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Offline Robavi1

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Wish List - Ability to purchase apparel
« on: December 02, 2019, 11:52 AM »
I wish Festool USA, much like Festool UK, made it easy for us to buy apparel. I would love to have a few Festool shirts, or a hoodie.

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Offline RustE

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Re: Wish List - Ability to purchase apparel
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2019, 12:01 PM »

Offline Robavi1

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Re: Wish List - Ability to purchase apparel
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2019, 12:48 PM »
Several dealers offer t-shirts:

https://www.festoolnirvana.com/collections/gear/products/festool-t-shirt-leave-your-competition-in-the-dust

https://www.festoolproducts.com/accessories/apparel/festool-long-sleeve-shirt.html?SID=mrvr6ikq1ep9dl13q3fd126hv3


At one point there were more sizes of jackets too:

https://www.hartvilletool.com/product/17212/festool


Little items like beanies (winter hats) and coffee mugs would be great right now.

Thanks for the reply. I've seen the same track saw t-shirt on a few web sites. There are so many other options offered @ Festool UK. Hook us up!

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Wish List - Ability to purchase apparel
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 08:18 PM »
What about a better option and they toss apparel in with the tools and the users can decide if they want to provide free marketing for them.

Why would you pay them, to advertise for them?

Offline xedos

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 09:04 AM »
What about a better option and they toss apparel in with the tools and the users can decide if they want to provide free marketing for them.

Why would you pay them, to advertise for them?

For the same reason one would buy any branded apparel. To identify as part of the group.

Ever buy a logo shirt from a golf course or other resort ?  How about Disney stuff for your kids/grandchildren? Got a hat with your favorite drink logo or sports team on it ?

Pretty much every "name brand" clothing has some sort of visible identifying mark on it , so it's difficult, but not impossible, to avoid.

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Wish List - Ability to purchase apparel
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 08:58 PM »
What about a better option and they toss apparel in with the tools and the users can decide if they want to provide free marketing for them.

Why would you pay them, to advertise for them?

For the same reason one would buy any branded apparel. To identify as part of the group.

Ever buy a logo shirt from a golf course or other resort ?  How about Disney stuff for your kids/grandchildren? Got a hat with your favorite drink logo or sports team on it ?

Pretty much every "name brand" clothing has some sort of visible identifying mark on it , so it's difficult, but not impossible, to avoid.

It's actually very easy,  I own no such items and never buy them. The stuff you mention is all perfect examples of "why would you buy that".   Far as cloths, if a product has a tag or there name on it some place that's fine, as long as it's just there for some form of identification of it, not a bill board.  A neck tag that says "hanes" is not much concern to me.  Other items, like cars, do get some level of de-badging, I don't go to the extreme of removing the logo/emblem, just the pointless stuff. Of course if a company goes over the top on their logo on the car, that would rule it out. If a car dealership tries to put their name on the car, they just lost the sale.  If a contractor puts a sign in the yard when doing work, the sign gets removed.

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Wish List - Ability to purchase apparel
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 09:50 PM »
What about a better option and they toss apparel in with the tools and the users can decide if they want to provide free marketing for them.

Why would you pay them, to advertise for them?

For the same reason one would buy any branded apparel. To identify as part of the group.

Ever buy a logo shirt from a golf course or other resort ?  How about Disney stuff for your kids/grandchildren? Got a hat with your favorite drink logo or sports team on it ?

Pretty much every "name brand" clothing has some sort of visible identifying mark on it , so it's difficult, but not impossible, to avoid.

It's actually very easy,  I own no such items and never buy them. The stuff you mention is all perfect examples of "why would you buy that".   Far as cloths, if a product has a tag or there name on it some place that's fine, as long as it's just there for some form of identification of it, not a bill board.  A neck tag that says "hanes" is not much concern to me.  Other items, like cars, do get some level of de-badging, I don't go to the extreme of removing the logo/emblem, just the pointless stuff. Of course if a company goes over the top on their logo on the car, that would rule it out. If a car dealership tries to put their name on the car, they just lost the sale.  If a contractor puts a sign in the yard when doing work, the sign gets removed.

To each their own I guess.  Festool USA has been thinking about Festool stuff in lines with this conversation for some time.  Who knows what will happen in the future.

Peter

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Wish List - Ability to purchase apparel
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2019, 11:04 PM »
I just think if there are folks who some reason want to be an advert, festool should give them the shirt/hat/etc for free.  Don't make people pay.   If someone buys a lot of stuff, give them an option for a free shirt or something.

Send them out to the retailers.  Someone spends over 500bucks, toss a shirt in the box.  Someone buys a Kapex, send them a couple  [tongue]

Offline xedos

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Re: Wish List - Ability to purchase apparel
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2019, 09:39 AM »
I understand your sentiment.

Festool , being German, does not.   They don't give anything away.  And they're not alone.

It's also hard to quantify a return on promo items like t-shirts and hats which is something the managers and accountants hate.  Tell me a big company today that gives away promo clothing items just because you're a customer.  I'm sure they're still around, but can't think of any offhand.

I know your car manuf. didn't give you anything.  In fact, I bet they had a "boutique" in the showroom to peddle logo items of all sorts.   Pretty much everyone these days is charging for this advertising.  Sports teams, restaurants, car manuf. , and tool companies.  You don't have to like it, I don't, but the game has changed.


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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2019, 10:28 AM »
Disclaimer:  I am not speaking for Festool here nor as a Moderator.

I suspect that the reduced or nonexistent freebies may be due to the fact that some or many of these items then end up on the internet for sale.  Whereas they were intended for customers or "fans" they just ended up being profitable items for others.

Two years ago I attended the Festool Connect event in Las Vegas.  It was an extremely expensive event to put on and the giveaways - at Festool's decision were nice.  The sheer number of people who came in, got their freebies, came back in and repeated and then exited with their goods, never to be seen again until possibly another opportunity like this in the future was astonishing to me.

Nobody broke rules or did anything wrong, so I am not criticizing them, but rather I am trying to a thought why I think the giveaways might have diminished. 

Peter
« Last Edit: December 04, 2019, 08:33 PM by Peter Halle »

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Re: Wish List - Ability to purchase apparel
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2019, 08:08 PM »
What about a better option and they toss apparel in with the tools and the users can decide if they want to provide free marketing for them.

Why would you pay them, to advertise for them?

Beaver Tools https://festools-online.com

will give ya something last time I ordered I got a hat.

Plus they give pretty good service to

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Wish List - Ability to purchase apparel
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 08:45 PM »
Disclaimer:  I am not speaking for Festool here nor as a Moderator.

I suspect that the reduced or nonexistent freebies may be due to the fact that some many of these items then end up on the internet for sale.  Whereas they were intended for customers or "fans" they just ended up being profitable items for others.

Two years ago I attended the Festool Connect event in Las Vegas.  It was an extremely expensive event to put on and the giveaways - at Festool's decision were nice.  The sheer number of people who came in, got their freebies, came back in and repeated and then exited with their goods, never to be seen again until possibly another opportunity like this in the future was astonishing to me.

Nobody broke rules or did anything wrong, so I am not criticizing them, but rather I am trying to a thought why I think the giveaways might have diminished. 

Peter

I understand where you are coming from. So many people will "abuse" a system like that.  Unless you get rid of the humans, that will happen.  I'm continually shocked by how people will go out of their way to get random junk handed out at a trade fair and such, come home with a bag of it, that then just sits and eventually gets thrown out.  I wish that sort of thing didn't exist. At least something like a tee shirt is a real item with some use, compared to say a custom logo troll doll attached to the end of a novelty pencil.  It's just waste in both production of it and will end up on the trash.

Far as value on marketing, well, most marketing is a waste. It's just a shot gun approach and doing what has always been done even if it makes no sense.   

Offline Alex

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Re: Wish List - Ability to purchase apparel
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2019, 12:28 AM »
Hmm, so many thoughts about an item with a logo on it .......

Generally speaking, I wouldn't want to be caught dead with a company's logo on my chest. I honestly never feel the need to show my identification with a certain group nor to advertise for a company.

If you like it, buy it. If you don't like it, don't buy it.

But please, stop getting mad for not getting it for free.

Offline demographic

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Re: Wish List - Ability to purchase apparel
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2019, 05:15 AM »
The one single item I have with a large Festool logo on it is a guiderail bag, which I currently use as a case for my air rifle cos it was cheaper than a proper one.
Can't say I'm  a fan of branded clothing so wouldn't want it.