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RE: My Town My Team is closing by the end of February
(02-12-2019 08:56 AM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  Is there any actual evidence of UAB "holding back" merchandise sales? They use the same college licensing agent as most of the other big schools.

You can buy UAB merchandise at lots of places other than the UAB Bookstore or Snoozy's. I think what you guys are seeing is a lack of demand. I'm a UAB fan but when shirts cost $50+ I'm not going to have a wardrobe full of them

Unfortunately I think Brad probably fell victim to what doomed Snoozy's. The real money was in the books, and without that the extra stuff isn't a viable business

I would agree with you. The demand over the years hasn't been there.

Would have thought that a slight uptick in demand would have happened after football's success.
02-12-2019 09:49 AM
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RE: My Town My Team is closing by the end of February
(02-12-2019 09:01 AM)BlazerGreen Wrote:  
(02-12-2019 08:56 AM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  Is there any actual evidence of UAB "holding back" merchandise sales? They use the same college licensing agent as most of the other big schools.

You can buy UAB merchandise at lots of places other than the UAB Bookstore or Snoozy's. I think what you guys are seeing is a lack of demand. I'm a UAB fan but when shirts cost $50+ I'm not going to have a wardrobe full of them

Unfortunately I think Brad probably fell victim to what doomed Snoozy's. The real money was in the books, and without that the extra stuff isn't a viable business

I shopped at MTMT this Christmas season but I saw several of their higher priced items (Wooly Threads, etc) for sale at a kiosk in the Galleria. They also had conference title and bowl champ t-shirts. Prices were the same.

Maybe we need a pinned thread at some point about where folks sight Blazer gear for sale.

This was certainly better than nothing, but it still is small potatoes in the merchandising business.

Likewise a couple of shirts at Academy - small potatoes. Even though they can't seem to keep that many in stock at the one at Trussville.
02-12-2019 09:51 AM
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RE: My Town My Team is closing by the end of February
(02-12-2019 09:51 AM)the_blazerman Wrote:  
(02-12-2019 09:01 AM)BlazerGreen Wrote:  
(02-12-2019 08:56 AM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  Is there any actual evidence of UAB "holding back" merchandise sales? They use the same college licensing agent as most of the other big schools.

You can buy UAB merchandise at lots of places other than the UAB Bookstore or Snoozy's. I think what you guys are seeing is a lack of demand. I'm a UAB fan but when shirts cost $50+ I'm not going to have a wardrobe full of them

Unfortunately I think Brad probably fell victim to what doomed Snoozy's. The real money was in the books, and without that the extra stuff isn't a viable business

I shopped at MTMT this Christmas season but I saw several of their higher priced items (Wooly Threads, etc) for sale at a kiosk in the Galleria. They also had conference title and bowl champ t-shirts. Prices were the same.

Maybe we need a pinned thread at some point about where folks sight Blazer gear for sale.

This was certainly better than nothing, but it still is small potatoes in the merchandising business.

Likewise a couple of shirts at Academy - small potatoes. Even though they can't seem to keep that many in stock at the one at Trussville.

The Doug Baker store had more than a couple. It was actually a decent selection this past football season. They had some kind of dispute with the landlord there and are closing that location. Sucks. I'll check the one on 150 next time I'm by there.
02-12-2019 12:36 PM
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RE: My Town My Team is closing by the end of February
Went by My Town today and bought some stuff. Brad still has a nice group of inventory items. Grab em while you can!!
02-13-2019 03:24 PM
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