I get a lot of email from various websites and stores about promoting their site/product but I rarely post about things that don’t exist yet. For example, recently this lady asked me to post about her new website where she had some designs already in her store. That’s right…designs. She didn’t have any actual t-shirts, just some designs that you could pre-order. Her plan is that when she gets enough orders she would get the tees printed. I see several problems with this. One is that they designs weren’t all that great, not terrible but not great and I think they would have to be great or at least have some edge somewhere in marketing or something to drive sales. Another is that I know that it is easy and cheap to set up such a shop, collect money from the naive section of the population and then just disappear.
Anyway, this time I am going to tell you about a t-shirt store that hasn’t actually opened yet and are offering something that may be very difficult to provide; a free tee every day for a year. All that they ask is that you sign up for their newsletter. I signed up. But not because I expect to get 365 t-shirts (what would I do with them?) but because if they do actually start selling what they claim my readers, you, will probably want to know.
Anyway here’s what they tell me in a copy and paste from the email:
The concept is really simple – we get artists in comic books, video games and animation to design a great looking t-shirt. Each day we have a new design by a new artist. It’s that simple. One of the other things we really want to do with TeeBlitz, beside sell awesome tees, is introduce people to those artists that people rarely here about.
We’ve been working hard building a platform where these artists can showcase everything they’re working on. Whether it’s that big animation or video game release for one of the studios or their own personal independent projects.
“My name is Anwar Madrigal and this entry is to make clear that I have NOT given written permission to “Teeblitz.com” to use my art in any way shape or form. My art can be used only with written permission once I have received proper compensation. Otherwise all of my art HAS to be removed from this website and/or blog. Also the so called exclusive “Autopot” t shirt is MY work, MY design and was used without written permission. The date and time and content of this entry will be used legally if “Teeblitz.com” does not comply. (June 25th, 2011_9:22am)”
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