View Full Version : CLOSED: Dutch clip group buy

08-02-2009, 14:55
2 Questions got with me at the spring Mahha about doing a group buy for the hammock suspension clip I was using. He said he had a friend that could make these at a reasonable price. It took a while to work out the final design, but I am happy with how it worked out. We needed it to be light, strong and affordable.
It weighs about 1/2 an ounce, holds over 1100 pounds, and costs less than $5. We decided to sell these and donate any profits to HammockForums.net as a way of providing the product and to give back to the community and the website. This replaces a carabiner for the webbing that goes around the tree. A carabiner weighs almost twice as much and costs more than twice as much. I put a stitch by hand to make sure it stays on the webbing loop so you don't lose it as you will see on the video.



The cost is $4.50 a piece plus $5 shipping for the lower 48. So that is $14 for 2 and $23 for 4. We prefer paypal, but will accept a check if you specify that is what you need. We can ship further than the lower 48, but we will have to check on additional shipping costs. We decided to make the shipping cost the same for everyone because it was simpler and all additional proceeds benefits hammock forums (your number one hammock community).

1. Post how many you want to buy.
2. PM 2 questions and provide him with your mailing address. He will then provide you with a PayPal account to send money.
3. After PayPal moneys have been received, 2Questions (most likely ZQ) will ship clips
4. 2Q will update summary post.

We will keep track of who has ordered and who has paid on this thread. It will take about 2 weeks to get the clips made and shipped after ordering is complete. We will take orders until August 9th. This may be a one time group buy so get them while they're hot. Let's keep this thread for ordering only so we don't miss anyone. You can discuss the clips here (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=8298). Remember all profits goes toward helping ATTroll with running this wonderful site.

08-02-2009, 15:26
I'll keep this scorecard for the "Dutch Clips" up to date as orders come in and remember to PM me with your mailing address. - 2Q

Dutch 6 clips
2Questions 6 clips
ATtroll 4 clips
AngrySparrow 6 clips
fin 6 clips
HappyCamper 6 clips
Acercanto 2 clips
Nobanjo14 2 clips
Walking Bear 4 clips
Dale 6 clips
Darrel 4 clips
Hike4WD 4 clips
Miksmi 4 clips
Ekul 4 clips
Joe8484 6 clips
Just Jeff 4 clips
Doug the Elder 6 clips
Southmark 4 clips
Lost 4 clips
Hooch 4 clips
Climberslacker 2 clips
Shug 6 clips
LostCause 8 clips
TightWad 4 clips
Beep 4 clips
UncleMJM 6 clips
Bumper 4 clips
Sarahgirl 4 clips
pgibson 2 clips
HC4U 6 clips
Slowhike 2 clips
Redbank 6 clips
Burning Cedar 4 clips
Rstms 6 clips
NCPatrick 2 clips
Qpens 6 clips
Jhanger 4 clips
Groundhog 6 clips
Schrochem 4 clips
dblhmmck 6 clips
ricegravy 6 clips
Perkolady 4 clips
H. Hastings 2 clips
JerryW 2 clips
Molawns 4 clips
Ikemouser 4 clips
Hangman 2 clips
Big D 4 clips
Terraplane 6 clips
Jeff Neumann 4 clips
Wamparoo 6 clips
Mule 4 clips
Total 236 Dutch clips All gone at 240!!

08-02-2009, 15:32
Put me on the list for 6.

08-02-2009, 15:33
I'm in for 6! (I've seen these in action. Very cool!)

08-02-2009, 15:36
I'm in for 2.


08-02-2009, 15:36
2 clips for me please.

Walking Bear
08-02-2009, 15:47
I will take 4 of the clips.

08-02-2009, 16:19
I'll take 6 if you will mail them to Ontario.


08-02-2009, 16:20
Please put me down for 4 .

Darrel :)

08-02-2009, 17:03
I'll take 4.

08-02-2009, 17:25
Oh good grief, I've been following development of the Dutch clip and I knew this was going to happen. I don't own a single hammock, haven't figured out if a whoopie sling suspension is the cat's meow (but I'm not afraid of knots), SWMBO has grown tired of me laughing at Shug's videos, and she hasn't released funds for the acquisition of an airborne slumber system so...

Please send me 4.

08-02-2009, 17:54
hmmm ill take 6....just in case

08-02-2009, 18:26
hmmm ill take 6....just in case

Be sure to PM me your mailing address Joe. Thanks

08-02-2009, 19:33
Dutch, I like how you called the door frame of your VW bus "the other tree." And since it was a VW Bus, I'm also surprised it held. Oh wait, it's only the moving parts that break off at inconvenient times on a Volkswagen.:rolleyes::laugh:

Thanks for doing this, Dutch and 2Q.

08-02-2009, 20:07
4 for me,

Just Jeff
08-02-2009, 20:37
Like I need another hammock piece. 4 for me.

08-02-2009, 20:38
Thanks for doing this.
Put me down for 6.

08-02-2009, 20:48
Payment sent.;)

Cheers and thanks!
Darrel :)

08-02-2009, 20:50
Hooch and Dancer for 4, if you please, kind sir. :D Address sent via PM. You guys rock for not only feeding the gearheads, but helping this site stay up and running. You're good men, Charlie Brown. :D

08-02-2009, 21:40
Add me to the list for 6 please.

08-02-2009, 21:48
Oh heck, why not!

I'll take 4.

08-02-2009, 23:32
Bank transfer to PayPal will clear in only 3 days, on 8/6; then I will send the PayPal payment. EFT is almost as fast as snail mail, cool. :rolleyes:

08-03-2009, 00:12
Yeah Dutch ....... I like 'em!
Put me down for 6.

08-03-2009, 00:26
put me down for 2! but i do need to pay with a money order

08-03-2009, 02:07
Im in for 4 clips :)

08-03-2009, 04:16
I'm in for 4 if you can post them to Australia. Any idea how much that might be?

08-03-2009, 05:12
I'm in for 4 if you can post them to Australia. Any idea how much that might be?

Will do some checking and get back to you....thanks. - 2Q

08-03-2009, 05:21
OK everyone, thanks for the orders, but as Shug would probably say, "Shows over!" The batch of clips quota has been filled with a few over. If there is enough interest, continue to PM me with how many you want, and I can work on having another batch made.

Again as Shug would say, "All clear in sector seven!" Check the second post summary scorecard for the lucky recipients of this batch. Thanks again...2Q

08-03-2009, 06:12
PM sent for 6 if I'm not too late. My notifications missed this thread. These look really nice!!!

08-03-2009, 07:18
If you get another batch going; I'll take 4 :drool:


08-03-2009, 07:32
Wow that was amazing interest. We are getting 120 out of a sheet. We have orders confirmed for 134 pcs. We can get the extra 14 out of some scrap he has at the shop completing the first 134. There are 10 waiting on to see if we get enough to make another sheet (120). If we get orders for 94 more we order another batch. Soooo you can keep requesting them in hopes of getting another 94. Seems probable since we sold 144 in the first 16 hours. Please understand that it may not be possible to fill anything over 134 but it is probable.

Thank you for your support. I'm going to love going to hangs and see all the clips out there. And here I was afraid you all switched to whoopie slings.

08-03-2009, 07:41
I'll request 2. Thanks.

08-03-2009, 07:48
Put me down for 6!


08-03-2009, 08:31
Put me down for 6, please.

Higher Ground
08-03-2009, 10:11
I'd like to get four.

08-03-2009, 10:23
Another Dutch clip order!!!!

Well, I ordered another 120! We had no idea the interest would be great. I'm not able to offer these indefinitely, so after the total 240 have been ordered, the fun will stop......unless I can arrange another way to get them made in the future sometime.

08-03-2009, 10:40
I'll take 4. Send info soon.

08-03-2009, 12:30
okay i'm in for 4.
I'll send the info after lunch.

08-03-2009, 12:49
I believe I've seen the light. Please put me down for 6. Many thanks.

08-03-2009, 13:02
Put me down for 6.

I'll send you a PM.

08-03-2009, 13:44
Don't need em, but must have them! :lol::lol::lol:
Put me down for 6, please.

08-03-2009, 13:59
I'd like 4 please !!! :)

08-03-2009, 15:53
As of 4:55pm Monday---194 Dutch clips spoken for, only 46 left!!

08-03-2009, 18:34
Wow, they're goin' fast!

I'll take two before you run out.


08-03-2009, 18:47
I'll take four please!

08-03-2009, 19:02
i'll take 4, pm me

08-03-2009, 19:20
i'll take 4, pm me

You'd better PM him yourself, at the rate they're going. :rolleyes:

08-03-2009, 19:42
Put me down for 2

Big D
08-03-2009, 19:44
I'll take 4! Crap you guys k ow how to twist my arm! Haha

08-03-2009, 19:49
I'll take 6, please. Thanks for putting this together. (Couldn't find the lightweight carabiners anyway!)


08-03-2009, 20:37
I'll take 4, thanks PM on the way

08-03-2009, 20:39
Dutch count me in for four if still available. Is there an address available to send a check to?

08-03-2009, 20:46
Dutch count me in for four if still available. Is there an address available to send a check to?

PM 2 questions and he will provide you with an address and get your addresss.

08-03-2009, 20:49
It looks like there is only 24 left. Thank you for the great success of this.

Big D
08-03-2009, 20:55
Dutch, I like how you called the door frame of your VW bus "the other tree." And since it was a VW Bus, I'm also surprised it held. Oh wait, it's only the moving parts that break off at inconvenient times on a Volkswagen.:rolleyes::laugh:

Thanks for doing this, Dutch and 2Q.

Hey Fin! That's a Kamper, and I'm thinking mid 70s variety. At least they are easy to fix.

08-03-2009, 20:55
put me down for 6

08-03-2009, 21:02
Is it too late to get in this buy? If not, put me down for four. Mule

08-03-2009, 21:06
Mule got ya for 4. Only 4 left!!

08-03-2009, 21:10
I'm getting whiplash from watching the orders zip past!!!:boggle:

08-03-2009, 21:11
That's all folks!! Thanks for the support. After everything is shipped I'll post some numbers of this group buy.

This thread is closing, but discussion about the clips is here (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=8298).