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Re: Choosing among blank bats, Laver & Wood, H4L, and Aldred
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2017, 05:32:26 PM »

Btw is it true the top of the line BB bat is made by TK

I believe they are all tK made
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Re: Choosing among blank bats, Laver & Wood, H4L, and Aldred
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2017, 05:34:08 PM »

Easy answer, is buy one of each, and sell what you don't get on with

You end up losing money that way.
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Re: Choosing among blank bats, Laver & Wood, H4L, and Aldred
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2017, 06:00:59 PM »

Great point @InternalTraining. As these bats are expensive, selling them also becomes little difficult than a cheaper alternative.
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Re: Choosing among blank bats, Laver & Wood, H4L, and Aldred
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2017, 11:44:11 AM »

^ @tushar sehgal , I am curious about your experience. Blank Bats' prices seem on par with other brands, no?

Yes they have gone up a bit but if you you compare to bigger brands for bats from similar origin BB are a bit of a deal. I'll be honest though all BB's I have had have been G2 or lower or on some kind of a special offer except one that was a G1 for a mate, so may be my perception of great bats and excellent prices is skewed by prices that I paid under special circumstances!!

There are some brands that I would go back to over and over again (RPC & BB are the only forum ones, no disrespect intended towards others) because of #1 quality of product is always what I expect. I have been waiting for some kind of a special offer to come up on BB for a while now, they don't seem very active on the forum lately, so that I can quench my desire for another one :)
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Re: Choosing among blank bats, Laver & Wood, H4L, and Aldred
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2017, 11:46:38 AM »

Btw is it true the top of the line BB bat is made by TK

Are you saying the rest aren't? I thought they all came from the same place!!
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Re: Choosing among blank bats, Laver & Wood, H4L, and Aldred
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2017, 11:51:02 AM »

Great point @InternalTraining. As these bats are expensive, selling them also becomes little difficult than a cheaper alternative.

Don't buy 4-5-10 bats to try and then sell them on, i have done this and you never recover your money and are left with huge buyers remorse. If you are in the US you can go to a store pick out a bat that you like and then keep an eye out for a deal on here. If one of the brands you like has a special offer buy a G2 or G3 since the magic is in the pressing and shaping, as i am told, so you don't spend a lot of money and get to experience if you that brands product. In future once you determine what you like you can invest in higher grades if you want to pay for looks....

I have tried all brands on here other than Ayrtek and Aldred, spend thousands of dollars and I know now what "I" like. 1 Indian brand and 2 UK ones!!
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Re: Choosing among blank bats, Laver & Wood, H4L, and Aldred
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2017, 03:43:02 PM »

Don't buy 4-5-10 bats to try and then sell them on, i have done this and you never recover your money and are left with huge buyers remorse. If you are in the US you can go to a store pick out a bat that you like and then keep an eye out for a deal on here. If one of the brands you like has a special offer buy a G2 or G3 since the magic is in the pressing and shaping, as i am told, so you don't spend a lot of money and get to experience if you that brands product. In future once you determine what you like you can invest in higher grades if you want to pay for looks....

I have tried all brands on here other than Ayrtek and Aldred, spend thousands of dollars and I know now what "I" like. 1 Indian brand and 2 UK ones!!

This is very good advise.
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Re: Choosing among blank bats, Laver & Wood, H4L, and Aldred
« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2017, 09:24:04 PM »

Great advice @tushar sehgal. I have Indian brands and love my bats. Just want to try out a UK hand made Grade 2 bat.
On a similar note, what is the best time to buy a bat from UK, meaning the time when sales/discounts are going on in bats?

Thanks
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Re: Choosing among blank bats, Laver & Wood, H4L, and Aldred
« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2017, 10:53:54 PM »

Great advice @tushar sehgal. I have Indian brands and love my bats. Just want to try out a UK hand made Grade 2 bat.
On a similar note, what is the best time to buy a bat from UK, meaning the time when sales/discounts are going on in bats?

Thanks

In my experience, best time for all round sales is towards the end of season. That being said some sponsors have year round forum special rates.  Sponsors also often release offers first to the forum members before the general public. Timing of these special offers vary, so you have to be on the look out and quick to order when you see something of interest as quantities can be limited!
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Re: Choosing among blank bats, Laver & Wood, H4L, and Aldred
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2017, 05:56:28 AM »

Great advice @tushar sehgal. I have Indian brands and love my bats. Just want to try out a UK hand made Grade 2 bat.
On a similar note, what is the best time to buy a bat from UK, meaning the time when sales/discounts are going on in bats?

Thanks


Laver did an Easter Sale last year, and have the odd Sale bat on their Facebook page. Might be worth emailing them and asking.

http://www.laverwood.co.nz/spoffer.php
« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 05:58:35 AM by jblowe »
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Re: Choosing among blank bats, Laver & Wood, H4L, and Aldred
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2017, 12:13:56 PM »

Fyi That Laver Mega I reviewed 8 months ago just went on sale tonight on Facebook. Netted maybe twice.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/MarcsCricketBatPrepInformation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1582395712064563
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Re: Choosing among blank bats, Laver & Wood, H4L, and Aldred
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2017, 05:16:56 PM »

Thank you for the helpful information @sarg , @jblowe, @bostoncricketer
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