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Offline imref

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Bobbleheads aren’t free
« Topic Start: November 24, 2018, 12:16:06 AM »
An Ohio Supreme Court ruling says that fans are paying for them in the cost of the ticket, and most importantly, have grounds to demand something of equivalent value if the team runs out of the giveaway:

https://mlb.nbcsports.com/2018/11/23/ohio-supreme-court-says-bobbleheads-arent-legally-free-giveaways/amp/

The Reds made the argument that they aren’t giveaways to avoid paying sales taxes on the bobbleheads, and won the ruling.

Offline Count Walewski

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Re: Bobbleheads aren’t free
« Reply #1: December 03, 2018, 02:01:01 PM »
Rulings like these can sometimes backfire spectacularly. I believe it was the potato chip industry that lobbied very hard to have Pringles declared to be not a real potato chip (and thus unable to market themselves as such). That's why Pringles are marked as potato crisps. Said ruling later allowed Pringles to avoid certain duties and taxes imposed on potato chips.

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: Bobbleheads aren’t free
« Reply #2: December 03, 2018, 02:31:41 PM »
Rulings like these can sometimes backfire spectacularly. I believe it was the potato chip industry that lobbied very hard to have Pringles declared to be not a real potato chip (and thus unable to market themselves as such). That's why Pringles are marked as potato crisps. Said ruling later allowed Pringles to avoid certain duties and taxes imposed on potato chips.

First time a team runs out and tries to substitute, they’ll probably regret saying they have real value