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CHIP72

Member Since 02 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 15 2014 09:18 PM
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In Topic: All Jersey Talk

15 July 2014 - 09:21 PM

No problem.

 

I also see you post on the jersey thread on HFBoards too.  I never do as most of the regular posters on that thread don't know their ass from a hole in the ground.  I see a guy actually vouching for Locker Room Sports on there recently lol.  All that seller is good for is selling overpriced and incorrectly customized replicas to suckers.  An example is that Stevens white replica throwback he has for $250.  Get it for $110-120 from sportsk and then send it to EPS to get it customized and you have a properly customized white throwback replica for less than $200.

 

And don't get me started on Dorholt :rolleyes:

 

I can't personally comment one way or the other on Dorholt's quality, but IMO if customization is highly important to someone, I think it would dumb for that person to NOT go to the company that does the Devils' own customization.  That's especially true if someone is (usually) spending extra money and buying a true authentic jersey rather than merely a good replica.  (In the latter case, I'd personally be okay with excellent but not perfect customization if I was saving significant money.)

In Topic: All Jersey Talk

14 July 2014 - 07:05 PM

DevsMan84 - thanks for the quick response, I appreciate it.

In Topic: All Jersey Talk

14 July 2014 - 06:19 PM

DevsMan84 - just out of curiosity, what are the specific differences on Devils jerseys between the 100% true McCoy EPS customization and customization by the reputable hockey jersey retailers that do high quality customization like SportsK, CoolHockey (presumably), and IceJerseys (presumably)?

In Topic: All Jersey Talk

14 July 2014 - 12:55 PM

Yeah, as it relates to DevsMan84's comments above, it should be noted that a distinction should be made between retailers who are reputable (Group A) and retailers that do a good job with customization (Group B).  Not all retailers in the first category fall in the second category.  More importantly however, I'd guess all retailers who do a good job with customization also are reputable with selling hockey jerseys in general.  Stated another way, ALL retailers in Group B are also in Group A, and some reputable retailers are only in Group A.  Questionable retailers probably don't do good customization, and don't fall into either Group A or Group B.

In Topic: All Jersey Talk

13 July 2014 - 11:11 PM

SportsK is a reputable, on-line NHL jersey retailer.  The majority of the jerseys I've bought on-line, I've bought from SportsK.  They have responsive customer service when you e-mail them (based on my experience), send out non-customized orders quickly, and are on the up-and-up.  More specifically in my case, in spring 2013 they gave me $10 off each on a pair of jerseys (1980 USA Olympic Team replicas) I ordered as an alternative when they mistakenly indicated on their website that the Devils red/green Vintage Hockey jersey I ordered was in stock in my size but actually was not (Reebok/CCM mislabeled the jersey sizes on the packaging they received), and at the end of December 2013 they included a free USA Hockey winter hat in my $300+ order when I ordered three hockey jerseys and a MLB jacket from them.

 

A related comment to the above - generally speaking, I think you can distinguish reputable on-line retailers from questionable retailers (i.e. those with prices too good to be true, though there are some shady retailers who sell jerseys at full price) if the retailer indicates their physical location and provides a mailing address on their site.  If you look closely at retailers' sites (especially) for those companies that sell NHL jerseys (though this is true for other sports apparel as well), the questionable retailers will not provide a mailing address anywhere on the site.  They also usually do not provide a phone number, and the e-mail address provided is very generic. Reputable retailers will provide a physical, mailing address, and provide much more detailed information about returns.  I think the last point is also why questionable retailers often seemingly have jerseys for half of a team's players advertised on their sites; they do not do/will not do returns.  By contrast, the reputable retailers don't keep as much customized player jersey stock on hand (because they don't do customization in a half-assed manner and it costs them more time and money to do customization) but will try to do a good job when they do get customized jersey orders.

 

Some reputable hockey jersey retailers I can tell you off the top of my head include SportsK (located in the Detroit area), CoolHockey (Toronto area), IceJerseys (Montreal area), and River City Sports (Winnipeg area).  There are a few others too, but I've only bought from the first three and have heard only positive feedback about River City Sports.

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