SchoolShop (Serbia) Kvalifikacije Qualifications for Euro 2016

Pavle

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Few weeks ago School Shop, Serbian publisher released an album called Kvalifikacije za Evropsko Fudbalsko Prvenstvo 2016 - Qualifications for the UEFA European Championship.

Kvalfikacije SCHOOL SHOP 2016 album.JPG
Collection has 648 stickers which is pretty high number. What is great is that it includes literary all the nations that play in the qualification phase including some that rarely (or never) appeared before in collections : Giblatar, San Marino, Luxemburg, etc.

Though collection is not in sale yet in my city, I have downloaded some photos from the web, and re-uploaded them here.
Kvalfikacije SCHOOL SHOP 2016 album san marino.JPG Kvalfikacije SCHOOL SHOP 2016 album italy.JPG Kvalfikacije SCHOOL SHOP 2016 album germany.JPG
I personally never had high hopes for the publisher and do not collect their stuff (except Qualifications 2014 which was epic collection with 980 stickers!).

Quality of album is probably poor, and stickers can be classified as average.

I won´t be buying or having these for trade, but I might buy only a pack or two to show you off how it looks in the next week or so.
 

Caniggia

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I'd like to make this collection, but seems quiet impossible, also for costs. Few times i've found Qualifications 2014 on ebay, price was really hig (around 150 with stickers already attached), in that case i prefer to spend money for other items...
 

Andy

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Am i right in saying these sticker collections have packets sold in Newsagents in Serbia or is it just mail order from School Shop direct... either way, I think these guys are missing a trick as they should issue complete sets of stickers and album in a blister pack for a relatively expensive purchase and could make a decent amount of money. I would guess many overseas buyers would prefer this unless I am mistaken?? what do you guys think...especially when Panini dont usually issue collections for the Qualification period, School Shop has a "collective" market (excuse the pun!)
 

Pavle

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Not really Andy. Here the taxes and shipping cost and bureaucracy would never make this cost effective for them. Then you also need to have distributors and stuff. Its not as easy as it sounds. Panini has a monopoly on distribution. If a company started to spread, I am sure they would sue them. So they mainly focus on our market and Serbian laws. I do not think extra 500 sets sold online will make it worth.
 

Caniggia

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the main problem, even i find way to buy album plus one box, how to complete the album? it is almost 1000 stickers! and if I have to buy on ebay spending 150 euros (complete album, not album + set, so also without pleasure to put stickers), i prefer to use money for something more important
 

Andy

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i forgot about the small matter of the "licensing" issue for them, fair play...its a shame really as could make themselves a decent profit.

I must admit, if i was a Serb, i wouldnt collect them either with 1000 stickers in the collection - that is just ludicrous...but thats just a personal opinion. I havent seen the quality of the albums produced but the middle binding must of had to be re-inforced somehow??
 
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