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HELP ME PICK DONATION MERCH.

1: What items should Sonic Retro/Sega Retro/SEGABits give away as goodies?

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HELP ME PICK DONATION MERCH.

#16 User is offline MykonosFan 

Posted 23 January 2015 - 07:49 PM

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Shirt and USB Drive sound good to me.

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 11:50 PM

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View PostOverlord, on 23 January 2015 - 05:13 PM, said:

You realise it's more of an incentive to donate rather than outright buying something, yeah? =P


...Can I just buy them off you, then? :eng101:

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 01:25 AM

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Pint glass(es) would be a lovely thing to have (and to bring along to a barcade :U), but most definitely all of them sound good.

View PostAshram, on 23 January 2015 - 11:50 PM, said:

View PostOverlord, on 23 January 2015 - 05:13 PM, said:

You realise it's more of an incentive to donate rather than outright buying something, yeah? =P
...Can I just buy them off you, then? :eng101:



#19 User is offline Rail Road 

Posted 24 January 2015 - 09:53 PM

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I would love a Retro hat! The Retro "Star" logo is very minimalist and would look great on a hat.

#20 User is offline Scarred Sun 

Posted 25 January 2015 - 11:30 AM

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View PostAshram, on 23 January 2015 - 11:50 PM, said:

View PostOverlord, on 23 January 2015 - 05:13 PM, said:

You realise it's more of an incentive to donate rather than outright buying something, yeah? =P


...Can I just buy them off you, then? :eng101:/>/>


OK, for pete's sake.

SCARRED SUN'S GUIDE TO ECONOMIES OF SCALE

Right now, Cards Against Humanity can sell 100-card expansion packs at $10 because a lot of people will buy them. For things video game-related, the market is inherently smaller. So, how much does it cost to produce an expansion pack? Setting aside the time and labor of creating card ideas, templating out 72 cards, and getting them to the manufacturer, the cost of printing 25 copies of a 72-card run is $9.33/pack, totalling $233.25 I'm taking out of pocket. Then, I have to actually get the cards, which is an additional $63 in shipping for 25 sets. That brings us to $296.25 out of pocket. From there, I need to eat the costs of shipping them to you, because ~donations~. So, the costs for me, including envelope and postage, are going to be about $3-4 domestically and $8-10 internationally. Let's be kind and say 80% are domestic, 20% are international. That brings us to $115. Add that to the $296.25 production cost and you have $411.25.

411.25 / 25 = $16.45, the total cost to get the cards to you, which I have to take out of donations. So, if 25 people donated $50, the net donation money we would have is $838.75.

"But SS!" you say. "Simply open a store and you can sell more and make the money back!"

OK, cool story bro. How many packs do we need to be able to sell before there's $838.75 in profit?

Let's assume a. I am made out of money and can throw unlimited production costs around and b. the sky's the limit on the amount of sales that will happen (I.e., everyone on earth will want these cards)

If I order 500 packs of a 72-card run the cost is $4.32/pack ($2160), and shipping to me is free! That's great, but I actually have a job and will need someone else to do the shipping. Therefore, I need them shipped to our warehouse which handles this sort of stuff on my behalf. Now, I'm passing the shipping cost on to you (shops aren't charity, bro) but charging you the $3.30 that the handling and distribution costs would be considered exhorbitant, so I'll need to eat about half that. That brings our cost per pack so far to $5.97.

But warehouse storage ain't free. I have to pay $57/mo to even hold the stock there before it ships out. Let's assume somehow that there's a huge rush that tapers off, so the first month we have 200 sell, then 100 the next month, then 50, etc.

Month 1: (200 x $5.97) + $57 = $1251 in costs
Month 2: (100 x $5.97) + $40.30 (less storage space needed each month) = $637.30
Month 3: (50 x $5.97) + $31.02 = $329.52
Month 4: (50 x $5.97) + $25 = $323.50
Month 5: (50 x $5.97) + $25 = $323.50
Month 6: (50 x $5.97) + $25 = $323.50

So, in what was a miracle sale of 500 decks in six months, our net costs for the endeavor total: $3188.32! Now, let's assume we sold those packs for $10 as you suggest, because hey, it's less than the expansion packs at only 72 cards but it's the same price. $10 x 500, $5000.

$5000 - $3188 = $1812 in profit

That sounds great, until you realize this is the real world where I don't want to gamble $2160 on selling 500 packs, cards may not sell out in six months, and people are whiny bitches.

And that's why I do donation merch instead of a store.

#21 User is offline GeneHF 

Posted 25 January 2015 - 12:12 PM

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Failing that, buy a 3D printer and pirate our shot glasses. :v:

#22 User is offline ashthedragon 

Posted 25 January 2015 - 04:00 PM

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Hmmm...I would like a T-Shirt, but USB drives and Pint glasses would be cool too.
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#23 User is offline Sodaholic 

Posted 26 January 2015 - 01:56 PM

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I voted for the pint glasses.

#24 User is offline Barry the Nomad 

Posted 26 January 2015 - 04:07 PM

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I voted shirt, but for any use I have a high res version of Opa Opa ready to use. It's the one from our latest logo, all cleaned up and pretty.

#25 User is offline Skaarg 

Posted 27 January 2015 - 08:08 AM

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The alcoholic in me votes pints, also because I love having unique glasses. As a secondary option I'd probably go for the CAH Deck Expansion. Could be pretty funny to see some of the ideas.

Whatever it ends up being I hope it comes with my badges I never got. :v:




I don't really care I'd rather see money spent on the site than things. ;)
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#26 User is offline Ravenfreak 

Posted 27 January 2015 - 12:24 PM

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I wouldn't mind getting a T-shirt myself or possibly a USB drive. I think I'd rather have a T-shirt over a USB drive though. :v:

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:33 PM

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Whenabouts will the drive begin, and what methods will you be accepting donations?

#28 User is offline Glitch 

Posted 28 January 2015 - 03:36 AM

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You can't go wrong with a T-Shirt.

Does this cover donors that give a small amount on a monthly basis? I've had a Paypal monthly recurring payment set up since Oct 2011 which is relatively small in isolated amounts but over the course of a year it would be over the $50 mark.

#29 User is offline Xeal 

Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:32 PM

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I've wanted a Retro T-Shirt for years. Pint glasses would be nice as well.

#30 User is offline WAC 

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A Sonic Retro t-shirt sounds pretty rad to me.

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