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Should Gentoo Change Their Store?
If they did, It'd make me buy something.
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Tbh, It doesn't Matter.
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If It's better quality, yes.
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No
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:41 am    Post subject: About the gentoo store. Reply with quote

I've used cafepress before.. And I find their quality to be quite poopy.. I know this sounds a bit extreme, but there's a contender out there by the name of Spreadshirt. I've ordered from them before, and the quality is astounding. They charge a little bit more, but things look and feel better overall. They have pretty much the same selection of stuff that cafepress does (with the exception of clocks, i think). But the entire shirt is customizable, sleeves, back, front, bottom, place anything anywhere you want.

Getting to the point, I think the gentoo store should do an overhaul and switch over to spreadshirt. I'm not making any demands, but I want to support gentoo, and I want to buy a shirt.. but I don't want a poopy shirt. I'm sure you guys feel me on that.

There's a store option on Spreadshirt, much like cafepress, and I'm pretty sure they offer an api for websites.

Thanks for looking at this, and I hope my voice is heard. I'm not quite sure where this would go, so I'm popping it in general chat. Mods, if you want to move this, go for it. But thanks for listening. I don't know if what I'm suggesting is even at all possible, but the quality would be godly, and the price would be of minuscule difference.

If you wish to check them out, their url is http://www.spreadshirt.com
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

igneous,

I've used spreadshirt, because they are in Europe. The quality of the garments is good but for the price I was expecting a printed Tee shirt not a thermal transfer.

I've never seen spreadshirt offer CDs/DVDs either, which the present gentoo store does and we still have users that want their media shipped as they don't have the bandwidth to download it.

I'm all for a European Gentoo outlet
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would expect various payment options, paypal, credit cards etc. and of course a lot of interesting designs.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cafepress is a little rough when it comes to quality implementation. I have thought about purchasing a shirt or something as a type of Gentoo flair (intentional reference to Office Space), but the main reason is to donate to the project, which one can do directly. :)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kalos wrote:
Cafepress is a little rough when it comes to quality implementation. I have thought about purchasing a shirt or something as a type of Gentoo flair (intentional reference to Office Space), but the main reason is to donate to the project, which one can do directly. :)


Yeah, the thing is, I want to buy a shirt (a few shirts actually).. And I know that gentoo gets a cut out of that.. But I've ordered from cafepress, and their stuff is horrendous. I was thinking about buying something from spreadshirt, but like.. then they wouldn't get the cut out of the money.

I guess I could make some shirts for myself and then donate $30 or something.. But it just doesn't feel the same.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the "emerge system" shirt a few months back. It seems to be pretty good quality since it's still in one piece and hasn't faded or anything. Overall Cafepress has been good to me so far.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. Maybe they've improved the quality of their merchandise, because it has been quite some time since I've gotten something from them. In any case, it is still more supportive to just donate, as they will get all of that money. :)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Gentoo polo and I love it :)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like a bunch of stickers for my Gentoo boxes, kinda like what FreeBSD does.

http://www.freebsdmall.com/cgi-bin/fm/bsdsticker?id=6CQhYgyn&mv_pc=120
http://www.freebsdmall.com/cgi-bin/fm/bsdbump?id=6CQhYgyn&mv_pc=159

I still get some FreeBSD stickers now-and-then for some FreeBSD boxes I have built and running.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or a nice black Gentoo cap like in 2005. I don't like the kaki or the white cap :(
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I should get some stickers for my boxes. :) I really like the one that says "I'd rather be compiling."
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the gentoo store had case badges, Jeeeez I'd buy a truckload. At the moment I have these on my comps.

EDIT: OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

igneous wrote:
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

Now there's some possibilities.. Have the Gentoo logo on these with "Compile Me" or "I've been compiled"..
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I updated the link.. found a better priced site.

EDIT: This site looks good too

EDIT #2:

Also as far as cd's go, I've found a company that might actually do it cheaper than cafepress. Check em out

http://www.swiftcd.com/Services.asp
http://www.swiftcd.com/FAQ/Pricing.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems to me that there's an option left off of the poll (although "No" does cover it broadly; that's what I voted). The option I'm looking for is, "No, because I'm generally happy with the merchandise." I've got tee shirts and mugs that I'm quite satisfied with. :)

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