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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 09:40:53 AM »

Really?  Must be my eyes - it looks like a cartoon of them!
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 09:44:45 AM »

Half price offer on the DF Atom bat though!! That looks a decent offer, I just can't seem to scroll down on their website to choose a size (could just be dumb-ass me!)
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 09:58:26 AM »

Saw this the other day, better than the quite frankly hideous 2015/16 offerings, but still not my personal cup of tea (obviously still aiming for the nostalgic market which is always going to be risky).

Fearnley in general, for me, is just a real shame. They've got easily one of the most recognisable logos in cricket and the heritage to go with it, but whoever has been doing their design work for the past 5/10 years or so has just totally ruined their image imo. The new website is really nice, but the new softs/bats just aren't cohesive (a star wars themed bat with nostalgic softs?!) and that's not to mention the quite ridiculous pricing of the bats, with some already being offered on a 50% off sale after only being released like a few months ago. Why not just charge the right price in the first place - they're acting like the DFS of cricket for gods sake.

Having grown up using nothing but Fearnley (being a Worcester lad!) it really does sadden me. Apologies for the rant but it could be so easy to get the brand back to the forefront with a bit of TLC!!!
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 09:59:08 AM »

Their shop is stocking New Balance gear! Er, why?
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 09:59:27 AM »

Half price offer on the DF Atom bat though!! That looks a decent offer, I just can't seem to scroll down on their website to choose a size (could just be dumb-ass me!)

Exactly what I'm talking about lol, it was half price on the Sabre last week...
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 10:00:51 AM »

Half price offer on the DF Atom bat though!! That looks a decent offer, I just can't seem to scroll down on their website to choose a size (could just be dumb-ass me!)

Half price on an inflated RRP... so normal good(ish) price really. G1/2 is 175 in SH, "premium G1" is 275 in SH

edit: softs look "authentic" to the glory days of DF but not in a good way!
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2017, 10:52:45 AM »

They (or some people at the top) have to change their attitude, in my opinion.

During an offer a few months back I purchased a Magnum, and they refused to give me UK VAT exemption even though the bat was being sent to outside the EU! The reason given; the bat is already discounted so no UK VAT exemption! I ended up paying same amount as a UK customer.
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2017, 11:23:58 AM »

They (or some people at the top) have to change their attitude, in my opinion.

During an offer a few months back I purchased a Magnum, and they refused to give me UK VAT exemption even though the bat was being sent to outside the EU! The reason given; the bat is already discounted so no UK VAT exemption! I ended up paying same amount as a UK customer.

To be fair to them that's a relatively common occurrence across many companies (not just cricket related either)
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2017, 03:58:50 PM »

The VAT deduction doesn't effect them tough as they aren't losing out on it either way if they are on a regular scheme.
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2017, 04:28:54 PM »

The VAT deduction doesn't effect them tough as they aren't losing out on it either way if they are on a regular scheme.

Probably just too much effort and as it was discounted couldn't be bothered with the additional paperwork.
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2017, 04:39:51 PM »

Perhaps but would make no diff to their bottom line either way, you can get a website to auto calc it easily enough based on geographic location or at least has how I've set ours up.

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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2017, 04:40:19 PM »

One time Fearnley poster-boy Ian Botham knows nothing about bats. He thinks modern bats are big because they are not pressed. :o

You wouldn't be able to put him right, though. "How many Test wickets have you got?" and all that.
 
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2017, 05:23:16 PM »

Their shop is stocking New Balance gear! Er, why?

Yeah that's a very strange move I get some company's have other brands of shoes like paynter at salix etc but not the whole kit surely that can only harm their own range?
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Re: New Fearnley Softs..
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2017, 06:15:06 PM »

Catering for nostalgic oldies and bright colour lovin' young uns in one hit I guess. But yes, odd!
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