The 2012 Pirate Kit Order Thread

The one stop shop for all your Pirate clothing

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ImRio    pirate
06/07/2012 at 21:21

Cheers

06/07/2012 at 21:26

Anyone who has not ordered kit whilst I have been the co-ordinator or who has not ordered kit before, you have a PM asking for contact details.  This is so that when I decide an order is good to go, I can mail you all for sizes and payment which will mean the whole order process becomes slicker and quicker

07/07/2012 at 09:10

Excuse me Rafikid..........I have noticed a newcomer Borobhoy and you haven't grilled this new comer.......I seem to remember getting a hard time when I first asked for kit (having to introduce myself, describe my interests, position of birth marks etc !!!- is this preferential treatment !!............................

07/07/2012 at 09:14
Naan - how do you know he ha not been interrogated in private
07/07/2012 at 09:16
Ok, in the interests of visible fairness.....

Borobhoy.....please tell u a little about yourself, your Tri ambitions, and what has attracted you to the Pirates (apart from the beautiful and vivacious Kit Fairy)
ImRio    pirate
07/07/2012 at 09:20

I read that as Beautiful and Vicious!  lol

Lee the Pea    pirate
07/07/2012 at 09:31
Lol! Schmunks, can you add me to the gilet list please if it isn't too late? I'll take one. Thanks!
purpletrilady    pirate
07/07/2012 at 10:00

me too for a gilet please 

08/07/2012 at 16:35

Hi Schmunks, can you put me down for a Ladies Tank Top if its not to late

08/07/2012 at 16:43

Purely Cornish - it's not quite that simple .  Why not tell us a little out yourself, what your Tri ambitions are, and what has attracted you to the Pirates

kittenkat    pirate
08/07/2012 at 16:47

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
08/07/2012 at 16:50
Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)

Anyone who has not ordered kit whilst I have been the co-ordinator or who has not ordered kit before, you have a PM asking for contact details.  This is so that when I decide an order is good to go, I can mail you all for sizes and payment which will mean the whole order process becomes slicker and quicker

I don't have a PM

I don't know my size

I don't know what I ordered

is it monday tomorrow?

will it be raining?

did I order a gilet?

can i order a gilet?

is there a list?

08/07/2012 at 16:54

Gastank - the simple answer is.....

 

You have ordered kit before

08/07/2012 at 18:10

Hi Schunkee, i logged on a while back but have only just posted, I train with Ridge Back Max, Flower Power and Cornish Digger, I was with them and completed the Outlaw, I was at your pub presentation, and thought I would like to be more active.

08/07/2012 at 18:57
kittenkat wrote (see)

KK - I am not sure why you have used that smiley when you raised your concerns a month or so ago and it was duly answered by Barley.

kittenkat wrote (see)

Guys, some new people are getting put off by this thread. I know I've had mail, let's just welcome everyone. Anyone can join and order kit, isn't that what the Pirates are about, welcoming people into triathlon.

I think it's wrong to give people the third degree, because that's what it feels like.

 

 

Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

All, Just want to make it clear that anyone is welcome to order pirate kit, there is no vetting or acceptance process.

Id like to think that the pirates are open and inclusive, theyre not an official club, neither are there any rules. This works both ways, in such that if someone is asking for kit then I think its fair and a demonstration of our interest to ask them why what races theyre doing, maybe where theyre based etc. Its not a case that theyre being judged on this basis.

Also, sorting out the kit order can be an onerous process, collecting order confirmations and payments from dozens of people takes time. If someones asking for kit with their first post on the forum, I think its fair to ask them a little more about themselves. If that's their only communication with us how will we get in touch with them in a couple of months when the kit order is being organised.

As has been said about minimum orders, if we get to 16 and that comprises 6 people that have only posted once and arent contactable, change their mind etc then the order process gets postponed.

Everyone thats ever wanted/paid for pirate kit has had it collected.

 

kittenkat wrote (see)
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

All, Just want to make it clear that anyone is welcome to order pirate kit, there is no vetting or acceptance process.

Id like to think that the pirates are open and inclusive, theyre not an official club, neither are there any rules. This works both ways, in such that if someone is asking for kit then I think its fair and a demonstration of our interest to ask them why what races theyre doing, maybe where theyre based etc. Its not a case that theyre being judged on this basis.

Also, sorting out the kit order can be an onerous process, collecting order confirmations and payments from dozens of people takes time. If someones asking for kit with their first post on the forum, I think its fair to ask them a little more about themselves. If that's their only communication with us how will we get in touch with them in a couple of months when the kit order is being organised.

As has been said about minimum orders, if we get to 16 and that comprises 6 people that have only posted once and arent contactable, change their mind etc then the order process gets postponed.

Everyone thats ever wanted/paid for pir

kittenkat    pirate
08/07/2012 at 19:03

Just because Barley answered it doesn't mean that everyone has to agree with questioning new people as to their intentions.There are no 'bosses' of the Pirates, it's an eclectic mix of people and so it should be.

Do you question people who order supporters kit? What do they want to support, how involved in supporting will they be etc...

No, so if people want kit, let them have it. It's intimidating enough to post new on a forum without the third degree.

The pirates are, and always will be for me, what their original intentions were. What others see it as is up to them.

 

 

Edited: 08/07/2012 at 19:06
08/07/2012 at 19:20

The supporters kit comparison is a poor argument.  People who order supporters kit are not subject to minimum order levels.  They can buy their gear as and when they like. 

As Barley said, we are not stopping people who want kit.  We are merely asking them what their intentions are so that we can gauge whether we will still reach minimum order levels when the kit order is ready to go in. For example, two people who are on the kit list have not posted since October 11; one of those has a total of 2 posts, both on the same day they signed up, the other does not have PM enabled.  So, figures for that piece of kit may well be overstated by 2. Surely that's not fair on the others who also want that kit item and are expecting the order to go through based on the figures shown on the list

In addition, is it not friendly to ask people a little bit about themselves.  The Pirates have previously had accusations of being cliquely. Surely by asking people to tell us a little about themselves we showing an interest in that individual and being welcoming

So, I'll expect your smiley to be a regular feature on this thread

Edited: 08/07/2012 at 19:25
08/07/2012 at 19:25

I'm sure I've seen pics of people wearing Pirate tech tees, are they available anymore?

kittenkat    pirate
08/07/2012 at 19:25

I understand that it's an onerous job and you need to know if people are committed to buying kit, I just think that some of those conversations could be done by PM rather than putting people who've only just plucked up courage to post, on the spot in a very public way.

 

kittenkat    pirate
08/07/2012 at 19:33
Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)

In addition, is it not friendly to ask people a little bit about themselves.  The Pirates have previously had accusations of being cliquely. Surely by asking people to tell us a little about themselves we showing an interest in that individual and being welcoming

 

No, not the way you're doing it, and I really don't mean that in any personal or nasty way. If I was brand shiny new I would find your approach overbearing.

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