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Poll Will you buy a 2012 calendar? (you can't change your vote so please be accurate)
Yes: as long as it is under $25. total to my door 6 27%
Yes: Keep it under $30.00 10 45%
Maybe, depending on cost 2 9%
Maybe, depending on picture quality 0 0%
Maybe, depending on picture quality and cost 4 18%
No, for whatever reason 0 0%
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2011-09-07 22:01 Edited 2011-09-25 12:54
I would like to get an idea of how many people are interested in a dune buggy WALL calendar for 2012... put together with images submitted by our members, showing those fiberglass buggies we love so much. PLEASE only vote if you intend to buy. Although it isn't a contract... I would appreciate it if you thought of it like one... set the money aside even. There is nothing worse than telling me you are going to buy a 2012 buggy calendar and being counted in the production run only to find out you really don't want one, and I am stuck with a box full of calendars that I paid for. That would make my blood boil.

Keep in mind, this is being put together by a volunteer, and I really don't want to get personally shafted out of the deal. Thanks!

Jay
By jim s 1837 Date 2011-09-07 22:03
jay, whats the cost of a calendar
   Jim
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2011-09-07 22:16
That depends on what everyone feels they want quality-vs-cost. Please see this topic for an example: http://www.dunebuggyarchives.com/forum/topic_show.pl?tid=3720

I really need to put the cart before the horse and decide on a production number for the quotes to be accurate.

I've been requesting quotes in both 25 and 50 qty versions. Some companies (even short-run companies) have a 50 unit minimum, others will allow the 25 qty number to stand and it is quoted accordingly.... SO.. without knowing that we are beyond a certain number it's really hard to give a price. If we have enough interest and get over 50 units (which may be harder than it sounds), we may be able to get the total cost down to under $25.00

The other variable would be shipping/mailing which I haven't researched at all as of yet. I'm fairly confident that we can get a nice calendar for what you would pay for a nice calendar at the mall before Christmas... or maybe just over.

I wish I had better numbers for everyone, but at this point the pricing (and even company selection) will be held off until I have a better idea how many calendars we will be able to sell.

Assuming we can't get to 25 units, we will be forced to go with the smaller image on the page type of calendar due to the fact that these companies have more built-in profit margins and can afford very small production runs (under 25 even).

Jay
By Evan M #82 Date 2011-09-08 20:34
Jay,
I'll take one.

Evan
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2011-09-08 23:20
Evan,
I'm tracking the "yes" votes above. Currently three.

Jay
By Allison Daytona Ken Date 2011-09-09 05:27
Its late and I didnt even read all of the above, I can tell you that 25 dollors or under is fair for all dune buggy lovers, so even if mine doesnt make the calender you can count on my 25 dollors to my door !!! Thanks for all you do for the dune buggy world, and you have my promise that Kellison Jim, Andy, and Brad will buy one too, Or this old South Carolina Red Neck will come looking for them !!!!!!! LOL

                                     Ken ...........................................................
By jim s 1837 Date 2011-09-09 12:06
You can count on me for one.
Thanks Jim
By andrew s 1965 Date 2011-09-09 19:55
ken, i agreed to buy 2 maybe 3!!!
And by the way I will not scan the calender for you and e-mail it so you still have to cough up the cash!!!
By Tom & Kathleen I 639 Date 2011-09-10 15:11
We will take at least one.  Thanks for doing this!  Tom 
Tom & Kathleen Manxter #16, Kick-Out SS #16 & FiberFab Buggy
Manx Club #1030, CVA, RBC, SCCA
By Lloyd B 2301 Date 2011-09-11 00:52
I will take one, as long as you can take Pay Pal.
Lloyd Bledsoe,
Idaho!
By Brad H 1498 Date 2011-09-12 13:44 Edited 2011-09-12 13:50
Thanks for volunteering me KEN!!! Ya, you can put me down for a few. Hope they're ready before Christmas. One stop shopping......:-) Plus it pictures of OUR cars for a change

brad
By Brian B 1822 Date 2011-09-12 14:27
I am down for one but will most likely take two or three.
Brian Boggs,Katy Texas
ThunderBug, Surfer GT, 49 Dodge
By Kellison Jim Date 2011-09-12 23:32
Mark me down for one as well!
Kellison Jim
By Brian B 1822 Date 2011-09-21 14:30
Jay how is the picture submittals going? do we have enough buggy pics yet?
Brian Boggs,Katy Texas
ThunderBug, Surfer GT, 49 Dodge
By Brian B 1822 Date 2011-09-21 14:33
I just noticed the title on this thread says 2010 calendars. oops!
Brian Boggs,Katy Texas
ThunderBug, Surfer GT, 49 Dodge
By Brad H 1498 Date 2011-09-21 22:21
Did you get my photo submissions? Never recieved confirmation

Thanks guys, brad
By Brian B 1822 Date 2011-09-22 09:47
I think that is what happened. We all sent High res pictures and loaded up his in box so bad he cant open it!!!!
Brian Boggs,Katy Texas
ThunderBug, Surfer GT, 49 Dodge
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2011-09-25 13:05
Sorry guys,
I've just gone through a busy spell in life again. LOL It comes and goes as I'm sure you all know. I'm learning a new position at work as an instructor. My guard unit just left for Afghanistan.  I was named Squadron Superintendent, so I've got more going on there, aside from holding the position of Shop Supervisor... Things get crazy.

Pictures have been coming along well and I will update the submission post in just a minute.

Brian, thanks for proofing my title! I have no idea why I can't type, lol... but I've fixed it to say 2012.

Jay
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2011-09-25 13:32
From the looks of the poll, it looks like we have 10 sold. (as long as I can keep the price under 25.00) I can say that I've had emails saying I'll take "X" number of calendars so the real number is 14. Right now, I think we need to get more interest in the calendar. I know it's tough to get people interested in something that isn't even put together yet, but I'm hoping some of you out there may have ties to local buggy clubs that you may be able to canvas to see if there is interest.  If one of you wants to hit up the samba with a post, that would be awesome. I've got to hit the road in a few minutes, so I won't be able to get that done today. I would like to see a definite 30 (so I'm sure we will sell the minimum 25 calendars) Time-wise, I think we are in good shape. I will have to finalize the artwork, get a proof, make any changes, and give the go-ahead for print. In that time, once I have a contract with a print company, we can begin ACTUAL sales, where we take funds.

My goal is to have the calendar printed and shipped in enough time to allow you to have it to your doorsteps in enough time to throw Christmas wrapping paper on it if you want to give one as a gift.

Jay
By Lloyd B 2301 Date 2011-09-25 14:34
Jay,
I do not remember if I said I would take one, so if I did, do not double count.  If price is around (under the $25.) I might be able to swing at least two. Not so sure how many folks are here in my area of Idaho.

Lloyd Bledsoe
By JACK 1467 Date 2011-09-26 00:09
you can count on me geting one .
jack.
as long you take paypal.
By Brian B 1822 Date 2011-10-03 10:16
I have a couple wanted over on the Texas Manx club site. It is still early though. I am sure we could get 10 or 12 sold over there.
Brian Boggs,Katy Texas
ThunderBug, Surfer GT, 49 Dodge
By Ponchbuggy Date 2011-10-03 19:30
Jay

I would like 2

John
By John S 2 Date 2011-10-06 03:37
Jay,
I don't know if you remember the 2008 Calendar or not.
That was the last one I did for the site.
They were made by Cafepress our website shop.
http://www.cafepress.com/dbawebsiteshop

There were 2 sizes 11x8.5" and Oversize Calendars were 17"x11" full color.
Small ones were a hard cost of $14.99 and sold for $17.99 plus shipping.
Large ones were $18.99 and we sold them for $21.99 plus shipping through Cafepress.

We made $3 on each one to help offset the cost of the DBA domain.
We sold 16 calendars.

The hardest part was getting high enough quality images 3500x2300 pixels at 200dpi.
Cameras have improved so much since then this shouldn't be as tough as picking just 12 buggies.
John Shepard the DBA DuneBuggyArchives.com
founder
By Brian B 1822 Date 2011-10-07 14:18
So far the Texas people want 6 calendars. I imagine we could bring that to at least ten or fifteen before all is said and done.
Brian Boggs,Katy Texas
ThunderBug, Surfer GT, 49 Dodge
By Allison Daytona Ken Date 2011-10-07 17:21
I will take 2 since my Mom has the Gold Allison now.

                                                           Allison Daytona Ken ...........................
By Brad H 1498 Date 2011-10-07 21:42
I'll take 5.......

brad
By andrew s 1965 Date 2011-10-09 23:50
Jay I will take four total
Andy
By Brian B 1822 Date 2011-10-11 10:00
Looks like there are enough pre orders to go ahead and order. I'll sell as many as I can over on the Texas site.
Brian Boggs,Katy Texas
ThunderBug, Surfer GT, 49 Dodge
By Brian B 1822 Date 2011-10-19 10:11
Hey Jay, do we need to send some moolah so you can start getting this done? Its getting close to X-Mas...
Brian Boggs,Katy Texas
ThunderBug, Surfer GT, 49 Dodge
By andrew s 1965 Date 2011-10-19 13:46
hey Jay x-mass would be grat.
Also sent some other pic's you might like to consider
thanks
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2011-10-26 00:57
OK all, Sorry I've been away again, but rest assured the project has progressed. I have gotten all the quotes and have been working the details with the company I felt best suited our needs.

John, I did not select Cafe Press to print our calendars this year.

Stay tuned, We are working final details, and I'm hoping we will have solid cost numbers soon.

Jay
By ManxBug Date 2011-11-14 21:56 Edited 2011-11-14 22:01
I voted above for under $30, but I will likely get 2 or 3. Can we combine shipping?

I also posted this on my VW forum.
By andrew s 1965 Date 2012-01-20 22:53 Edited 2012-01-21 02:35
I do not know what happened to jay but I will make the calendars so everyone please send photo to my personal e mail address and I will put this together.
I found a place to print, I will sell through my e bay account with pay pal.
Quality is okay on sample I saw and I will be selling for about 25$ or so. For sure under 30.
All I want to do is cover my eBay cost and pay pal cost and th at is it.
I will ship through post office and will include in cost shipping.
Need pictures sent to me this weekend so I can get this done so you have two days to send photo to me at andrewbryan65@gmail.com
Do not want to lose another month
I would also like to say I am doing this to get it going so when we get it done please be nice to me on feedback and stuff because I just want to help everyone out
Andy
Better yet guys looks like we could do this for less in the 20/25.00 range.
If anyone still wants to do it.. If not maybe next year
By ManxBug Date 2012-01-21 15:44
I sent 4 photos total. Hope this finally gets going.
By andrew s 1965 Date 2012-01-21 16:33
this will happen.
got your pics
i have 2 buggies so i can put 2 pics in
Allison Ken has some so send me some ken!!!
i will have as many or as few made up as needed and will list on e-bay.
we will follow rules jay set up with pictures taken by person sending in. no people in pics.
send pics everyone please?
need at least 13 differnt buggies or i will have to throw in some re -peat buggies taken at differnt times.
had sample made today of just my buggy and it is nice far as i am concerend so please send pics
thanks
Andy
By Tom & Kathleen I 639 Date 2012-01-21 17:24
Picture sent.  I will buy 2 calendars.  Tom
Tom & Kathleen Manxter #16, Kick-Out SS #16 & FiberFab Buggy
Manx Club #1030, CVA, RBC, SCCA
By Brian B 1822 Date 2012-01-21 17:37
Sent a few pictures. I am up for two. I might be able sell some for you an the Texasmanxclub site as well.
Brian Boggs,Katy Texas
ThunderBug, Surfer GT, 49 Dodge
By Allison Daytona Ken Date 2012-01-21 20:15
I will take at least one for me and one for mom, sent you pictures of all 3 Allisons, Take care and just let me know if those pictures I send are OK, Thanks

                                                                           Allison Daytona Ken.....................
By ManxBug Date 2012-01-21 21:07
I will take 2 at least probably 3 calendars.
By andrew s 1965 Date 2012-01-21 21:59
pics have been coming in pretty good
need a few more please keep sending them in
could use another 4 or 5 buggies then we will have enough for a differnt one each month
want to put this together by end of weekend and put on e-bay by monday and send out fiirst run next weekend if i can
thanks
Andy
By andrew s 1965 Date 2012-01-21 23:19
come on guys a few more pics and we are ther!!!
keep sending
differnt buggies each month!
high quality please
thanks
Andy
By andrew s 1965 Date 2012-01-22 12:43
Guys need a few more today please!!!
Thanks
By ManxBug Date 2012-01-22 15:21
At this point the January and probably February buggies could be duplicates (Same buggy used later in a different picture).
By Brian B 1822 Date 2012-01-22 15:31
Thanks for doing this Andy. I posted a link on the Texas site so you may(or may not) get inquires from them for calendars.
Brian Boggs,Katy Texas
ThunderBug, Surfer GT, 49 Dodge
By andrew s 1965 Date 2012-01-22 15:37
yeah i know we missed a month
we actually have 13 pages to fill and i do not want to duplicate pictures at wll.
buggies maybe
By andrew s 1965 Date 2012-01-22 15:38
Brian and everyone thank you guys for the pictures
send more!!
By Brian B 1822 Date 2012-01-24 02:29
Were you able to get enough pics?
Brian Boggs,Katy Texas
ThunderBug, Surfer GT, 49 Dodge
By andrew s 1965 Date 2012-01-24 03:46
We got enough pics.
Made a few practice one's with my pics and had it printed because I was concerned about resolution and it came out okay so I hope everyone is happy with them. I did my best and if I do it again next year it will be better so everyone we have almost a year to take nice pics with high resolution.
I will be finishing up in a day or so, will order twenty five and hope to have done by end of the week.
Hope they all go if not i will have one or two in every room !!! I can order more later if needed.
One calendar will be 20.00 plus 4.95 priority shipping on e bay but need to confirm what fees they will charge. I figured 2.00 bucks for fees but need to check that and pay pal.
18.00 if someone does not have e bay and pay pal I can get a check plus shipping of 4.95 priority mail.
I will give you guys more info in a day or so and post some pics of product on e bay in a few days when I pu from the printer.
Thanks
By Kellison Jim Date 2012-01-24 04:28
They take their cut out of shipping fee's too, so you might want to charge $25.00 with free shipping in the lower 48.
Kellison Jim
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