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[POLL] MKBoards Shop - would you buy?

Discussion in 'Suggestions & Feedback' started by Savannah, May 30, 2017.

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Would you buy the items in our shop?

Poll closed Jun 13, 2017.
  1. Yes

    6 vote(s)
    6.9%
  2. Maybe - depends on the cost

    8 vote(s)
    9.2%
  3. Maybe - depends on the design, payment option, or something else

    20 vote(s)
    23.0%
  4. No

    53 vote(s)
    60.9%
  1. Savannah

    Savannah Thunder & Lightning WL Staff

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    So, we're finally looking into becoming serious about the idea for MKBoards to start selling customized items. If you're unaware of the idea, read this old thread: http://www.forums.mkboards.com/threads/t-shirts-and-other-knick-knacks.6543/

    We are not saying it is guaranteed that we'll start up a shop, as we need to look into things such as how much of a profit we'll be making. The purpose of this poll is to question if people would actually buy items from our shop so we can start looking into potential/estimated profits and determine if the shop is worth setting up.

    Here are the items we'd sell (not finalized):
    - Hoodies
    - T-shirts
    - Hats
    - Customized controller skins
    - Mugs
    - Stickers

    If you are interested in buying and would actually have the money to do so, vote yes on the poll.
    If you wish you could buy but don't have the money or you're not interested, vote no on the poll.
    Anything in-between, vote on the two "maybe" options on the poll.

    The results aren't viewable to the public. You're able to change your vote if need be. This poll will close in 14 days.
     
  2. AbaraiK

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    Ye just to reiterate, there is no guarantee this will happen if the poll is for it, we just want to get an idea of numbers cos then we have to cost it out.
     
  3. Tzuzu

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    I think this is too vague

    You're asking if I'd be interested in buying a MKBoards T-Shirt, nothing more. I would first get some graphic concepts for the actual products, because if it's just gonna be a MKB Logo slapped onto a shirt I could make my own shirt of that for about 2 bucks worth of Ink.

    Asking if people would be interested in products without actually showing off concept work doesn't really help at all. It'd be the same if I said I was opening up a restaurant, people asked what kind of food I'd be serving there, and I said food. (?)

    For now I'm going to go with No, but if there are mockup designs later on it may change
     
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  4. Eric

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    No.
     
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    Customised controller skins & stickers interest me, but i think hoodies & shirts takes it too far.
     
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    No. The overall list is unclear/lacks necessary information for me to justify saying I would. (Price, Design, Fabrics, Sizes, etc.)

    Maybe I would consider it if there was some concept art thrown out there for us to see. All of the merchandise you've listed has no other information about it. I'm not going to buy merchandise when I know nothing about it.
     
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    no thats cringe
     
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  8. ~Maidvelia❤~

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    No. Have some concepts ready first.
     
  9. AbaraiK

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    The general idea was to see if any interest was there for the initial concept, if we know people won't buy stuff regardless of what logos or stuff then theres no point in us going to the effort of creating them.

    However we'll look into the concepts and see if we can be a bit clearer on what you would actually get. Apologies for any vague information.
     
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  10. Hope

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    Completely depends on the design of what you would be offering, but I'd be interested.
     
  11. Lulumon

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    What will you guys invest in, if said items are sold, to make the community a better place?
     
  12. Rush

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    But wouldn't that be the same think if people do indeed say they are interested in purchasing, however once the designs come out the opt out. In anyway there would be a waste of time and effort.
     
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    You could work around people's wishes easier if you know they want to have it in the first place. Ie if someone is interested, we show a design and they say they don't like that one, its unlikely they then say "Oh I'll never buy another one as I disliked the first concept"

    More likely they would say I don't like that one but maybe I'll like another.

    We're just testing waters with this, if people don't want them its not a huge time sink to see what we could do, in the future people may want it.
     
  14. hhqe

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    i prefer to be a closeted mkboards member
     
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    whats the point? (genuinely curious)
     
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    giving you something for being a part of the community that you can purchase for us to keep the site running and to improve it
     
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    i dont feel the need to purchase a physical item as a token for being apart of this community and im sure other people feel the same way. if youre looking for money to keep the site running ive already done my part by donating $10 for supporter ages ago.
     
  19. AbaraiK

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    Believe he mentioned it already but more money = more features for the site and long term stability, paying to renew the xenforo license wasn't cheap and there are plenty of good add-ons that right now we cant get as they are out of our financial range.
     
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    If most of the add-ons were revealed and an interest was shown in hav-ing them added to the site, then I would look into more ways to get money to pay for them.

    If the interest in the add-ons that make sense to have a gauge of interest (aka anything that doesn't directly impact the organization of threads, forums, and sub-forums--the implementation of these should be up to staff only) is low, then the time being put into merchandise will be for nought.
     
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    Still waiting on my MKBoards underwear
     
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  24. Savannah

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    When you make a poll, if the "results viewable to the public" option isn't checked, it means that you can't click on the number of votes and see exactly who voted for what. Sorry for not being more clear
     
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