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    I am thinking of buying myself a Barcelona shirt, but they are £90!
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    I wouldn't buy it for that much. Especially considering that it'll be out of date within a year.
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    (Original post by tazarooni89)
    I wouldn't buy it for that much. Especially considering that it'll be out of date within a year.
    I don't usually buy shirts, but this season I want to treat myself. But £90!!! :eek:
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    Sad fact of economics. They wouldn't sell more than treble the amount of shirts if they made them £30
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    Just get a past season one or start supporting a 2nd division Mexican club.
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    well they are made from polycarbonate
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    it is mainly middle-aged executives who buy them to wear at weekends so they can charge what they want ?
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    (Original post by the bear)
    it is mainly middle-aged executives who buy them to wear at weekends so they can charge what they want ?
    You calling me middle-aged, Bruv?
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    I am thinking of buying myself a Barcelona shirt, but they are £90!
    If you supported a better team then it'd be cheaper

    Ipswich Town shirt is £45 - what more could you want?
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    If it's £90 it's a player issue shirt. The replica shirts are not £90, more like £45 unless you're buying direct from the club. Still not cheap I know but £45 isn't £90.

    Depends where you look also.
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    Because: player wages.

    in terms of dressing up like a millionaire it's pretty reasonable tbh - I'm sure it'd cost you more to dress up like a bank CEO
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    (Original post by Arthur Folksake)
    If you supported a better team then it'd be cheaper

    Ipswich Town shirt is £45 - what more could you want?
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    If it's £90 it's a player issue shirt. The replica shirts are not £90, more like £45 unless you're buying direct from the club. Still not cheap I know but £45 isn't £90.

    Depends where you look also.
    That's the point. I don't want to buy it from Sports Direct, I want to buy it from the Nike Town Store in Oxford Street, where they have a Barca store instore.
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
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    :rofl:

    Either of the Madrid's will be good for you then
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    That's the point. I don't want to buy it from Sports Direct, I want to buy it from the Nike Town Store in Oxford Street, where they have a Barca store instore.
    That's your own stupid fault then m8.

    Even at the Nike store the £90 shirt is a player issue shirt and probably best avoided unless you have a body resembling an elite athlete.
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    Because people will pay that.
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    (Original post by Arthur Folksake)
    If you supported a better team then it'd be cheaper

    Ipswich Town shirt is £45 - what more could you want?
    ...cos that sounds like good value... :laugh:
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    Like someone has said, it's economics. People are actually willing to put down this sort of money for a football shirt with their favourite footballer's name on the back
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    Get real, get some casual gear instead or buy the end of season shirts reduced in club shop- don't buy into all this commercialisation bull, as long as you go to games an stuff you are a supporter and don't need these shirts, in fact I have one from several years ago which I wear underneath
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    That's your own stupid fault then m8.

    Even at the Nike store the £90 shirt is a player issue shirt and probably best avoided unless you have a body resembling an elite athlete.
    I just wanna be like Messi.
 
 
 
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