Selfsufficientish is offically strapped for cash

Thought it would be nice to let you lot know what is going on and any future plans etc.
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Post: # 35920Post Andy Hamilton
Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:32 pm

A sorry state of affairs but we are totally strapped for cash and need to invest a few bob into the site. We are not really businessmen if we were we would not be in this situation.

I am not asking for donations just ideas for fund raising. Merchandise is a tricky one as we need capital in order to get it in. We do have about 40 or so bags left if you have any friends or family that might be interested.

There was also talk of a ssish auction area a while back where people put on an item and sell it by auction. fancy doing this? The way it would work is that I would create a section on the forum and we could then put items in it. - The person donating the item would decide on what percentage they want to keep for themselves for delievery costs and for the item. So for example if you had a DVD that you did not want anymore you might want to get 2 quid for it and 1 quid for p&P. If you sold if for a fiver then you would keep 3 quid and donate 2. How does that sound? Could be a way of getting some early christmas presents cheap too.
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Post: # 35926Post Shirley
Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:10 pm

Yes... I'm up for the action thing... sounds like a win win for everyone!
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Post: # 35933Post Merry
Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:02 pm

Yes - I think that all ssishers will want to support the site!

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Post: # 35935Post 2steps
Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:04 pm

I'd be up for the auction idea too. I'd be happy to donate some jewellery items

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Post: # 35944Post Luath
Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:33 pm

Like the auction idea - I can make some stuff on the ss-ish theme............
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Post: # 35970Post den_the_cat
Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:41 am

auctions a nice idea and why not put a 'donate now' button on the site anyway? It may help and people must actually save money from the advice on here so its not unreasonable.

Also you could list yourself on something like http://www.adbrite.com/ which can be better on forums than adsense, or setup an affiliate page (sign up somewhere like affiliate junction) - you can get £100 back on car insurance conversions and its as likely to be a good quote as anywhere else. In fact it would be really cool if you could find affiliate programmes for ethical producers or even contact ones who don't do it officially and negotiate a kickback :

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Post: # 35972Post Martin
Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:48 am

that's one of the reasons I suggested that when the site migrates servers, it would be a good idea to use a content management system (E107 probably) - amongst other things, it has a banner rotation scheme built-in - you can then offer ad space for sale to companies like ours. (We'll take one!) :wink:
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Post: # 36009Post Shirley
Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:06 pm

Shirlz2005 wrote:Yes... I'm up for the action thing... sounds like a win win for everyone!
I'd just like to clarify that I meant I was up for the AUCTION thing... and not up for the action :shock: :oops: :mrgreen:
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Post: # 36027Post Wombat
Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:30 am

Damn! Just when I was getting interested! :mrgreen:

Yep, I think the Auction thing is a good idea!

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Post: # 36050Post Millymollymandy
Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:27 am

Are you up for auction then Shirlz? How much do you want for yourself? :lol:

Yeah auction may be a good idea, but probably only for those in UK because of the postage to far flung parts of the universe! Oh mind you, have you got your heads around your new way of working out the cost of postage in the UK yet? :mrgreen:

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Post: # 36053Post Shirley
Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:02 am

Millymollymandy wrote:Are you up for auction then Shirlz? How much do you want for yourself? :lol:


Errm.. no... the idea is to actually MAKE money from the auction LOL.

Yeah auction may be a good idea, but probably only for those in UK because of the postage to far flung parts of the universe! Oh mind you, have you got your heads around your new way of working out the cost of postage in the UK yet? :mrgreen:
The new postage system is a pain... I've got a parcel that is over the certain thickness... it means I've got to pay about £1 more Grrrr...
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Post: # 36074Post 2steps
Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:16 am

The new system is a pain in the butt, put all my prices up a fair bit :cry:

If the auctions went ahead, I would be happy to send any jewellery overseas, it costs about £1.50 for airmail

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Post: # 36230Post Andy Hamilton
Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:37 pm

We had to buy in some new envelopes because of the new system, but it actually works out a bit cheaper to send out 2 bags and a lot more for more than 2 as the small packet becomes a parcel.

Will set up the auction then thanks everyone.

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Post: # 36234Post Camile
Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:08 pm

Hello ...

can you send me a quote for 3 bags and postage to Ireland ?

will that generate some sort of money on it for you ?

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Post: # 38515Post hedgewizard
Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:19 pm

Yep, stick the prices for the bags up again matey, Xmas is coming up so we'll see if we can't shift those bags for you!

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