Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Wolford6

World Cup Replica Shirts

95 posts in this topic

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.

it's been down hill since decimalisation!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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). 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

 

:dry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

 

:dry:

Just keep making excuses......or just bloody buy one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

 

:dry:

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The RFL is the game's governing body and must have at least a major input into the World Cup.

 

Irrespective of the responsibility for marketing the Wales jersey, why shouldn't someone who fancies a Cook Islands or France jersey have the opportunity to just pop in and buy one somewhere? It's a global competition.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just keep making excuses......or just bloody buy one.

 

I've already said that I'm prepared to drive to Wigan to buy one. Do keep up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The RFL is the game's governing body and must have at least a major input into the World Cup.

 

Irrespective of the responsibility for marketing the Wales jersey, why shouldn't someone who fancies a Cook Islands or France jersey have the opportunity to just pop in and buy one somewhere? It's a global competition.

I live in Edinburgh, should I be able to nip out and pick one up off the shelves?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone know where I can get a Papua New Guinea replica shirt from? All I can find is the t-shirt.

I'm going to both Craven Park games.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live in Edinburgh, should I be able to nip out and pick one up off the shelves?

 

 

Yup. It's a major city and Scotland are in the competition. Should be an outlet in both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Obviously, maybe not in Aberdeen or the Shetlands.

 

Bradford is Britain's ninth biggest city. It has at least 8000 hardcore rugby league fans and many more who watched their team become the world champion club. It doesn't seem to have a sales outlet, Bulls or otherwise, for shirts and tickets.

 

There is a whole real world outside the internet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try the Mill Vilage in batley, the sports shop there is the best around for rugby shirts. Or at least it was the last time I was there!! Had them all!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've already said that I'm prepared to drive to Wigan to buy one. Do keep up.

I was well 'caught up' don't you worry-but rather than griping and slating the rfl, get in your car and get to Wigan. The. If bad RFL aren't stopping you (yet)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You could - and this is crazy, but hear me out - e-mail raging bull and ask them what the actual measurements of say, a large, a medium and an XL shirt are. Take out one of your shirts, measure that and order the closest one. Bosh. No need to drive to Wigan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't remember the last time a bought anything other than food from a shop........i buy nearly everything online...Music, clothes, tools, furniture.....and it is far cheaper for most things.

 

Plus 3-4 quid postage compared to transport costs/parking etc to travel to somewhere that sells rugby shirts probably works out cheaper.

 

I accept that if i lived in Bradford and the Bulls sold the whole RLWC replica range it would be easier.   But for me personally with work and other commitments internet shopping is the best way to go. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.