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World Cup Replica Shirts

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I've just been to Odsal to renew our season tickets.

 

I called in the club shop to see if they had any Wales World Cup shirts in.

 

Apparently, the club have not been allocated any World Cup shirts of any nation for sale. The bloke in the shop said they could have  probably shifted hundreds, even thousands, if they'd been asked.

 

This is a distinct possibility given that the T&A provides a daily update on Bulls news.

 

For God's sake RFL, get the marketing act together before its too late.

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Hmm..Have they  not been allocated any or have they decided not to stock any.  Maybe they had to buy them wholesale  rather than take them on sale or return?

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I assume their main focus would be to stock them in places where games are being held and tickets being sold.

 

I'd be stunned if Bradford Bulls would be confident of selling thousands of RLWC shirts out of season.

 

If they were so confident I assume they would be speaking to the providers directly and selling them on, like independent shops do.

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We've around 8000 season ticket holders, a weekly mail-out for those who want it, a website, a club shop and e-shop and could get some free publicity in the local press. We could also probably get local TV news to feature some team-mates from the Bulls and other Yorkshire clubs who will be representing different nations in the World Cup.

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We've around 8000 season ticket holders

But what does that have to do with selling RLWC shirts?

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But what does that have to do with selling RLWC shirts?

 

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.

;)

 

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

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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.

;)

 

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

I wanted a Welsh one to, gutted to have missed out on the membership scheme to have a name on the shirt, was hoping to sneak my Grandads name on there.

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If Bradford wanted to sell World Cup shirts then they could do, or am I missing something?

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The lad in the shop would have been happy to. Whether the club management have chosen not to ... admittedly, I don't know.

 

I can't believe that any club would turn down an offer to sell merchandise during the off-season so long as it was under an advantageous arrangement.

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The lad in the shop would have been happy to. Whether the club management have chosen not to ... admittedly, I don't know.

 

I can't believe that any club would turn down an offer to sell merchandise during the off-season so long as it was under an advantageous arrangement.

Right, so you're slating the RFL when you haven't got a clue whose fault it is? Par for the course I guess......

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For God's sake RFL, get the marketing act together before its too late.

 

The lad in the shop would have been happy to. Whether the club management have chosen not to ... admittedly, I don't know.

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I've previously posted that I need to try one on to confirm which size I need. I'm hardly likely to do so by going to Paignton in Devon or Gloucester am I?

 

I'll probably have to go to that place in Wigan .... well, it's only a 100-mile round trip.

 

Why hasn't the RFL given a small number of shirts on a sale-or-return basis to each club shop in the hope of generating more interest in the competition? I can't see any club turning down that offer.

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I've previously posted that I need to try one on to confirm which size I need. I'm hardly likely to do so by going to Paignton in Devon or Gloucester am I?

 

I'll probably have to go to that place in Wigan .... well, it's only a 100-mile round trip.

 

Why hasn't the RFL given a small number of shirts on a sale-or-return basis to each club shop in the hope of generating more interest in the competition? I can't see any club turning down that offer.

 

 

 

Probably because they don't want to lose a load of money.

 

Have you thought how many shirts would need to be distributed speculatively to cover all of the shops and all of the teams. You can't get a shirt from the Bulls shop which is convenient for you and are tee'd off about it, so it must all be the RFL's fault!

 

Sheesh!!

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Probably because they don't want to lose a load of money.

 

Have you thought how many shirts would need to be distributed speculatively to cover all of the shops and all of the teams. You can't get a shirt from the Bulls shop which is convenient for you and are tee'd off about it, so it must all be the RFL's fault!

 

Sheesh!!

 

 

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.

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Come on then; where are you all going to get your World Cup shirts in time for going to the opening games in Cardiff on the 26th?

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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.

 

You've already said that you have no idea if Bradford were willing to stock them, and I still don't understand any reason why Bradford couldn't stock them if they wanted to, just as many other shops have done e.g. 1895 Sports in Warrington.

 

The RFL certainly isn't responsible for the timing, production and distribution of each individual competing nations' jersey.

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Come on then; where are you all going to get your World Cup shirts in time for going to the opening games in Cardiff on the 26th?

ive ordered mine online

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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! 

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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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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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