Selena, JD, All:

What conferences do we have coming up in the US for which we'd need to
ship T-shirts and the pop-up display?

Please speak up anyone who's doing a booth at a conference.

I currently have 5 boxes of shirts sitting in my car which I have no
place to store. So they need to get shipped *somewhere*.

--Josh Berkus

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  • Joshua D. Drake at Feb 24, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 15:22 -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
    Selena, JD, All:

    What conferences do we have coming up in the US for which we'd need to
    ship T-shirts and the pop-up display?
    We mentioned at SCALE that we will need it for LFNW.
    Please speak up anyone who's doing a booth at a conference.

    I currently have 5 boxes of shirts sitting in my car which I have no
    place to store. So they need to get shipped *somewhere*.
    You can just ship them to me. I will make sure they get where they need
    to go.

    Joshua D. Drake

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  • Josh Berkus at Feb 25, 2009 at 12:04 am
    Josh,
    You can just ship them to me. I will make sure they get where they need
    to go.
    Do we need *all* of the shirts for LFNW and OSB? I'd like to avoid (in
    the future) shipping the entire print run of shirts when we only expect
    to sell 25.

    How many shirts will we need for LFNW? OSB?

    --Josh
  • Joshua D. Drake at Feb 25, 2009 at 12:15 am

    On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 16:04 -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
    Josh,
    You can just ship them to me. I will make sure they get where they need
    to go.
    Do we need *all* of the shirts for LFNW and OSB? I'd like to avoid (in
    the future) shipping the entire print run of shirts when we only expect
    to sell 25.
    Well "selling" shirts depends on who is doing it and the show of course.
    I am surprised we only sold 25 at SCALE. I think we should defer to
    Selena and who she expects to be in the booth for how many we are going
    to sell.
    How many shirts will we need for LFNW? OSB?
    LFNW is expecting upward of 1000 people. How many of those will want
    shirts is unknown. We are having a PgDay there so we may get some
    traffic.

    What is OSB?

    We should keep a reasonable number on hand based on any show. If you
    consider at least 10 shirts of each size per sex we are still talking ~
    100 shirts that are shipping around. Granted, that is better than 200.

    Sincerely,

    Joshua D. Drake


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  • Josh Berkus at Feb 25, 2009 at 1:01 am
    Josh,
    Well "selling" shirts depends on who is doing it and the show of course.
    I am surprised we only sold 25 at SCALE. I think we should defer to
    Selena and who she expects to be in the booth for how many we are going
    to sell.
    There were several booths giving away shirts for free. And I don't know
    that it's 25; I don't have a count yet. That's the right neighborhood,
    though.
    How many shirts will we need for LFNW? OSB?
    LFNW is expecting upward of 1000 people. How many of those will want
    shirts is unknown. We are having a PgDay there so we may get some
    traffic.

    What is OSB?
    www.opensourcebridge.org
    We should keep a reasonable number on hand based on any show. If you
    consider at least 10 shirts of each size per sex we are still talking ~
    100 shirts that are shipping around. Granted, that is better than 200.
    So you think you need 100 for LFNW? OK.

    BTW, suggestion: baby-blue women's shirts are suggested donation of $5
    rather than $20. We have *way* too many of them.

    --Josh
  • Joshua D. Drake at Feb 25, 2009 at 1:11 am

    On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 17:00 -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
    Josh,
    LFNW is expecting upward of 1000 people. How many of those will want
    shirts is unknown. We are having a PgDay there so we may get some
    traffic.

    What is OSB?
    www.opensourcebridge.org
    Oh right.. duh. Well that would be a deferment to Selena as well. I know
    nothing of that conference.
    We should keep a reasonable number on hand based on any show. If you
    consider at least 10 shirts of each size per sex we are still talking ~
    100 shirts that are shipping around. Granted, that is better than 200.
    So you think you need 100 for LFNW? OK.

    BTW, suggestion: baby-blue women's shirts are suggested donation of $5
    rather than $20. We have *way* too many of them.
    We are taking a loss at 5. 10 is a better option.

    Joshua D. Drake

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  • Josh Berkus at Feb 25, 2009 at 1:16 am
    Josh,
    We are taking a loss at 5. 10 is a better option.
    We're taking a loss regardless. Better to get something for the shirts
    than to hold onto them and eventually throw them away. We have more
    women's L and XL shirts than we will ever get rid of, especially since
    the fabric on the women's shirts is lower quality and we'll want to
    replace them as soon as someone finds a better source.

    --Josh
  • Joshua D. Drake at Feb 25, 2009 at 1:59 am

    On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 17:15 -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
    Josh,
    We are taking a loss at 5. 10 is a better option.
    We're taking a loss regardless. Better to get something for the shirts
    than to hold onto them and eventually throw them away. We have more
    women's L and XL shirts than we will ever get rid of, especially since
    the fabric on the women's shirts is lower quality and we'll want to
    replace them as soon as someone finds a better source.
    I just need someone to tell me what weight they want. When I tried to
    get the same weight was the men's I was told it would be too heavy. So
    some lady needs to step up and say what they want. We have a
    manufacturing source, that isn't the problem.

    Joshua D. Drake
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  • Josh Berkus at Feb 26, 2009 at 11:37 pm
    Josh,

    OK, it looks like we moved about 20 shirts. How many did you ship to LA
    in the first place?

    And should I ship them to you, or to Selena?

    --Josh
  • Joshua D. Drake at Feb 26, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    On Thu, 2009-02-26 at 15:36 -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
    Josh,

    OK, it looks like we moved about 20 shirts. How many did you ship to LA
    in the first place?
    I shipped whatever I had, I sent the inventory to the list a while back.
    And should I ship them to you, or to Selena?
    *shrug* I am not picky. Selena is running the booth, I am just running
    the talks. Either way we will both be there. Selena?

    Joshua D. Drake

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  • Josh Berkus at Feb 27, 2009 at 1:09 am
    Josh,
    I shipped whatever I had, I sent the inventory to the list a while back.
    Ah, found it. Ok, I'll just pull a few out for SFPUG and ship the rest.
    We have just enough Men's for LFNW, and while there's too many
    Women's, we'll have a fire sale and get rid of them.

    --Josh
  • Dave Page at Feb 25, 2009 at 8:33 am

    On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 12:14 AM, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
    On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 16:04 -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
    Well "selling" shirts depends on who is doing it and the show of course.
    I am surprised we only sold 25 at SCALE.
    FYI, we sold far fewer shirts at FOSDEM than we expected. The only
    theories we came up with were that other stands were selling their
    shirts for sky-high prices so noone was bothering to look at any. Oh,
    and the downturn in global economy of course.

    Stuffed Slonik's and mugs on the other hand, were flying off the table
    almost as fast as we could unpack them (well, nearly :-p), despite the
    fact the elephants go for 25 Euros each.

    --
    Dave Page
    EnterpriseDB UK: http://www.enterprisedb.com
  • Magnus Hagander at Feb 25, 2009 at 9:22 am

    On 25 feb 2009, at 09.33, Dave Page wrote:

    On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 12:14 AM, Joshua D. Drake <jd@commandprompt.com
    wrote:
    On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 16:04 -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
    Well "selling" shirts depends on who is doing it and the show of
    course.
    I am surprised we only sold 25 at SCALE.
    FYI, we sold far fewer shirts at FOSDEM than we expected. The
    I'd go further and say almost none. Did we even reach 10?

    And iirc we also lowered the price after a while due to bad sales, and
    still didn't sell any more.

    only
    theories we came up with were that other stands were selling their
    shirts for sky-high prices so noone was bothering to look at any. Oh,
    and the downturn in global economy of course.
    Perhaps people have enough tshirts already? Nah, there's always use
    for one more.

    Stuffed Slonik's and mugs on the other hand, were flying off the table
    almost as fast as we could unpack them (well, nearly :-p), despite the
    fact the elephants go for 25 Euros each.
    The stress balls were also pretty popular. Being only €1 surely
    helped that.

    I'd definitely recommend the us folks to also get both elephants and
    stressballs! If you want to investigate this, be sure to talk to us
    pgeu folks first - we're looking to do a new batch and can maybe find
    a way to push costs down together. I know ads gas investigated that
    some before.

    /Magnus
  • Dave Page at Feb 25, 2009 at 9:25 am

    On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 9:22 AM, Magnus Hagander wrote:

    FYI, we sold far fewer shirts at FOSDEM than we expected. The
    I'd go further and say almost none. Did we even reach 10?
    Oh, for sure. They kept going in runs of a few at a time. I'd guess we
    shifted 15 - 20 that I saw. Possibly more while I was at talks.

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  • Emanuel Calvo Franco at Feb 25, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    Don't forget to send some t-shirts to argentina's pug!

    2009/2/25 Dave Page <dpage@pgadmin.org>:
    On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 9:22 AM, Magnus Hagander wrote:

    FYI, we sold far fewer shirts at FOSDEM than we expected. The
    I'd go further and say almost none. Did we even reach 10?
    Oh, for sure. They kept going in runs of a few at a time. I'd guess we
    shifted 15 - 20 that I saw. Possibly more while I was at talks.

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  • Josh Berkus at Feb 25, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Emanuel Calvo Franco wrote:
    Don't forget to send some t-shirts to argentina's pug!
    We certainly have the shirts, but I'm pretty sure shipping & customs
    would be more than having them printed there.

    --Josh
  • Gabrielle at Feb 26, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 17:59:11 -0800
    From: "Joshua D. Drake" <jd@commandprompt.com>
    To: Josh Berkus <josh@agliodbs.com>
    Cc: PostgreSQL Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy@postgresql.org>
    Subject: Re: US Conferences in next 5 months, shirts
    Message-ID: <1235527151.6483.1.camel@jd-laptop.pragmaticzealot.org>

    I just need someone to tell me what weight they want. When I tried to
    get the same weight was the men's I was told it would be too heavy. So
    some lady needs to step up and say what they want. We have a
    manufacturing source, that isn't the problem.
    Three popular choices:

    American Apparel #2102: http://store.americanapparel.net/2102.html

    American Apparel #4305: http://store.americanapparel.net/4305.html

    Bella #1001: http://www.bella.com/items.php?deptid=2&itemid=35

    AA #4305 and Bella #1001 are nearly identical and are heavier weight
    than AA #2102. The advantage of AA #2102 is that it's longer and has
    more print room. (My preference is AA #4305.)

    gabrielle (the one with two "L"s)

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