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You think that's bad.I live in Bury St Edmunds,home of Greene King beer.It costs more to buy a pint in Bury than it does bloody Wales.Buying a shirt is a one off.

Rant over.

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We get ripped off over the price of tickets, merchandise etc so that our club can give £20+ million away to French clubs for average players!

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quote:Originally posted by Matt Connellan

Just be grateful you don't have to pay upto £20 postage to Australia!


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Yes I think the postage is the same to the States. It works out to be $38 American just for shipping! That is ludicrous! CFC wants to expand their American fan base and then pulls our pants down when we want to buy a shirt? I don't get it. Any other outlet will charge half of that at the most. I'd never buy from the megastore unless I can go there myself or have a friend do so for me. The megastore doesn't seem interested in competitive pricing.

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Well, a shop near me Sports Soccer (they also retail as donnay international, lillywhites and sports world) are selling them for £32, or with official premier league name and numbering for £35, I got zola 25, just seems a bit of nostalgia kicking in for me, but having the clubs best ever player on the shirt in the centenery year is cool for me.

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Tripod   

Up here in football starved Leeds I only paid £32 for my new Chelsea shirt.

Mind you, up here not much more would buy you a small house...

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Kal   

The centenary shirt is tacky and just generally doesn't look good anyway, I don't know why anyone buys it... they really look poor upon close inspection I think. I can't wait for next year and Adidas to design us some real shirts.

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Replica shirts are just expensive anyway, I think £32 is also quite expensive considering the material and labour costs, £20-£25 would be a more sensible retail price considering each shirt is probably worth about £10.

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Fentini   

20 quid postage for a DVD even . Have it for 2 bloody days ,when someone decides to break into the house and nick all the DVD,s .Plus my Chelsea DVD.

Only up side after watching it .I hope the prick becomes a fan .

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edno   

Come on guys, the Megastore is bound to be more expensive. The shirt is going to ship from Umbro, not a little factory underneath the Matthew Harding Lower. Also, high street sport shops will have a far larger (and therefore relatively cheaper) distribution network than Chelsea FC and its one shop. Same for the onliners - lower overheads = cheaper prices.

Oh, and the shop is in London. Tourist capital, by the way. Imagine how many rich tourists that don't know a great deal about market pricing in this country will walk in there after seeing or reading about CFC in some far off country and think that £50's the going rate. Add that to the grossly inflated wages in the city and you can kind of see where the extra margin is going.

I agree that if you're a season ticket holder then you should get a sizeable discount. Likewise, if you're abroad and CFC wants to become a global brand, the only way it is going to achieve this is with the merchandise being competatively priced. Unless, of course, it would rather that some sweat shop in a deep jungle in Asia is knocking off fakes at 5p a time. Hell, I'm moving to the US with my newly found global distribution company and cleaning up, cause I bet there's a shed load of would-be Chelsea shirt wearers over there! Franchises are available upon request :)

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TeRiYaKi   
quote:Originally posted by Toby Brown
quote:Originally posted by TeRiYaKi

That so doesn't make sense Toby!


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Does now... just edited it... changed my mind on what what was going to say half way through!! :)


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Didn't know that you could edit posts without an edit mark, the perks of being an administrator =p

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