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Re: Barrington Sports bought by Sports Direct
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 09:14:33 AM »

Heard about it a few months back, been struggling for over a year. A lot of money owed.

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Re: Barrington Sports bought by Sports Direct
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 09:54:46 AM »

Always found Barringtons  customer service to be excellent wonder if it will change.
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Re: Barrington Sports bought by Sports Direct
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2018, 12:41:31 PM »

A great place to visit but unfortunately in the internet she, everything they sold was far over priced.

It's sad, but the number of places where you can actually go and pick up cricket kit before buying it are diminishing all the time
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Re: Barrington Sports bought by Sports Direct
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2018, 12:55:23 PM »

Writing was on the wall when they stopped stocking one of the largest and most popular cricket manufacturers in the world, GM
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Re: Barrington Sports bought by Sports Direct
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2018, 01:47:31 PM »

Writing was on the wall when they stopped stocking one of the largest and most popular cricket manufacturers in the world, GM

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Re: Barrington Sports bought by Sports Direct
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2018, 03:32:45 PM »

That's Just Not Cricket

Barringtons stopped last year as well mate.
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Re: Barrington Sports bought by Sports Direct
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2018, 03:53:35 PM »

Barringtons stopped last year as well mate.

I was referring to Barringtons, but the point stands for any retailer (and this is entirely my own opinion):
If you don't stock the big names like GM and GN (and to a lesser extent Kook, Ton & NB) then it's potential business suicide.

Like I say that is just my opinion, I don't work in the cricket retail industry so I could be talking total rubbish.
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Re: Barrington Sports bought by Sports Direct
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2018, 04:01:07 PM »

Will be interesting to see what happens as the were once classified as one of the Big 5.
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Re: Barrington Sports bought by Sports Direct
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2018, 04:03:38 PM »

I was referring to Barringtons, but the point stands for any retailer (and this is entirely my own opinion):
If you don't stock the big names like GM and GN (and to a lesser extent Kook, Ton & NB) then it's potential business suicide.

Like I say that is just my opinion, I don't work in the cricket retail industry so I could be talking total rubbish.

There is a lot of noise at the minute about Kook going to direct selling. The always did it under the counter anyway, but they look to be formalising it, I've even heard they are looking at going direct selling only, no more retailers.

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Re: Barrington Sports bought by Sports Direct
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2018, 04:10:46 PM »

I was referring to Barringtons, but the point stands for any retailer (and this is entirely my own opinion):
If you don't stock the big names like GM and GN (and to a lesser extent Kook, Ton & NB) then it's potential business suicide.

Like I say that is just my opinion, I don't work in the cricket retail industry so I could be talking total rubbish.

Speaking to a store/online retailer the other day GM are still their best selling brand.
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Re: Barrington Sports bought by Sports Direct
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2018, 04:23:01 PM »

Have Barringtons got a load of gear piled high?? Could be some potential bargains for us lot...
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Re: Barrington Sports bought by Sports Direct
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2018, 04:25:27 PM »

Will get absorbed by SD Id imagine
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Re: Barrington Sports bought by Sports Direct
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2018, 04:45:40 PM »

In that case itll be nice to see some decent gear at SD!
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Re: Barrington Sports bought by Sports Direct
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2018, 05:25:34 PM »

In that case itll be nice to see some decent gear at SD!
If sports direct are not being supplied now, what do you think the chances are in the future?
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