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Cricket Manufacturers / Brands => blankbats.co.uk => Topic started by: Richie on April 30, 2021, 10:56:12 PM

Title: Presumably BB are still going?
Post by: Richie on April 30, 2021, 10:56:12 PM
Tried to contact via WhatsApp but had no response, presumably BB are still running? Cheers
Title: Re: Presumably BB are still going?
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 01, 2021, 07:53:55 AM
All part of the mystery of having invisible branding?
Title: Re: Presumably BB are still going?
Post by: irrepressible on May 01, 2021, 01:21:29 PM
Worth trying to contact Tai by email or you could send him a message here @Blank Bats as he posts here sometimes
Title: Re: Presumably BB are still going?
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 01, 2021, 01:38:49 PM
Surely the Keeley arrangement wasn't/isn't going to last forever?
Title: Re: Presumably BB are still going?
Post by: jamesisapayne on May 01, 2021, 06:55:24 PM
Surely the Keeley arrangement wasn't/isn't going to last forever?

Whatís sort of comment is that?
Title: Re: Presumably BB are still going?
Post by: FattusCattus on May 01, 2021, 09:33:50 PM
It's a provocative one (as to be expected)
Title: Re: Presumably BB are still going?
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 01, 2021, 11:05:12 PM
It's a provocative one (as to be expected)

Wasn't intended to be.  They have successfully launched their own brand now. Why would they continue to have their bats available cheaper elsewhere? It's been discussed before.
Title: Re: Presumably BB are still going?
Post by: jp2408 on May 02, 2021, 07:10:19 AM
Wasn't intended to be.  They have successfully launched their own brand now. Why would they continue to have their bats available cheaper elsewhere? It's been discussed before.

You could say that of lots of manufacturers though.. Hunts, aldred, chase, Jedi and many others, plus of course the big Indian makers.

Ultimately premises, tooling, equipment and staff are paid for by maximising volume from the facilities you have.

Same argument applies for why the brands supply retailers when they could make more money going direct - volume to make their overhead base work harder.

Obviously Iíve no idea of their specific situation - if they can max out on volume without supplying anyone else and donít want to expand perhaps they will stop supplying others, but there is a solid argument for doing it if that isnít the case.
Title: Re: Presumably BB are still going?
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 02, 2021, 07:51:35 AM
Keeley feels a bit different to the other names you mentioned. A rapidly expanding brand?
Title: Re: Presumably BB are still going?
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 02, 2021, 07:53:25 AM
And never capable of doing the outsourcing thing on the scale that the Indian manufacturers do?