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WLMiller54
04-27-2011, 10:32
This group buy is for Merit Badges for the unofficial BSA Hammock Camping Merit Badge shown below.
Original Thread: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=31764
http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/4/1/7/9/hammockcampingmb_752logo.jpg

This Group Buy will run in the following phases:

Order Phase: April 27 – May 4
Payment Phase: May 4 – May 12
Waiting Phase: 3 Weeks from order
Shipping Phase: 1 – 2 weeks from order receipt


Place your order here via Google Docs: Order to the Nearest 10 (10, 20, 30, etc..) https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AvXfGtjF6MqSdFpNcjNqMkdqVHpvX28wV2FaRG82V Gc&hl=en&authkey=CLWs3dYL


Cost will be based on total badges ordered, with the best price at 200+ pieces.
Final cost will be calculated based on total number ordered + Shipping (Approx $13.00) / # of Buyers + PayPal Fee (2.9% + $.30) + Your Shipping ($5.20 USPS Priority for a small flat rate box)
Payment will be accepted through Paypal
Shipping will be USPS Priority $5.20 for a small flat rate box.
Badges will be made by The Moritz Embroidery Works Inc.




Emblems: 1 ” round on lt grey twill fabric background with green outer border
50 @ $1.33 each
100 @ $0.86 each
200 @ $0.56 each
All of our Products are made with PVC Plastic Backing For Sew On Purposes
100% embroidered means there is no fabric showing, the entire emblem is stitched and no twill fabric will be seen.
Delivery would be Approximately 3 Weeks from the time we receive your complete order.

WLMiller54
04-28-2011, 13:57
100 requested so far.

11steve11
04-28-2011, 14:53
I had been following the thread and really liked the direction it was going early on.

You went the extra mile and got this great looking badge;

I need a little help with the cost equation.

Lets make a couple of assumptions say I was to order 20 pieces and 200 were total ordered by 10 buyers:

Would the cost be:
0.56X20=11.20 total number ordered cost X number I would order
13.00/10=1.30 Shipping (Approx $13.00) / # of Buyers
((11.20+1.30)X(2.9%))X30%)=16.72 PayPal Fee (2.9% + 30%)
16.72+5.20=21.92 Your Shipping ($5.20 USPS Priority for a small flat rate box))

If so this looks like a darn bargain compared to regular meritbadges $3 + the $5 book.

WLMiller54
04-29-2011, 08:29
Lets make a couple of assumptions say I was to order 20 pieces and 200 were total ordered by 10 buyers:

Would the cost be:
0.56X20=11.20 total number ordered cost X number I would order
13.00/10=1.30 Shipping (Approx $13.00) / # of Buyers
((11.20+1.30)X(2.9%))X30%)=16.72 PayPal Fee (2.9% + 30%)
16.72+5.20=21.92 Your Shipping ($5.20 USPS Priority for a small flat rate box))

If so this looks like a darn bargain compared to regular meritbadges $3 + the $5 book.

11Steve11,
First I found an error in the Paypal equation. It is +$.30 not +30%

Second, I added a calculation example to the Google Doc (https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?...thkey=CLWs3dYL). I think the below is right. Check it for me please

We are also at 130 ordered, and 70 short of the 200 needed for the .56 cost.

Individual Order Calculation
Cost Per Badge: $0.86
Badges Ordered: 20
Sub-Total: $17.20

Delivery Cost: $13.00
#Of Buys: 8
Sub-Total: $1.63

Badge Sub-Total: $17.20
Delivery Sub-Total: $1.63
USPS Shipping: $5.20
Sub-Total: $24.03
PayPal Fee 2.9%+$.30 $1.00
Total: $25.02

OneEye
04-29-2011, 09:46
Love the group buy, and I'm in for a small batch (at this point I will have as many patches as members of our Troop)

The patch artwork is nice, but has there been any thought to colorizing it a bit? Might make it stand out a little better. Of course, that could drive up the price, but I was just curious.

Thanks,

-Mike

WLMiller54
04-29-2011, 10:12
Love the group buy, and I'm in for a small batch (at this point I will have as many patches as members of our Troop)

The patch artwork is nice, but has there been any thought to colorizing it a bit? Might make it stand out a little better. Of course, that could drive up the price, but I was just curious.

Thanks,

-Mike

Mike,
I floated the thought of adding some additional color to it, but I had about as many opinions on color as the number of people I asked.

OneEye
04-29-2011, 10:16
Mike,
I floated the thought of adding some additional color to it, but I had about as many opinions on color as the number of people I asked.

Yeah, I can see how that can happen. I was just thinking the trees and mountains could use some color to help define them, but too many opinions make it hard to sort out. Thanks for taking the lead on this.

-Mike

harrell79cj5
04-29-2011, 10:34
Thanks for gettting this going! I ordered a few extras, hoping to convert a few more!

phatpenguin
04-29-2011, 10:52
only need 26 more to get the next break in price. now we just need this to be official!

WLMiller54
04-30-2011, 14:02
We are at 180 right now. 20 more and we are at the $0.56 price point. Woo Hoo.

Rikall
04-30-2011, 17:25
Can you ship international? If so I will be ordering 10.

ShortRound45
04-30-2011, 20:41
We are at 180 right now. 20 more and we are at the $0.56 price point. Woo Hoo.

Happy to help...ordered 20!

WLMiller54
05-01-2011, 07:04
Can you ship international? If so I will be ordering 10.

Rikall,
I can ship internationally. We will just need to figure out all the fun shipping math.

Everyone,
We have made the magic 200+ number. Yeah!

ALSO,
Today is my Son & Nephews Eagle Court of Honor. Very excited to celebrate their achievements.

NFA
05-01-2011, 08:36
I only need 5...is there someway that I could add mine to the uber order, and whoever gets them mail them to me in a regular manilla envelope?

Thanks,

Jamie - nfa

Roadrunnr72
05-01-2011, 09:43
Today is my Son & Nephews Eagle Court of Honor. Very excited to celebrate their achievements.

Cool:cool:, that is a great achievement. Congrats to both!:thumbup:

OneEye
05-01-2011, 20:35
I only need 5...is there someway that I could add mine to the uber order, and whoever gets them mail them to me in a regular manilla envelope?

Thanks,

Jamie - nfa

I can do that for you. PM me info.

-Mike

treeslayer
05-03-2011, 00:01
Just ordered 30 more. There are 3 troops in my area that are getting into hanging - I just hope 30 is enough!

WLMiller54
05-03-2011, 06:17
It is great to see this idea take off this well.

I spent 30 minutes teaching part II of the Hammock MB yesterday to our troop. Went over the common knots and how they are used, reviewed the LNT principals, and basic hammock systems. Also talked about some of the innovations from some of our forum members. Maybe someone out there will get inspired enough to come up with next woopie-sling, or maybe a suspension-less hammock?

Very cool to share knowledge with others, and truly see them excited to learn it.

OneEye
05-04-2011, 00:20
...Maybe someone out there will get inspired enough to come up with next woopie-sling, or maybe a suspension-less hammock?


There was a thread earlier about a suspensionless hammock. It involved Chuck Norris, some sort of roundhouse kick, and Earth not wanting to risk another one. The president of my Crew tells Chuck Norris jokes incessantly. I should introduce him to the idea.

Trout
05-04-2011, 05:52
I'd like one, not 10. So if someone has an extra they want to sell, let me know.

WLMiller54
05-04-2011, 07:29
Last day of ordering. I will close it up tonight around 9:00 EST.

WLMiller54
05-04-2011, 11:32
Just spoke to the Vendor, and received another price break at 300 badges.

Spreadsheet has been adjusted accordingly (https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AvXfGtjF6MqSdFpNcjNqMkdqVHpvX28wV2FaRG82V Gc&hl=en&authkey=CLWs3dYL):


050 @ $1.33 each
100 @ $0.86 each
200 @ $0.56 each
300 @ $0.47 each
500 @ $0.42 each

WLMiller54
05-05-2011, 09:51
The orders for the Group Buy is closed. See the Payment thread here: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=32550

Thanks.