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I am not the target market anymore - Dan the Serene
May 10th, 2014
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I am not the target market anymore
I went to Tyson's Corner Mall for the first time in at least 10 years tonight. I don't recognized the mall itself or any of the new construction around it. I do recognize that with the exception of a couple stores like L.L. Bean and Barnes & Noble, none of those stores are interested in me or my business. Middle-aged, middle class white boys are not a popular demographic.

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From:midnightsrain
Date:May 11th, 2014 11:40 am (UTC)
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Yes, I know that distinct feeling as well. I seem to fly just below everyone's radar. This is only mildly irritating on the rare occasion I might need some assistance.

Edited at 2014-05-11 11:40 am (UTC)
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From:fragbert
Date:May 11th, 2014 12:20 pm (UTC)
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The last thing a mall store wants is an educated, thoughtful consumer, i.e. one who most likely has researched prices and is out to find the best deal.

Malls want impulse buyers and kids with no idea of the value of things.

The last time I went to the mall, I spent most of my time finding someone to ring up my purchases. In one of the big anchor stores, I actually left about a hundred bucks worth of clothes on the register and walked out after waiting for almost 10 minutes.
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From:skreidle
Date:May 21st, 2014 08:52 pm (UTC)
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Hey now, there's an Apple Store and REI in there. Grown-up toys!
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From:skreidle
Date:May 21st, 2014 08:53 pm (UTC)
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However, I'm confident that I will never fall within the Galleria's demographic, which appears to be "inordinately wealthy".
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From:dantheserene
Date:May 22nd, 2014 02:35 am (UTC)
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I'm fairly well off, but no where near Galleria money.
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From:skreidle
Date:May 22nd, 2014 03:32 am (UTC)
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The best was when we were headed to a restaurant at Tysons 2, and spotted a car with this logo...

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From:dantheserene
Date:May 22nd, 2014 03:35 am (UTC)
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I'm not familiar with it.
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From:skreidle
Date:May 22nd, 2014 03:38 am (UTC)
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Nor was I; took some googling to track it down.

Seems it was a Maybach sedan, just parking outside Tysons 2 like it weren't no thang... but chances are, repairing a door ding would cost more than your entire car, since it costs about as much as a Bentley.

(And while the link I attached to the logo is in fact associated with them, it doesn't show the cars -- you'd apparently have to Google those yourself. They're quite nice, I'll give 'em that.)

Edited at 2014-05-22 03:41 am (UTC)
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