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MORRELL12
09-23-2003, 10:52 AM
Darren,

Now that you have sold all of the patches could we get window decals made for our vehicles? I think this would be cool to be at a trail head and see other cars with the decal.

Thanks,

darren
09-23-2003, 10:36 PM
I got a quote on getting window stickers printed, but I just bought a house and money is a little tight right now. If you or anyone else wants to front the money, we can get the stickers printed right now. I'm not looking to make a profit, but once again, I would like to tack on an extra $1 per sticker to go to The Brain Tumor Society.

The quote I got is:

Item: Sticker
Material: White Vinyl (4 mil.)
Size: 3" x 4 1/2" stock rectangle with rounded corners
Colors: One Spot Color (screenprinted)
Quantity: 125 250 500 1000 1500
-------+--------+-------+--------+-------+
Price: $135 $160 $200 $275 $315

These are heavy duty vinyl stickers that go on the outside of the window. We would need about 300 stickers, so that would be about $200 up front.

Let me know.

- darren

Mashmann
09-24-2003, 09:42 AM
The price certainly drops as the quantity increases - it goes from $1.08 apiece for 125 stickers to $0.21 apiece for 1500 stickers.

How about $50 from four people to share the burden a little. My check is in the mail today if there are three other financial barons out there.

Ed

chomp
09-24-2003, 09:47 AM
OK, I'll be 2 of 4

vegematic
09-24-2003, 09:52 AM
I'll be 3. One more?

Peakbagr
09-24-2003, 10:08 AM
Darren,

You might look into cost for stickers that go on the inside of the glass, facing out.
They are thinner, usually cost less, and have the advantage of not being exposed to the elements.
I find that external stickers end up being damaged by ice scrapers that catch their edge.

Thanks,
Peakbagr

darren
09-24-2003, 12:09 PM
Big thanks to those people willing to pitch in while I am currently broke!

I was going for the outside sticker because a lot of cars have tinted windows (mine) and you cant see stickers that are on the inside. These outside vinyl stickers are supposed to be fairly weather proof. What do people think? I'll go with the popular vote.

-darren

chomp
09-24-2003, 12:26 PM
I vote for the outside sticker. I put most of mine on the ferring for my roof rack. It'll look good right next to the giant sticker of Pat Patriot that I got the other day.

Mashmann
09-24-2003, 12:37 PM
darren's tinted windows and chomp's roof rack seem to me to be good reasons to get the outside kind.

Charlie
09-25-2003, 11:37 AM
I have tinted windows, so outside is better. I can hardly see my ADK sticker.

Darren, by the way, I saw my brother Bob over the weekend and finally gave him his patch. (he lives on the left coast so we don't hook up very often) He'll be excited to see his work on a sticker.

Rick
09-25-2003, 12:12 PM
Darren,
Did you get enough folks to pitch in? - If not count me in for $50. Just let me know where and when to send it.
Thanks
Rick

MORRELL12
09-25-2003, 12:43 PM
Thanks guys for all of you who are gettting the ball rolling. I think the decals are a great idea and I cannot wait to get mine. I am in the same boat as Darren, my wife and I just closed on a house a few months ago and money is tight! Thsnk you all so much.

darren
09-25-2003, 01:29 PM
Well, Mashman, Chomp, vegematic, and Rick make 4 and that's enough to order the stickers. If you guys can send me the $50 checks, I'll order the stickers. My info:

Darren Almeida
812 Potomska Rd
South Dartmouth, MA
02748

Thanks! You guys are great! The stickers will look pretty cool. As someone said jokingly at the Gathering this weekend..."you know, this website community is in danger of becoming a real organization". :D

- darren

Rick
09-25-2003, 01:32 PM
I just put the check in the mail!!

MORRELL12
09-25-2003, 01:36 PM
How much will the decals be including the 1 dollar donation?

Thanks,

darren
09-25-2003, 03:04 PM
Rick - thanks!

Adam - I'll work it out. Somewhere between 50 cents and $1 for the sticker and $1 for the donation. Depends on how many people want, there is a big price break between 250 and 500 stickers.

- darren

raftingguy
09-25-2003, 03:59 PM
Darren,

I sent the money for the patches yesterday. As for the stickers, count me in for those when you get em!!!

Scott

chomp
09-25-2003, 09:24 PM
Here's an idea for the stickers. Not sure how popular it will be, but here goes.

Buy the batch of 500 for $200 - which you have on the way in the mail. The stickers will prolly cost about 50 cents a piece after you get them shipped to you, etc...

So, sell the stickers for $2, at first taking a $1 donation and $1 to recoup the initial cost. After 200 stickers, you (we) have the money back, and the remaining stickers are bonus. So... there is no rush to sell them to break even, and every $2 sale after that goes directly to the Brain Tumor Society.

Of course, I am a bit bias since I'd rather get my money back after 200 stickers than 500 stickers, but I still stand by this as a good plan. In the end, it winds up that everyone donated $1.50 instead of $1, but I dont think that this is going to break anyone's piggy bank.

Thoughts?

sli74
09-25-2003, 09:29 PM
Sounds good to me Chomp . . .

sli74

Mashmann
09-25-2003, 09:56 PM
Chomp, you are a genius!

(The check is in the mail.)

Ed

ripple
09-26-2003, 07:26 AM
I like Chomps idea, and I like mavs00 's idea on the reoder of patches, i missed out on the first batch.

Rick
09-26-2003, 08:16 AM
I remember BC, some had donated money to keep the site up.

IMMHO I see no problem with the excess money per sticker being used to keep the site functional and running - Especially since all of this has pretty much been Darren's time and money to date, and we have been the beneficiaries.

:)

carole
09-26-2003, 08:18 AM
I agree with Rick.

vegematic
09-26-2003, 10:04 AM
Just dropped my $50 in the mail, Darren. My honey and I bought a house last Thanksgiving and recently regained financial equilibrium. You will too, soon enough.

darren
09-26-2003, 10:18 AM
OK, it's settled then, I'll go with Chomp's idea. $2 a sticker. Maybe after the 200, I could use the extra 50 cents / sticker to get some seed money for more patches. I'm not looking to make money - getting birthday cakes, free beer, and meeting cool people is payback enough.

- darren

Bob Smith
09-26-2003, 03:08 PM
Darren, I'll send another $50.00 if you want to order more up front. Send me your address and it's on the way.

Mavs, I have an extra patch and since you were first to ask it's your except for one catch. If the Yankees take the ALCS it's free, If Boston wins (that will never happen) I'll still give it to you. send me your address.

darren
09-26-2003, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by Bob Smith
Darren, I'll send another $50.00 if you want to order more up front. Send me your address and it's on the way.

Mavs, I have an extra patch and since you were first to ask it's your except for one catch. If the Yankees take the ALCS it's free, If Boston wins (that will never happen) I'll still give it to you. send me your address.

Bob - Thanks for the offer. I appreciate it. I already have 4 people sending in $50 each, so for $200 I am going to order 500 stickers. That should be enough!

Mavs - looks like you lucked out and Bob is going to hook you up with a patch. I only have a couple patches left and I think I'm going to hang on to those myself.

Thanks!

- darren

rondak46
09-27-2003, 08:47 PM
Maybe you could charge enough for the stickers to raise the money for some more patches?!?!

Mike

darren
10-01-2003, 07:41 PM
I received the checks from Mashman, Chomp, vegematic, and Rick, so the window stickers are a go! I sent the files to the sticker company and once we sort out file format production will begin. We should get the stickers in 4-6 weeks.

The stickers will be 3" x 4 1/2" and will look like this (http://www.vftt.org/pix/vftt_sticker-sm.jpg).

They will cost $2 each. That includes $1 for the sticker and a $1 donation to The Brain Tumor Society (http://www.tbts.org).

Can't wait to slap one on my Jeep. :D

Big time thanks to Mashman, Chomp, vegematic, and Rick!

- darren

raftingguy
10-01-2003, 09:10 PM
Sounds great Darren!!! I can't wait.

bubba
10-01-2003, 11:24 PM
Ahhh, right next to the Ron Jon sticker... Sounds great!

daxs
10-09-2003, 07:33 AM
I'll be ordering a sticker. To be added to me ADK, Lehigh and DAN stickers on my car!

MORRELL12
10-09-2003, 07:35 AM
Thanks guys for making this happen I cannot wait to get one on my car!!!!

Nonlegit
10-28-2003, 04:27 PM
Whats going on with the stickers? I want one, so my car will hopefully not get keyed at a trailhead by my own kind lol :D /jk.

I can pay the money, so i just need somebody to give me the address where it goes and they can fire it out to me. Ill certainly put it on. Im planning on a couple of trips this weekend then i want to go ahead and do adams election day weekend, then possibly something veterans day weekend. It would be sweet if i could cop a sticker before then:cool:

darren
10-30-2003, 12:50 PM
The stickers are on order and I should have them in ~ 2 weeks. I'll post ordering info as soon as I get them.

- darren

Bob
11-24-2003, 04:54 PM
I want one (or two)...

Any way to put a whitespace where we could write in our VFTT aliases?

rondak46
11-24-2003, 05:52 PM
....VFTT "my name is " stickers.

More ideas are better than fewer ideas, in my book.

Mike

Nonlegit
11-27-2003, 05:32 PM
are they available?