Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Have Coffee With the Bear!



Need some extra coffee -- and courage -- to go to your local "branch" of FrancisChurch? Remind yourself of the virtue of Holy Stubbornness! You can take whatever they throw at you. (As long as your foot is nailed to the floor!)

This is a prototype. The Bear is gauging interest to see if it is worthwhile producing a run, maybe as "thank yous" for donations, prizes for contests and the like.

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12 comments:

  1. Good idea Bear. Sign me up for two if you do it.

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  2. At a small run I'm willing to risk, the cups cost $11.66 each including postage. That means $19.66 by the time shipping is figured (U.S.) just to break even. That seems like a lot for a mug, and provides zero financial benefit to the Bear. To realize a profit, we're talking $25 bucks a mug. That just seems too much to ask. If I had a huge audience, I could benefit from lower cost per unit, but I'm not Father Z here. I'm looking into a cheaper way, not to produce any revenue, but just to have some fun with folks who want a mug with the Bear's catchphrase. I'm pretty sure there will be mugs (and I must say, they are attractive), but I'm just not sure how I'm going to work it. I do have plans for some.

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    1. I like it, but agree that $25 - or even $19.66 - is too much. I hope you can get the price down.

      Oh yes, and add your portrait...

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    2. Another possibility would be to make the mug a premium as a special thanks to bigger donors. (Don't get the Bear wrong, even one fish biscuit is appreciated.) That way the issue of profit per se doesn't enter into it. I'll think about it.

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  3. Decaf mocha latte please. And I hope you are wearing clothes in your "mug" shot.

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  4. worth it! But I'd have to pass in prudence. Dang it.

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  5. UPDATE: If anyone is still following this thread, here's a heads up. I think I can provide the design on a wide variety of items for direct orders. I weeded out the ones you're probably not interested in (the thong, the junior spaghetti strap top, the hip flask, the snuggy, etc.). Anyway, hopefully that will be out there to help spread the message of Holy Stubborness so needed in our times. When (and if) everything is worked out I'll post it.

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    1. No hip flask? Then how about noise-cancelling headphones?

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