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#151 GPCanucksFan


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:10 PM

I just hate the jerseys that look like crap. I ordered 2 jerseys online, a Burrows and Luongo home jersey. The Burrows jersey looks great, but the Luongo jersey looked really bad. It was off colours, poorly stitched and the letters looked god awful. Those ones I can't stand.

I was able to return the Luongo jersey. I got lucky that the Burrows jersey was good, but I doubt I will buy anymore jerseys online

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

lol at people who say "There's a 300% markup, not going to pay anything that cost $10 to make and having us pay $300 for it"

This is how successful business run. How do companies make money if they sell at cost?

How much did the computer you're on cost you? $500? $600? $1000? The cost to make that computer probably cost a quarter to half the cost you paid for it.

What about your car? Your phone? Your suits and dresses? EVERYTHING we pay for has at least a 100% mark up price, yet you still purchase it.

If you don't want to purchase a BRAND NEW jersey from the Team Store, you could always get one for $50-$70 on Craigslist or Kijiji.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

If you think the poor don't deserve to wear jerseys, that's your deal. I refuse to pay $300 for an item I wear only to games (once every two years), at home with friends, or to the bar for big games. This is a big deal for big business I guess, but I don't care that the rich won't get richer off my back, I have a budget to stick to.

Moreover, if you care about what others are wearing, you need more in your life. You really do.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:32 PM

Where are people getting $300 jerseys from? You can get jerseys from sportchek that cost at most $150.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:53 PM

People actually complain about people wearing fake jerseys? Grow up. I don't think the Aquilinis are gonna be struggling to keep a roof over their head anytime soon. I don't have a ''fake'' jersey, but to me wearing your teams logo and colours is still supporting, fake or not. It's not about how much money you paid, it's about representing your team.

First world problems right?
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

My daughter attends UBC and it takes a lot of money with our help and her working two jobs to get through the expenses. I bought her tickets the last two years to go to a game and each year she has bought a fake jersey (Burrows and Henrik) There is no other way. I am not about to buy her a jersey and she doesn't have extra funds. Live with it and quit whining about what people are wearing.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

Where are people getting $300 jerseys from? You can get jerseys from sportchek that cost at most $150.

not sure why ppl even buying authentic jersey when replica is the same thing and 1/2 the price.. i know alot of the ppl loaded up on jersey when the canucks store had the 50% off... someone mention they sold around 5000 jerseys for the 3 days.. nuts..

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:34 PM

There isn't really anything wrong with wearing a fake jersey. But some of these jerseys just look really bad. Like girls who wear leggings as pants or people who wear crocs. But I get that some people don't care about their appearance. I personally wouldn't want to walk out of the house like that.

I find it hard to accept the affordability excuse. Yeah, jerseys are a bit expensive, but if you can't afford it, it's perfectly fine to show team colours by wearing a T-Shirt(under $25) or a Scarf ($10). For smaller people, you can get a kids sized jersey for $50 on sale. If you can afford tickets, you can afford a jersey. Honestly, if you're on a budget, a jersey is better investment than going to a regular season game. Jerseys last years and years. Unless you're going to a once in a lifetime game like a Stanley Cup Final, you can always postpone going to a game.This is coming from a poor university student.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:50 PM

lmao @ this one dude who keeps bringing up how its funding the illegal market

who cares

its like complaining about pirating movies and music

go join green peace or train to be a cop

stop worrying about what others are doing / spending money on

from the sounds of it with this "i get a new jersey every year" your nothing but a bunch of spoiled brats

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:24 PM

i saw schoerders dad wearing a fake jersey last night in minny he had the mumber 40 on instead of 45 , dont let him in rogers arena then lol

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

i saw schoerders dad wearing a fake jersey last night in minny he had the mumber 40 on instead of 45 , dont let him in rogers arena then lol

That was a Max Lapierre jersey.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

i saw schoerders dad wearing a fake jersey last night in minny he had the mumber 40 on instead of 45 , dont let him in rogers arena then lol

Schroeder wore #40 in the 2010 preseason with the Canucks:

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

I dont see why anyone would care about how others dress.
Sure some fake jerseys look horrible. The person wearing it looks bad, people notice they look bad.
But its their business.

So what does banning fakes at the arena do?

Do these people all pony up for real Canuck store jerseys?
No, they will come to games in street clothes.
At least fake jerseys look okay on tv, when they show the crowd.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

This thread in a nutshell:


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