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« on: March 08, 2021, 06:25:15 PM »

Whilst staying up watching the Australia v India test match a while back I fancied a pair of SG gloves on display, found them on Online Stockist for a steal.

Ordered them with no expectations and thinking I might get them in a couple of months, got a text from DPD about a parcel delivery 6 days later, couldnt think of anything Id ordered, opened the box and couldnt believe they were here so quick!

Brilliant service, Ive ordered a few more s a result. Would I buy a bat from them? Probably not, but for softs they are brilliant!
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Re: Online Stockist
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2021, 07:02:43 PM »

It would help to know where the seller and buyer are located.
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Re: Online Stockist
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2021, 07:29:05 PM »

I've had a few bits and pieces off OLS, delivery has always been quick and kit is good value. Wouldn't ever use them for something more expensive and especially not a bat but for cheap softs, accessories and luggage they're pretty decent.
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Re: Online Stockist
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2021, 07:43:34 PM »

I have ordered from them on 3 occasions.  On the last occasion, the package arrived sooner when coming from India than an order I placed in the UK on the same day.  I have read some mixed reports, but my own personal experience has been good
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Re: Online Stockist
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2021, 07:52:21 PM »

Adding to the bats stuff: They actually contact you to ask for your specifications about weight of the bat you selected. Often even sending you pics of a bunch of models. That was rather amazing tbh.
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Re: Online Stockist
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2021, 08:19:14 PM »

I've ordered off them countless times over the years.Ive never had a problem with them.Always what I wanted and quick
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Re: Online Stockist
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2021, 09:35:30 PM »

Just out of interest, what have shipping costs been like?
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Re: Online Stockist
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2021, 10:00:40 PM »

Just out of interest, what have shipping costs been like?

Beat me to it, and customs charges. Been tempted to order for a while
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Re: Online Stockist
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2021, 10:04:05 PM »

Ordered a fair few bats. Value for money and good quality particularly SG.

Communication has improved over the years. Postage on bats is 12-15 if ordering one
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Re: Online Stockist
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2021, 09:05:01 AM »

ive used them a heap of times. theyve always been pretty good
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Re: Online Stockist
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2021, 09:43:03 AM »

For the sake of balance, I ordered a few things from them at the start of this year (mid Jan). They whatsapped me after a few days saying something was out of stock and I can either wait or send without the item (so far so fair). I asked them to send 'as is' but heard nothing for about a week - tried to contact them via whatsapp to chase and they didn't respond or even read the message. I know they were online as they were sending messages to my other number (their general marketing messages) and they were last online recently.

After another week or so I whatsapped them again asking to cancel the order as I hadn't heard anything or received any product and it was now 2 weeks post order - heard nothing, message unread. Then emailed them asking to cancel the order - no response.

After a further week I raised a case through paypal and sent a message with it saying that I want to cancel and get a refund - having tried to contact them via multiple whatsapps and emails to different addresses. Again no response.

Made a final attempt through paypal after another week saying (politely) that I would have no option but to escalate it to a paypal claim if they didn't respond given they'd been sat on my 190 for a month and I had no idea if/when any products would be arriving.

They finally refunded me (with no accompanying message of any kind) on 27 Feb. Last contact I had from them was 30 Jan following an order on 20 Jan.

I appreciate that it is a risk you take to a degree - but not one I'll be taking again personally!
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Re: Online Stockist
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2021, 09:49:34 AM »

The next time there's a post with people complaining about the lack of interaction from sponsors, I'm just going to link back to this thread - this is exactly why people don't bother to sponsor or interact with the forum anymore, Online Stockist couldn't be further away from what "CBF" supposedly stands for (and I'm not a sponsor before anyone moans!)
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Re: Online Stockist
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2021, 10:18:49 AM »

I've been here 18 months and if there's no forum interaction from Sponsors, then why should consumers be loyal to something which is well in the past. I very much doubt you'll get the likes of a B3 Cricket 50% off bat voucher for the first 100 people thread again.

However, those that have regularly been active here during my time - Ayrtek and Six Sixes. I've then gone on to make purchases from and been very happy.
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Re: Online Stockist
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2021, 10:22:27 AM »

The next time there's a post with people complaining about the lack of interaction from sponsors, I'm just going to link back to this thread - this is exactly why people don't bother to sponsor or interact with the forum anymore, Online Stockist couldn't be further away from what "CBF" supposedly stands for (and I'm not a sponsor before anyone moans!)

I agree - in my case I am always on the lookout for soft gear the right size for me - so I wanted to try some indian sizes not generally available in the UK to see if they were a better match. I had a specific requirement and being able to order a few pairs at sensible cost, see what stuck and be able to sell what didn't without making a loss was the driving factor behind attempting the purchase. Lesson learned I suppose.

For me bats are a different case as I can get whatever I need in the UK and have it built to my specs - same not true of softs.

As for what CBF stands for - I am not a longstanding enough member to be able to opine on that, but like any advertising platform I assume sponsors are trying to target a particular type of potential customer. Does the fact that people are looking to OLS for gear make them (or the forum as a whole) the 'wrong' people to target? I would suggest that the level of gear geekery on here is what drives the pursuit of equipment from any and all sources to get the 'best' or most suited for them - perhaps that is the type of customer/brand exposure a sponsor is after, perhaps it isn't - but I don't think you would find the level of knowledge here in many other places.
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Re: Online Stockist
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2021, 10:40:41 AM »

The next time there's a post with people complaining about the lack of interaction from sponsors, I'm just going to link back to this thread - this is exactly why people don't bother to sponsor or interact with the forum anymore, Online Stockist couldn't be further away from what "CBF" supposedly stands for (and I'm not a sponsor before anyone moans!)

is this not a symptom of the rising cost of softs and cricket kit in general in the UK over the last 5-6 years? Small brands are charging circa 80 for gloves now - is it any surprise that people will look to India to find cheaper equipment? I've not bought from overseas myself, but can understand why people do it.
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