Hey. I'm new. This is a really neat place. But I'm sure you already know that.
Anyway, I'm in kind of a jam. But let me put a little background on the jam.
Over the summer (I'm a student, so I had some free time on my hands), a few friends and I put together a mildly interesting calendar--the theme was "Girls of Engineering". I'm being totally serious here. I know that Mouser goes to school in Champaign, so he'll get a kick out of the fact that all the models in the calendar are U of I engineers. Sidenote: Has anyone heard of this project?
Anyway, the project was headed up by a really incompetent friend of mine, who is actually no longer my friend, and it went to print really late, had no marketing done whatsoever, and hasn't sold well at all. So now I'm stuck with like a thousand specialty calendars that I have no idea what to do with. I wouldn't mind giving them all (or most of them) away, but that takes postage...yada, yada, yada.
I spent one afternoon driving around Chicago handing these things off to firefighters and police officers (who seemed really appreciative of the gifts). My girlfriend and I also spent an afternoon trying to hand these things off to strangers on Michigan Avenue--but that was a lot more difficult than I thought it was going to be. And my last attempt at generating some buzz, which really didn't work out as planned, was to drop off 300 calendars for all the employees at Playboy's headquarters on Lake Shore Drive. I was able to get in and drop them all off, but I have no idea what they did with them afterwards. My guess is that they all got chucked.
So here's the deal, as much as I'd love to be able to sell them, more than anything, I just don't want to waste these. So I really don't have a problem with just giving these calendars away (obviously). But 1000 is a big number...does anyone have any suggestions?
If you're interested in seeing a video preview of the calendar you should be able to find it if you check eBay and Google Video. And the url of the site is...you guessed it:www.girlsofengineering.com
Mouser--your copy just got put in the mail. Let me know what you think of it.