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Post Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:14 am
TX Sandman well done
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Bob-BQN wrote:
I guess since everyone else is begging for a sample, I won't.... :lol:


I wouldn't call it "begging". Rather, it's "volunteering to be a member of a word of mouth advertising campaign using real world experience". :wink:

GS, I'd gladly buy a container. Not that I'd turn down a freebie, but I don't want to sink the boat before it leaves port.
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Post Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:27 am
Grand Scale BBQ Deputy
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Ok Ok I get it.
How's this sound. I will begin to sell my rub. But I need to do several things first. I need a label design and or a source for labels. They go on a standard 2 pound bottle. The company Name is Go Big BBQ. Our slogan is Size Matters. Beyond that have fun. So here's my idea, we're going to have an informal poll contest. This is not a Workman thing just little old me (info if I'm out of line just let me know) but to anyone on the board. Help me design my label and the winning design gets a free bottle and a Go Big BBQ Tshirt. Other than that I'm afraid to do free bottles because where do I start and stop. There are too many friends here to give everyone a freebie. Sorry.
The only other issue is how to handle the cash part of the transaction. What is the best way to get money from one person to another. Any suggestions.
I am working on www.gobigbbq.com but it is a long way off. Eventually I could use that but are there any suggestions for the interim.
Thanks for all the help gang, this is kinda fun.
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Post Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:34 am
grilltender john well done
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Location: Chicago, IL.

You could start a store on Ebay. And I know they are a pain cause they want their piece but its a start and you could always stop it once you're set. I have seen some local places by me selling their stuff on Craigslist too. Inquire with some of websites that sell these types of products. See what they want up front and see if its doable.
how you done did dat?

Post Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:04 pm
TX Sandman well done
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Location: DFW, Texas
If you're looking at internet sales, you could use Paypal as an option. And I think Paypal can work even on other sales, but I don't know.

Easiest way would be credit cards, but I don't have any specifics about how to do that. I'd talk to a computer expert about setting up secure transactions.

At a comp, you might talk to other folks who sell items about how they do it.

For cash, that's easy. Checks are a big risk, which is why most folks don't take them.

Your best bet to start is to talk with existing stores or opening stores (crazyforbbq and MrBrew come to mind) who could give you a retail outlet.

When you start, let me know. I'd liketo check on the rub and a shirt. :wink:

Rob - TX Sandman
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Post Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:23 pm
chagan well done
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I will only buy some if it contains poultry seasoning :P
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Post Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:27 pm
Grand Scale BBQ Deputy
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Chagan for yours I'll add extra!
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Post Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:32 pm
cmcadams well done
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GS, if you've got some credentials behind it, or had others tell you how good it is, why not do it? It's low cost to try the way you're talking about... go for it.
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Post Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:14 pm
Ian Mack well done
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Location: Cornwall, UK

Paypal is the way to go.... you can accept credit card payments and payments from other Paypal users (even international ones :wink: ).


Give it a go GS.

Post Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:43 pm
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Grand Scale wrote:
Chagan for yours I'll add extra!


Send Chris's order to me first. I'll give it a personal tweak myself.

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Post Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:43 am
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I wouldn't mind buying some myself, as for a sample all i would need is a t-spoon or less in a zip lock bag to check out how it taste's.
and yes paypal for one on paying online, credet cards are good too but AMEX charges you for transactions and thats where i find i cant buy alot of things online as they dont take AMEX.
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Post Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:45 am
TonyGreek medium-rare
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Location: Celina, Ohio
Grand,

First off, I haven't been active on here in awhile, but I do still occassionally lurk and will be re-participating actively starting... now. Another CG w SFB is showing up on my doorstep today, so it's a given.,

Echoing the other's, Paypal really is the way to go. Cheap, easy, respected (not too often do those words go together...).

When I get some time this weekend or early in the coming week, I'll put together some logo ideas and throw my hat into the ring for the swag (Yuengling shipped to Ohio would guarantee your success. :lol: ). Any help you need from the web side, marketing ideas, design, sounding-board, etc., just yell. Net design, strategy, marketing are my core backgrounds and small business is always the most fun to work with. Great start with the domain name and slogan, so there's plenty of fun to be had for those designers that might populate this board.

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Post Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:22 am
TX Sandman well done
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Location: DFW, Texas
Grand Scale wrote:
Help me design my label and the winning design gets a free bottle and a Go Big BBQ Tshirt.


:evil: Wish I could draw! I have the germ of an idea running around the gray matter, but I don't know if I can flesh it out with my drawing skills.

Rob - TX Sandman
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Post Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:56 am
Grand Scale BBQ Deputy
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Well it looks like the game is afoot then. We'll give it a few days and see what happens.
Thanks for the help.
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Post Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:25 am
Grand Scale BBQ Deputy
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TonyGreek is way out ahead with several great ideas including one that is even in the process of being tweaked. Good stuff so far.
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Post Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:28 pm
copkid well done
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Location: Indiana
Go for it GS! Design is out of my league, but I will be one of your first customers!
Laura

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