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Hi All,
My dear son is going to join secondary school very soon and I tried to look for his blazer and jumper online with a school logo on, but unfortunately I could not find that online anywhere.

Look like I am forced to buy it from the authorised dealer which school dictates, to be honest it is a complete rip off to buy a blazer for 39.99£.

Could someone recommend where else can I buy blazers and sweater online as I am sure it should be much cheaper than what authorised shop selling it for?

In anticipation of early reply!

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kaku
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(Original post by kaku2411)
Hi All,
My dear son is going to join secondary school very soon and I tried to look for his blazer and jumper online with a school logo on, but unfortunately I could not find that online anywhere.

Look like I am forced to buy it from the authorised dealer which school dictates, to be honest it is a complete rip off to buy a blazer for 39.99£.

Could someone recommend where else can I buy blazers and sweater online as I am sure it should be much cheaper than what authorised shop selling it for?

In anticipation of early reply!

Regards
kaku
For the Blazer, couldn't you maybe buy the badge that goes on the official blazer (some suppliers don't always sew this on until the blazer is purchased,e.g. if the blazer is black and could be used for multiple schools just with different school badges) from the supplier and then buy a generic blazer in the right colour and sew it on?

Might be good to see if this is possible as it would save you money.
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For the Blazer, couldn't you maybe buy the badge that goes on the official blazer (some suppliers don't always sew this on until the blazer is purchased,e.g. if the blazer is black and could be used for multiple schools just with different school badges) from the supplier and then buy a generic blazer in the right colour and sew it on?

Might be good to see if this is possible as it would save you money.
Thanks for the reply AfricanDream.
Unfortunately, that's not possible as the colour is bottle green and not too many schools have that colour.

Still, the question remains the same, why, I am being forced to buy from the greedy seller, is it because schools are getting commissions from these "authorised" suppliers?
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Thanks for the reply AfricanDream.
Unfortunately, that's not possible as the colour is bottle green and not too many schools have that colour.

Still, the question remains the same, why, I am being forced to buy from the greedy seller, is it because schools are getting commissions from these "authorised" suppliers?
I don't think schools get commissions (otherwise they'd open the change of stores up to get as many sales are possible), it's more the sellers themselves can charge whatever they want when they know they're the only supplier.
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Thats just the nature of things I'm afraid and depending on the size will increase the price. My advice try get at least 1 size bigger or maybe two so long as it doesnt look too baggy and just make sure he keeps it in good condition. It should last 2 years. maybe three. But make sure he always takes it off during break so he doesnt rough-house in it. Nowt you can do really. Everyone has to go through that
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Can you not afford the school uniform? Usually schools would help by providing bursaries I would have thought?
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Thanks for the reply AfricanDream.
Unfortunately, that's not possible as the colour is bottle green and not too many schools have that colour.

Still, the question remains the same, why, I am being forced to buy from the greedy seller, is it because schools are getting commissions from these "authorised" suppliers?
No problem, sorry that is not an option.
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I don't think schools get commissions (otherwise they'd open the change of stores up to get as many sales are possible), it's more the sellers themselves can charge whatever they want when they know they're the only supplier.
wishful thinking, I spoke to one of the suppliers (of a different school though) and he did mention about paying to schools as well for each purchase.
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Can you not afford the school uniform? Usually schools would help by providing bursaries I would have thought?
it is not about whether I can afford or not, it is about paying ridiculous money for something which is not that worth.

Anyhow there might be the case that parents don't bother too much to look online for the uniforms and simply buy from the authorised supplier. In my opinion, most of the times we can get better quality with the lesser price when shop online.
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wishful thinking, I spoke to one of the suppliers (of a different school though) and he did mention about paying to schools as well for each purchase.
I wasn't aware that was a thing! Oof ;-; I don't think my school's supplier does that though, so it might just be a school-by-school basis?
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I wasn't aware that was a thing! Oof ;-; I don't think my school's supplier does that though, so it might just be a school-by-school basis?
have a look at that too https://www.talentedladiesclub.com/a...ur-zoe-taylor/, she specifically said: "I offer commission to each and every school on every single item sold.".....
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(Original post by kaku2411)
Hi All,
My dear son is going to join secondary school very soon and I tried to look for his blazer and jumper online with a school logo on, but unfortunately I could not find that online anywhere.

Look like I am forced to buy it from the authorised dealer which school dictates, to be honest it is a complete rip off to buy a blazer for 39.99£.

Could someone recommend where else can I buy blazers and sweater online as I am sure it should be much cheaper than what authorised shop selling it for?

In anticipation of early reply!

Regards
kaku
When is he starting Secondary school?
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have a look at that too https://www.talentedladiesclub.com/a...ur-zoe-taylor/, she specifically said: "I offer commission to each and every school on every single item sold.".....
Oof... consider my view changed
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Buy a second-hand blazer?
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