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Old 06-19-2008, 07:04 PM   #11
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Man you guys are tough !!!!! Jimmy Buffet is an american hero !!
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This forum's being nice to Jimmy, take a look at what the Jimmy Buffet fan club is saying about his new rum. The link's at the top of this thread.
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This forum's being nice to Jimmy, take a look at what the Jimmy Buffet fan club is saying about his new rum. The link's at the top of this thread.
Ouch, what a reception from his fans! We'll take a pass on this one.
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The worst part is that no one has tasted it yet. Perception is a very powerful marketing tool. The funny thing to me is that, like mac pointed out, Jimmy is something of an American hero. His concerts are always sold out with people of all ages and he's a very popular guy. Somethings just don't cross over well. Maybe if he sold expensive shirts his product would be perceived to be of a higher quality. Maybe not.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:07 PM   #15
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If Tommy Bahama can blend a fine spirit why not Jimmy Buffet ???? Just because he's an America Hero and a decent author doesn't mean he should market crappy rum and tequilla Buyer Beware !!!
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Even if none of us every buy a bottle of Margaritaville Rum, there will be plenty served in the Margaritaville and Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurants.

I'd like to at least taste it before I pass judgment on Jimmy's juice.
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:26 AM   #17
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I'd much rather prefer to hear what comes out of Warren Buffet's mouth over Jimmy Buffet's any day of the week.

How he got as popular as he did (and is) is beyond me. Obviously, LOTS of alcohol had to be involved!
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I doubt that Jimmy Buffett is personally involved in all the marketing decisions regarding his branded restaurants, liquors, and tourist trinkets.

The best predictor of his rums' quality is his tequila. And that does not bode well.

His fans typically love his music, tolerate the man, and loathe his business dealings.
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I doubt that Jimmy Buffett is personally involved in all the marketing decisions regarding his branded restaurants, liquors, and tourist trinkets.

The best predictor of his rums' quality is his tequila. And that does not bode well.

His fans typically love his music, tolerate the man, and loathe his business dealings.
That may be the most succinct and accurate observation I've seen on him. His music (from what I've listened to) is all about the laid back, liberal lifestyle beach bum. His business side is a polar opposite. He's a unique character.
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That may be the most succinct and accurate observation I've seen on him. His music (from what I've listened to) is all about the laid back, liberal lifestyle beach bum. His business side is a polar opposite. He's a unique character.
And this, for better or worse, makes him an American icon. He did work himself up the ladder from nothing. If you listen to his music, he is mostly a story teller, and you can't help but smile. His concerts are quite a bit of fun. As far as the Tiki culture compared to other Island lifestyles, well, it's all about rum to me!
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