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jacobsen1
03-26-2008, 12:21 PM
I called Op Tech and talked to a real person (on a ****ty connection where I could BARELY hear her, even with my volume JACKED :mad:).

They will make the entire strap there, screened and everything. Funny thing is she had to go to our website to consider making them for us... She typed it in and was like "oh nice!"... :lol: She admitted to making the POTN straps even. I guess you have to be legit for them to give you the group discount because at first they said they didn't sell in bulk until I mentioned what we wanted to do.

Here's the deal. NO EMBROIDERING! They won't do it because they feel it ruins the integrity of the strap... They don't want to be responsible for a strap breaking. Neither do I.

But they will screen anything we want on the strap. They weren't huge fans of our logo because it would most likely "block up" when printed... So we either need to come up with something new, or possibly have them try one to see how bad it would be. The issue with that is there is a $75 screen charge.

Beyond that I need to order 50 straps as the minimum... So I need to know how many people are interested before we do this to make sure enough people will buy them that I don't go broke on this deal...

Post if you're interested.
We have enough people for sure at this point, I'm counting 40 taken of the 50...
at this point, post to snag yours before they're gone... :lol:

The strap we'd get is $22 at B+H plus $4.95 shipping ($26.95).

here's the strap we'd get:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/largeimages/140198.jpg
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/140198-REG/Op_Tech_USA_1001252_Classic_Strap_Wide.html

notice that I want the strap with the finished edge, not the unfinished version PotN uses.

this is the logo we will be getting:
http://www.newschoolofphotography.com/wp-content/gallery/random-crap/nsop.jpg

white imprint on a black strap.

jacobsen1
03-26-2008, 12:25 PM
interested people (45):
thechickencow
BCinMB 3/8"
tardypizza
Stime187
bikefreax
Markitos
b84wm (2)
Alchemy-Z
LateApex
jacobsen1 (I guess, but I already have 3 of these straps... :lol:)
porschewrx
SubieBoobie
The Monster (scented)
Geekybiker
quirkeejames (2)
BobbyT
Berg
Markitos
Pomorski (2)
mattmcdole
distorto
VicRSTi (2)
emorphien 3/8"
SlvrScoobie
Pomorski
Jayso (2)
gongzero
jblaze5779
moduleum (2)
chkltcow
Porter
nawoj
danm
user errors (2)
bcarm
billd92 (2)
needforspeed 3/8"

porschewrx
03-26-2008, 12:33 PM
Add my name to the list.

Juanita
03-26-2008, 12:47 PM
Me too.

iunno
03-26-2008, 12:48 PM
thanks for finally getting this **** together.

The Monster
03-26-2008, 12:50 PM
I'll take one, but, only if it has Ben's musty fragrance on it.

iunno
03-26-2008, 12:54 PM
i've been working on a ben-beard hair doll. i'll post pics later!

jacobsen1
03-26-2008, 12:55 PM
thanks for finally getting this **** together.

how many do you want y0?

iunno
03-26-2008, 12:57 PM
we'll say two for now

Geekybiker
03-26-2008, 01:04 PM
I'm interested, but the difference mainly seems to be that the "pro" version has a webbing back up to handle heavy weights better. It won't over extend, or rip as easily. (and if the neoprene does rip you still have the webbing to prevent your camera falling.) Also the pro version is curved to fit your neck.

I'd rather get the pro version personally, but either way I'm in for one.

jacobsen1
03-26-2008, 01:06 PM
I've seen both, the "pro" version looks like ****, and the "classic" has edging stitched to it that makes it "reinforced". I've used one on my 5D and 1DmII for ~2+ years now w/o any issues.

I can also ask about the "super classic strap":
http://www.optechusa.com/product/detail/?PRODUCT_ID=45&PRODUCT_SUB_ID=&CATEGORY_ID=4

Geekybiker
03-26-2008, 01:46 PM
The super classic looks good too, but I'm just one vote.

Stime187
03-26-2008, 02:07 PM
Keep my name as a potentially interested but don't count on me type of deal. I'm insanely broke right now. :lol: Plus, I don't have a camera strap on any of my cameras...

jacobsen1
03-26-2008, 02:17 PM
logo now in OP.

iunno
03-26-2008, 02:21 PM
at least speel comming right.

:unamused:

tardypizza
03-26-2008, 02:21 PM
I guess I got volunteered in? :lol: Hell, why not, I'm in.

That logo should screen print fine, but I'm all for coming up with something a little different if people want a different look.

jacobsen1
03-26-2008, 02:24 PM
at least speel comming right.

:unamused:

better? :devil:

iunno
03-26-2008, 02:25 PM
jesus.

didn't see that one comin'

:lol:

QJ
03-26-2008, 03:02 PM
count me in!

iunno
03-26-2008, 03:40 PM
9 more peeps!

porschewrx
03-26-2008, 04:06 PM
I've seen both, the "pro" version looks like ****, and the "classic" has edging stitched to it that makes it "reinforced". I've used one on my 5D and 1DmII for ~2+ years now w/o any issues.



I have one of the "pro" versions from POTN and have walked around many a day at track events with my 20d hanging on one with a Sigma Bigma attached. Don't be to quick to discount it as far as performance or longevity goes and it is the most comfortable strap I have every used. I am fine with what ever strap the majority wants as long as I can get it in black.

BobbyT
03-26-2008, 04:26 PM
I'll take one in black

jacobsen1
03-26-2008, 05:06 PM
as long as I can get it in black.

you say that as if there will be other options... :lol:

The Monster
03-26-2008, 05:30 PM
I want pink

iunno
03-26-2008, 05:33 PM
:cough:

porschewrx
03-26-2008, 06:37 PM
you say that as if there will be other options... :lol:

It was more of a paraphrase of the old Henry Ford quote saying you can have any color you want as long as it is black and I want to have any color I want, and I want black. :p

Berg
03-26-2008, 07:00 PM
count me in, jerks.

Markitos
03-26-2008, 07:21 PM
me too plz

thechickencow
03-26-2008, 07:38 PM
neato mosquito.

Pomorski
03-27-2008, 08:32 AM
count me in for two.

iunno
03-27-2008, 10:11 AM
oh man, we are so close!

mattmcdole
03-27-2008, 12:02 PM
I am in for one. Money's tight so I won't do two. :unamused:

distorto
03-27-2008, 08:09 PM
i am in.

i personally use the "classic pro" and i love it. it has the beads that help keep the strap a little off of your neck. i think it is so that your neck can breath better.

BobbyT
03-27-2008, 08:19 PM
i am in.

i personally use the "classic pro" and i love it. it has the beads that help keep the strap a little off of your neck. i think it is so that your neck can breath better.
Those beads are mainly for grip. For people like me who carry on the shoulder so it doesn't slip off.

distorto
03-27-2008, 08:50 PM
thanks, but they are comfortable.

VicRSTi
03-28-2008, 02:29 AM
2 please :D

jacobsen1
03-28-2008, 10:01 AM
that makes 25, so it looks like I have to get off my ass and actually do this... :lol:

OK, I've already emailed them back, the logo MUST be one color. They also seriously recommend against RED. So I'm thinking white on black is the logical answer.

Also, what should the imprint say? We have 3/4" x 10" of space, so the logo will work stretched out. I'm just wondering if we use newschoolofphotography.com or www.newschoolofphotography.com?

Also, what style connectors does everyone prefer:
http://www.optechusa.com/PRODUCTIMAGES/medium/medium_XEP-VXucAe.jpg

personally I'm using the "pro loop" on the strap I have. The 3/8" style is what canon provides with their cameras, not sure with other manufactures.

LateApex
03-28-2008, 10:27 AM
+1 for the "pro-loop" connectors.

I sewed up some of my own for my Lowepro strap based on photos of your strap, Ben, and I love them.

Colorblinded
03-28-2008, 10:31 AM
I might be interested in one, but I'm not sure. If I was it'd have to be the 3/8" so I could hook it up with my wrist strap the same way I currently have the Canon strap connected.

BobbyT
03-28-2008, 12:14 PM
thanks, but they are comfortable.
Yeah I agree that they are comfortable.

BobbyT
03-28-2008, 12:15 PM
Another vote for the pro loop.

porschewrx
03-28-2008, 04:20 PM
I might be interested in one, but I'm not sure. If I was it'd have to be the 3/8" so I could hook it up with my wrist strap the same way I currently have the Canon strap connected.

Because of the way the straps are built with quick disconnects you can buy the connecter system that will work for your needs. You can buy the 3/8 connecters and the Pro Loop connecters at B&H (via the affiliate link ) . Maybe Ben can see what kind of pricing they can offer on different straps?

jacobsen1
03-28-2008, 04:47 PM
OK, so more details. We're going with the super classic strap. The classic is "rated" to 10lbs. The pro and the super classic are both rated to 15lbs so it's the same thing there. It just has a finished edge. I'll have to work on the final pricing for these as they're a tad more expensive.

As for the ends, I have to order 50 straps. I can order 49/1 either way with the ends, so Carl you can have whatever you want. As mentioned the ends are interchangeable. I'm not going to stock ends, but you can put them at B&H (via the affiliate link ;)) if you don't like what we have. I'll at least order exactly what anyone wants for the people who are in now, then maybe one or two 3/8 connectors for "stock" and the rest the pro loops.

SlvrScoobie
04-01-2008, 08:34 PM
what benifits does the pro loop have??
I am in for one if you need 50...

jacobsen1
04-02-2008, 01:35 PM
what benifits does the pro loop have??
I am in for one if you need 50...

Not really sure what the benefit would be, but maybe that it won't ever "slip" off... IE it can't really undo itself w/o stitches coming undone....

so here's what I'm thinking. 50 straps.
47 pro loops
3 3/8" (one for carl, 2 for other people)
www.newschoolofphotography.com (the vote is a tie, but I voted don't care and will now swing it)

I'm not sure on the leadtime, but I suppose I'll take money once they're actually here then ship them off you everyone?

LateApex
04-02-2008, 02:35 PM
For me, the benefit of the pro-loop style, is that the strap lays down nicer when you throw it in a bag or whatever. It moves any direction you want it to, unlike the webbing, that only folds one way. It also seems less noticable when it gets all twisted up. I always hated having twists in the 3/8" flat webbing.(OCD?) It's just tidier, IMO. No buckles, or sliding plastic things, or loose ends.

Pomorski
04-02-2008, 02:36 PM
It all sounds good to me!

Geekybiker
04-02-2008, 02:39 PM
webbing is just fiddly to get right. The pro loops look much easier.

LateApex
04-02-2008, 02:43 PM
Here's a shot of them installed, in case anyone wondered.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v696/tkinney/DSC_4924.jpg

I made my own, but I copied the ones we are getting.

Jayso
04-14-2008, 06:13 PM
I'll take one...err...actually now that I thought aboot it,,, two would be good,

iunno
04-14-2008, 06:14 PM
yeah dude, lets do this ****!

Angelo
04-14-2008, 07:04 PM
I'm interested!

One question though. On Canon's 3/8" straps, you're able to attach that dinky little rubber viewfinder cover that you use for long exposures. Will it still be mountable on the pro loops?


-A

jacobsen1
04-14-2008, 08:38 PM
Alright cool. We definitely have enough interest now. I need to hound the lady. She was super good about getting right back to me, but then they installed new software she can't get her emails organized with... So I'll email her again tomorrow to remind her.

Angelo
04-14-2008, 09:43 PM
Answer my question, dammit! :p


-A

jblaze5779
04-14-2008, 09:50 PM
I want in.

I just got one from smugmug and it's very nice. I didn't want to rock the smugmug though but I'd definitely sport the NSOP.

jacobsen1
04-14-2008, 10:08 PM
Answer my question, dammit! :p

:lol:

I didn't realize there was a second page when I posted...
not sure if they'll work on the pro loops, but I'm ordering 5 with 3/8 connectors for those that need/want them.

Angelo
04-14-2008, 10:15 PM
Enh, screw it. I've used that thing all of two times.

Put me down for a pro-loop thingamajig. :)


-A

ModernMuseum
04-15-2008, 09:30 AM
I'll take two.

iunno
04-15-2008, 10:49 AM
dude, seriously....this better not die like the NSOP GNOME project

:unamused:

jacobsen1
04-15-2008, 11:26 AM
it won't. She's emailing me the artwork approval sheets. :)

iunno
04-15-2008, 11:30 AM
http://smiliesftw.com/x/captainawesome.png

Angelo
04-15-2008, 11:43 AM
Ahem.

I don't see my name added to the list.


-A

iunno
04-15-2008, 11:54 AM
ben=das uber slackor

chkltcow
04-19-2008, 07:41 AM
Add me for one too. I need something for the Elan

Porter
04-19-2008, 09:04 AM
Count me in.

iunno
04-19-2008, 10:01 AM
ben is like a b-squad stripper that refuses to take money because he's too lazy

BCinMB
04-23-2008, 06:41 PM
save a 3/8" strap for me please

iunno
04-23-2008, 06:43 PM
:unamused:

BCinMB
04-23-2008, 06:44 PM
:unamused::unamused:

iunno
04-23-2008, 06:45 PM
ben has been busy.

and/or

doesn't have his **** together.

:lol:

Angelo
04-23-2008, 08:17 PM
Hey, guess who's name still isn't on the list?


-A

Juanita
04-23-2008, 08:19 PM
dude, seriously....this better not die like the NSOP GNOME project

:unamused:


wait, the gnome is dead forever?? fine.

iunno
04-23-2008, 09:27 PM
dude.

so lame.

first the gnome, now the straps.

:unamused:

jacobsen1
04-23-2008, 10:44 PM
Dude, I have a gnome here at the house I just need to make packaging for and I got the artwork and order approvals today at the end of the day in my email. I'll be faxing that **** in tomorrow and the straps should be done in ~2 weeks. The gnome could be on his was this weekend, but I need to shoot with him first. :wave:

iunno
04-23-2008, 10:50 PM
excuses are like...:wave:

waving kitties, everyone has one!

Porter
04-24-2008, 08:24 AM
Add me to the list, Ben! :tapsfoot:


:waiting:




;) :D

danm
04-24-2008, 08:48 AM
Add me to the list, Ben!

+1

iunno
04-24-2008, 10:07 AM
dude, seriously...how many do we have now? like 50? :lol:

user errors
04-24-2008, 10:19 AM
:lol: I was the only vote for 3/8" connector. I have no idea what either are.

jacobsen1
04-24-2008, 10:24 AM
list move to post 2 only.

user errors
04-24-2008, 10:33 AM
+ user errors for 2

iunno
04-24-2008, 10:34 AM
damn dude. this is awesome.

user errors
04-24-2008, 10:37 AM
What's a pro loop vs a 3/8" connector?

jacobsen1
04-24-2008, 10:39 AM
3/8th (like canon's straps)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/largeimages/140198.jpg

proloop
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v696/tkinney/DSC_4924.jpg


pro loops are easier to use but won't work with a hand strap as well. So if you want a hand and neck strap you're stuck with the 3/8".

jacobsen1
04-24-2008, 10:49 AM
the approved artwork is now in the OP. It's ALL WHITE on a black strap. they won't do 2 colors (red and white) so it's all white. I'm planning on taking a red sharpie to mine to make it red and white and will post pictures for those interested. Also, I was half tempted to get some with black imprinting (black on black) but the whole run has to be the same color....

Angelo
04-24-2008, 11:11 AM
Cool man!

So it'll be at my door what, on Monday?



:p


-A

QJ
04-24-2008, 11:38 AM
the approved artwork is now in the OP. It's ALL WHITE on a black strap. they won't do 2 colors (red and white) so it's all white. I'm planning on taking a red sharpie to mine to make it red and white and will post pictures for those interested. Also, I was half tempted to get some with black imprinting (black on black) but the whole run has to be the same color....

Woo-hoo!

I sharpied some stitching before and it worked perfectly! Great call!

Black on black? Would that be possible to read?

jacobsen1
04-24-2008, 11:51 AM
So it'll be at my door what, on Monday?
:lol: She said ~2 weeks lead time so we'll see when I get them, then you're in Canada... so August them? :lol: :wave:


Black on black? Would that be possible to read?

yeah, I'm :ph34r: like that... You'd be able to see it only because the ink would have a gloss to it. So you'd have to be up close to notice which to me would be cool/subtle... But yeah, a sharpie would work there too... I don't like a lot of logos. Yes this is my site, and I'm trying to promote it, but the stealth strap could be cool anyway. Especially for people who shoot weddings and other things where having a logo like that might not be such a good idea.

QJ
04-24-2008, 11:53 AM
^ ahh, good points!

Angelo
04-24-2008, 12:09 PM
:lol: She said ~2 weeks lead time so we'll see when I get them, then you're in Canada... so August them? :lol: :wave:

So long as I can pimp the site during my end-of-year travels!


-A

jacobsen1
04-24-2008, 01:50 PM
Order's in, it's official... Should be 2~3 weeks until I see them. They said 2 weeks to work on the order, but knowing a bit about screening it won't take long to screen 50 of these straps. Add a day or 2 to dry and ship... But it will all come down to when they get to our order. :)

nawoj
04-24-2008, 07:10 PM
ill take one... assuming of course that they are not all spoken for.

BCinMB
04-24-2008, 09:11 PM
You re-added me. :grad:

QJ
04-24-2008, 09:46 PM
Order's in, it's official... Should be 2~3 weeks until I see them. They said 2 weeks to work on the order, but knowing a bit about screening it won't take long to screen 50 of these straps. Add a day or 2 to dry and ship... But it will all come down to when they get to our order. :)

Nice!

You take PayPal?

jacobsen1
04-24-2008, 09:48 PM
nice catch brian, thanks... I'll put nawoj in your spot. :)

bcarm
04-24-2008, 10:18 PM
If there are any left, please add me for 1. Thank you.

jacobsen1
04-25-2008, 02:03 PM
^ added.

And they're officially ordered, now just to wait for them to arrive. :)

Angelo
04-25-2008, 02:11 PM
Rad, dude!


-A

billd92
04-25-2008, 04:37 PM
+2 for me! please! :eek:

Are there two left? :unamused:

I started to say three... :banana:
you know including one for my next camera. :lol:

jacobsen1
04-25-2008, 06:08 PM
:lol:

Damn 43 sold and they're not even here yet..... Maybe I should up the QTY?... :unamused:

Angelo
04-25-2008, 07:54 PM
Do they keep the design on hand for you in case you need a second production run?

If so, and there's no additional fees for keeping it on hand, I'd say sell the 50 you've og ordered so far, and then if demand remains make another run.

That way, should you want to design a v2.0 strap, you're not stuck with v1.0 overstock.


-A

QJ
04-25-2008, 08:01 PM
Nice!

You take PayPal?

Hello? PayPal?

And YES! You should up the quantity because the more members that join and see this the more will want them.

Oh, and +1 for me since my son is shooting with the D70. And can you send me a child's small shirt with the NSOP logo on it? He'll rock that **** out! All the preschoolers will want one!

Angelo
04-25-2008, 08:03 PM
We have shirts?


-A

QJ
04-25-2008, 08:07 PM
^ we should :(

jacobsen1
04-25-2008, 08:29 PM
no shirts.... yet. ;)

Yes, I take paypal. I'll set it all up when they get here. Yes they keep the screen and that's exactly why I'm not ordering more yet. I want to see these first, just in case. Then I'll see how ordering more looks by how fast they sell out once they arrive.

All +1 you on the list though James. :)

BCinMB
04-25-2008, 08:41 PM
What about zip-up hoodies!?

QJ
04-25-2008, 08:41 PM
no shirts.... yet. ;)

Yes, I take paypal. I'll set it all up when they get here. Yes they keep the screen and that's exactly why I'm not ordering more yet. I want to see these first, just in case. Then I'll see how ordering more looks by how fast they sell out once they arrive.

All +1 you on the list though James. :)

Oh word. That's rad!

:)

bikefreax
04-25-2008, 10:00 PM
Post a pix of one when they come in. I might want one.

billd92
04-26-2008, 09:38 AM
Hell yeah were going to need more!!! :banana:

I just found this thread yesterday (haven't been on in a week). :unamused:
I'm sure there are others that haven't seen it yet... ::)
Also think about new members... ;)

iunno
04-26-2008, 11:41 AM
we need black NSOP arm bands for the day the NSOP was without it's most prolific member for a day

Pomorski
04-26-2008, 08:28 PM
we need black NSOP arm bands for the day the NSOP was without it's most prolific member for a day

someone was gone?




:lol:

jacobsen1
04-26-2008, 08:32 PM
most prolific member

bitch, I was here. :unamused:

iunno
04-26-2008, 08:43 PM
bitch, I was here. :unamused:

besides you

needforspeed
04-28-2008, 03:53 AM
I want one with a 3/8" strap!

jacobsen1
04-28-2008, 10:43 AM
^ added. And I think I'm "sold out" for 3/8" straps.

needforspeed
04-28-2008, 05:29 PM
^ added. And I think I'm "sold out" for 3/8" straps.

Sold out before or after my order?

jacobsen1
04-28-2008, 05:48 PM
sorry, you get one. I wrote that confusing though eh? :lol:
I double checked, I have 5 with 3/8" straps, I've sold 3...
So at this point the last couple of people might have to take 3/8" straps since we've sold 45.... That leaves me with 3 pros and 2 3/8s left.

needforspeed
04-29-2008, 03:38 AM
sorry, you get one. I wrote that confusing though eh? :lol:
I double checked, I have 5 with 3/8" straps, I've sold 3...
So at this point the last couple of people might have to take 3/8" straps since we've sold 45.... That leaves me with 3 pros and 2 3/8s left.

No problem:lol:

I guess I should ask before it's too late. Whats so great about the "Pro loop" kind that just about everyone wants one? :confused:I've never seen or heard about them so I have no idea.

jacobsen1
04-29-2008, 09:43 AM
I like them because it's "soft" where it attached to the body. So the strap kinda falls next to the body easily when you put it in the bag... With the 3/8" connections, it's stiffer webbing so it's harder to get the strap out of the way at times.

Honestly though I ordered my original OpTech strap w/o knowing there was a difference and ended up with the pro loop... I love it after owning it but could live with either. If you use the hand strap as well you "need" the 3/8" style, but IMHO, either should work... I'd have to test that though.....

needforspeed
05-07-2008, 04:07 PM
Oh okay. If It's not too late I would like to get the pro loop. Oh and how/when do we pay?

iunno
05-07-2008, 04:13 PM
pay? HA!

ben offered to front the $xxx.xx and give them out for FREE!.


i wish

jacobsen1
05-07-2008, 04:18 PM
::)

I haven't set the price yet, but expect similar to what it is at B&H.

Juanita
05-07-2008, 04:23 PM
I'll take the free stickers. They are free, right?

jacobsen1
05-07-2008, 04:26 PM
yes, free with your purchase of a strap. :wave:

The Monster
05-07-2008, 04:27 PM
I like to wear straps

Juanita
05-07-2008, 04:28 PM
meh..

jacobsen1
05-07-2008, 04:28 PM
*cough*

Juanita
05-07-2008, 04:29 PM
*achoo*

iunno
05-07-2008, 04:31 PM
*sprut*

Juanita
05-07-2008, 04:33 PM
*achoo* again.

iunno
05-07-2008, 04:35 PM
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j198/boosted84wagon/blanksombrero.gif

Juanita
05-07-2008, 04:37 PM
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:u1Wbuslv6ZMBEM:http://www.laurencetan.com/bee.gif (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.laurencetan.com/bee.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.laurencetan.com/&h=460&w=460&sz=17&hl=en&start=14&tbnid=u1Wbuslv6ZMBEM:&tbnh=128&tbnw=128&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbee%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den) :mad:

iunno
05-07-2008, 04:48 PM
NO!45

Juanita
05-07-2008, 04:59 PM
I'm so sensitive today.

iunno
05-07-2008, 05:03 PM
I'm so sensitive everyday.


:wave:

Juanita
05-07-2008, 05:04 PM
yeah, trudat.

jacobsen1
05-07-2008, 05:05 PM
Daniel, causing trouble???? NO WAI!?!?!?!?! :wave:

iunno
05-07-2008, 05:08 PM
omfg! troubelz? no!

jacobsen1
05-13-2008, 10:08 AM
Tracking Number: xx xxx xxx xx xxxx xxx x
Type: Package
Status: In Transit - On Time
Scheduled Delivery: 05/14/2008
Shipped To: NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI, US
Shipped/Billed On: 05/06/2008
Service: GROUND
Weight: 10.10 Lbs

Package Progress
Location Date Local Time Description
SHREWSBURY,
MA, US 05/12/2008 11:56 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN

Nice, looks like I'll have the straps tomorrow. :) Now I need to goto staples and get me some mailing supplies so I can **** these babies out and get my monies from everyone.

Porter
05-13-2008, 10:10 AM
Party time! Excellent!

http://1heckofaguy.com/wp-content/photos/waynes%20world.jpg

iunno
05-13-2008, 11:05 AM
*air guitar*

Geekybiker
05-13-2008, 11:26 AM
Nice, looks like I'll have the straps tomorrow. :) Now I need to goto staples and get me some mailing supplies so I can **** these babies out and get my monies from everyone.

dude. USPS.com order boxes and ship priority. packing supplies are money, but you get them for free if you ship USPS priority.

jacobsen1
05-13-2008, 11:31 AM
Yeah, I only need envelopes though... and I have a $30 off $50 at staples coupon/card for staples... So I was going to check that and see what cheap envelopes go for. I'm waiting to get them in though so I can measure and weigh one and calculate the different rates. I'm pretty sure I'll be doing USPS and printing my own postage since I'm mailing out ~40 packages. I just need to see if they give out free envelopes -vs- how much they cost as I'm sure an envelope will be cheaper to mail right?

Geekybiker
05-13-2008, 11:48 AM
Yeah, I only need envelopes though... and I have a $30 off $50 at staples coupon/card for staples... So I was going to check that and see what cheap envelopes go for. I'm waiting to get them in though so I can measure and weigh one and calculate the different rates. I'm pretty sure I'll be doing USPS and printing my own postage since I'm mailing out ~40 packages. I just need to see if they give out free envelopes -vs- how much they cost as I'm sure an envelope will be cheaper to mail right?

Under a pound I don't think it matters priority. Not sure with other rates though. If you just need envelops they have priority tyvec envelopes (those plastic fiber ones) Though the trouble is actually getting them to mail the stuff to you. I mail alot of stuff priority through ebay (well used to) and went through alot of packing material.

iunno
05-13-2008, 11:52 AM
so, are you going to be sending these UPS or USPS?

jacobsen1
05-13-2008, 12:34 PM
I bet USPS, but I'll see once I can weight one and see how the rates stack up. If the rates are close I'll go UPS for tracking, but I'm thinking I should be able to mail them for way less $ if it's <1lb...

iunno
05-13-2008, 12:38 PM
i can get you a quote, half my family ****ing works for the USPS

jacobsen1
05-13-2008, 12:41 PM
"Don't Shoot!"

iunno
05-13-2008, 12:50 PM
i'm calling my bro...

Porter
05-13-2008, 01:13 PM
Under a pound I don't think it matters priority. Not sure with other rates though. If you just need envelops they have priority tyvec envelopes (those plastic fiber ones) Though the trouble is actually getting them to mail the stuff to you. I mail alot of stuff priority through ebay (well used to) and went through alot of packing material.

You can pick up most of that stuff for free at the local post office.

UPS is much better for small packages like this though. 1 pound standard ground is cheap if you have a proper UPS account.

Geekybiker
05-13-2008, 01:20 PM
You can pick up most of that stuff for free at the local post office.


Its okay for 1-2 boxes, but they generally dont have 50-60 in stock. Ben is going to need alot.

iunno
05-13-2008, 01:23 PM
from my brother:

RI to WA, flat rate priority envelope at 1.5lbs will be ~$5

jacobsen1
05-13-2008, 01:28 PM
seriously? $5? How do I make that cheaper and not take forever?

iunno
05-13-2008, 01:28 PM
that's 2 day smart ass

jacobsen1
05-13-2008, 01:29 PM
yeah, so what's standard first class dumbass?

What, do you think I'm running a charity here? :lol:

iunno
05-13-2008, 01:31 PM
you're not?

:(

jacobsen1
05-13-2008, 01:32 PM
Elias need new shoes!!! :wave:

iunno
05-13-2008, 01:33 PM
LOOK AT MY THINGS!

user errors
05-14-2008, 05:11 PM
So did these arrive?

iunno
05-14-2008, 05:18 PM
he probably broke them all already

user errors
05-14-2008, 05:19 PM
Damn monster trucks.

iunno
05-14-2008, 05:20 PM
and mud puddles

jacobsen1
05-14-2008, 10:11 PM
theeeeeeeeeeey're heeeeeeeeeeerreeeeeeee!!!

I'll post some pics tomorrow and set up a paypal linkage. :wave:
Honestly they look better than I thought they would. :)

iunno
05-14-2008, 10:14 PM
nice dude!!!

user errors
05-14-2008, 10:45 PM
Totally rad awesome groovy far out tubular bodacious dude.

Now to get monies back in my paypal account.

Jayso
05-15-2008, 01:27 AM
What about hand straps?! :p:p:p:p:p

iunno
05-15-2008, 10:30 AM
what about strap o........

nevermind

jacobsen1
05-15-2008, 04:23 PM
They're here and for sale in the FS section (duh!):
http://www.newschoolofphotography.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5611

billd92
06-06-2008, 08:46 AM
Strap me down and call me buttercup! :dancing banana:

Got my straps in, they lOOk Great, and soooooo cumfy toooo! :photog:

Thanks Ben!

ModernMuseum
06-07-2008, 02:15 AM
Ben - got mine a week or two ago. These things are sweet. Thanks for putting this together.