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Mrwhodat
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Falcons should offer refunds to fans who recently bought soon-to-be obsolete jerseys
Posted by NBCsports on January 14, 2020, 11:32 PM EST NBCsports
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In most cases, a planned uniform redesign happens with months if not years of advance notice to the public.

This dynamic allows fans to purchase jerseys based on the to-be-discontinued uniform with full and fair knowledge that, very soon, the purchase will be made obsolete.

The Falcons provided no advance notice to the public before announcing out of the blue on Tuesday that new uniforms will be unveiled in April.

The letter from the team to season ticket members makes it clear that the new uniforms have been in the works for two years.


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So what about the fans who purchased Falcons jerseys in the past two years without knowing that, in April 2020, the uniforms would be replaced?

Most recently, the 2019 season (and the 2019 holiday shopping season) unfolded without anyone knowing that the jerseys carry an expiration date.

It could have been worse; if the Falcons actually had contended in 2019, more jerseys would have been purchased — and more fans would be chagrined to learn that those brand new jerseys are going to be stale, soon.

Here’s an interesting question: If the Falcons had secured a playoff berth and were playing this weekend in the NFC Championship, would the Falcons have announced today that the jerseys that fans would be buying this week and, possibly, for the next two weeks would soon be supplanted? (Wild guess: No.)

Regardless, the Falcons haven’t changed their uniforms in 17 years.

The idea that notice of a change came after the primary purchasing months for Falcons jerseys ended for the year has an unseemly feel.

Fans who bought those jerseys in recent weeks have every right to be upset, and the right thing for the Falcons to do would be to offer refunds, or at a minimum a straight-up exchange for the new models that come out in April.



tigersint
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re: Falcons should offer refunds to fans who recently bought soon-to-be obsolete jerseys
Tbh I would rather rock a Rebock Saints Jersey over the current Nikes


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SirWinston
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Member since Jul 2014
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re: Falcons should offer refunds to fans who recently bought soon-to-be obsolete jerseys
The Falcons need to go retro or copy the Vikings who did a retro-leaning update.


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saintsfan1977
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Member since Jun 2010
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re: Falcons should offer refunds to fans who recently bought soon-to-be obsolete jerseys
If they don't like it they don't have to buy it. The NFL doesn't care either way. The fans don't pay the owners, they pay for the player salaries.


saints5021
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re: Falcons should offer refunds to fans who recently bought soon-to-be obsolete jerseys
They just need to go back to their throwbacks


NorthGwinnettTiger
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re: Falcons should offer refunds to fans who recently bought soon-to-be obsolete jerseys
Slow news day.


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mark65mc
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re: Falcons should offer refunds to fans who recently bought soon-to-be obsolete jerseys
The Saints need to update their unis to the color rush whites and a black set that is opposite with the stripes.


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Weekend Warrior79
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re: Falcons should offer refunds to fans who recently bought soon-to-be obsolete jerseys
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They just need to go back to their throwbacks

Ironically, come April the current jerseys would be considered throwbacks.


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goatmilker
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re: Falcons should offer refunds to fans who recently bought soon-to-be obsolete jerseys
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Slow news day.


Yup.

"atlanta org. sucks."

"Time to move on from Brees."

Long off season ahead.


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Mrwhodat
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Dec 2015
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re: Falcons should offer refunds to fans who recently bought soon-to-be obsolete jerseys
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Slow news day.

No, I just like making fun of the Falcons, cheap hotdogs, piped in music, and everything stupid that makes up the Falcons.



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lsutiger2010
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2008
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re: Falcons should offer refunds to fans who recently bought soon-to-be obsolete jerseys
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Fans who bought those jerseys in recent weeks have every right to be upset, and the right thing for the Falcons to do would be to offer refunds, or at a minimum a straight-up exchange for the new models that come out in April.


It's comical than anyone would think the NFL gives a flying frick about the common fan. NFL only cares about the money in their pockets. This is just a way to squeeze out more from the little guy.


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sml71
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re: Falcons should offer refunds to fans who recently bought soon-to-be obsolete jerseys
Just another reason that grown-assed fans shouldn’t buy jerseys.

FIFY


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xXLSUXx
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Member since Oct 2010
8868 posts

re: Falcons should offer refunds to fans who recently bought soon-to-be obsolete jerseys
Loose definition of "obsolete".

Still works as a piece of clothing and represents the team.


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