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How about a bag for game day?

I was thinking a flap with a zip up the top to hold your footy record. A small holder to slot your flag into. Inside a separate compartment for food/one for clothes, scarfs, etc. A holder on the side for drink bottles, cans, etc.

I was looking for something similar at the demon shops. All they have is those almost completely black bags that are either too expensive or too cheap. It looks like they just grabbed some random bag and stuck our logo on it. Doesn’t have the demons feel. 

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22 minutes ago, SPC said:

Add long sleeve footy jumpers to the list of things they need. 

Was lucky to get one years ago. I agree. Off-topic, but I hate the short-sleeved over regular jumper look. It’s just not me

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Demons themed beer holder that clips onto the back of the seat in front of you, or if you're like me and prefer standing on the outer; can click onto the wire fence. Good for crowd noise, means we can clap with two hands...

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2 hours ago, Cassiew said:

How about a bag for game day?

I was thinking a flap with a zip up the top to hold your footy record. A small holder to slot your flag into. Inside a separate compartment for food/one for clothes, scarfs, etc. A holder on the side for drink bottles, cans, etc.

I was looking for something similar at the demon shops. All they have is those almost completely black bags that are either too expensive or too cheap. It looks like they just grabbed some random bag and stuck our logo on it. Doesn’t have the demons feel. 

Thats exactly what they did. 

Thats why it looks [censored].

Said it before, the AFL, clubs efforts at producing quality, desirable merch is laughable.

With the exception of meat cleavers, which are readily available.

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2 hours ago, Cassiew said:

How about a bag for game day?

I was thinking a flap with a zip up the top to hold your footy record. A small holder to slot your flag into. Inside a separate compartment for food/one for clothes, scarfs, etc. A holder on the side for drink bottles, cans, etc.

I was looking for something similar at the demon shops. All they have is those almost completely black bags that are either too expensive or too cheap. It looks like they just grabbed some random bag and stuck our logo on it. Doesn’t have the demons feel. 

Same with the face mask. I bought one at the G on Sunday. For starters, it’s black, not blue. And like you said of the backpacks, it’s like they’ve just slapped our logo on thereby quadrupling the price. And, it’s way too big, one size fits all, my arze. 
End of whinge. ?

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3 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Same with the face mask. I bought one at the G on Sunday. For starters, it’s black, not blue. And like you said of the backpacks, it’s like they’ve just slapped our logo on thereby quadrupling the price. And, it’s way too big, one size fits all, my arze. 
End of whinge. ?

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As someone who works in product development, you need to understand that the “slap a logo on it”, is the only way the AFL can produce anything within a reasonable price point. There is not enough of a market for individualized items for each club. They make a generic item and just slap a logo on it to make it fit into a price point. 
Production minimums would suggest that for things like bags, which are quite pricey to make (number of pattern pieces, hardware etc), they would use a generic bag a supplier is already making and have them add different logos to it. 
 

I know it’s not ideal and bad design is still bad design, but the AFL is not the NBA. There is no market for it and so the merchandising is always going to be expensive and rather poorly designed. 
 

I actually think that Cotton On does a really nice AFL range. They have the buying power to keep their price points low and their designs more on trend. 

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6 hours ago, Cassiew said:

How about a bag for game day?

I was thinking a flap with a zip up the top to hold your footy record. A small holder to slot your flag into. Inside a separate compartment for food/one for clothes, scarfs, etc. A holder on the side for drink bottles, cans, etc.

I was looking for something similar at the demon shops. All they have is those almost completely black bags that are either too expensive or too cheap. It looks like they just grabbed some random bag and stuck our logo on it. Doesn’t have the demons feel. 

Nice idea Cassie. I'd include a disposable poncho as I haven't dodged the rain all year (as yet).

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1 hour ago, Jaded said:

As someone who works in product development, you need to understand that the “slap a logo on it”, is the only way the AFL can produce anything within a reasonable price point. There is not enough of a market for individualized items for each club. They make a generic item and just slap a logo on it to make it fit into a price point. 
Production minimums would suggest that for things like bags, which are quite pricey to make (number of pattern pieces, hardware etc), they would use a generic bag a supplier is already making and have them add different logos to it. 
 

I know it’s not ideal and bad design is still bad design, but the AFL is not the NBA. There is no market for it and so the merchandising is always going to be expensive and rather poorly designed. 
 

I actually think that Cotton On does a really nice AFL range. They have the buying power to keep their price points low and their designs more on trend. 

Point taken. I confess to knowing very little, if not nothing, about marketing. What I DO know is that $15 is exactly $15 too much for an item, be it of shoddy quality or not, which is simply unusable. In this case a face mask which will only be useable if I cut the ear loops, shorten, then sew them back up (like a caveman). Oh, and if I don’t mind the mask tickling my collarbone and grazing my eyelashes at the same time. ? Regardless, I was just venting, all good.❤️?

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18 hours ago, Jaded said:

As someone who works in product development, you need to understand that the “slap a logo on it”, is the only way the AFL can produce anything within a reasonable price point. There is not enough of a market for individualized items for each club. They make a generic item and just slap a logo on it to make it fit into a price point. 
Production minimums would suggest that for things like bags, which are quite pricey to make (number of pattern pieces, hardware etc), they would use a generic bag a supplier is already making and have them add different logos to it. 
 

I know it’s not ideal and bad design is still bad design, but the AFL is not the NBA. There is no market for it and so the merchandising is always going to be expensive and rather poorly designed. 
 

I actually think that Cotton On does a really nice AFL range. They have the buying power to keep their price points low and their designs more on trend. 

Yes I understand but I can’t justify buying the same bag I could get elsewhere MUCH cheaper, then simply buy a patch and sew it on myself for free. I do want to support the club, but I don’t want a black bag. I’d be willing to pay more for something that looked like demons merchandise.

My younger brother got the demons showbag in the mid-90’s. Was a blue sportsbag with the “cheeky” demon on the side. Much cheaper (even allowing for inflation) and 100 times better than this rubbish.

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8 hours ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

On a Demon FB page someone had a picture of a pin set with 6-7 pins with our different logos from over the years, has anyone else seen this and or know where to get it?

Thanks

Was that the cuff link set? Nice but useless for female members.

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On 5/21/2021 at 12:21 PM, FireInTheBennelly said:

Would need a pouch for the cheese board

And an insulated side pocket for the cheese (unless you want your Brie/Camembert nice and runny).

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On 5/21/2021 at 7:03 AM, SPC said:

Add long sleeve footy jumpers to the list of things they need. 

for less than $250..honestly, what kind of person would pay that much. jaysus. i guess a dees supporter, but i'm a poor dees supporter! i'm ok with non-merino wool! haha

 

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