Intentionally limited release merch is starting to really piss me off.
The new RT podcast poster just went on sale last night, that was announced during the live podcast. And just because I don’t enjoy watching live streams I’m fucked out of buying one. I'm also in the UK so there’s the time difference to deal with as well, so I either stay up late, when I have work in the morning, to watch a live stream (which I don't want to do) on the off chance they release merch or I miss out. It doesn't feel fair. It feels like I'm being punished for not consuming the content in a very specific way or checking the store every few hours.
I get that it’s nice that the people watching get the cool thing as a perk but really, they can fuck off. This has happened a lot recently with the Geoff shirts as well, usually I don’t hear about these things until it’s sold out or I simply don’t have the money that specific day. I don't know the reasoning behind all the super limited releases recently, but I'm starting to get really frustrated by it.
I want to support this company and buy cool merch but because I'm slower than the first few hundred people or I don't have the spare $40+ in my pocket that day, I'm missing out, which is really not fun.
Sorry if I sound like a whiny bitch but this has been bothering me a while and the podcast poster was the really fucking cool looking straw that broke the camel's back.