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Title: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Calzehbhoy on February 06, 2019, 12:21:20 PM
Just seen this offer on the Kippax website!

Excellent value if a group of you can buy in bulk! Looks like all the bats are custom made to spec as well!
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Kippax on February 06, 2019, 01:01:04 PM
yes new deal we are offering! this is for clubs that are wanting to buy bats in bulk, and maybe friends that want to purchase together and save some money. the deal is on the problade and colossus. but yes once order is placed we will ring you and speak about the weights stickers and so on to try hit the customers expectations as best we can if you require any further information please feel free to give us a ring!
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: InternalTraining on February 06, 2019, 03:04:07 PM
Great deal!
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Mel Jessop on February 06, 2019, 03:29:05 PM
9 others wanna join me 😉
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Kulli on February 06, 2019, 03:46:53 PM
Do I sense a forum bulk buy coming on...
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: frontfootdrive2 on February 06, 2019, 04:26:34 PM
Don`t get me wrong as have highest opinion of Brand and quality,their quality doesn`t come cheap,obviously,but this forum offer smacks of offering cheap crack in a Brooklyn park at night !
Maybe now i`m a cynical southerner(tho half Yorkie by blood !),but i`d prefer rrp and wholesale prices to drop across their range instead of gimmicky offers like this,as i find Kippax very very expensive !

IMHO

*pulls sheet over head to avoid inevitable s`storm coming my way*
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: velvetsky01 on February 06, 2019, 04:30:23 PM
9 others wanna join me 😉
Potentially
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Seniorplayer on February 06, 2019, 04:31:46 PM
Don`t get me wrong as have highest opinion of Brand and quality,their quality doesn`t come cheap,obviously,but this forum offer smacks of offering cheap crack in a Brooklyn park at night !
Maybe now i`m a cynical southerner(tho half Yorkie by blood !),but i`d prefer rrp and wholesale prices to drop across their range instead of gimmicky offers like this,as i find Kippax very very expensive !

IMHO

*pulls sheet over head to avoid inevitable s`storm coming my way*

Blimey rather Harsh
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: velvetsky01 on February 06, 2019, 04:32:20 PM
Don`t get me wrong as have highest opinion of Brand and quality,their quality doesn`t come cheap,obviously,but this forum offer smacks of offering cheap crack in a Brooklyn park at night !
Maybe now i`m a cynical southerner(tho half Yorkie by blood !),but i`d prefer rrp and wholesale prices to drop across their range instead of gimmicky offers like this,as i find Kippax very very expensive !

IMHO

*pulls sheet over head to avoid inevitable s`storm coming my way*


Um have you not seen the latest bundle deals...
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: frontfootdrive2 on February 06, 2019, 04:42:18 PM
£400-450

..are they bargain deals ?

we share different perspectives on VFM then...
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: DorsetDan on February 06, 2019, 04:42:50 PM
I get the point that it does somewhat undermine the normal £340 asking price. Not long ago there was the 30% off code so it isn't much different I guess. Anyway, buy 6 bats and get 4 free :D
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Chad on February 06, 2019, 06:03:49 PM
I was actually going to contact Kippax about this and see if they allow folk to pop down to pick some up and decide, then see if other forumers wanted to join/me to pick them out a bat. 😁
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Mel Jessop on February 06, 2019, 07:21:08 PM
I was actually going to contact Kippax about this and see if they allow folk to pop down to pick some up and decide, then see if other forumers wanted to join/me to pick them out a bat. 😁

I would be very tempted by a visit to pick cleft/bat Chad.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Mel Jessop on February 06, 2019, 07:22:33 PM
Don`t get me wrong as have highest opinion of Brand and quality,their quality doesn`t come cheap,obviously,but this forum offer smacks of offering cheap crack in a Brooklyn park at night !
Maybe now i`m a cynical southerner(tho half Yorkie by blood !),but i`d prefer rrp and wholesale prices to drop across their range instead of gimmicky offers like this,as i find Kippax very very expensive !

IMHO

*pulls sheet over head to avoid inevitable s`storm coming my way*

I don't actually believe this is a forum offer bud, it was never advertised on here.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Batoff on February 06, 2019, 08:31:42 PM
I don't actually believe this is a forum offer bud, it was never advertised on here.

Forum offer or not I kind of understand the point @frontfootdrive2 was trying to make. 

If you set the RRP high then give offers such as this (RRP £340 per bat down to £200 each is almost 42% off) regularly it does raise eyebrows. It's something a large chain retailers get regularly slated for.

If you make a decent margin on 10 bats for £2,000, I suppose there's an argument you could make the same margin on 1 bat at £200, but in this case it's an economy of scale. (Would you sell more bats at £200 than £340 to make up for the profit margin per unit?)

As for Kippax's offers, you can decide yourself if they're value for money or not. The raw figures however are:

10 bats
RRP £3,400. Price £2,000
£1,400 or 41.18% saving off RRP

5 bats
RRP £1,700. Price £1,250
£450 or 26.47% off RRP

Bat, pads & gloves bundle
RRP £490. Price £400
£90 or 18.38% off RRP

Bat, pads, gloves & bag bundle
RRP £560. Price £450
£110 or 19.42% off RRP
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Mel Jessop on February 06, 2019, 09:27:29 PM
Regardless of RRP by manufacturers and wether I believe prices are crazy, this is still a good offer and potentially worth looking at.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: joeljonno on February 06, 2019, 10:01:19 PM
Me too. I'd be up for a bat or two

Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: enlightened on February 07, 2019, 07:24:47 AM
Personally, would never pay more than c. £150 for a bat. Plenty of opportunities to pick up a very nice bat around that price range.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: imogzyboy on February 07, 2019, 07:57:47 AM
If we can get up to 10 of happily buy one?
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: SRH on February 07, 2019, 11:39:52 AM
Can we get 10 to visit Kippax? I would be up for this if we can pick clefts etc.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: mo_town on February 07, 2019, 01:29:27 PM
Personally, would never pay more than c. £150 for a bat. Plenty of opportunities to pick up a very nice bat around that price range.

Clearly you havent been on the forum for long. Give yourself a few more months and then you will feel that a 'good' bat is a steal for £250!  :D :D
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: enlightened on February 07, 2019, 02:42:43 PM
Clearly you havent been on the forum for long. Give yourself a few more months and then you will feel that a 'good' bat is a steal for £250!  :D :D

Hehe! Been here for a while and have been assimilated into the "3 bats isn't enough" culture  :D
Still can't justify paying more than about £150 for a bat though Ö think you're seriously into diminishing returns at that point.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: jblowe on February 07, 2019, 08:53:40 PM
I am interested.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: cricketbadger on February 09, 2019, 09:34:56 AM
Be rude not too, I'd be keen to join 9 others
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: imogzyboy on February 09, 2019, 10:09:03 AM
Kippax, are you happy to have 10 forumites group together and go ahead with something?
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Wickets-then-runs on February 09, 2019, 10:43:07 AM
If postagecan be arranged to Aus, ill be happy to take part!
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Kippax on February 12, 2019, 11:41:06 AM
happy to do the deal but the price would have to be paid in full.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on February 12, 2019, 12:57:56 PM
Seems like a good way to get a top quality new bat for £200.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 12, 2019, 01:03:26 PM
Seems like a good way to get a top quality new bat for £200.

I wonder if the England team take advantage of this offer as there seem to be a fair few Kippax bats  lurking in kit bags at the moment ;)
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on February 12, 2019, 01:10:16 PM
I wonder if the England team take advantage of this offer as there seem to be a fair few Kippax bats  lurking in kit bags at the moment ;)

It wouldn't surprise me if their were pros with accounts taking advantage of similar pricing deals.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Calzehbhoy on February 12, 2019, 02:19:20 PM
I wonder if the England team take advantage of this offer as there seem to be a fair few Kippax bats  lurking in kit bags at the moment ;)


Root 100% was using a Kippax in the last test. Getty image shows a 'K' on the handle.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on February 12, 2019, 03:07:57 PM

Root 100% was using a Kippax in the last test. Getty image shows a 'K' on the handle.

Got a link?
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Calzehbhoy on February 12, 2019, 03:46:33 PM
@Bats_Entertainment

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/england-captain-joe-root-looks-frustrated-after-losing-his-wicket-picture-id1125093211
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Calzehbhoy on February 12, 2019, 03:52:02 PM
Also, one from Sri Lanka -

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/joe-root-of-england-leaves-the-field-after-being-dismissed-during-the-picture-id1065033244


Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: Tom on February 12, 2019, 04:25:32 PM
I just see White/Red, how different is that from a New Balance handle sticker?
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: Tom on February 12, 2019, 04:27:27 PM
I'm almost certain that isn't a Kippax sticker (First innings)
(https://i.imgur.com/uVa1UHW.jpg)

Last years NB stickers for comparison (slight difference, but very much the same style)
(https://i.imgur.com/m2ovRjN.png)

Current Kippax stickers
(https://i.imgur.com/rQtSqsL.png)
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on February 12, 2019, 04:30:15 PM
I just see White/Red, how different is that from a New Balance handle sticker?

I was going to suggest that they were inconclusive.

Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on February 12, 2019, 04:31:46 PM
Tom's picture is perhaps what I took as likeness to an SS sticker.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: alexevo94 on February 12, 2019, 04:35:48 PM
Just looks like new balance sticker but itís hard to get a good image
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Calzehbhoy on February 12, 2019, 05:00:31 PM
Fair enough.

Thought it looked like a K but obviously not,
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: DorsetDan on February 12, 2019, 05:03:04 PM
The previous obvious Kippax ones had a very noticeable square handle in to the shoulders. Youíd imagine he is still using the batch which arrived when in Aus and were being cut down and rehandled. No idea on the origin of those
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Chad on February 15, 2019, 09:54:00 PM
No pics yet, but it's no wonder that a fair few of the England team use Kippax. Wonderful bats, excellently pressed and balanced. :)
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Chad on February 15, 2019, 10:13:34 PM
Here you guys go - it would definitely be worth it to band together for 10 bats and taking up the 10 bat offer. ;)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20190215_215753.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20190215_215753.jpg.html)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20190215_213126.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20190215_213126.jpg.html)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20190215_213108.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20190215_213108.jpg.html)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20190215_214702.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20190215_214702.jpg.html)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20190215_214719.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20190215_214719.jpg.html)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/20190215_214727.jpg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/20190215_214727.jpg.html)

(http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af230/ch4d0m4n/IMG-20190215-WA0022_edit_1550268814015.jpeg) (http://s1010.photobucket.com/user/ch4d0m4n/media/IMG-20190215-WA0022_edit_1550268814015.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: KW9221 on February 15, 2019, 11:35:52 PM
Here you guys go - it would definitely be worth it to band together for 10 bats and taking up the 10 bat offer. ;)
Everyone would want to get their hands on the best one out of the lot..

Who will decide?
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Yorkershire on February 15, 2019, 11:44:24 PM
Do you all get to specify your bat?
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: liscon12 on February 15, 2019, 11:59:36 PM
How would you do the payment though? Kippax specified that it needed to be paid in full in one payment, that's a lot of dough for one person to hold onto.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Ams4287 on February 16, 2019, 06:36:59 AM
If your serious you all need to visit the factory at the same time and have at it - sound idea in theory, tricky to organise and get people to actually turn up
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: billyb on February 16, 2019, 09:57:12 AM
Lovely willow!
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: imogzyboy on February 16, 2019, 10:19:02 AM
Have we definitely got 10 people interested? Like seriously interested? If so then we can work out a way of doing it, I'm in
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: sultanofswing on February 16, 2019, 10:32:01 AM
Iím in
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: LEACHY48 on February 16, 2019, 11:47:28 AM
I'm in
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on February 16, 2019, 12:08:20 PM
If your serious you all need to visit the factory at the same time and have at it - sound idea in theory, tricky to organise and get people to actually turn up

Is that what they've said?
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Ams4287 on February 16, 2019, 01:53:15 PM
happy to do the deal but the price would have to be paid in full.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Yorkershire on February 16, 2019, 03:05:15 PM
Some of the bats Hanif has had on his channel look awesome. It is a great offer if people can get it sorted.

Unfortunately I'm okay for bats and for that reason like Dragon's Den... I'm out. Looking forward to the bats you guys get.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Mel Jessop on February 16, 2019, 04:03:32 PM
I'm in, if we can get it sorted between us.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on February 16, 2019, 09:17:07 PM
I'm in, if we can get it sorted between us.

So we couldn't put the money up as a lunp sum, and each pick up bat at time that suited?
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: rajesh500 on February 17, 2019, 06:43:53 AM
i am in
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: AJ2014 on February 17, 2019, 07:27:01 AM
Some of the bats Hanif has had on his channel look awesome. It is a great offer if people can get it sorted.

Unfortunately I'm okay for bats and for that reason like Dragon's Den... I'm out. Looking forward to the bats you guys get.
Sounds strange 😀😀
Which bats are you planning to use this season? Better be good enough to ignore this offer 😀😀
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: Buzz on February 17, 2019, 08:25:01 AM
Ok, the way to do this is for people to message me if they want to take up the offer. You must have cash ready to paypal to me.
I will act as escrow and when we have ten I will ask from £200 from each of you. I will also check with Kippax how much postage will be for each bat. This will need to be included on top of the £200.
You have until Tuesday at 5pm to make your decision.

You will need to be able to transfer me the cash on Tuesday/Wednesday next week.
When I ask for cash I will also ask for desired bat weight, fully dressed with stickers and middle position as well as your postage address.

@Kippax if we get 10 I will call/email you to sort details, I hope that is ok.
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: Buzz on February 17, 2019, 08:34:39 AM
Looking back at this thread I have seen expressions of interest from

@AJ2014
@rajesh500
@Mel Jessop
@LEACHY48
@sultanofswing
@imogzyboy
@joeljonno
@jblowe
@cricketbadger
@velvetsky01

As you can see that is 10... so this could be on.
If there are others then I will discuss this with kippax.

Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on February 17, 2019, 05:38:43 PM
So, potentially, if I put the money up as part of the group, would I be able to go and choose a bat in my own time?
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: Alvaro on February 17, 2019, 05:42:15 PM
If ten people actually agree to this I'll change my name to Boris.
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: Buzz on February 17, 2019, 05:42:29 PM
Possibly, that is something for if I get 9 other takers and Kippax agree.

Just sticking this here so it is more visible

Ok, the way to do this is for people to message me if they want to take up the offer. You must have cash ready to paypal to me.
I will act as escrow and when we have ten I will ask from £200 from each of you. I will also check with Kippax how much postage will be for each bat. This will need to be included on top of the £200.
You have until Tuesday at 5pm to make your decision.

You will need to be able to transfer me the cash on Tuesday/Wednesday next week.
When I ask for cash I will also ask for desired bat weight, fully dressed with stickers and middle position as well as your postage address.

@Kippax if we get 10 I will call/email you to sort details, I hope that is ok.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: alexevo94 on February 17, 2019, 06:06:06 PM
Is the bat made to spec? Obviously realistic ones and is it top of the range?
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: cricketbadger on February 17, 2019, 06:38:35 PM
I'll have to rule myself out, currently have £9 in the bank to last me the week
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: Buzz on February 18, 2019, 04:51:39 PM
Looking back at this thread I have seen expressions of interest from

@AJ2014
@rajesh500
@Mel Jessop
@LEACHY48
@sultanofswing
@imogzyboy
@joeljonno
@jblowe
@cricketbadger
@velvetsky01

As you can see that is 10... so this could be on.
If there are others then I will discuss this with kippax.

Guys for all the expressions of interest, not a single person has put their hand up to try and go for this... 😮😮😢😢
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: Alvaro on February 18, 2019, 05:16:08 PM
If ten people actually agree to this I'll change my name to Boris.

Sounds like I'm staying as simply Marmaduke then @Buzz...
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: sultanofswing on February 18, 2019, 06:02:46 PM
Iím willing but would prefer a visit to Kippax to choose
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: Shortpitch on February 18, 2019, 08:25:29 PM
I can take @cricketbadger's place in the list. Please count me in if the deal is still on!

Guys for all the expressions of interest, not a single person has put their hand up to try and go for this... 😮😮😢😢
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: imogzyboy on February 18, 2019, 08:34:36 PM

Sorry I've been in work, I'm still happy to go ahead myself and send monies!!
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: sultanofswing on February 23, 2019, 03:28:50 PM
Anyone know how many bats Kippax typically have in stock to view?
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: alexevo94 on March 05, 2019, 03:41:49 PM
Have we got 10 people yet?
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: SRH on March 05, 2019, 04:14:23 PM
I would also be up for a visit.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Buzz on March 05, 2019, 04:47:49 PM
Have we got 10 people yet?

Not even close, sadly.
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: sultanofswing on March 05, 2019, 07:59:27 PM
Well Iíve been and made my purchase! Review to follow
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: i12breakfree on March 06, 2019, 04:58:47 AM
I am in @Buzz
if you guys decide to do a pool let me know
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: velvetsky01 on March 06, 2019, 11:31:12 AM
having purchased 2 kippax bats secondhand (tho one of which was brand new) i am ruling myself out of this for now @Buzz
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: Buzz on March 06, 2019, 11:44:08 AM
I am not going to do this now, we gave it a go, but there wasn't enough interest.

Not for want of trying...!
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: velvetsky01 on March 06, 2019, 12:04:51 PM
thanks for trying @Buzz
Title: Re: 10 bats for �2000
Post by: kibbs_11 on June 28, 2019, 03:22:02 PM
Could we get this started up again? I'll deffo take two! Money in hand ready to go, I live in Manchester so happy to make the trip.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: billyb on June 29, 2019, 01:20:31 AM
This will be a CBF miracle if it happens.
Title: Re: 10 bats for £2000
Post by: Komdotkom on July 22, 2019, 10:11:18 AM
I'm keen provided I get some say in the specs