The pick

How much would you pay for a pick to help the Rex Foundation?

1.00
3
23%
2.00
8
62%
3.00
0
No votes
4.00
0
No votes
5.00
2
15%
 
Total votes : 13

The pick

Postby phpbb » Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:20 am

So, I am seriously considering getting picks made up of the new logo. In fact, I think its fair to say I am going to get them made up, its just a matter of quantity. Because of the complexity of the design, they will cost anywhere from .40 to .60 cents to make, depending on quantity.

What I really want to do is use them to raise funds for the Rex Foundation. I am not interested in profiting from these. I think the fairest thing to do is to present you with the costs and your desire to partipate.

so, lets use to worst case:

.61 for a pick, .39 to mail it. That's $1.00 right there in administrative costs. With nothing going to the Rex Foundation. I think that the picks should be sold in packs of 5-10. At ten picks, we are looking at 6.50 in admin costs, and 3.50 going to the rex foundation. At 5, we ar elooking at 3.60 in admin costs and 1.40 going to the rex foundation.

So, in the spirit of giving, what would you guys be willing to support? I would love any feedback that you have to offer.
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Postby jck_strw » Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:46 am

For those not familiar with Rex:

http://www.rexfoundation.org/rex_home.html
http://db.etree.org/jck_strw - Tapelist
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Postby Trystine » Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:08 pm

Just thought I'd comment to keep this thread in the top ten so people would see it. I imagine you need a few more votes before you make the decision.
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Postby phpbb » Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:37 pm

thanks Trystine, you are exactly right. Things are moving off the main page quickly these days..
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Postby Crazy 9.5 Fingers » Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:15 pm

I am in. Great idea.
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Postby phpbb » Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:18 pm

Your opinion is important regardless if you buy one...
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Postby strumminsix » Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:04 pm

Would it be cheaper to print in bulk?

I'd be interested in a handful or dozen or score of RUKIND picks!

By shipping multiple the postage goes down.
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Postby Robey » Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:58 pm

I would pay whatever ends up being the cost.

Having an rukind pick would be cool, and knowing that the effort is to benefit a deserving charity makes it worthwhile.

I doubt I would actually use the picks, since I'm a bit particular to my heavy gauge triangular Tortis. ;-) However, I'd still buy them and give them away or whatever.....
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Postby phpbb » Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:37 pm

500 picks would cost about 42 cents per pick. 125 picks would cost about 61 cents per pick. I don't know if I am willing to cover the costs above 500 picks given then current level of interest. There is definately economy of scales, it just a matter of how much I am going to lay down in cash to make it happen. Seeing that we have a whopping 9 votes on the issue, I am not getting a good feeling that I should invest much in this endeavor.

If it turns out that we go forward with a benefit to the Rex Foundation, the charitable arm of the Grateful Dead, I think it only makes sense to sell them in larger quantities, so that we can reduce postage, and increase what we give to them,
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Postby Guest » Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:52 pm

I'd buy them to help support Rex and because they look good and I can always use more picks.
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Postby strumminsix » Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:36 pm

Count me in for $20 whatever that gets me.
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Postby CaptainTrips » Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:12 am

maybe we can secure some pre orders so you dont have to front all the cost, phpbb. you can also put me down for $20 worth. I go through picks left and right and more is always good.
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Postby waldo041 » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:20 am

Count me in for $20!.


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Postby shakedown_04092 » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:50 am

count me in for $20 as well! Sweet! Great idea, Gregg!

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Postby shakedown_04092 » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:50 am

count me in for $20 as well! Sweet! Great idea!

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