We have a problem. Demand has exceeded supply.
We’ve run out of stickers!
Chris has organised for a FINAL PRINT RUN of stickers: 300. Previously it cost him $357.50 to do 300, which he sold for $5 each. It was my idea to sell some at the ground, to share the love. He agreed, and set a ‘stocktake sale price’ of $3. Do the maths. He’s not making much money out of it. But money isn’t everything.
What price passion?
Talking to Chris today, he said this is the last print run.
“There’s only so long we can continue celebrating a premiership.”
I politely disagreed. The beauty of this design is it’s such a muted ‘celebration’. There’s nothing ra-ra about it. As mentioned, it’s more a documentation, an acknowledgement, of a day and of a time in our lives, and of the ending of something, and beginning of something new.
It is Richmond togetherness.
And our togetherness is in trying to get this sticker to as many who might enjoy and appreciate it.
What we’ll do is this: all who have requested sticker payment and pick-up at the ground this Saturday (either under the elm, or in the cheer squad at half-time) will get their stickers. Haven’t done the final sums yet, but think there are enough to go around. Just.
All who have requested a sticker that needs to be posted, will receive stickers from this new batch (so the wait might be a week or two, depending on production). As advertised, these stickers will be sold for $3 each, plus $1 postage. But Chris has changed the design a little bit, with some of his branding. Hope you don’t mind.
See this link for a sneak preview:
Orders have now closed.
All future sales of this last batch of stickers will be for $4 each (plus postage), until sold out.
I will be selling whatever is left over of this last batch of stickers at the ground at the season’s last home-and-away game, for $4 each (each slim profit goes to the artist).
Then I am done with stickers.
Unless we win another premiership….
(Which is what we all quietly want)