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Offline Phil Beckley

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Festool UK - Charity cycle tops
« on: May 04, 2017, 06:00 PM »
Hi
Please see below


Festool is proudly supporting the British Lung Foundation with the sale of these ***LIMITED EDITION*** CoolPass Breathable cycle tops!

With Festool on the front, and the words “Breathe Easy with Festool Dust Extraction” and the British Lung Foundation (BLF) logo on the back, all profits raised from the sale of these tops will go towards the BLF and the amazing work they do to provide help for those with lung conditions, but to also raise awareness of lung health amongst tradesmen who are most at risk of lung problems.

Buy your top now for £50 (includes free postage) from our dedicated Festool eBay page http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152528024920

As these are Limited Edition once they’re gone, they’re gone! Keep your eyes peeled for updates on how much we’ve raised for the charity on our website www.festool.co.uk and here on our facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/festoolGB/?brand_redir=323539532043

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Re: Festool UK - Charity cycle tops
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 03:31 PM »
Honestly - I understand the connection, but I think the wording on the back is crass and blunt.

If Festool are in support of the charity, just the logo should have sufficed. The slogan on the back is too commercialised and looks like Festool is trying too hard to commercialise and financially benefit from advertising when "supporting" a charity.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2017, 03:34 PM by bobfog »

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Re: Festool UK - Charity cycle tops
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 04:47 PM »
The slogan on the back puts the Festool support in context. I bet 99% of the public have never heard of Festool and so anyone seeing just "Festool" would have no clue why it is there.

I think raising money for the British Lung Foundation is a good thing. My granddad was a coal miner and died from emphysema before he reached retirement. I never met him. My father suffered from COPD and hearing his struggled breathing as he lay dying was not something I will ever forget.

Well done Festool.

Peter

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Re: Festool UK - Charity cycle tops
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2017, 05:08 PM »
I agree raising money for a charity is a good thing. But trying to feather your own nest in such an obvious way isn't classy.

Tesco support the British Heart Foundation, but you don't see them saying "Hey buy our vitamins, vegetables and exercise equipment" on the back of t-shirts.

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Re: Festool UK - Charity cycle tops
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2017, 06:51 PM »
I agree raising money for a charity is a good thing. But trying to feather your own nest in such an obvious way isn't classy.

Tesco support the British Heart Foundation, but you don't see them saying "Hey buy our vitamins, vegetables and exercise equipment" on the back of t-shirts.

....co-operation like this is not unusual and as for the slogan it gets the message across on looking after lung health long term in relation to dust. Sure it is commercial as brand awareness is present but BLF also benefit and hopefully all who work in the trades.
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Re: Festool UK - Charity cycle tops
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2017, 04:37 PM »
Hi
 UPDATE......now available for global shipping  [smile]

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152528024920

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Re: Festool UK - Charity cycle tops
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2017, 05:22 PM »
Interesting how I can get a cycling zip top shipped from festool UK - something I have absolutely no desire for  - but -   If I want some metric zobo bits or 8mm shank router bits then Festool actively limits my ability to get those with a lame whitewash about not compatible, not practical , not necessary, ect...

And this even extends to putting the screws to companies once willing to send these accessories stateside.

Phil , I wish you luck promoting these. 

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Re: Festool UK - Charity cycle tops
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2017, 05:44 PM »
Interesting how I can get a cycling zip top shipped from festool UK - something I have absolutely no desire for  - but -   If I want some metric zobo bits or 8mm shank router bits then Festool actively limits my ability to get those with a lame whitewash about not compatible, not practical , not necessary, ect...

And this even extends to putting the screws to companies once willing to send these accessories stateside.

Phil , I wish you luck promoting these.

This seems like a bit of an off course unnecessary slam in this topic.  I don't think every topic needs to be turned into a what's wrong with Festool discussion. There are plenty of topics devoted to what people think is wrong with Festool or
 Festool products without having it interjected into things like this one.

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Re: Festool UK - Charity cycle tops
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2017, 05:47 PM »
THANK YOU, Seth!

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Re: Festool UK - Charity cycle tops
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2017, 08:06 AM »
I want to see Brian Sedgely in one of those

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Re: Festool UK - Charity cycle tops
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2017, 03:42 AM »
That would be awesome
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Re: Festool UK - Charity cycle tops
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2017, 09:23 AM »
That would be awesome

Or hilarious [scared]

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Re: Festool UK - Charity cycle tops
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2017, 01:53 AM »
Make that a cahrity event, I bet theyd raise a small fortune of people wanting to see that.

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