Friday, March 18, 2011

Jersey update

We initially went with Rep Ultimate for our Jerseys who was offering an amazing deal of white and dark jersey, shorts, and a trucker hat for $50, and because we wanted to try and support a smaller newer ultimate company. They assured us they would be able to get the varsity gear done by our first tournament. The jerseys were not delivered on time for the first tournament so Rep said they would throw in a free t-shirt as an apology for being late. A few days later Rep let us know that the jerseys had shipped but there was an issue and instead of the dark jersey being purple they were sending maroon ones, some sort of error with their distributor. They said the maroons were free and that they would be printing a set of purples and getting them out ASAP, so we would be ending up with 3 jerseys. When the jerseys arrived the numbers on the backs were printed wrong and a lot of the screenprint quality was low. After some thought and discussion we decided the best course of action was to get a refund and cut ties with Rep.

The next 2 days were spent talking to numerous other ultimate companies and getting them mockups of the jerseys so we could get price quotes. After discussions with 4 other companies we got the best price we could, for the closest comparable product to the original, we ended up with Spin Ultimate. Our order has been placed and is being rushed to ensure its arrival before YHB Invite so Varsity will have a new set of white jersey, purple jersey, and shorts for the tournament.

We asked JV and Girls to have paid and given sizes by Thursday March 17 so that we can complete our list and send payment to Spin for their gear early next week. Without rushing these orders we should be looking at a 3-4 week turnaround.

That completes the jersey saga of the past couple weeks, and gets everyone up to date with what to expect. Moral of the story, if something seems to good to be true it probably is.

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