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Aug 04 2009

Blag Hag Swag is open!

EDIT: After a million people telling me CafePress sucks, I jumped ship at went over to Zazzle. Much better!

The CafePress store is open, with a delightfully cheesy name to honor my blog: Blag Hag Swag. I’m awful, aren’t I?

Right now all I have is the I (squid) Cephalopods merch:It’s currently available on shirts, hoodies, baby clothes, coffee mugs, a tote bag, and per Molls‘s request, a thong:I have to figure out how much money I’d make in the store before I start putting more designs up. CafePress has a really lame system. Let’s say I have design A and design B. I want to print A on coffee mugs, but I also want to print B on coffee mugs. Well, I can’t unless I buy a premium account. I can print A on a mug and B on a white shirt, but not both on the same type of object. Premium accounts cost 60 bucks a year, and I make about 2 dollars an item…so I guess I have to figure out if I could actually make a profit selling nerdy atheist stuff. Hmm.

What do you guys think?

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  1. 1
    Urban Wild Cat

    Most reports of Cafe Press I've heard are that it's not really cost effective to sell your merch through them. It's fine if you just want to get a design on some shirts, but not if you want to make money from them.

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    Urban Wild Cat

    Most reports of Cafe Press I’ve heard are that it’s not really cost effective to sell your merch through them. It’s fine if you just want to get a design on some shirts, but not if you want to make money from them.

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    Joé McKen

    Lol, cool merchandise. I'd get some if I had any money, guaranteed. ='(

    "Blag Hag Swag" … Best Title Evar, fo shure.

  4. 4
    Joé McKen

    Lol, cool merchandise. I’d get some if I had any money, guaranteed. =’(“Blag Hag Swag” … Best Title Evar, fo shure.

  5. 5
    Veritas

    I don't think the thong will fit me.

  6. 6
    Veritas

    I don’t think the thong will fit me.

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    Jen

    Veritas, I nearly spit out my food reading that. Ahahaha.

    UWC, I'm a merchandising n00b. Maybe once I learn a thing or two I can find a better site.

  8. 8
    Jen

    Veritas, I nearly spit out my food reading that. Ahahaha.UWC, I’m a merchandising n00b. Maybe once I learn a thing or two I can find a better site.

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    Veritas

    If I owe you a new keyboard, you'll have to come pick up one of my spares yourself.

    My Mexican Hockey Buddy™ uses a site, I'll see if I can find it. He sells shirts that say things like "I find your lack of faith amusing. – Innocent III" and stuff like that. Misattributed history quotes.

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    Veritas

    If I owe you a new keyboard, you’ll have to come pick up one of my spares yourself.My Mexican Hockey Buddy™ uses a site, I’ll see if I can find it. He sells shirts that say things like “I find your lack of faith amusing. – Innocent III” and stuff like that. Misattributed history quotes.

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    Kris Maglione

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! Totally getting one.

    But, yeah, UWC's right about CaféPress. Zazzle seems generally nice, but have a look at this comparison (bonus topicality points: it's at squidoo.com):

    http://www.squidoo.com/cafepress_alternative

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    Kris Maglione

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! Totally getting one.But, yeah, UWC’s right about CaféPress. Zazzle seems generally nice, but have a look at this comparison (bonus topicality points: it’s at squidoo.com):http://www.squidoo.com/cafepre

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    Veritas

    http://www.spreadshirt.com/us/US/-/Open-a-shop-3483/

    That's what Angel uses. I dunno if it's any good.

  14. 14
    Veritas

    http://www.spreadshirt.com/us/…That’s what Angel uses. I dunno if it’s any good.

  15. 15
    ¡revulo!

    I got those shirt for friends, anyway. I suck…I just wanted to get them immediately. XD I hope they like them.

  16. 16
    ¡Revulo!

    I got those shirt for friends, anyway. I suck…I just wanted to get them immediately. XD I hope they like them.

  17. 17
    Veritas

    I can't pretend to love cephalopods, otherwise I'd get one. I can't even pretend to squid them. Primarily because of my allergies to seafood.

  18. 18
    Veritas

    I can’t pretend to love cephalopods, otherwise I’d get one. I can’t even pretend to squid them. Primarily because of my allergies to seafood.

  19. 19
    Julie

    You know P.Z. is going to be down for one, at the very least.

  20. 20
    Julie

    You know P.Z. is going to be down for one, at the very least.

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    Jen

    Hmmm, Printfection actually DOES look better. Damnit.

    Revulo, awesome! Please let me know how the quality turns out.

  22. 22
    Jen

    Hmmm, Printfection actually DOES look better. Damnit.Revulo, awesome! Please let me know how the quality turns out.

  23. 23
    Veritas

    I am going to post a random thought: PZ doesn't sound nearly as trendy in Canadian as it does in American. I keep thinking of him as "Pee-Zed".

  24. 24
    Veritas

    I am going to post a random thought: PZ doesn’t sound nearly as trendy in Canadian as it does in American. I keep thinking of him as “Pee-Zed”.

  25. 25
    Kris Maglione

    Veritas: That's alright. Dawkins calls him Pee-Zed, so you can't be wrong.

  26. 26
    Kris Maglione

    Veritas: That’s alright. Dawkins calls him Pee-Zed, so you can’t be wrong.

  27. 27
    Veritas

    Yeah, but as I spend my day talking to Americans, I can imagine the pleasure one would take in having such rhyming initials. 'sides, Dawkins is cool, but that doesn't always makes him right!

  28. 28
    Veritas

    Yeah, but as I spend my day talking to Americans, I can imagine the pleasure one would take in having such rhyming initials. ‘sides, Dawkins is cool, but that doesn’t always makes him right!

  29. 29
    Michael

    Less of a squid fan but if you get an account at some other site and upload the squid vs dinosaur one I'll probably get 2-3 there and then!

  30. 30
    Michael

    Less of a squid fan but if you get an account at some other site and upload the squid vs dinosaur one I’ll probably get 2-3 there and then!

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    Kassul

    In addition to CafePress not being a very good way to earn money off merch, it's generally speaking not very good quality. The shirts and such you get from them don't stand up to actual use for very long before showing their age.

    It's a cute design, and I look forward to seeing what else you come up with in the future. :) Don't think I'm likely to buy anything though unless I suddenly come into a large amount of money(in which case I'll buy 5 so I can rotate the shirts and slow their degradation :P)

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    Kassul

    In addition to CafePress not being a very good way to earn money off merch, it’s generally speaking not very good quality. The shirts and such you get from them don’t stand up to actual use for very long before showing their age.It’s a cute design, and I look forward to seeing what else you come up with in the future. :) Don’t think I’m likely to buy anything though unless I suddenly come into a large amount of money(in which case I’ll buy 5 so I can rotate the shirts and slow their degradation :P)

  33. 33
    Jen

    Well damnit, I don't want to abandon the store now that I have 4 potential dollars sitting there. You need $25 to get a check.

    Dangit Revulo, how dare you actually buy stuff from me =P

  34. 34
    Jen

    Well damnit, I don’t want to abandon the store now that I have 4 potential dollars sitting there. You need $25 to get a check.Dangit Revulo, how dare you actually buy stuff from me =P

  35. 35
    Veritas

    Reminds me of the South Park episode about making money online. "Theoretical dollars". Maybe you should just hold out for your first cheque, then piss off, Jen?

  36. 36
    Veritas

    Reminds me of the South Park episode about making money online. “Theoretical dollars”. Maybe you should just hold out for your first cheque, then piss off, Jen?

  37. 37
    Anonymous

    I think we should see some pictures of you in that thong.

  38. 38
    Anonymous

    I think we should see some pictures of you in that thong.

  39. 39
    Urban Wild Cat

    Stop being creepy, anonymous.

    Also, water, I need you to stop being so wet.

  40. 40
    Urban Wild Cat

    Stop being creepy, anonymous.Also, water, I need you to stop being so wet.

  41. 41
    Fraser

    So if I buy 30 thongs, you'll be set up for a year? Tempting.

    In other news, an Australian would call that a G-string, since a thong is something you wear on your feet. So next time somebody with an Aussie accent says "Yes, I bought a pair of thongs for my two year old daughter today" you don't necessarily need to arrest him.

  42. 42
    Fraser

    So if I buy 30 thongs, you’ll be set up for a year? Tempting.In other news, an Australian would call that a G-string, since a thong is something you wear on your feet. So next time somebody with an Aussie accent says “Yes, I bought a pair of thongs for my two year old daughter today” you don’t necessarily need to arrest him.

  43. 43
    jeffreywithaj

    Do they carry the thongs in a men's xxxlarge?

  44. 44
    jeffreywithaj

    Do they carry the thongs in a men’s xxxlarge?

  45. 45
    Veritas

    Wow, Anon. No, you will have no pictures of me in the thong.

  46. 46
    Veritas

    Wow, Anon. No, you will have no pictures of me in the thong.

  47. 47
    Anonymous

    Try http://www.zazzle.com. No store fees.

  48. 48
    Anonymous

    Try http://www.zazzle.com. No store fees.

  49. 49
    Kris Maglione

    Heh, Fraser, our terminology isn't so different. We use both terms in the US. Sandals are G-strings are both called thongs. It's always a great opportunity for well-intentioned irony.

  50. 50
    Kris Maglione

    Heh, Fraser, our terminology isn’t so different. We use both terms in the US. Sandals are G-strings are both called thongs. It’s always a great opportunity for well-intentioned irony.

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    Jen

    Note the new post: http://blaghag.blogspot.com/20

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