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WALSHY

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bat supplier
« on: November 26, 2008, 09:50:45 AM »

hello all
i am wanting to start buying a few bats from and asian supplier and possible sticker them up. (with my own stickers)

does anyone know a good cheap bat supplier?
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Re: bat supplier
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008, 05:04:49 PM »

i would strongly advise you give this some serious consideration before you invest in the cricket equipment business.
Have you got the time?
space?
money?
ideas?
tools?
make sure you have a strong idea of what it is you want to do before you commit to this
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Re: bat supplier
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008, 05:23:54 PM »

hello all
i am wanting to start buying a few bats from and asian supplier and possible sticker them up. (with my own stickers)

does anyone know a good cheap bat supplier?
If you dont know how to find a bat supplier without asking you should seriously think if your ready to start a business. I mean who are you going to sell the bats to? Everyone on the forums thinks your ridiculous!
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Re: bat supplier
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008, 06:41:50 PM »

I would advise that you ask around your cricket club asking people what they think about purchasing one of your bats BEFORE you buy any. Maybe target the younger age groups i.e. Under 13's so that you can buy lower grades of bats. I do not know any suppliers, but like said above its not a market that is easy to break into especially not at your age.
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Re: bat supplier
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2008, 04:25:06 AM »

did i say i was starting a company!!!
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Re: bat supplier
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2008, 12:17:16 PM »

actually on cricket supplies you did if i remember rightly
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Re: bat supplier
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2008, 02:39:00 PM »

did i say i was starting a company!!!
What's the point in this topic then?
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Re: bat supplier
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2008, 05:43:39 PM »

In my opinion if your not starting up a company you dont need a "willow supplier" you need about three bats which you peel the stickers off and then stick your own on?
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Re: bat supplier
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2008, 06:21:31 PM »

Hey, I'm a willow supplier, feel free to email me.
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Re: bat supplier
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2008, 07:44:40 PM »

Mike dont waste your time
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Re: bat supplier
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2008, 12:18:38 PM »

I heard Father Christmas does some good deals.
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Re: bat supplier
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2008, 04:23:37 PM »

I find that a lot of people will make claims until someone offers to provide what they are asking.
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Re: bat supplier
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2008, 08:58:35 AM »

i just need a asian supplier like toms i didnt ask for a fight
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Re: bat supplier
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2008, 10:34:23 AM »

Just to get this finished up as no one is going to do this work for you I don't think

Step 1: Get on www.alibaba.com - search for cricket bats...
Step 2: Email / Ring suppliers [ask about min orders, shipping costs etc]
Step 3: Phone / Email / Visit and haggle with you choosen supplier
Step 4: Order a sample bat and cross your fingers they send you what you want [Or fly out to ensure it isn't a sweat shop, cleft storage is good, manufacturing techiques are up to your standard]
Step 4.5: If bat wasn't any good complain or order from someone else [go back to Step 3]
Step 5: Order your stickers for rebranding
Step 6: Recieve goods from manufacturer hoping custom haven't ransacked them
Step 7: Potentially pay excess customs duty
Step 8: Grade your bats
Step 9: With stickers you've paid for rebrand them
Step 10: Sell them
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