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Fusion cricket bat prices . . . . . really a Skyer
« on: December 31, 2008, 03:08:50 PM »

I was speaking to James last eveing and was stunned by the new prices he quoted for the Fusion Bats:

Fusion L.E. - made from top willow stored for the past 12-14 months for air drying by James. LImimted to 70-90 bats in 2009. Price 275 for custom made

Fusion Superbest - from stock, no customization 175-195

Fusion Superbest Custom made - Add 30 to Superbest price

Fusion G1 - 165


Personally, I felt the prices were on the higher side and may lead to loss of potential customers. But there bats are well made and perform well.

A very tricky decision to make, wether to go for a Fusion SB, or  Newbery or Salix or Warsop?/??
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Re: Fusion cricket bat prices . . . . . really a Skyer
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008, 03:12:40 PM »

so what is the fusion suberbest with no customization going to be like i wonder? in terms of shape

edit: yash have a look at the premium members discount for your new bat, might save you a bit  :)
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Re: Fusion cricket bat prices . . . . . really a Skyer
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008, 03:20:30 PM »

Surely if you're selling a few of your bats, you could use the money from these sales to splash out on one expensive bat? That's what I would do, and then there's no moaning about having too many, and you have one really great bat. You should also look at Redback, he gets some really awesome willow in, plus his prices are very competitive. Out of those four, I would get in contact with Salix about a custom from them, as you should get one for a similar price to the Fusion.
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Re: Fusion cricket bat prices . . . . . really a Skyer
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008, 03:26:26 PM »

I dont see how they can justify those prices when a piece of wood will cost around 100-150, I dont know how much time it takes a decent batmaker to make a bat but surely its not 100 worth of time!
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Re: Fusion cricket bat prices . . . . . really a Skyer
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2008, 03:51:08 PM »

I have a feeling that they are trying to cash-in on the Skyer success and "milk" the market.

I was looking to get a Fusion bat this season, but now will have to look elsewhere...maybe LW or NB or a Salix Pod 1
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Re: Fusion cricket bat prices . . . . . really a Skyer
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008, 04:03:32 PM »

A Custom Superbest is still cheaper than a L&W Private Bin and a Fusion LE is cheaper than the Signature. Fusion, L&W and Screaming Cat are full time batmakers, hence their pretty high prices. Manufacturers like CE and Redback who do it part time as well as a hobby can afford to under cut them. It's up to the buyer who they go to really. But even Redback are charging around 200 for their top bat now. The prices are slowly rising from everyone.

People will pay the prices for the Superbest I'd think as they're very similar to prices in previous years. It's only the LE which is massively different in prices.
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Re: Fusion cricket bat prices . . . . . really a Skyer
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2008, 04:07:00 PM »

so what is the fusion suberbest with no customization going to be like i wonder? in terms of shape
I would guess High Middle, Concaving with Oval handle. Like a lot of their bats.
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Re: Fusion cricket bat prices . . . . . really a Skyer
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2008, 04:23:35 PM »

willow prices have gone up nearly 20% since nov this year , that extra 20% has got to be added on somewhere......
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Re: Fusion cricket bat prices . . . . . really a Skyer
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2008, 04:47:48 PM »

i think they have already sold about 50% of the stored willow, did he mention anything about  2009 stickers?

i have a fusion superbest but i am very tepmted by warsops at the moment they are churning out some bloody nice bats
« Last Edit: December 31, 2008, 04:50:54 PM by sultanofswing »
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Re: Fusion cricket bat prices . . . . . really a Skyer
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2008, 04:57:12 PM »

Yes, they have new stickers for 2009.

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Re: Fusion cricket bat prices . . . . . really a Skyer
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2008, 05:04:06 PM »

Arthur,

It is not about the money. It's about the value for money, perceived value.

If you have money to buy a good car and given that both the cars cost the same will you buy a Vauxhall or a Toyota?

I have nothing against Fusion. They make quality stuff, but the price to perceived value
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2008, 05:06:40 PM »

Yvk you puzzle me. I thought you had a surplus of bats but here you are yet again looking to buy another. How come you buy so many-and eventually sell on-so many bats?
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Re: Fusion cricket bat prices . . . . . really a Skyer
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2008, 05:43:56 PM »

Yes, they have new stickers for 2009.


Read more on this in the next customBATS emagazine which is free to all premium members. Theres a great interview in it with Jeremy from Fusion. :)
If anyone wants to become a premium member its 10 per year and you get loads of discounts off custom bat manufacturers such as Redback,Laver,M&H and more!
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Re: Fusion cricket bat prices . . . . . really a Skyer
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2008, 05:55:20 PM »

Yes I have a few surplus still left. The bats I am selling are the ones which were not 100% to my liking and the refurbished ones (I like using new bats). Moreover, I am quite finicky about my cricket equipment. As I order most equipment online, the rejection rate is higher.....

Basically selling all the bats except 2. So I can still have 1 or 2 bats later on
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Re: Fusion cricket bat prices . . . . . really a Skyer
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2008, 06:15:39 PM »

The prospect of a newbery draws closer! for me Fusion have made the right business decision and tried to capitalise on the success they have had but its not goint to be popular!
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