T-shirts and more ...

Peter Gerwinski peter at gerwinski.de
Wed May 23 10:46:46 UTC 2001

Georg C. F. Greve wrote:
>  pg>   * Key chains with coins (Euro-sized) which can be used in
>  pg>   supermarked trolleys and such. They will cost about as much as
>  pg>   the T-shirts, but they are of a high quality - engraved metal,
>  pg>   not printed plastic - see
>  pg>   http://adele.gerwinski.de/~peter/coin-20010522/ .
> Is there a demand for this? How many peoople would like to have such
> an item?

I don't know, that's why I asked on this list.

> Even though it helps that Peter will finance the first investment
> needed to get things started, we really need to find a good way to
> deal with this on a resonably big scale, I think.

Well - give me 100 kEuro, then I will do the same on a really big
scale. ;-)

But anyway I think that this can finance itself and grow.

> The FSF Europe needs to maintain a permanent supply of all items to be
> able to supply them for tradeshows and conferences... the central
> point for this will be the office in Essen.
> Also we should make it easier for people to simply order small
> quantities of the FSF(E) merchandise. A perfect solution would be an
> online form where people simply enter what they want and have it
> delivered by mail.
> Of course this requires dealing with the money transfers and
> packaging.

Er ... I have experience with all this and just offered to do it for
cost price. Of course, competent help is always welcome.

> So there are essentially two problems that need to be solved:
>  a) We need a place that can print reasonably large quantities of
>  t-shirts with a good quality (I think it is important they are as
>  good as the U.S. ones) and deliver them to Essen.

My offer implied that I would use my connections to get everything
produced in Essen.

>  b) We need to set up a good way to make it easy for people to get the
>  things outside of tradeshows. Is there anyone here who has experience
>  with such things and/or would be able to help?

IMHO the only reasonable way to do that is to sell the items in
larger quantities to dealers. I have some contacts, e.g. to
LinuxLand. Anyone else who has more contacts?


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