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Re: Hitman Assassin
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2018, 10:49:55 AM »

Let's be fair fellas, it only works out $200 per grain  ;)
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Re: Hitman Assassin
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2018, 12:05:20 PM »

Dont understand the outrage. Its all relative. To me charging 100GBP+ for gloves or pads is ridiculous. Charging 400GBP for bats is ridiculous. But we see mostly praise depending on the brand.
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Re: Hitman Assassin
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2018, 12:49:37 PM »

Dont understand the outrage. Its all relative. To me charging 100GBP+ for gloves or pads is ridiculous. Charging 400GBP for bats is ridiculous. But we see mostly praise depending on the brand.

Ive never seen any praise anywhere for any brand charging 460 for a grade 3/4 bat with 4 grains.  If youve seen such praise Id like to see it!
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Re: Hitman Assassin
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2018, 12:50:43 PM »

I'm sorry @BIGGIE but that's outrageous from Hitman. I know the market dictates what a bat is worth, and you've happily paid $800. But you could have picked up something very very similar direct from a Pakistani manufacturer for around $40AUD.

I'm appalled that Hitman is even happy to put something like this out at that price. The stickers look shocking too.
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Re: Hitman Assassin
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2018, 01:31:37 PM »

Wouldve sent that straight back for a refund!
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Re: Hitman Assassin
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2018, 01:35:33 PM »

Wouldve sent that straight back for a refund!

Even if you'd previously hand selected it?  :D
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Re: Hitman Assassin
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2018, 03:14:04 PM »

Ref air bubbles under stickers, a fine pointed needle to puncture them, then re-burnishing will do the trick. Justsayin
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Re: Hitman Assassin
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2018, 05:03:20 PM »

pretty naive comment, without feeling pick up or witnessing ping? that comment is purley based on cosmetics, which i couldnt give a sh*t about

i felt shop bats before selecting this one, closest i could compare is the DC1080 LE which retails at $1,100, almost identical pick up but ping on mine is a fair bit better

Hope the bat really does go well, and justifies the price. I'm interested, and a little puzzled to be honest. You're saying the comment from Potzy was naive, but how exactly did you feel the pick up and witness the ping, before it was custom made for you and delivered?
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Re: Hitman Assassin
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2018, 05:17:18 PM »

why are people here attacking someone who bought a bat? you may not like it, but trying to convince the person that he's wasted his hard earned cash, and that he's been foolish with his wallet, is very, very mean..
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Re: Hitman Assassin
« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2018, 05:40:32 PM »

At some point in our cricketing life we have spent a lot of money on gear which we regret now. Before this forum i bought ebay bats which in actual worth probably 50% of what i paid for them. I appreciate that @BIGGIE shared his experience and bat here on forum in all honesty so other can learn from it and avoid sellers like Hitman. I hope he scores a ton of runs with it. 
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Re: Hitman Assassin
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2018, 08:49:51 PM »

why are people here attacking someone who bought a bat? you may not like it, but trying to convince the person that he's wasted his hard earned cash, and that he's been foolish with his wallet, is very, very mean..

Honestly, I don't think anyone is attacking BIGGIE, rather most people commenting have a problem with the vendor. Look, from all the source information we know various things about all this:-

1) We know that BIGGIE paid A$800 for his 'Assassin' bat, which is a lot of money.

2) We know that delazy paid A$300 for his 'Punisher', which - to me at least - did not look disimilar.

3) We know that these bats are made in Pakistan and imported to Australia - so the cost price for either bat is probably around A$150 plus shipping, tops - and also that Ryan imports bats in significant quantities, so the shipping costs per unit will be relatively small. Let's guess conservatively at A$25.

4) We know that bat labels of this type probably cost around A$15 and that getting his mate to knock the bat in likely costs around A$45.

5) There might be some import duties and VAT - I don't know. Let's assume 15% of the landed cost, so around A23.

So, the total cost to Hitman is likely around A$258. Feel free to offer different opinions on my calculations but my guess is I'm not far wrong. We've seen photos of both bats, and I think we can agree that neither is a looker, so one is unlikely to have cost double of the other. If I'm anywhere close to being right, I reckon delazy got a pretty fair deal from Hitman, but BIGGIE got cleaned up.

That's the issue for me. I think it's unfair that some buyers get the goldmine, and others get the shaft. As I said earlier, I genuinely hope that both bats go like the clappers.
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Re: Hitman Assassin
« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2018, 09:10:23 PM »

jeez i should have jumped online last night. so many replies!

im not going to respond to each post, dont have the time.

I had training last night, didnt get a nets session in but did use the new stick in some fielding drills. up top there isnt too much to write home about but the bottom half of the bat is crazy good, absolutely flies.

Even let our president hit a few, been with the club since late 80,s and he too was blown away. he is currently using a GN Kaboom and said it doesnt even come close.

fingers crossed ill make a few runs with it this weekend and post up my findings.
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Re: Hitman Assassin
« Reply #42 on: January 18, 2018, 09:21:17 PM »

jeez i should have jumped online last night. so many replies!

im not going to respond to each post, dont have the time.

I had training last night, didnt get a nets session in but did use the new stick in some fielding drills. up top there isnt too much to write home about but the bottom half of the bat is crazy good, absolutely flies.

Even let our president hit a few, been with the club since late 80,s and he too was blown away. he is currently using a GN Kaboom and said it doesnt even come close.

fingers crossed ill make a few runs with it this weekend and post up my findings.

All the best with it. Get someone to video your knock, it would be good to see you batting with it, and I for one have forgotten what sunshine looks like.
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Re: Hitman Assassin
« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2018, 09:59:58 PM »

im in victoria, 41 degrees C yesterday and 42 today!

ive just come off 3 weeks holidays in the country, 3 weeks straight of 35degrees +, im looking foward to some clouds LOL

ill see if I can get one of my team mates to video this weekends game when im out in the middle, but they will probably be too busy heckling!
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Re: Hitman Assassin
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2018, 10:52:34 PM »

3) We know that these bats are made in Pakistan and imported to Australia - so the cost price for either bat is probably around A$150 plus shipping, tops - and also that Ryan imports bats in significant quantities, so the shipping costs per unit will be relatively small. Let's guess conservatively at A$25.
The cost price for a bat this grade is closer to around GBP25.00 (before shipping), from my experience.

I'm glad the bat performs, and I hope it holds up. But I really can't sit by and see manufacturers charging GBP450 for what is an incredibly low-grade piece of willow.
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