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    mattbrent is offline Registered User
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    Did you get your socks?

    Yesterday in the mail I received a package from the University of Phoenix . It contained a pair of red socks with a white UoP logo on it. Anyone else get these?

    The letter suggested that I wear them with pride, but red isn't exactly my color.

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    Before you make up your mind about the red socks, be sure to check out the TV commercial, which demonstrates their value and importance.

    UoP is reportedly distributing 63,000 pairs of red socks to "alumni leaders".
    Last edited by CalDog; 03-16-2013 at 04:24 PM.

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    Nope.

    However, I have zero affiliation with UoP .

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    Here's the bad news -- if you didn't get a pair directly from UoP , then you may have to wait.
    UoP has released the following statement about the red socks:

    Please accept our apologies. Due to the popularity of this item we are sold out and working to get new stock in as soon as possible. Orders can still be placed and will be fulfilled on a first-come first-served basis.
    You can get on the waitlist for $5.99/pair.

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    Nope. I have been affiliated with UOP for 8 years. No socks. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tireman 44444 View Post
    Nope. I have been affiliated with UOP for 8 years. No socks. LOL
    I got my AA from UoP in 2001 or so and no socks here.

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    Quiz time: what is featured in the cover photo on the official University of Phoenix Facebook page ?

    (a) An old ivy-covered building
    (b) A group of happy students
    (c) University of Phoenix stadium
    (d) some socks

    Answer here.

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    So if you're a Yankees fan does that mean you won't consider the University of Phoenix anymore?
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    Inevitably, there has been some backlash against the University of Phoenix socks, as shown by small-minded individuals here and here. However, the power of the socks is clear nonetheless. It seems difficult to believe that the OP is the only degreeinfo contributor who has been honored in this way.
    Last edited by CalDog; 03-16-2013 at 05:24 PM.

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    I also received RED SOCKS. Here it is....

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    I don't understand. No, really. I don't understand.
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    I'm guessing that the socks are a take-off of the old shool tie, as a form of alumni recognition.
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    Nobody objects to accredited institutions distributing red socks. The disturbing part is that if you go online, you can easily find dozens of websites where you can get red socks immediately -- in any size you want -- in return for a cash payment, no matter what your true academic qualifications might be.

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    $43 for a book on American Sexual Histories (HIST 445)
    Let's try to keep this important thread on-topic -- i.e. sox, not sex

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