09 PM
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I'll try to get CDs and/or vinyl if I can first and then look to see if there are any awesome shirts. If I really like something price isn't that big of an issue for me unless it's blatantly over the top. Seeing that it cost $45 for a Jerry Only's Misfits tour shirt in 2014 made my head spin; WTF are you thinking Jerry? I walked out of a Clutch show a few years back with a live DVD, a 7" and a t-shirt (2X, even!) for $30, now that's a steal. I usually don't buy something at a show just because, I have to like what I'm buying, but at certain shows I need a piece of merch no matter what. King Diamond is gonna be one of those shows
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