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#21 Saintslass

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:19 PM

We're not tight like you lot from the other side of the Pennines. Though obviously, unlike you, we wouldn't be seen dead wearing blue and yellow.

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I want a Wales one and am dreading the fact that my granddaughter will want an England one.

Have a look on here:

 

https://shop.rlwc201...porter-t-shirts



#22 Wolford6

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:36 PM

Have a look on here:

 

https://shop.rlwc201...porter-t-shirts

 

Yes, but that again is just mail order.


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#23 Saintslass

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:45 PM

Yes, but that again is just mail order.

Well yes.  The tickets have been mail order too!  What's the problem with mail order?  If you have a debit card, money in your bank account, a computer (or phone) connected to the Internet and a gap in your door for mail to go through then you're all set! 



#24 Wolford6

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:59 PM

I need to check the size in advance.

I live alone (no surprise there then!!! :biggrin: ).

I am often away most of the day and am invariably not in when parcels arrive. 

No rugby shirt is going to fit in any letterbox.

 

 

I believe in proper shops, with proper people doing proper jobs serving proper customers. With both establishing  a proper bipartite interface ... engaging in something that us oldies fondly recall being termed as a conversation.


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#25 Wolford6

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:00 PM

There's a thread on Any Other Business about this very thing .... the South being more attuned to the changing economic and employment profile than the North.

 

Well sod that, we're human and sociable and those are the things that should make us marketable.

 

People who shop on the internet have no idea of what quality of goods they are getting and have obstacles in both  collecting missed deliveries and returning substandard goods.

 

Thank God for my fellow Antediluvianists who offer proper revolutionary buying options ... those quaint old High Street things.



 


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#26 jannerboyuk

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:03 PM

I need to check the size in advance.
I live alone (no surprise there then!!! :biggrin: ).
I am often away most of the day and am invariably not in when parcels arrive.
No rugby shirt is going to fit in any letterbox.


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#27 chrissouthstand

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:08 PM

I went into Sports Direct in Manchester on Sunday morning asking if they would stock it. The girl said that she had seen it in the office but they don't have a release date yet. Do Sports Direct normally release things a bit later? I know they do retero shirts but I hope I don't have to wait 15 years for it. :)



#28 Saintslass

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:15 PM

I need to check the size in advance.

I live alone (no surprise there then!!! :biggrin: ).

I am often away most of the day and am invariably not in when parcels arrive. 

No rugby shirt is going to fit in any letterbox.

 

 

I believe in proper shops, with proper people doing proper jobs serving proper customers. With both establishing  a proper bipartite interface ... engaging in something that us oldies fondly recall being termed as a conversation.

Hey, I'm only in my 40s but I go one further than that and only ever buy from my home town shops and only if I can't find what I want there will I go searching in other physical shops with the Internet as a very, very last resort (tis a matter of principle for me).  But even I concede that there is no point fighting the tide here.  We can only buy world cup stuff online because that is how it is and either we go for it (and pick it up at our nearest post office or sorting office should we be out when the shirt is delivered) or go without!

 

(I've decided to go without and have just bought a scarf instead!  The weather will be too cold or wet or both to show off any tops anyway)



#29 tuutaisrambo

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:17 PM

Most people buy online nowadays....high street retail is on it's ######......It's quite easy to buy any World cup kit from the usual outlets once they are released.

 

I've bought many jerseys from Lovell - Rugby and Down Under leisure and both are very helpful with advice on sizing and so on so if you're not sure what size to get measure something you own that fits and email them.


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#30 Saintslass

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:19 PM

Most people buy online nowadays....

That's a myth. 



#31 Larry the Leit

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:32 PM

That's a myth. 

 

Depends on the product.



#32 Wolford6

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:35 PM

Internet shopping for these shirts is a con.

 

The shirts cost about £55 ... more or less the same as a Bulls shirt. At the Bulls shop, or any shop, you can try your desired shirt on and walk away with a properly-fitting one for the labelled price.

 

On the internet, you have to pay a delivery fee ... you are effectively paying the marketing organisation extra for not  providing a full service.


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#33 Saintslass

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:36 PM

Depends on the product.

So far I have yet to see figures published which support the view that 'most people buy online these days'.  I've yet to see figures published which support the view that any product is mainly bought online, at least of the non-specialist kind (I couldn't speak for, say, the purhcase of rivets by companies requiring rivets). 



#34 Saintslass

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:38 PM

Internet shopping for these shirts is a con.

 

The shirts cost about £55 ... more or less the same as a Bulls shirt. At the Bulls shop, or any shop, you can try your desired shirt on and walk away with a properly-fitting one for the labelled price.

 

On the internet, you have to pay a delivery fee ... you are effectively paying the marketing organisation extra for not  providing a full service.

Internet shopping is mostly a con because it appeals to the myth that it is more convenient when it is only more convenient if the product is exactly what you want and so doesn't require exchange or collection for non-delivery, or isn't impacted by delays in transport. The amount of faff that goes in to Internet shopping from those who regularly indulge in it that I know makes me wonder why they don't just get off their @rses and go into town!  The whole process would be done and dusted in half a day at most.


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#35 philipw

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:33 PM

No one can get a World Cup shirt from the Bulls shop which, it would appear, would have been willing to stock them. I'm willing to go to Wigan to get one. Maybe 500-1000 potential purchasers won't be willing or able to do the same.
 
 
If you order one on-line, can you get it swapped in time for the opening game? Hardly, the tournament starts in less than  a fortnight. Those shirts should have been available 3 months ago.


Buy two and send back the one that doesn't fit????

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:50 PM

Wakey have got the England shirt and some England leisure wear on sale. I expect most clubs could have done the same (and for other countries too) had they thought they could shift some.

You could always get your Wales top in Cardiff next Saturday!

#37 Wolford6

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:50 PM

Buy two and send back the one that doesn't fit????

 

And pay for two plus return postage for one.

then wait/hope for a refund on the purchase price of one.

With no guarantee that either will be delivered within eight days.

With no guarantee that I'll be in to receive the delivery.

With the distinct possibility that a missed delivery will have been delivered by a private courier and will have to be collected from a holding depot twelve miles away ... DHL at Morley; and yes, I've had to do that several times because my sister keeps on ordering me  stuff from Amazon as birthday presents.

 

Does the RFL genuinely want to sell this stuff in serious numbers?

 

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#38 philipw

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:57 PM

And pay for two plus return postage for one.
then wait/hope for a refund on the purchase price of one.
With no guarantee that either will be delivered within eight days.
With no guarantee that I'll be in to receive the delivery.
With the distinct possibility that a missed delivery will have been delivered by a private courier and will have to be collected from a holding depot twelve miles away ... DHL at Morley; and yes, I've had to do that several times because my sister keeps on ordering me  stuff from Amazon as birthday presents.
 
Does the RFL genuinely want to sell this stuff in serious numbers?
 
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Just keep making excuses......or just bloody buy one.

#39 philipw

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:59 PM

Don't blame the RFL for a lack of WELSH jerseys at Odsal either.....blame the WRL for that if you want to start blaming anyone......or does that to fit your agenda to just slag the RFL off?

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:03 PM

And pay for two plus return postage for one.

then wait/hope for a refund on the purchase price of one.

With no guarantee that either will be delivered within eight days.

With no guarantee that I'll be in to receive the delivery.

With the distinct possibility that a missed delivery will have been delivered by a private courier and will have to be collected from a holding depot twelve miles away ... DHL at Morley; and yes, I've had to do that several times because my sister keeps on ordering me  stuff from Amazon as birthday presents.

 

Does the RFL genuinely want to sell this stuff in serious numbers?

 

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I suspect the RFL have no part to play in selling the Wales kit.






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