Joey wrote:Maybe next year you can set up a preorder type thing, to get an idea for how many you'll need?
Good thought and I've considered that, but there are two main problems with that idea.
1) I usually have the shirts made by late summer, and if I started taking pre-orders in the mid-summer, a lot of the potential customers aren't frequenting this site yet (except maybe for a handful of die hards). I'd still have all the people in show up only in October who would say, "I missed out, I didn't know you took pre-orders in the summer."
2) I wouldn't feel right asking people to order a shirt, sight-unseen. To allow for early pre-orders, I've have to show what the shirt design looks like. That would mean revealing the title, mascot, and colors in the summer... which sorta takes the fun out of our yearly tradition of the big reveal in September.