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31 minutes ago, Boring.........Alright said:

Quite honestly I'm not surprised at how much he is in debt but if he focused on just a few things I feel it could've been more successful. Sekret Machines imo is a really solid mystery story and if he focused on one or two book series instead of dozens and marketed it much better he could've done fine. The clothing seems to sell well too as when I visited the store a few months ago a lot of things were sold out to my surprise. Renting a physical space was a mistake but if he had just had an online store with a few books, clothing, and more music it could've been a small to moderate success for him. 

I never bought into the idea Tom was delusional until this announcement. Dude thinks he will change humanity as we know it and that's something a child might believe and is a hopelessly idealistic view of the world, not someone who is an adult and has observed the way the world has worked for its eternity. 

And a person with no legit backing and funding could never realistically hope to achieve what he/she has set out to do

As someone who works at a clothing company and manufacturer, I wanna shed some light on this.

TTS has no manufacturing capabilities or storage facilities. When they used to have products for sale, all of the garments were mock ups - not photographs of the actual products, it's an easy thing to spot when you know what you're looking for. This means they had a 'as and when' kind of deal with a manufacturer and screen printer. Theoretically, these cannot 'sell out' because they're only ordering a small amount at a time to cover costs, but doing so makes the cost of it much higher for the company. Ordering in bulk and having storage would be a means of cutting down cost, and if TTS lost as much as it sounds then I'm willing to bet they went for that option later on, and 'sold out' because the bulk of stock they bought wasn't really that much, and they couldn't afford to restock - because the orders just weren't there. 

I say this because some of the product shots look more realistic at times. I'm just theorising all this, I rarely visit TTS but if a generic shirt (not say a special edition bundle or whatever) was 'sold out' I'd be willing to bet that's why. 

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All aboard, baby!!!

Is this a SNL skit?

Tom has given me more entertainment this month than blink 182 has in over a year.

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27 minutes ago, Kay said:

As someone who works at a clothing company and manufacturer, I wanna shed some light on this.

TTS has no manufacturing capabilities or storage facilities. When they used to have products for sale, all of the garments were mock ups - not photographs of the actual products, it's an easy thing to spot when you know what you're looking for. This means they had a 'as and when' kind of deal with a manufacturer and screen printer. Theoretically, these cannot 'sell out' because they're only ordering a small amount at a time to cover costs, but doing so makes the cost of it much higher for the company. Ordering in bulk and having storage would be a means of cutting down cost, and if TTS lost as much as it sounds then I'm willing to bet they went for that option later on, and 'sold out' because the bulk of stock they bought wasn't really that much, and they couldn't afford to restock - because the orders just weren't there. 

I say this because some of the product shots look more realistic at times. I'm just theorising all this, I rarely visit TTS but if a generic shirt (not say a special edition bundle or whatever) was 'sold out' I'd be willing to bet that's why. 

Honestly that makes a lot of sense and would explain it. I figured that didn't produce that many based on the low sales. When I was there i grabbed a hoodie of the shelf I liked and I brought it up and the cashier told me someone had just bought the last one online and they couldn't sell it to me. I live in Philly so I've only been there once, figured since  I was already in the area I might as well check it out

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Here is what is going to happen; Tom will make the $1mil in donations, and in a year, the money will be released to him; but it won't be anywhere near enough to even start what he wants to do. It will be a failure, and in a few years time, you just won't hear anything about it anymore. Tom will be onto something else like what happened with modlife; but this time there will be more backlash because some people will want to know what happened to their money.

At least with modlife people couldn't complain that much because it was $20 for content or whatever. This is at least $200 for nothing, and it will take awhile, maybe a few years, but shit will eventually hit the fan.

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5 hours ago, Olidamus said:

Here is what is going to happen; Tom will make the $1mil in donations, and in a year, the money will be released to him; but it won't be anywhere near enough to even start what he wants to do. It will be a failure, and in a few years time, you just won't hear anything about it anymore. Tom will be onto something else like what happened with modlife; but this time there will be more backlash because some people will want to know what happened to their money.

At least with modlife people couldn't complain that much because it was $20 for content or whatever. This is at least $200 for nothing, and it will take awhile, maybe a few years, but shit will eventually hit the fan.

Yeah I’d be willing to bet that this is quickly swept under the rug with no mention of it again after a few months. Just like his other grandiose ideas that flop. But this time he will use fan money to get himself out of debt in the meantime. It’s really fucked up.

Problem is, it might permanently kill his reputation. Can he ever rejoin blink after this? And he might even get sued.

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On 10/13/2017 at 10:22 AM, Clarke said:

How?  

 

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When my 15,000 dollars turns into 150,000 dollars, you'll be the first person to get a PM of me sitting in my money room 

a money room for only 150k. I have more than 150k and i dont have a fkn money room. Ive got a fkn money pit called a house.

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In two years, Tom will be sick of this endeavor, much like every fucking thing else he touches. Dude needs some serious help. But what's next? He's already failed with Macbeth, failed with AvA, then failed with Modlife, then failed with an ebay clone, now TTS. Is Tom the florist next? Tom the porn star? Tom the doctor? 

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44 minutes ago, Dirty Sanchez said:

In two years, Tom will be sick of this endeavor, much like every fucking thing else he touches. Dude needs some serious help. But what's next? He's already failed with Macbeth, failed with AvA, then failed with Modlife, then failed with an ebay clone, now TTS. Is Tom the florist next? Tom the porn star? Tom the doctor? 

This is what happens when you strike a little luck and get famous.  You start to believe it was more than just that (even though initially, you did) and now every little thing you think up is some sort of magic and genius innovation.

It happens to many artists.

That or the painkiller problem really struck some sort of delusions of grandeur side effect, because he never really was like that prior. 

It sucks, because I really like Tom's passionate style and creativity, but with all the craziness mixed in it gets too messy.

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