Who buys £200 gloves?

Discussion in 'Thai Boxing' started by Monkey_Magic, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

    I see that Fairtex has limited edition gloves, some costing over £200 for a pair. Who’d buy these?

    Presumably there’s a market, otherwise Fairtex wouldn’t make them. Are the gloves simply amazing quality? Do people collect them or use ’em?
  2. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    Ya, that is high, but it says "The leather is raw, smooth and soft for the best craftsmanship and make it easy to form a fist." Best craftsmanship. (shrug)

    I suppose there's a group of people who will collect just about anything. I knew a lady who collected everything Wizard of Oz, and I mean everything. When you say, "There are only 200 of these worldwide!" maybe boxing enthusiasts will snap up most of them.
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  3. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    I paid about £100 for my fairtex.

    I wouldn't pay £200, but I'm not a pro.

    They have a reputation for good quality, I expect that is an appropriate cost, plus maybe 10% for sales spin.
  4. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Often heard Cleto Reyes make some of the best gloves and they can get pricey too. I bet after a certain point the extra cash doesn't correspond to an actual perceivable increase in quality.
  5. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Cost is relative. What may be a month's grocery shopping to one person may be pocket change to another. It's marketing 101: make people believe your product satisfies a need you made them believe they have, and someone will eventually pay the asking price.
  6. Kicksider

    Kicksider New Member

    Obviously, the 2 pairs that are twice as more expensive just have a different surface material and a different limited edition print. It may be just what some people are looking for to show off. Rich kids .... they can be bothersome.
  7. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Mayweather : "These a bit cheap, I'll take 10"

    Rest of us : When is JD Sports having their Xmas sales?
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  8. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Well off newbies will buy them, loads of people buy all the gear, do a class or two and then jack it in.

    Plus having gloves in the £200 quid range, makes the £60 quid gloves sell more too, it's marketing 101.
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  9. Unreal Combat

    Unreal Combat Valued Member

    You can get them cheaper if you don't buy from Fairtex directly.

    I used to have the Thai Pride gloves (£100 in that link) and they cost me about £80 when I bought them about 6 years ago.

    Fairtex equipment is worth it's weight in gold in my opinion, but I wouldn't pay more than £100 for any gloves personally.
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