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Old December 20th 2017, 08:26 AM
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I did wonder why they had "Foo Fighters 2018" on the tea towels rather than 2017. When I was ordering in October I wondered why they had next years dates on! Now I know! Its not the year you order, its the year you receive them!

I think I ordered those ones... Or was it the Dave ones. A nice surprise for when they arrive!
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Old December 20th 2017, 09:12 AM
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reading all of the 'positive feedback' about the online stores has reminded me I forgot to have a little moan about my 'engraved' glass I received last week.
Pretty sure its just a silver/grey print rather than engraved into the glass.

Ah well.... It'll still hold 1 pint of cider I guess...
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Old December 20th 2017, 09:43 AM
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reading all of the 'positive feedback' about the online stores has reminded me I forgot to have a little moan about my 'engraved' glass I received last week.
Pretty sure its just a silver/grey print rather than engraved into the glass.

Ah well.... It'll still hold 1 pint of cider I guess...
Going to have to get the husband to check mine as he bought it. If it’s just a sticker it’s going back.
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Old December 20th 2017, 07:23 PM
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Ok so putting this store shit into perspective...

We know the Foos share the same management as QOTSA. SO this is no surprise then:

https://store.qotsa.com/

QOTSA store is pretty much identical to the Foos - same Xmas splash, xmas paper etc and very very similar looking shirt designs.

But once you get away from this connection with the same management what LN REALLY does is just nuts.

I know for instance that LN manage Def Leppard's store. And you can get to that here:

https://www.fanfire.com/cgi-bin/WebO...me=Def+Leppard

First things you notice that are a dead giveaway are the nesting dolls and the snow globe - wow fuck that's a really exclusive idea now huh

Then with a bit of playing around I got this url:

https://www.fanfire.com/cgi-bin/WebO.../wo/22.23.20.1

Now the picture becomes a whole lot clearer - just look at that list of bands at the left - and the "Artists Shops" dropdown at the top left makes your eyes water.

As it that wasn't enough - if you look for FF and QOTSA they AREN'T THERE. Definitely run by the same people though. I realised after a bit that it looks like every band in that huge list is attributable to one main Live Nation stores login, while we know the Foos run their own login and user database - because they also use it to give stuff away - so they no doubt said OK we are with you but we need to stay separate.

So there are probably even more stores like the FF and QOTSA that are also separate.

So:
1) Our "exclusive items" are almost always going to be mass knock offs that maybe a dozen other bands are using with different branding
2) It's no wonder they don't give a shit about customer service when they are creaming in god knows how much money from all these stores 24/7. I truly believe even IF they wanted to care there is logically NO WAY they CAN care. And it's no wonder once they start getting shitty emails they people answering them get pissed off - once they start they are probably getting shitty emails from 100 stores at once.

I hate to say it as I love the band but this is corporate exploitation at it's true finest - and oh yes I'm the first to admit I'm supporting it - or have been.
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Old December 20th 2017, 07:32 PM
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Checked the glass, it does looked etched (but not very deeply) but if you look about two millimeters away from the edge of the logo there is a very fine transfer looking line. I don't know if this is typical of etching or not. If the thing does peel off after use I will be spamming the store for a refund.

The usa store has the nesting dolls for $20. Tempted but too pissed off to order. God knows how long i would be waiting for it. I'm pretty much done with the store tbh. Ordered a tea towel in October. Still waiting. It's a fucking tea towel for christ's sake! It isn't a hard thing to manufacture.
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Checked the glass, it does looked etched (but not very deeply) but if you look about two millimeters away from the edge of the logo there is a very fine transfer looking line. I don't know if this is typical of etching or not. If the thing does peel off after use I will be spamming the store for a refund.

The usa store has the nesting dolls for $20. Tempted but too pissed off to order. God knows how long i would be waiting for it. I'm pretty much done with the store tbh. Ordered a tea towel in October. Still waiting. It's a fucking tea towel for christ's sake! It isn't a hard thing to manufacture.
Im still waiting on the tea towels......it would have been quicker to grow the cotton, weave the tea towels and hand paint each towel with a tooth pick whilst wearing oven gloves.
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Old December 20th 2017, 07:41 PM
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Im still waiting on the tea towels......it would have been quicker to grow the cotton, weave the tea towels and hand paint each towel with a tooth pick whilst wearing oven gloves.
We might be doing that the way it's going!
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Old December 20th 2017, 07:56 PM
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We might be doing that the way it's going!
Did you get the parcel I sent you?? All the other UK parcels I sent seem to have arrived. I had to address it to April Shack as I couldn't remember your actual surname!!!
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Old December 20th 2017, 07:57 PM
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Did you get the parcel I sent you?? All the other UK parcels I sent seem to have arrived. I had to address it to April Shack as I couldn't remember your actual surname!!!
Lol! No, not yet.
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Lol! No, not yet.
I dont have the tracking number with me.....will check when i get back to Texas....Im in Charlotte rest of the week.
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Old December 20th 2017, 08:02 PM
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I dont have the tracking number with me.....will check when i get back to Texas....Im in Charlotte rest of the week.
No worries, i'm sure it will come sooner or later.
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The usa store has the nesting dolls for $20. Tempted but too pissed off to order. God knows how long i would be waiting for it. I'm pretty much done with the store tbh.
Just came on here to post about them, but hearing too many horror stories atm - put me off!
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Old December 21st 2017, 09:01 AM
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Reading all your comments, I'm glad I did not order from the Foo store. I'm always hesitant because of the taxes you have to pay, but this treatment is just plain bollocks.

Strip away all of the pint glasses, towels, nesting eggs, coins etc... What does that leave? Right....the music. The thing we most care about.

And since they hardly sell exclusive music on the site, just buy it from your local record store. Support them. Forget the so called "Pre-sale" hype. You will get your copy somehow, somewhere. You always did in the past didn't you?!

I'm the first to support the bands directly, don't get me wrong, but they have to bring something special, rather than the cheap "tourist" like things they are selling right now. If I want an ugly piece of memorabilia, I'll visit my local shop right here in Amsterdam

And as for our beloved t-shirts....Get them at the shows...That way the Foos benefit, and you can even check if it fits

Trust me, I'm a "glass half full" kinda guy, but this thread has seen few cool music releases in the last period.

As for the holidays....I wish you all a very merry christmas and a happy new year. We keep the Foo spirit alive around here. Many great live shows to come in 2018. I hope you all find some Foo underneath the tree.

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Old December 21st 2017, 09:11 AM
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Just came on here to post about them, but hearing too many horror stories atm - put me off!
Not worth the hassle, now they seem to be upping the value of item on the declaration as well.
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Old December 23rd 2017, 11:42 AM
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Someone posted a picture of tea towels on IG so they are shipping...
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Reading all your comments, I'm glad I did not order from the Foo store. I'm always hesitant because of the taxes you have to pay, but this treatment is just plain bollocks.

Strip away all of the pint glasses, towels, nesting eggs, coins etc... What does that leave? Right....the music. The thing we most care about.

And since they hardly sell exclusive music on the site, just buy it from your local record store. Support them. Forget the so called "Pre-sale" hype. You will get your copy somehow, somewhere. You always did in the past didn't you?!

I'm the first to support the bands directly, don't get me wrong, but they have to bring something special, rather than the cheap "tourist" like things they are selling right now. If I want an ugly piece of memorabilia, I'll visit my local shop right here in Amsterdam

And as for our beloved t-shirts....Get them at the shows...That way the Foos benefit, and you can even check if it fits

Trust me, I'm a "glass half full" kinda guy, but this thread has seen few cool music releases in the last period.

As for the holidays....I wish you all a very merry christmas and a happy new year. We keep the Foo spirit alive around here. Many great live shows to come in 2018. I hope you all find some Foo underneath the tree.

Cheers
I agree with most of that, of course a lot of people like the non-music merchandise but it's not for me, I'm only interested in the music and those releases are sadly lacking. Even the new deluxe album didn't interest me, I don't want a personalised bag or book or whatever the other stuff was. What happened to music related special editions, bonus DVDs, CDs, 7" etc? Or even just stuff related to the music still, like artbooks, behind the scenes photos. Stuff like that to me is so much more interesting and desirable than generic items with the FF logo plastered on it.

Here's hoping 2018 brings some new Foo music releases.
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Someone posted a picture of tea towels on IG so they are shipping...
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Received the Mad Libs book and a custom clock made out of a Greatest Hits vinyl as gifts. Assuming it's the actual record like they claim it is, I'm glad it was the GH and not one of the regular albums. I'd feel pretty bad knowing someone is destroying copies of the albums to sell clocks.
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The engraved c&g pint glass and custom made Taylor Hawkins Funko pop.
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