[Members] Annual T-Shirt Debate

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Fri Jan 13 14:10:59 UTC 2012


On Fri Jan 13 13:39:39 2012, Edwin Mons wrote:
> On 01/13/2012 02:32 PM, Dave Cridland wrote:
>> Folks,
>> 
>> As many of you will remember, we tend to sell T-Shirts at FOSDEM,  
>> in part because everyone else there does.
>> 
>> 1) A "Hooded T"
> *snip*
>> 2) Black t-shirt, breast-print, as three years ago. Picture:
>> 
> *snip*
>> http://dave.cridland.net/t-shirt/xsf-2010.jpeg
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> So my personal choice would be to get both of (1) and (2), and  
>> sell at €15 and €10 respectively, initially. Perhaps €20 for  
>> both, too. And if people refuse to buy either, threaten to give  
>> them one of the old grey ones until they do.
> 
> (1) and (2) both sound good, I might actually wear them (especially  
> 1).  Looking forward to selling them using our usual skit.   
> Starting with €20 for the black shirt might be pushing it, though.

I meant:

- €10 gets you a black t-shirt. (XSF gets ~€6.50)
- €15 gets you a dark-grey hooded T. (XSF gets ~€2.50)
- €20 gets you both. (XSF gets ~€4.00)

I know we normally say things like "€10 each, or €20 for two as a  
special offer", but this is a genuine combo deal I'm suggesting.

As a side note, we need to figure out numbers.

With the black ones, we ordered 110. The grey ones we ordered - Will  
thinks - 200, and sold only 50.

And when I say sell, I really mean gave away.

I think, given how well the black ones sold originally, we could risk  
200 of those. I suspect, also, that the hooded T should be a success,  
but they're significantly more expensive (and therefore a higher  
cost). So maybe only 100 of those?

(That is, roughly, an outlay of €730 for t-shirts, and €1300 for  
hooded T's, for €2030 total, or if you prefer $2578, or £1690,  
before shipping).

Dave.
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