UPDATE: Thread Pit is closed.
You have probably seen the ads for these $6 shirts somewhere recently. I saw them quite a bit even on my own blog and of course being me I had to check them out. I thought they looked familiar and our friends at Tee Junction also seemed to think the tees seemed familiar. They compared them to the generic movie referencing fare that you can expect to find at Busted Tees or Snorg Tees but I thought there was more. It wasn’t that the t-shirts were similar to what you could find elsewhere I was sure that they were the same as you could find elsewhere and that elsewhere was Threadpit.
My first thought was that 6DollarShirts.com were ripping off Threadpit designs and selling them. Perhaps getting away with it because the designs themselves were maybe copied off some movie or TV show. Then I noticed a banner add for $6 T-Shirts and 10 for $50 but the URL was Threadpit. At Threadpit I couldn’t find any $6 shirts so I did a little investigating and found that many of the tees sold at 6DollarShirts.com are also being sold at Threadpit. At Threadpit they are $14.95 though.
My guess is that Threadpit have found a way to produce ultra cheap shirts and sell them for super low prices while still making a profit but also don’t want to lose out on the sales they were getting for their reasonably priced shirts. I guess the message here is that before you buy at Threadpit you might want to check out 6DollarShirts.com first. Below is an example of a shirt available on both sites.