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Jme198
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:00 am    Post subject: Dynamic discs buy back Reply with quote

I like the idea of this from a consumer perspective, but I worry that the cost of the program is being pushed down to the retailer.

http://dynamicdiscs.com/buyback/
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I missing something; is there any risk taken by the manufacturer with this initiative? Or is all on the retail.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does not say but that would be my first question if I were a retailer
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bbp wrote:
Am I missing something; is there any risk taken by the manufacturer with this initiative? Or is all on the retail.


http://www.dynamicdiscs.com/buyback/

What do I do with the returned discs?
The best practice that we have seen is to sell these discs at a reduced price and/or on a used rack of discs. Based on current returns/exchanges at the Dynamic Discs stores, we anticipate that you will experience somewhere around 10-25 discs in exchange during a three month time period. Some of these discs will have just a couple throws while others will show visible wear.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flow:
Manufacturer sells disc to retailer (Retailer -$cost, +Disc)
Retailer sells disc to customer (Retailer +$markup)
Customer throws disc
Customer returns disc for full refund (Retailer -$cost)

At this point the retailer is out the cost of the disc plus the cost of the two transactions.

I'm would assume that at the worst case the manufacturer would be replacing the cost of the disc returned with fresh stock upon the next reorder.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that is what appears to be the case on the surface, but my question is why would any retailer want to take on that extra risk? Let's be honest, even in the States where disc golf is much more popular, this is a very niche sport. I would would bet that most retailers don't make much in the way of margins on all the product they sell and most likely struggle to survive. It doesn't make sense to me that a retailer would take added on risk to improve Dynamic's reputation? I understand that the retailer would be looked upon with an increased amount of favour but I don't know that they would be able to sustain it financially.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And if you were the retailer you'd look like a schmuck not extending this program to all manufacturers. Then DD isn't separate from the crowd. What's the incentive for retailers to just make DD look good? There must be one we don't see because we aren't the retailer.

At least it's not a refund, but another disc--of any manufacturer (which is also weird; why not keep it in the family?)

Hope no one puts their name on the disc before they dislike it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They don't specifically say it but I'm guessing the store charges Dynamic Discs for the exchanged disc. Then this makes sense.
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