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goof and i have been the proprietors of gremmie.net since 1998. then it was a website for our college band, now it’s our love letter to Pearl Jam fans. as the site has grown in the past few years, so have the costs of keeping the site running. goof and i are fortunate in that we’re not financially destitute. however, we have started looking into ways to stave off the increasing costs. we settled on two feasible options:
taking donations doesn’t seem like a terrible idea at first because it would allow you gremmies to contribute as you see fit. like the site? here’s $20. don’t like it? well screw you, i’m gonna download stuff anyway. what ends up happening is that before long, what we need and what we get don’t match. it’s inevitable. have you ever seen the fundraiser telethons on PBS? they’re sad affairs which support great programming. people can contribute money to PBS at any time, but ordinarily don’t until there’s an incentive to. in the case of PBS, the channel might fold unless you donate to the cause. it’s at that moment that people pay attention. over the course of time, the process becomes a beg-a-thon.
merch (short for merchandise) is a way for us to bridge the cost gap while providing gremmies with something of value. be it a sticker or a t-shirt, goof and i think merch is a good way to give and get. for example, if we sold a gremmie.net sticker for $3 that cost us $1 to make, we have a $2 profit. multiply that by 100 stickers and gremmie.net just took in $200. that $200 profit goes a long way in covering costs. we can’t think of a better way to do it.
so, we made a poll. on the right-hand sidebar you’ll find the following question:
Would you be interested in Merch (stickers, t-shirts) from gremmie.net?
-Yes, so long as the money went towards financing gremmie.net.
-Yes, so long as the Merch was really cool and good quality.
-No. Don’t be greedy gremmie.
good and i don’t ask for much, but we would really appreciate it if you could vote.