Merchandising! Where the REAL money from the strip is made!

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Postby Aaron M. Holm, esquire on Thu Jun 22, 2000 1:32 am

Hey, Campers...<P>I'm in the process of revamping the look of the items in the Online Store, and I was wondering if there were any particular themes or designs you might be interested in. I've got a few ideas of my own, but I'd like to know what all you'd like to see being made available, as you guys are probably going to be more likely to snag stuff than I am... <P>(Providing, of course, you all are able to afford it. I know a lot of you are on as budget. I know I am...)<P>-- A.<P> <P>------------------
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Postby John T on Thu Jun 22, 2000 4:11 am

Well, first off, I like the Bond-style t-shirt. Are you saying that I have to order that one really damn fast before you ditch it, or is it already gone? Any case, I think you need to showcase Joe's extrodinary bad luck on a t-shirt. You need to just why he's the unlucky "Joe Average" in all of us. Movie parodies are always fun too - just look at my Cafe Press store (shameless plug).<P>----------
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Postby mbluesman on Tue Jun 27, 2000 10:28 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aaron M. Holm, esquire:
<B>Hey, Campers...<P>I'm in the process of revamping the look of the items in the Online Store, and I was wondering if there were any particular themes or designs you might be interested in. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I know it's probably cliche, but I really like the head shots of Joe with some cynical comment, or maybe something of him brooding over a beer. T-shirts are always good. (Please make sure they have the web address on them.) I don't know if it's practical, but I'd love a coffee mug with Joe on it.<P>Just my thoughts.<P>Matt<P><P>------------------
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Postby Aaron M. Holm, esquire on Mon Jul 31, 2000 2:54 am

Thanks, Guys...<P>I've got a couple of new design concepts thought up for the CafePress store, as well as a couple of ones I'll be trying to get printed locally, which I'll also sell by direct mail. Sound good? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>Incidently, if you guys have some other ideas for merchandise designs, feel free to shout them out! I'm still open for new ideas! (Plus, I need the money... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"> )<P>Thanks!<P>-- A.<P>------------------
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Postby Aaron M. Holm, esquire on Thu Sep 07, 2000 2:07 am

OK, I've nearly finished one of the shirt designs that I'm planning on marketing out, and I wanted to see what you all might think of it.<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.joeaverage.org/averageballz.gif"> <P>As the new designs come out, I''ll continue to post them here for you guys' approval (After all, it's you guys who'll be buying the stuff!), and if there's any kind, style, theme you'd like to see in Joe Merchandise, <B>PLEASE LET ME KNOW!</B><P>Thanks!<P>-- A.
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Postby A Man In Black on Thu Sep 07, 2000 7:45 am

I wold buy this design in a heartbeat.<P>------------------
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Postby Maboo on Fri Sep 08, 2000 7:44 am

<IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/eek.gif"><P>Whoa, COOL!!!<P>Nice one.
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Postby Aaron M. Holm, esquire on Sat Sep 09, 2000 9:01 am

Just so we're all on the same page here, I wanted to point out that the "Averageball Z" design that's pictured above will be made through local channels and marketed directly through me, since Cafepress requires me to buy black shirts in bulk and sell them through them. Doing it this way is considerably cheaper and more efficient, IMHO.<P>Anyway, I'll be throwing up some prospective designs for merchandise that'll run on Cafepress, so keep watching! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P>-- A.<P>------------------
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Postby John T on Sat Sep 09, 2000 9:54 am

I love the filename of that picture. "Average Ballz". Heh heh. I have no idea why I find that so funny...<P>------------------
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Postby A Man In Black on Sun Sep 10, 2000 3:23 am

It is kind of funny... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>How much is this shirt going to cost?<P>------------------
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Postby Aaron M. Holm, esquire on Sun Sep 10, 2000 5:37 am

Dunno, yet. I need to go down to one of the local print shops to get an estimate. I'll keep everyone posted about that.<P>-- A.<P>------------------
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Postby A Man In Black on Sun Sep 10, 2000 9:26 am

Oh, I see how it is. First you get us hooked, then you jack up the price! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Aaron M. Holm, esquire on Sun Oct 01, 2000 6:48 am

OK, I've gotten a few new designs drawn up, starting with this one which I just finished coloring... <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.joeaverage.org/joecupid1.gif"> <P>(The back of the shirt will read "Proving time & again that Cupid is a huge bastard.")<P>Let me know what you think! I'll be putting up the next few possible designs as the week progresses!<P>Thanks,<P>-- A.<P>------------------
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Postby Esyla on Sun Oct 01, 2000 8:32 am

I know I already told you this, but the shirts are wicked cool, 'specially Average BallZ *L*
Hey, am I allowed to brag coz Aaron showed me that design before he posted it here? NO? HA TOO BAD!
The cupid one is cool too, I am going to kill myself trying to pick which one to buy =(<P>------------------
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Postby noomzig on Mon Oct 02, 2000 11:27 am

I'm impressed with either design. As soon as you get them onto T-shirts, I'll buy them for all my single friends....<P>------------------
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Postby Aaron M. Holm, esquire on Thu Aug 01, 2002 7:46 pm

OK, I'm ressurecting this old dinosaur of a thread, because I'm planning on revamping the merchandise section.

SO...

WHAT KIND OF MERCHANDISE WOULD YOU LIKE SEEING AND/OR CONSIDER BUYING?
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Postby Bo Lindbergh on Fri Aug 02, 2002 1:19 pm

DevilNABluDress wrote:and then i'd buy one for all my friends.

One for each of them, or a single one for all of them? :P
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Postby Meganeguard on Thu Aug 08, 2002 8:46 am

I would like to see a Brady bunch type of collage done. you know nine squares, not sure who would be alice hehe
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swag, swag, swag

Postby AlexSpeaking on Thu Aug 08, 2002 4:42 pm

I'll likely buy the mallet shirt when I can scrape up the cash. Is there any chance of a bound collection of strips?
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Postby Smith Wesen on Sat Aug 10, 2002 5:27 pm

id like to see a sort of action hero take on joe average

like joe standing without a shirt on(really buff) loaded up with rockets and ammo and guns and stuff
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Postby Liokae on Tue Aug 13, 2002 9:56 pm

Joe Average the placemat... Joe Average the breakfast cereal... Joe Average the flamethrowere... I WANT IT ALL!!!

*Special thanks to Mel Brooks for the product ideas.*
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Postby Kili on Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:20 am

Great information
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Re: Merchandising! Where the REAL money from the strip is made!

Postby ed atiln on Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:47 am

HAY GUYS!!!!
ed atiln, NOT ed atlin.
Do not confuse.
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