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Heres an idea... need every ones feedback on this.
« on: September 26, 2003, 11:13:07 pm »
I dont know if you ( MS ) already sell your Promo CD's at gigs and stuff but here's an idea for the website.

Set up a way to well the Promo CD's online so people like myself ( oversees ) may have some official MS merchandise also. But keep the MP3's up on the site also. Kindof like a donation thing were you just pay for the CD, case, ect that the songs are nicely bundled in.

Maybe T-shirts and hoodies too! just a thought.  8)

Next is to ask who would order these cds online and lend some funds ?

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2003, 12:15:37 am »
I would buy both the CD and t-shirt. :)

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2003, 02:17:50 am »
cafe press facilitate all that stuff (even the CD as far as I know) and its free for the band to sign up to... its not the best merchandising company but its free for the band, and the less money spent on setting up a shop = more money on l33t recordings!

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2003, 06:52:07 am »
Im thinking to get a hooded sweatshirt of some kind would be ownage. Im half tempted to make up an MS shirt design and get one made just for me. ;D

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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2003, 10:21:23 am »
This has come up a few times, even a long time ago. I'd buy too!
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2003, 04:04:10 pm »
yea. but mine was first. :) check the post dates/times.

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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2003, 09:24:20 pm »
yea. but mine was first. :) check the post dates/times.

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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2003, 10:06:55 pm »
I dont know if you ( MS ) already sell your Promo CD's at gigs and stuff but here's an idea for the website.

Set up a way to well the Promo CD's online so people like myself ( oversees ) may have some official MS merchandise also. But keep the MP3's up on the site also. Kindof like a donation thing were you just pay for the CD, case, ect that the songs are nicely bundled in.

Maybe T-shirts and hoodies too! just a thought.  8)

Next is to ask who would order these cds online and lend some funds ?

I think it would feel kinda wrong to charge money officially for burnt cdr (which is what the promo is)
on the page... It's sort of different to bring them to
gigs because there we can sign them and such, making
the value of it a bit greater, also as it will be associated
with the fact that whoever gets a copy (we don't just sell them, some have been known to fly out in the crowd from time to time) saw the band live...

There are a bunch of other issues that would be tiresome as well, like what songs to put on a promo if it was to be sold officially (not enough room for all songs).

About t-shirts and such, we have checked out cafe press but their merchendise seems very lame... Like, no black clothes, only white (last time I checked) and the print isn't just applied on the cloth, it has a special square space reserved for the print, looks really crappy imo...

Within months, hopefully, there will be an official debut album from Machinae Supremacy, I suggest you hold on to any thoughts of getting a cd until then... We don't know how we'll distribute it yet, but hopefully it'll work out...

As for clothing and such merchendise, the search for a suitable "business-partner" goes on... We don't have any money, so we can't make a bunch of merchendise in hope that we'll get that money back in time... Maybe cafe press will shape up their act in the near future.



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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2003, 11:25:42 pm »
Gotta agree with Rob on that. Besides, you can just make your own CDRs with the mp3s on the site and spread them to your friends. The more fans the band gets, the better opportunity for merchandise in the future.
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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2003, 01:35:13 am »
Interesting... Cafepress allows you to sell CDs
http://www.cafepress.com/cp/info/sell/cds.aspx

When did they start this? It's news to me.

EDIT: After a little research I found out they announced this service on March 2002.
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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2003, 03:36:41 am »
What you could do at your gigs, is burn a bunch of your music on the web then hand it out to all of the people who go to your gigs.

Or just sell them at the cost of the CD.

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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2003, 02:49:03 pm »
Band people, i hear http://www.i-merchandiser.co.uk/ is very good! you'll need to email them in order to set up shop

http://www.i-merchandiser.co.uk/weebls-stuff/
http://www.i-merchandiser.co.uk/ironmaiden/
and many many more :D
note however, its a UK business :) ... but then again thats closer than amerian and cafe press :D

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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2003, 10:34:08 pm »
yes. well. is there some way that a USA person like myself could get one of those nifty autographed CD's?

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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2003, 11:27:56 pm »
Band people, i hear http://www.i-merchandiser.co.uk/ is very good! you'll need to email them in order to set up shop

http://www.i-merchandiser.co.uk/weebls-stuff/
http://www.i-merchandiser.co.uk/ironmaiden/
and many many more :D
note however, its a UK business :) ... but then again thats closer than amerian and cafe press :D

and easier for UK residents to purchase  ;D

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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2003, 01:58:17 am »
Gotta agree with Rob on that. Besides, you can just make your own CDRs with the mp3s on the site and spread them to your friends. The more fans the band gets, the better opportunity for merchandise in the future.

Heheh, I already started doing that. In fact, I accidently *lost* the CD a few times already. Once I was contacted with positive feedback from the honest person who wanted to bring it back to me. Sharing CDRs of the currently available tracks is a great way for us fans to do our part.

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