Best Place to Buy CFL Stuff?

The CFLshop site sucks (unless you are a Riders fan of course), so where is the best place online to order Argos t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. for Christmas? Do you all know of any good websites out there?

seems to be some neat stuff ??

[url=http://www.cflshop.ca/cfl-sideline/browse/team/2ARGONAUTS]http://www.cflshop.ca/cfl-sideline/brow ... 2ARGONAUTS[/url]

Only in Saskatchewan can you get your team's brand of beef jerky and wiper fluid at the gas station lol. I am shocked they have not made a cologne yet.

It's because all you need to make Saskatchewan cologne is a juicer and a watermelon.

Do they not carry Argo stuff in stores in Toronto ?

No the people who are currently running the Argos don't bother trying to get product out for the fans much. Years ago we had owners who cared for the fans and they had a cfl/Argos store called the end zone on front st just in front of skydome. If you are looking for just a jersey or just a shirt there is real sports but there is not to big of a selection to choose from.

This has nothing to do with the Argos. The CFL manages their merchandise, not the organization.

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This has nothing to do with the Argos. The CFL manages their merchandise, not the organization.
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WRONG !

No the people who are currently running the Argos don't bother trying to get product out for the fans much. Years ago we had owners who cared for the fans and they had a cfl/Argos store called the end zone on front st just in front of skydome. If you are looking for just a jersey or just a shirt there is real sports but there is not to big of a selection to choose from.
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This has nothing to do with the Argos. The CFL manages their merchandise, not the organization.
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Getting your merchandise out has nothing to do with the cfl it is on the teams to do it themselves. Look at Saskatchewan they have there logos on any type of merchandise you would want them to be. Even hamilton has there own store where they have a lot more to sell to there fans then what toronto has. Only problem is that toronto has David Braley who doesn't care to much for stuff like that and hamilton has bob young who likes to make his fans happy.

This has nothing to do with the Argos. The CFL manages their merchandise, not the organization.
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Getting your merchandise out has nothing to do with the cfl it is on the teams to do it themselves. Look at Saskatchewan they have there logos on any type of merchandise you would want them to be. Even hamilton has there own store where they have a lot more to sell to there fans then what toronto has. Only problem is that toronto has David Braley who doesn't care to much for stuff like that and hamilton has bob young who likes to make his fans happy.
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Yup, Regina and Hamiton have tons of different merchandise, it's about each team !!

If you buy your Rider merchandise at one of the Rider store outlets or at the stadium store or on the Riders online shop 100% of the revenue go to the Riders.
If you buy from the CFL online shop or outside retail stores the Riders only get the royalty % from the the sale.
I am sure it is like this for any team.

Problem with the Argos is that there merchandise is only onsale during Argo games at RC. The Argos are renters and Rogers does not allow them to operate a store during other events.

When the Argos get the new stadium in the GTA the Merchandise will be on sale at all events at the stadium.
Also with so much competition for sports team merchandise in Toronto the Argos would not sell very well.
Specualtion is that the Argos being the first pro team to have a stadium outside Toronto to call home that an Argos store will be open in the GTA region.

to my knowledge, and generally speaking, the CFL/CFLshop receives a small royalty/commission from all CFL merchandise sold, (whether from teams or general licensees) while most unaffiliated retail carriers or distributors purchase stock exclusively for resale profit with the license(s) paid for by the supplier/manufacturer.

The license fee is somewhere in the neighborhood of 14% I believe.

and while Individual teams do control their own logos and such, they must adhere to the leagues' licensing program guidelines if "CFL" branded logos/marks/tags are used or advertised on merchandise which is usually the case.

From the Riders website

http://shop.riderville.com/100-percent

River City Sports will often have a good selection of CFL gear (at least here in Regina).

Getting your merchandise out has nothing to do with the cfl it is on the teams to do it themselves. Look at Saskatchewan they have there logos on any type of merchandise you would want them to be. Even hamilton has there own store where they have a lot more to sell to there fans then what toronto has. Only problem is that toronto has David Braley who doesn't care to much for stuff like that and hamilton has bob young who likes to make his fans happy.
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Yup, Regina and Hamiton have tons of different merchandise, it's about each team !!
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No, not wrong. Riders are one of 2 teams, to my knowledge, in the CFL that do their own merchandising. Shivers started that when he was at the helm. The CFL gets a cut.

Again check out the explanation that is on the Riders site

http://shop.riderville.com/100-percent

I never said otherwise. If the Riders sell it via an outlet they get the added profits of direct to buyer, but they still pay a CFL commission, whereas if another store sells it their piece of the pie is smaller, obviously. Essentially, buying at the Rider store takes out the middle man cut in the sale, so they make more. They still do their own merchandising, and are 1 of 2 teams that do it. This was one of the things Shivers did that he never really gets recognition for.

of course buying direct from the Riders organization increases the net profit margin while eliminating the distributor/retailer take, but the Riders still must pay a licensing fee to the league regardless, not to mention costs to the supplier/manufacturer.

We know the Riders do this with their own outlet stores.
It has been mentioned a second team does this as well. Which other team(s) do this.

Also on a side note the Ti Cats will also have a full merchandise store not at Tim Horton’s Field. The store will be open for all events at Tom Horton’s. Also I believe the store will be open when there are not events with an entrance outside the stadium as far as I know. If this is not correct can someone let me know how this will operate for the Cats?

I'll pull it out of a particular book in a couple days...if I haven't done so by the weekend shoot me an IM to remind me.