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IMPORTANT information on bowl merchandise

i had a 25-minute phone conversation with Dexter LaMont, associate athletic director for marketing and business development, and this is what i learned… this is the extremely short version… a cliff's notes version, if you will…

nevertheless, here goes:

the Motor City Bowl has ONE licensed distributor to work through… Robert Popp Enterprises

(most bowls can have anywhere from 20-100 distributors… the new orleans bowl last year had approx. 35 distrbutors)

Robert Popp Enterprises charges 3-4 times which average distributors charge for t-shirts (Dexter was extremely kind enough to email me the Motor City Bowl Team Handbook… the prices Bob Popp charges for merchandise blew my mind)

for FAUSports.com or any vendor of FAU merchandise to buy and resell Robert Popp stuff, they'd be about $24 a shirt just to break even… Dexter said (paraphrase): I'm not trying to be a cheapo, but seriously, we just can't afford it… we can't buy up shirts hoping to sell them just to break even… and if we sold them for a price to make money, they'd be about $30-35 a shirt… it's just not worth it

(a little background on merchandise: 15% royalties needs to go to this place… 15% to that place… 30% to this place… you're already down 45% of the shirt… add in the raw money that Popp charges.. it's just ridiculous)

i know this doesn't help at all, but that's the story in a very small nut shell

my best advice is this (as i have already done this 3 times)…. e-mail Bob Popp and show your frustration… tell him to put an online store on motorcitybowl.com (as every other bowl does) since he is charging our school an astronomical price for FAU to sell

Bob Popp
[email protected]


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Thanks for your diligence with this, Owl09.

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09:

Care to add in the most important detail?  Lol

(If not i will)
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Florida_Owl said

09:

Care to add in the most important detail?  Lol

(If not i will)

which is……?

i'm lost, lol


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owl09 said

Florida_Owl said

09:

Care to add in the most important detail?  Lol

(If not i will)

which is……?

i'm lost, lol

Any "affiliation" or "special interest" that we should know about??
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Florida_Owl said

owl09 said

Florida_Owl said

09:

Care to add in the most important detail?  Lol

(If not i will)

which is……?

i'm lost, lol

Any "affiliation" or "special interest" that we should know about??


LOL. I know where you're going with this. Do y'all want to blow up his spot?

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that it's a family business?


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owl09 said

that it's a family business?


Who does dad work for?  What's his title?
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http://www.neworleansbowlshop.com/neworleansbowl/home.php

The New Orleans Bowl merch is sweeet.

Dropp Popp!

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Florida_Owl said

owl09 said

that it's a family business?


Who does dad work for?  What's his title?

Come clean, you'll feel better  ;)

GO OWLS!
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