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34 minutes ago, Dr_Puck said:

If collectors are going to display jerseys from that Rangers cup run, it might be worth attending. 

Like some sort of a “museum”?

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56 minutes ago, Dr_Puck said:

If collectors are going to display jerseys from that Rangers cup run, it might be worth attending. 

 why would anyone want to display used toilet paper??

 

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12 minutes ago, tomtucker said:

 why would anyone want to display used toilet paper??

 

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To wipe up “Mount Vancouver”. 

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44 minutes ago, thebiggoalie said:

To wipe up “Mount Vancouver”. 

You know Pavel should have won that year....not the Oilers Light 😉

 

But what about this year, what a sh!tfest in the east, Bruins-jackets, islanders-canes.... 🙁......😟...😖......😫.......😩..........🤢................🤮........... 

have to be rooting for the west this year. Sharks or Stars?

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3 hours ago, thebiggoalie said:

Like some sort of a “museum”?

This hobby needs more museums. ALL of the museums. 

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11 minutes ago, Dr_Puck said:

This hobby needs more museums. ALL of the museums. 

I've got that covered when I win the lottery. I'll buy MeiGray's entire inventory and charge a nominal fee for admission.

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4 minutes ago, TheKevinShow said:

I've got that covered when I win the lottery. I'll buy MeiGray's entire inventory and charge a nominal fee for admission.

I’ll do the same, but I’ll wait until a sale so they have to figure out the discount on their whole inventory. 

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On 4/21/2019 at 9:28 PM, lhg39 said:

I have said before that I don’t get their business model. They have 15 year old jerseys that have not sold on multiple 50% off sales. Once would think you go to 60 or 70% off some of that stuff. There is very little “gold” left of that old inventory.

Yup! I feel like I am getting grouchier every year, but it is the same thing

On 4/22/2019 at 12:55 PM, Devilsguy said:

I really don't think Meigray is hurting by keeping those jerseys.  I mean didn't they sell over $100K in game used jerseys in about 36 hours for the SCF preorders?

Plus they also do the NBA program as well as auctions and from what I've seen on there commons typically START at $1K.  Couple that with their own auctions as well as consignments that never even hit the website.

They have also been selling a lot of those lower end jerseys on eBay with starting bid if $100.  They almost always sell.

They definitely are making money, but in what other industry is it the norm to hold onto 10+ year inventory?  

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10 hours ago, NYIJM29 said:

Yup! I feel like I am getting grouchier every year, but it is the same thing

They definitely are making money, but in what other industry is it the norm to hold onto 10+ year inventory?  

The question is what is the end game. They can’t keep these jerseys forever. At some point you have to move the jerseys. Many of the ones left are third and fourth line players that no one wanted while they were still playing. 

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20 minutes ago, lhg39 said:

The question is what is the end game. They can’t keep these jerseys forever. At some point you have to move the jerseys.

I don’t think that’s true, they don’t seem like they have to change a thing. 

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1 hour ago, mfitz804 said:

I don’t think that’s true, they don’t seem like they have to change a thing. 

As much as it pains me to agree with Captain TWSS, mfitz is right. Meigray is really under no financial pressure to drop their prices. The proliferation of third jerseys and outdoor game jerseys only gives them more opportunities to make money. That decade old stock can just sit there. 

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On 4/25/2019 at 10:49 AM, mfitz804 said:

I’ll do the same, but I’ll wait until a sale so they have to figure out the discount on their whole inventory. 

I've often wondered what kind of square footage would be required for a facility to display that. A GW museum would be an interesting concept.

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2 hours ago, Dr_Puck said:

mfitz is right

TWES

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It's a yearly thing now for people to be unhappy about the summer sale terms. However, i still watch people carry around and pay for armloads of jerseys at the warehouse after the Expo. Last year, they didn't even offer any discount on Hall's Devils jerseys and on Washington Capitals that normally would have been eligible. Yet, the few Hall's from 2016-17 were among the first to go at full retail and there wasn't any shortage of Capitals in people's arms, either. 

 

 

 

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On 4/27/2019 at 3:22 PM, TheKevinShow said:

I've often wondered what kind of square footage would be required for a facility to display that. A GW museum would be an interesting concept.

Im pretty sure a GW goalie museum exists. 

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20 minutes ago, NYIJM29 said:

Im pretty sure a GW goalie museum exists. 

In someone’s mind anyway. 

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I have seen a short tour of the MeiGray warehouse on YouTube, but at some point those old jerseys have to go, to make room for all those new jerseys coming in every year? No financial pressure indeed, because the starting price of their NHL game worn jerseys have gone up from $99 to $199 (game issued and minors still starting at $99). The first flash sale 4 years ago was a blast and I also remember game issued jerseys with a 50% discount at one summer sale? Nowadays it's only 20% and no flash sale whatsoever.

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The terms last year was 20% off previous years gamers and 40% off gamer that are 2 seasons back or older (capitals and Taylor Hall jerseys excluded).

As for game issues, they did do either 40 or 50% off a couple years back, but that was a bit of an exception rather than the rule.

Meigray also has a big warehouse.  A lot of those videos on YouTube is of their old warehouse where they had little to no room left.  Now they have a ton of room in their new warehouse.

Again Meigray does well enough to where they don't have to purge those jerseys for next to nothing.  They made well over $100K in the first 24-48 hours in selling last year's finals gamers and they make bank in the NBA stuff where commons start at $1K.  Between those and selling of consignments that never hit the website they are doing alright.

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There are no discounts until the expo, are there? I wanted to get a CBJ alt to strip and turn into a breadman. If I can save $25 or so that’d be nice 

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You can always ask. Worst they would say is no. 

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40 minutes ago, jsh139 said:

You can always ask. Worst they would say is no. 

Fair enough. Worth a shot 

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46 minutes ago, mdwsta4 said:

Fair enough. Worth a shot 

Good luck!

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On 5/4/2019 at 10:20 PM, mdwsta4 said:

Fair enough. Worth a shot 

Wait until after CBJ is eliminated. 

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On 5/6/2019 at 4:38 AM, NYIJM29 said:

Wait until after CBJ is eliminated. 

😥😣

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On 4/27/2019 at 8:22 PM, TheKevinShow said:

I've often wondered what kind of square footage would be required for a facility to display that. A GW museum would be an interesting concept.

Kind of like the HHOF?

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