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Re: Keeley Cricket
« Reply #135 on: December 04, 2017, 07:39:26 PM »

What would it take to bring the prices of cricket bats down to a reasonable level?

Pro-grade bats? USD 350
Grade-1 Elite-LE? USD 300
Grade-1 Pro-Semi LE? USD 250
Grade-2 Performance-Ugly Betty? USD 200
Grade-3 Easily-Persuaded-Young-Cricketer? USD 150

I would call these prices reasonable. Now, how do we get there from the insanity where we reside? Some of these clefts cost under USD 200!!!!
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Re: Keeley Cricket
« Reply #136 on: December 04, 2017, 08:12:44 PM »

What would it take to bring the prices of cricket bats down to a reasonable level?

Pro-grade bats? USD 350
Grade-1 Elite-LE? USD 300
Grade-1 Pro-Semi LE? USD 250
Grade-2 Performance-Ugly Betty? USD 200
Grade-3 Easily-Persuaded-Young-Cricketer? USD 150

I would call these prices reasonable. Now, how do we get there from the insanity where we reside? Some of these clefts cost under USD 200!!!!
A no-deal Brexit might bring them down to those prices.

In all seriousness, manufacturing (or at the very least growing the willow) in England and then requiring a middle-man (retailer) to sell the goods is the reason why bat prices are so high.
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Re: Keeley Cricket
« Reply #137 on: December 04, 2017, 08:30:00 PM »

A no-deal Brexit might bring them down to those prices.

In all seriousness, manufacturing (or at the very least growing the willow) in England and then requiring a middle-man (retailer) to sell the goods is the reason why bat prices are so high.

But the same bats when sold under other boutique brand stickers have a lower price.
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Re: Keeley Cricket
« Reply #138 on: December 04, 2017, 08:33:49 PM »

But the same bats when sold under other boutique brand stickers have a lower price.

But then again the consumers saving is that the boutique doesn't have the same overheads as a retailer
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Re: Keeley Cricket
« Reply #139 on: December 04, 2017, 08:56:11 PM »

they are priced high, because people ARE buying and paying up.
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Re: Keeley Cricket
« Reply #140 on: December 04, 2017, 09:17:46 PM »

During my time on the forum, everyone always wants a bat to be TK made and many swear by the quality of his craftsmanship. With his great reputation and skill, why can't he be charging top dollar for his bats? I have never personally used one of his bats, but would be inclined to just by the raving reviews I have read over the past few years on the forum.

Good luck to him and I hope his own brand does well.
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Re: Keeley Cricket
« Reply #141 on: December 04, 2017, 09:46:24 PM »

What would it take to bring the prices of cricket bats down to a reasonable level?

Pro-grade bats? USD 350
Grade-1 Elite-LE? USD 300
Grade-1 Pro-Semi LE? USD 250
Grade-2 Performance-Ugly Betty? USD 200
Grade-3 Easily-Persuaded-Young-Cricketer? USD 150

I would call these prices reasonable. Now, how do we get there from the insanity where we reside? Some of these clefts cost under USD 200!!!!

Your G2 & G3 pricing seems reasonable for an UK made bat. However all the G1 & Pro's won't come to that cost for sure. SS Gladiator made in India is sold at a minimum of $450 to $500 by Indian retailers.
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Re: Keeley Cricket
« Reply #142 on: December 04, 2017, 10:24:28 PM »

A no-deal Brexit might bring them down to those prices.

In all seriousness, manufacturing (or at the very least growing the willow) in England and then requiring a middle-man (retailer) to sell the goods is the reason why bat prices are so high.

Aren't Keeleys selling these directly?
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Re: Keeley Cricket
« Reply #143 on: December 04, 2017, 10:47:34 PM »

But the same bats when sold under other boutique brand stickers have a lower price.
Boutique in most cases means bedroom/side business which sells direct. Therefore they can survive on slimmer margins and can undercut.
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