Dear Family, Friends and BocciniŽ Fans,
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the closure of BocciniŽ.
We started BocciniŽ
as a small family run business. Once BocciniŽ grew faster and larger than we as
a family could handle,
we contacted established companies to partner with.
company (REI) showed great interest, asking for samples and verbally promising
to place BocciniŽ
in their stores throughout the entire USA. There was quite a bit of back and forth communication to give us the illusion of sincerity and intent.
Then there was silence... phone calls and emails were not returned.
we had a Patent pending unfortunately it seems that they took our idea,
repackaged it and now sell a seemingly inferior version as their own product.
They copied the exact same type of balls, bag and an even tried to copy the clip.
Coincidentally, they sell this for the EXACT same price that we sold ours: $15.
Please don't take our word for it, decide for yourself:
Sadly, the company in question is one that we really liked. REI: https://www.rei.com/
Here is a link to their product: https://www.rei.com/product/850893/outside-inside-backpacker-bocce-set
At this time
we do not want the negativity and stress to make this a legal issue and we
doubt that REI will openly admit this,
but we believe that the least they could do to make up for this is to donate ALL the proceeds for this product (in the name of BocciniŽ) to:
St. Jude Children's Hospital.
If you agree, please share this with as many people as you can in hopes that REI will do the right thing. #REImakeitright
Thank you for believing in our family dream and supporting us then and now,
ps. If you would like to share your concerns you can contact the REI board as follows:
REI Board of Directors
P.O. Box 1938
Sumner, WA 98390