CJ Matthews

2017-2018 Jersey Watch

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It's going to be hard but we just have to be patient with this Adidas bullcrap just like when the 2.0's first started showing up.  Eventually retailers will get their hands on the good stuff and we will have several choices for where we want to purchase them from.  Hell I'll put money on JB eventually getting them as well.

 

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11 hours ago, TMLFAN said:

It's going to be hard but we just have to be patient with this Adidas bullcrap just like when the 2.0's first started showing up.  Eventually retailers will get their hands on the good stuff and we will have several choices for where we want to purchase them from.  Hell I'll put money on JB eventually getting them as well.

 

Suspect you're right about that.

Also can I shout out to JB who provided exceptional service helping me out recently. Patiently answered all my questions and provided me with options and eventually shipped blanks to EPS for me when I wasn't completely happy with the customisation on their jersey. Would definitely buy from them again if they have what I want. Sorry for that plug, I have no affiliation with JB, just a happy customer. 

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3 hours ago, SoNowWhat? said:

Sorry for that plug, I have no affiliation with JB, just a happy customer. 

I think you're ok there mate. I've had a couple of dealings with JB and both went really smoothly. The second one was them getting stock on something I mentioned a few months earlier and letting me know.

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2 hours ago, redwingsdownunder said:

I think you're ok there mate. I've had a couple of dealings with JB and both went really smoothly. The second one was them getting stock on something I mentioned a few months earlier and letting me know.

Excellent. 

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Just called and spoke to the NHL store in NYC. Said they will be getting some Adidas jerseys this week but, should get jerseys for all teams before the season starts. 

I asked if they would be getting  authentic jerseys and response was yes, they will have the top of the line authentics made-in-Canada.

Again, given that it seems most likely only the Indo-Adizero jerseys will be available for retail, I doubt the customer service rep knew the difference but, wanted to give a heads up on the timeline. 

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They're going to be the Indo's, hopefully ol' JB can get a hold of the Canadian ones. Personally I think he will. Adidas like making money, why wouldn't they?

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47 minutes ago, DJ Rhea said:

They're going to be the Indo's, hopefully ol' JB can get a hold of the Canadian ones. Personally I think he will. Adidas like making money, why wouldn't they?

If not, someone needs to call up Adidas and become the new Baron. I'd volunteer, but frankly, I can't be trusted with that kind of power. 

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Well the world doesn't need an abundance of NJD jerseys does it, unless it suddenly falls short of bog roll.

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30 minutes ago, DJ Rhea said:

Well the world doesn't need an abundance of NJD jerseys does it, unless it suddenly falls short of bog roll.

You're paying 20% more than everyone else. Take that, pudding pants. 

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1 hour ago, DJ Rhea said:

They're going to be the Indo's, hopefully ol' JB can get a hold of the Canadian ones. Personally I think he will. Adidas like making money, why wouldn't they?

Because they probably don't actually make a profit on the ones that go to the retail market.

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2 minutes ago, TheKevinShow said:

Because they probably don't actually make a profit on the ones that go to the retail market.

I dunno, materials are going to be what $20 at most, how long for a trained sewing machinist to knock it together? An hour at most. Not sure what Canada's minimum wage is. Plus the building is going to be open anyway for manufacture of jerseys for T.I.

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3 hours ago, Zeshy25 said:

Just called and spoke to the NHL store in NYC. Said they will be getting some Adidas jerseys this week but, should get jerseys for all teams before the season starts. 

I asked if they would be getting  authentic jerseys and response was yes, they will have the top of the line authentics made-in-Canada.

Again, given that it seems most likely only the Indo-Adizero jerseys will be available for retail, I doubt the customer service rep knew the difference but, wanted to give a heads up on the timeline. 

Interesting. I wonder if they will have the customisation sorted out this time. Under Reebok that was somewhat inconsistent, being polite.

 

13 minutes ago, TheKevinShow said:

Because they probably don't actually make a profit on the ones that go to the retail market.

Could that be right? Even if they're made in Canada, there's no profit when selling for $400CAD?

edit - as above. 

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45 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

You're paying 20% more than everyone else. Take that, pudding pants. 

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17 minutes ago, DJ Rhea said:

I dunno, materials are going to be what $20 at most, how long for a trained sewing machinist to knock it together? An hour at most. Not sure what Canada's minimum wage is. Plus the building is going to be open anyway for manufacture of jerseys for T.I.

Considering how low initial/resale prices got on many Edge versions (even prior to the brand-switch liquidation), I can see the logic in not pushing a bunch of Made-in-Canadas to the market.  It also helps them keep the focus on the new Fanatics versions and limit confusion about which are the "authentic" jerseys.

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There's no way those jerseys cost $400 to make, US or Canadian. Are you kidding??

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2 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

There's no way those jerseys cost $400 to make, US or Canadian. Are you kidding??

This is why I'm surprised to hear that teams are charged $400CAD per jersey. That just doesn't seem right to me. I'd expect Adidas would still make a healthy profit if selling into teams at half that price. 

I really don't know any details around this it just surprises me if that is the case. Doesn't seem to make any sense.

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There's no way teams are paying retail price. 

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with the edge 2.0 I believe retail was at a 100% markup.  Since retail was roughly $350 that would mean wholesale would be around $175.

Im not smart enough to know what kind of profit companies make of wholesale prices but you can bet you a ss it costs less then $175 to make the Canadian jerseys

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$400CAD is like $10 in real money so they are probably losing money at that price point.

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4 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

There's no way teams are paying retail price. 

I'd asked this question previously as I could not believe it either. Perhaps I misunderstood the response.

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As stated: at least in Vancouver...

The team equipment manager buys direct from Adidas. They pay Adidas MSRP which was stated as $400 CAD per jersey. Anything they don't use is to be sold at the same MSRP ($400) to the public. Of course Adidas manufactures for much cheaper, but they are not selling them to anyone for less than MSRP. This information came from the team less than 72 hours ago, in person. No reason they would lie, but don't shoot the messenger. 

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Teams buy their jerseys?

I thought they just got them for free, i mean reebok/adidas are the league supplier and are paid by the league, right?

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5 hours ago, chow_hound said:

As stated: at least in Vancouver...

The team equipment manager buys direct from Adidas. They pay Adidas MSRP which was stated as $400 CAD per jersey. Anything they don't use is to be sold at the same MSRP ($400) to the public. Of course Adidas manufactures for much cheaper, but they are not selling them to anyone for less than MSRP. This information came from the team less than 72 hours ago, in person. No reason they would lie, but don't shoot the messenger. 

Thank you. Not intending to "shoot you" at all. Glad to have the information. I still find it amazing that this is how it happens. 

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4 hours ago, tomtucker said:

Teams buy their jerseys?

I thought they just got them for free, i mean reebok/adidas are the league supplier and are paid by the league, right?

Yeah teams buy them.

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Noticed icejerseys is selling Canadiens practice jerseys.  Made in Indonesia unfortunately.  Did anybody confirm if the teams use made in Canada practice jerseys or not?

Practice Jersey

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