Originally Posted by Blkhawkfan
I know this is a little late, but I absolutely had to put in my $.02.
4.95 is the best they could get for that bow!! (They= Omnicheer and Campus cheer and Cheerleading online) Some poor little child made those bows with the most inferior of products, and probably got paid 50 cents that week to do so.
I saw two or even three teams with those horrible, cheap bows at our last competition and when I say "Horrible and cheap" I am being nice. They were floppy, fraying, the layers peeling apart and fraying from the middle (or interior) of the bow, not just the ends. The metallic was near-sheer and the sequins had fallen or been picked off. (We had some girls sitting right in front of us) My eyes were practically bugging out of my head, and my lower lip almost bleeding from me trying so hard not to give my card to the coach!!!! OMGosh! Really?? Do they not understand that the bow is part of the uniform?
So, do yourself a favor, don't lower your standards to meet theirs, ever. If your bows are worth more, then don't be afraid to say so. Explain why your bows are better, and she will not only be your friend, but she will purchase your bows. If she didn't this year, you can bet she learned a lesson and she will next year!!
Thanks for letting me vent, I swear that company's stuff is just crap-not just the bows, either.
OMG Shelleigh! I just read this post! LMAO!!!!! Regrettably, I saw a team at our Pop Warner competition this season with this same bow. Oh yuck! was all I could think.
Since I attend the same competitions with teams I make bows for, I bring along a small repair kit with me. I found myself wanting to ask them if I could perhaps try and fix them so their cheerleaders didn't suffer the embarrassment of wearing them.
The bows were huge, they were floppy, fraying and ugly. I wouldn't have paid $5.00 for that bow. If my daughter had brought that bow home, I would have immediately dismantled it, purchased some better product and put it back together the way it should have looked. (And yest, I have done this before). Hahahaha! You're great!