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I received an email today telling me the Demon shop is open for business as from Monday. 
We are at the end of February and it has just opened for 2021.

Now I know this is not a normal year and you have been able to order on line but surely it should have been open before now.

Perhaps they don’t sell much direct from the store.

The email gives directions on how to park and the only real alternative is on the opposite side of the G in Jolimont Tce. 
we really suffer from having no training / club facility.

I hope we hear news on that front on Monday.

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9 hours ago, old dee said:

I received an email today telling me the Demon shop is open for business as from Monday. 
We are at the end of February and it has just opened for 2021.

Now I know this is not a normal year and you have been able to order on line but surely it should have been open before now.

Perhaps they don’t sell much direct from the store.

The email gives directions on how to park and the only real alternative is on the opposite side of the G in Jolimont Tce. 
we really suffer from having no training / club facility.

I hope we hear news on that front on Monday.

How's the club suppose to prosper? Tried to tell you this during the week old dee and you had a go at me wtf?

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8 hours ago, Win4theAges said:

How's the club suppose to prosper? Tried to tell you this during the week old dee and you had a go at me wtf?

I am blaming the aging process but I don't remember. No doubt you will show me. But apologies anyway.

 

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For years Ive been perplexed by Melbourne Merch.  With our updated, simplified logo/rebranding a few years back I thought about time.  Whilst it is an improvement, its still reasonably ordinary with such a lack of imagination and variety.  But hang on...I take it all back now after having just jumped on.  For my prayers have been answered...meat cleavers are now available for purchase.  Ill say it again...MEAT CLEAVERS!  F.M.D

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17 minutes ago, pinkshark said:

For years Ive been perplexed by Melbourne Merch.  With our updated, simplified logo/rebranding a few years back I thought about time.  Whilst it is an improvement, its still reasonably ordinary with such a lack of imagination and variety.  But hang on...I take it all back now after having just jumped on.  For my prayers have been answered...meat cleavers are now available for purchase.  Ill say it again...MEAT CLEAVERS!  F.M.D

It's more difficult to slit your wrists with a clever. But perhaps that's what they had in mind.

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3 hours ago, pinkshark said:

For years Ive been perplexed by Melbourne Merch.  With our updated, simplified logo/rebranding a few years back I thought about time.  Whilst it is an improvement, its still reasonably ordinary with such a lack of imagination and variety.  But hang on...I take it all back now after having just jumped on.  For my prayers have been answered...meat cleavers are now available for purchase.  Ill say it again...MEAT CLEAVERS!  F.M.D

Makes sense if we continue to butcher the ball.

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There was an also an email from the club about scarf collection next week. Perhaps the Demon Shop could have been added as a place to collect the scarf along with the Jaguar retailers and MCG. Might have added some more traffic through the shop during the week.

Interested to see if many members actually visit Jaguar to go pick up their scarf. Just don’t fall for the come back home with a Jag and no scarf trick.

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3 hours ago, pinkshark said:

For years Ive been perplexed by Melbourne Merch.  With our updated, simplified logo/rebranding a few years back I thought about time.  Whilst it is an improvement, its still reasonably ordinary with such a lack of imagination and variety.  But hang on...I take it all back now after having just jumped on.  For my prayers have been answered...meat cleavers are now available for purchase.  Ill say it again...MEAT CLEAVERS!  F.M.D

Few years back I was chatting with the (at the time) graphic designer at the club and she mentioned that their hands are a bit tied with merch as they tend to find the 'uglier' stuff just sells better. There's also some restrictions from AFL licensing and apparel manufacturers, but yeah apparently the uglier the better.

 

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1 hour ago, Dee Zephyr said:

There was an also an email from the club about scarf collection next week. Perhaps the Demon Shop could have been added as a place to collect the scarf along with the Jaguar retailers and MCG. Might have added some more traffic through the shop during the week.

Interested to see if many members actually visit Jaguar to go pick up their scarf. Just don’t fall for the come back home with a Jag and no scarf trick.

They would need deeper pockets than me DZ.

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35 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Few years back I was chatting with the (at the time) graphic designer at the club and she mentioned that their hands are a bit tied with merch as they tend to find the 'uglier' stuff just sells better. There's also some restrictions from AFL licensing and apparel manufacturers, but yeah apparently the uglier the better.

 

Probably accounts for why I have so little LN.

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4 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

Few years back I was chatting with the (at the time) graphic designer at the club and she mentioned that their hands are a bit tied with merch as they tend to find the 'uglier' stuff just sells better. There's also some restrictions from AFL licensing and apparel manufacturers, but yeah apparently the uglier the better.

 

Can't argue with that. Not surprised to hear about AFL licensing and apparel manufacturers restricting stuff.  Those AFL licensed stores an absolute bowl of [censored]. 

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7 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

Few years back I was chatting with the (at the time) graphic designer at the club and she mentioned that their hands are a bit tied with merch as they tend to find the 'uglier' stuff just sells better. There's also some restrictions from AFL licensing and apparel manufacturers, but yeah apparently the uglier the better.

 

Having a few beers with a Collingwood mate who’s an interstate member like I am, the dirty rotten pies give them a new Polo + hat with his membership, I said we get a bumper sticker and a card, he was gobsmacked and remarked “they always let you down don’t they” 

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9 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

There was an also an email from the club about scarf collection next week. Perhaps the Demon Shop could have been added as a place to collect the scarf along with the Jaguar retailers and MCG. Might have added some more traffic through the shop during the week.

Interested to see if many members actually visit Jaguar to go pick up their scarf. Just don’t fall for the come back home with a Jag and no scarf trick.

Is there anything more MFC than making you go to an expensive car dealership to collect your scarf? :p

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speaking with local ports retailers & "THE AFL STORE" staff for some reason MFC are the worst club to deal with in regards to merch stock.they want all the retailers to buy the merch line in bulk but at retail prices.

Have had multiple conversations at different locations asking where the "dee's" merch is and always the same result.

"they're the only club that wont supply us with the shirts/merch at wholesale prices for us to be able to on sell them at a small retail mark up".

 

demon shop itself have been hit and miss over the years.

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10 hours ago, BrisbaneDemon said:

Having a few beers with a Collingwood mate who’s an interstate member like I am, the dirty rotten pies give them a new Polo + hat with his membership, I said we get a bumper sticker and a card, he was gobsmacked and remarked “they always let you down don’t they” 

Yeah, Pies are in a bit of a different financial position to us though. I might be on my own, but I've never really cared about getting some token free stuff with my membership. The badges for the years of membership are probably the only one I'm really in to. I've always found the kids packs great from MFC, but don't really know how they compare to other clubs.

I'd be telling your mate he shouldn't be throwing shade at other clubs given Collingwood's last few months though...

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11 hours ago, BrisbaneDemon said:

Having a few beers with a Collingwood mate who’s an interstate member like I am, the dirty rotten pies give them a new Polo + hat with his membership, I said we get a bumper sticker and a card, he was gobsmacked and remarked “they always let you down don’t they” 

How much is his membership compared to yours?

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Wool flashback scarf $65

AFLW 2020  Media Polo $69.99

Mens 2020 Media Polo $90

AFLW 2020 Woman’s crew jumper $74.99

Men’s 2020 Men’s training tee $85

These are just some of the items i looked at which I think are overpriced. I bought a training top for around $70 a few years ago, nice top but wasn’t worth $70 then and definitely isn’t worth $85 now. I prefer the old VFL logo and the club rarely sells any merchandise with it these days, found a scarf and they want $65. I’ve bought most of my apparel in recent years either online from other stores. 
 

This is poor form considering most of us kept our membership even though we couldn’t attend a game to help the club out. I understand the club is a business, but if you lowered the prices by a quarter or a third would you not increase your sales improving the bottom line.

I earn good money but a lot of families couldn’t afford to pay these prices, maybe the club thinks these prices are acceptable due to all the recent success we’ve had.

 

 

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16 hours ago, BrisbaneDemon said:

Having a few beers with a Collingwood mate who’s an interstate member like I am, the dirty rotten pies give them a new Polo + hat with his membership, I said we get a bumper sticker and a card, he was gobsmacked and remarked “they always let you down don’t they” 

....he can't be trusted then:

Collingwood interstate membership ( from their website) includes the following add ons :

Exclusive 2021 Lanyard
Personalised Membership Card
Bumper Sticket Set
Years of Service Pin & AFL Patch
AFL Scarf
 
("sticket" is straight from their site, which only proves their spelling capabilities)
 
i.e. NO hat or Polo.  They have to buy that separately...same as us!
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11 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I have a phobia of adults over the age of 30 who wear team merchandise (a scarf is ok). 

I don’t but as for the “scarf is ok wearers”, the amount of times I’ve sat in the Redlegs and as the goals pile on against us and another loss is inevitable they (the men) take off their scarfs, fold them up and give them to their wife’s to put into their handbags. The stairwell behind the level 2 members area is another popular spot for this behaviour. 

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55 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I have a phobia of adults over the age of 30 who wear team merchandise (a scarf is ok). 

Sadly I am way over 30 ET but I agree. I have bought things likes pullovers with a small MFC emblem on the chest. On my last visit to the store ( 3 years ago ) I asked why nothing was available. The very nice man told they don't sell. Only large garish stuff sells. Says something about our society I guess. 

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