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July 23, 2004

The ubiquitous wristband

DenverPost.com | Millions banding together for "amazing" Armstrong

The Denver Post on the LiveStrong wristbands:

How hot are they?

Niketown in Denver can barely keep them in stock. At 69 Foley's stores, they're selling "steadily," spokeswoman Priscilla Tinsley says, and the parent company for the five Bicycle Village stores in Colorado has ordered them in lots of 1,000 to keep its locations supplied.

"I way underestimated how many we would need," says Jon Jeunette, division merchandise manager for Specialty Sports, which owns Bicycle Village. "I originally ordered 100 for two stores and they were gone in five minutes. Then I ordered 500; then 1,000. We're supposed to get more tomorrow."

Apparently, 2 million of the wristbands have been sold ONLINE alone since they went on sale May 17th.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 23, 2004 in Lance Armstrong 2004 | Permalink

Comments

article on phil liggett's errors:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/23/sports/sportsspecial/23tv.html

Posted by: john at Jul 23, 2004 1:15:21 AM

My local bike store has been out for a week. They said that they are now having to order in lots of 1000 directly from the web site, because their suplier can't meet the demand.

Nashville, TN USA

Posted by: mashby at Jul 23, 2004 9:11:59 AM

Where can I get a LiveStrong wristban?

Posted by: Fern A. Benson at Aug 10, 2004 2:32:39 PM