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 Post subject: WCM Online Store
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:17 pm 
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If I had a store with WatchmenComicMovie.com merch, would anyone be interested. I could have...

- T-shirts
- Clocks
- Mugs
- Mousepads
- Stickers
- Magnets

Remember, this would be WCM stuff. Don't expect the smiley face or any other trademarked logos. The stuff would be black and yellow, use the futura font, maybe have some dripping blood. I'd do my best to make stuff look cool, but I don't want to get sued.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:27 pm 
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Do you want my debit card number now or later?

Seriously, partner, if you set that up, I would be the first in line to buy something.

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Curiosity Inc. wrote:
Do you want my debit card number now or later?

Seriously, partner, if you set that up, I would be the first in line to buy something.

Unfortunately, You're not the best demographic ;)

I'm pretty sure I'm going to do this anyway. But if the reaction is very positive here, I'll really do it right with tons of product styles and variations.

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Will you serve outside the USA?
If so, I'll buy something, mainly because Euro is now very strong vs. the Dollar. He he he ;)

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Will you serve outside the USA?

Yes. We will ship anywhere in the world.

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what sort of prices are you thinking of?

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I think it's also important to consider what to put on these.

I understand how you want to avoid any copyrighted images or characters, but there has to be something Watchmen-related that you can use. For example, how about a picture of the New York skyline as seen through a broken window? Maybe an inkblot test? A mushroom cloud? Landscapes of Mars or Antarctica? A whole bunch of TV screens?

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A whole bunch of TV screens?


Too Matrix!

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It doesn't look like we have a lot of supporters here. I'm not going to go nuts if nobody really wants this stuff.

I was going to do a clock with dripping blood. I thought that was fun.

Maybe mugs that have the site's logo and "Forum Member" underneath. Is that lame?

I don't know. There's not much of a mandate here, so I'll wait on this until there's more interest.

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T-shirt would be pretty damn awesome
and do you mean the clock like your avatar or would that be too close again?

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namuras wrote:
Will you serve outside the USA?
If so, I'll buy something, mainly because Euro is now very strong vs. the Dollar. He he he ;)


namuras is right. All hail the mighty €uro! :D

No, seriously, if there were cool wcm.com T-shirts on offer, why not buy them? He he, and since it wouldn't even be Watchmen-merchandise nobody could complain about it... ;)

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AYBGerrardo wrote:
what sort of prices are you thinking of?

Mug - $14.99
Mousepad - $14.99
Clock - $16.99
T-Shirts - $13.99 - $23.99 (price depends on color and quality of shirt)
Small Magnet - $4.99
Bumper Sticker - $4.99
Journal - $12.99

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They seem like good prices, but the real kicker for us europeans is the shipping costs
any estimates on those?

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AYBGerrardo wrote:
They seem like good prices, but the real kicker for us europeans is the shipping costs
any estimates on those?

The product will be produced on order from a local distributor. There are many distributors around the globe so shipping rate should be pretty normal.

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So do you mean there wouldn't be too much extra charge for us in Europe?
Also, if we ordered several items would we have to pay shipping individually?

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AYBGerrardo wrote:
So do you mean there wouldn't be too much extra charge for us in Europe?
Also, if we ordered several items would we have to pay shipping individually?

Right. For example, they will likely have a UK distributor, so you would pay local shipping. I also assume combined orders will have lower shipping rates.

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So for a T-Shirt we'd be talking something like $8 shipping? I could live with that :D
How much of this stuff would need to be sold to make it worthwhile, DDC?

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AYBGerrardo wrote:
So for a T-Shirt we'd be talking something like $8 shipping? I could live with that :D
How much of this stuff would need to be sold to make it worthwhile, DDC?

I really don't care about that. It's about knowing if there's a decent demand that would make me decide to do it. Plus I'd take design suggestions from you guys for shirts, etc. so I can give you the types of stuff you want.

What it comes down to is, if the WCM fans want this kind of merch, I'll deliver it. Again, I'm not going to make any real money unless I'm selling hundreds of dollars of stuff per month. For example, I might make $100 if I sell 20-25 shirts. But keep in mind I have to set up the store, create the designs, etc. So, if I design one shirt, and do all of that, and sell 20-25 shirts, I still won't break even on the value of my time put into it.

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Perhaps it'd be worth starting out with one piece of merch, then expand if enough people are interested enough to buy?

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Great idea DD, i wanna share something.

Rather than making a product then wait for a demand, why not have the ppl over here to submit a few designs either bi-weekly or monthly, have a poll on which design we dig most, and then create a merchandise like t-shirts or mugs based on the design that we voted for.

by that way, you don't have to crack your head on what to create and we all get to have what design we want for a merchandise.

(this consultancy fee will cost you) :P

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