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22 May 2012
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Brand identity. A part of our modern consumerist culture. A first world problem at times, if you will!

Do you sometimes ask yourself "oh, those clothes I bought for my avatar would be great to have in real life"? Did you know a lot or most of the threads by Diesel, Billabong, and smaller brands like Jon Burgerman are virtual counterparts of real ones? Well, now you do!

 

So picture this - you could buy these clothes via Home and have them delivered to your door by partnered outlets. Sony could make additional commision of sales via Home so it's a tempting proposition to them. They could also offer bundle deals like "Buy a real one get a virtual one free" , or access passes to spaces by getting the real clothes a bit like they already do with virtual clothes and items now.

 

So in short,this idea encompasses:

*Buy the clothes you like on your avatar, but for yourself!

*Do this via the wallet system (duh).

*Increased sales and bonuses for all involved.

*Perhaps entice a new market of user into Home or broaden the fashionista one.

 

What are your thoughts guys?

Would any of you do this? Would it work?

Given the chance there's a couple of items I'd probably buy in real life, if they weren't sky high like some outlets tag them up.

 


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I like the idea.  These brand are already advertising on home to gain more exposure, so it would seem like a logical step.  And if it works out it could increase the number of brands willing to sell on home, which is good for everyone.

 

And perhaps it could work both ways.  If you purchase the items online directly from the vendors website, they could offer a redeem code for the virtual counterpart, increasing homes’ exposure. 

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OoO-avatar-OoO wrote:

And perhaps it could work both ways.  If you purchase the items online directly from the vendors website, they could offer a redeem code for the virtual counterpart, increasing homes’ exposure. 



Yes :Thumbs: good idea.

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The idea is great and its a big surprise for friends you made on Home whom you might meet it real life too.

 

A Home friend an I wanted to meet at Gamescom 2011. We had never seen ourselves in real life, so he asked me how to find out who we are amongst all the others. I said, no fear, you will spot me, and indeed, he recognized me at once, cause  I was wearing my "When in Doubt Make Tea" shirt. 

 

Has been real fun.

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Nice idea Ed. I doubt i'd pay for an item of real clothing via home though. I'm a bit old fashioned there and like to try most clothes on before I buy them, Especially if I was paying 200+ for a jacket, and home just doesnt cut the mustard there. Redeem codes on REAL LIFE purchases of branded clothing I like the sound of though especially if it gets home out there in real world shops raising awareness of people who wouldnt know what playstation home is. We've all got some.......friends that are non gamers. Next time you are down the pub with them or w/e just say two words to them; Playstation Home. Chances are you'll get a blank face back (having said that even some of my real life INTO GAMING friends dont know what home is). If the home logo started popping up in high street stores like Next, H&M etc people might be a bit more aware of it and inclined to seek it out.

 

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H&M is a more accessible market. Competitive prices and popular fashions. And yes I never mention Home to my RL friends unless it is to do with griefing or the trainee ladyboys. Something that they will at least find amusing about it.
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I'm liking this!

 

I'd like a new improved makeup range too, imagine Max Factor coming to Home!  :smileyvery-happy:

 

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I'm pretty sure there are laws against wearing most of the female Home clothes out in public. 

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OMG Ed! You're a genius!!!

How about getting a redeem code from the cashier when you buy certain clothes? Imagine the social weirdness!

Home user buying real clothes: "Here you go"

Cashier: "Thank you sir *BEEP* have you seen our new *BEEP* range of shoes"?

Home user buying clothes: "Yes, I have. Thank you"

Cashier: "Is that everything for now sir"?

Home user buying clothes: "Yes, thanks"

Cashier: "Can I interest you in a virtual pair of Speedos as well sir?"

Home user looks around in a shifty manner as the 14 year-old girls behind him begin to snigger, he looks at the RL Speedos on the counter and imagines the fun he'd have chasing noob-girls around HS in them, paired with a wooly jumper for maximum bottomless-ness effect. It's too much fun to pass on so he asks

"How much are the virtual pair?"

Cashier: "It's only an extra 50p sir"

The girls are laughing now, loudly guessing at ridiculous user names for him like StalkyStu4U or I_L1veA10ne. It feels like it's getting warmer and he begins to feel awkward as he hears other people in the que talking about what utter social rejects people who use Home are. Is the whole shop watching now!? He looks the cashier right in the face and says

"I'll take em"

And with that, slinks off into the crowd and off to his house; where he can parade around in public in his bright red Speedos being a nuisance to anything shaped like a girl while asking

"where are you from, how old are you, wanna cam? Wanna cam? Wanna cam?"
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I think it is a wonderful idea, And i would definetly order $100.oo worth the first day!

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I absolutely would. In fact, I have already bought a few items from the real Billabong store, that I have on my avi on Home. I've been using my avi as a creative outlet for fashion ideas. As long as there is a sizing chart included, I wouldn't hesitate much on ordering off of Home. 

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Yeah of course. Wouldn't expect it to be a "one size" affair. Would suck to order a tight fitting top and it come in XXL!
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Mentioned this a while back as I saw a nice knitted jumper on Home I wanted in real life. I think it's a great idea! I mean, advertising brands virtually makes sense to translate it into real life form.
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Fantastic idea Ed. Unfortunately home doesn't have alot of clothes id wear irl. But if they did, I would definitely try this out.
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Its a neat idea ED . In the past I have tried to find clothes in real life similar to ones I like and wear on Home but I don't think I trust Sony or PSN enough to be spending £50 or £60 online on a dress from Bilabong which is how much they are in RL . The other problem would be if you got the shop to pick up your Home outfit and it wasn't how it looked in Home , would the online purchase be made compulsory ? Maybe you haven't thought this idea through ED that's very sloppy work !!!!!     

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Oh and just a side issue here , I HATE THE WANTED !!!!!!!!! 

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claremac90 wrote:

 I HATE THE WANTED !!!!!!!!! 



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Well, as the post said - delivered to your door. I'd imagine you pick your size, it arrives, and you can dispute refunds with a 3rd company much like other online clothes shops work :Thumbs:
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The last part of my first post was I joke you know ED
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It was late, I had a blonde moment :D
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I wouldn't want someone offering me at the till "would you like to buy a virtual item?" they bombard you with enough questions at checkouts these days.

The PS3 browser just isn't secure enough to go and purchase something along, nor is it up to date enough.
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