Mixing top to bottom human narrating with mainstream points winnowed from the (occasionally profound) openings of the internet, past Reply All subjects have covered genuine wrongdoing, Apple uphold trick bringing in India, lost Bitcoin, thus considerably more. This previous week, for scene #117, Reply All dug into the obscure universe of “outsourcing”, and the story starts with a free watch.
The free Folsom & Co “Jones” watch as referenced in scene #117 of the Reply All podcast.
Enter David, who while exhausted on the train home from work, acknowledged an Instagram promotion for a free watch. The watch being referred to was offered by a brand called Folsom & Co., with the particular model being the “Jones” watch. The watch was free (is as yet being offered for free on their site, limited from a rundown cost of $103), however when David got his free watch he was shocked by exactly how modest it was. Not keen on wearing the watch, David immediately offered it to a companion named Jenny. Enchanted by exactly how unremarkable and metallic the Jones was face to face, Jenny turned out to be fairly fixated on the watch and started to delve into its origins.
Without parting with the whole story (which goes significantly farther than this one watch), Jenny uncovered an amazing network of comparable retailers selling comparative watches, in the end uncovering the source and the genuine cost for a watch like the Jones. The story proceeds to take a gander at the environment of outsourcing, which expands well past watches and supports a wide scope of center men retailers that sell very modest items, once in a while at an unbelievable markup, without to such an extent as dealing with the inventory.
Those of us that are continually filtering each wrist in a group can authenticate the expansion of these exhausting, cutout, pseudo-current, and regularly anonymous watches, and this scene of Reply All is an intriguing and receptive glance at the edge of the internet that bolsters the presence of these unfathomably modest items. Upbeat listening.
Check out the full scene and connections to a couple of related articles here.