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Discussion in 'Time Out' started by philjohns, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. philjohns

    philjohns New Member

    Not sure where this should go? I was looking for a "marketplace" but there isnt one.

    Im starting a business selling tshirts. Some for gamers, some for designers. Some just funny in general. Let me know what you think...

    Good? Bad? Would you buy them? How Much for?

    At the moment I am pricing them at £15

    1. "My wireless is sensing a new connection"
    2. "He Got Poned -->" (aimed at Call of Duty xbox players)
    3. "**WARNING** Im still armed with my knunchucks" (aimed at Nintendo Wii players)
    4. "It's not just my hobby, its my duty to Duty (aimed at Call of Duty xbox players)
    5. "I do all my own stunts"
    6. "My wireless is sensing a new connection"
    7. "Nerds 2(2) ife" (second "2" being a small "square" two)
    8. "When computers did less...they did things right"
    9. "roses are #FF0000 , violets are #0000FF" (numbers refer to hex colours)
    10. "Gaming ruined my life, luckily I have two lives left"


    all comments appreciated, thanks
  2. jander

    jander New Member

    In my opinion seems like your initial pricing structure looks way expensive :nerd
  3. aaannnddd

    aaannnddd New Member

    a piece of advice

    Dear Phil,

    I can say that I know this market quite good, because I had my own award winning t-shirt website (t-shirt and much more) and I am still working in this field, in the marketing area.

    It depends how serious are you with this business. And how much money and time are you willing to invest in it.

    One thing is certain at this point. you will not get rich overnight in this business.

    However, if you want to get some real feedback from real buyers, I would suggest you to start by creating your online store on the big websites (like cafepress...), upload your designs and advertise your store.

    You can create a blog with funny stuff on it, a lot of quality content and that kind of smart humor that will link to your products. It should be very targeted on a niche. If you have a good conversion rate, I say go for your own website, start to build partnerships with relevant websites, contests, etc...

    But make it unique! Please :)
    See tshirthell.com as an example of niche

    If you decide to go for your own store from the start, and make your own money, not just a small commission, please consider the dye sublimation technology. It's cheaper, much easier to use + far..far...better better transfer and printing quality.

    I hope you will find these small advices useful for start.
    If you think I can be of any help, feel free to contact me...

    All the best & don't give up on it. ;)
  4. bob5419

    bob5419 New Member

    T shirt experience

    Hi , initially I would say your shirts are too dear pricewise. I sold t shirts for quite a number of years in markets and shops in city centres, and the most money people will pay is around £8 -£10 , unless its NIKE, REEBOK, or some pop band ! We used to buy in pre printed "funny " tshirts at around £4 - £6 tops ( all in vat , delivery etc). I would suggest your shirts are for the internet market, and finding a niche will be difficult. I wish you all the luck in the world, as they look like nice shirts ! PS Pay particular attention to colours especially in the uk !
  5. ihatefamous

    ihatefamous New Member

    Hi phil! I think £15 is expensive..
  6. glebe digital

    glebe digital Member

    Too pricey I think, plus those straplines are pretty weak IMHO.....

    I'd maybe pay £15 for one of these:

    well it's all subjective......good luck with it tho! :cool2
  7. William Evans

    William Evans New Member


    Beautiful shirt is this for sale?:laugh2 love it..
  8. glebe digital

    glebe digital Member

    They will, in fact, be available early next year...you wanna reserve one?
    pm me. ;)

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