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#1 OFFLINE   michael t

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 11:38 PM

Hi everyone. I'm thinking of selling a number of shite orientated postcards/posters/coasters/bookmarks/mugs etc with some of my spots from my spotting thread http://autoshite.com...n-spectacular/ 

 

I'd be very grateful for any feedback on the idea. As honest as possible too. If its a naff idea I'll knock it on the head.

 

What items would you buy? 

 

Few of my finer spots below to give you an idea...

 

 

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#2 OFFLINE   paulscavalier

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:38 AM

Cortina and bmw are good subjects
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Posted 21 January 2019 - 09:07 AM

I’d have a few coasters - I like the Audi Beemer and Merc...
URGENT! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Read my thread.....

http://autoshite.com...ease-read-this/

#4 OFFLINE   castros_bro

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 09:53 AM

Hi.  I am not sure of your "business model" but for 10ish years, as a sideline to badlly paid employment,  I was printing/selling  cards/postcards/A4 prints mainly on heavyweight glossy card from photographs I had taken, usually avoided anything which would identify a person/vehicle or property (unless commissioned by owner).  On a pure business level the time and cost of advertising, website, selling and posting meant the hours spent were not really covered by the profit, financially it would be better to do a few evenings at the local DIY super store. The advantage I had was having access  to large colour printers and free cardstock so production costs mainly zero. I'd say go for it, website's only £10, watermark all photos on displayed on websites, maybe remove reg numbers, if other people give you photos then get "written" permission to use them in any way you choose (suspect there'll be quite a few from here),  but make sure you keep a note of all the approximate time, costs and income then stop if it becomes tooo unprofitable.

 

Good Luck

 

 

PS. Here's some posting from previous printings.

 

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#5 OFFLINE   artdjones

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 09:56 AM

The Fintail and the Lancia are good images with some punch.The others are a bit grey.
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#6 OFFLINE   GeordieInExile

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 10:05 AM

Would be great if you included the town name on the items - would make ace presents!

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 10:57 AM

It's been said already but you're hardly going to make a fortune at it so only do it because you enjoy it.

 

I'd sound a note of caution on the subject matter. The Cortina, the Merc and the Lanca say "there by hangs a tale" which is probably what you are aiming for. The dropped number plate, the vaulable Italian looking dog eared in the street are all good. I feel that the top one crosses some sort of line which I haven't quite worked out on my head. It comes over as being too close to "ha ha ha let's all laugh at people who don't have much money" for comfort.


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#8 OFFLINE   barefoot

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 11:52 AM

I made a similar thing, set out like an old fashioned postcard with 'Castle Donington' in the centre

surrounded by four really, really shitty views of the village.

Couldn't even sell them to the local art gallery.

And I'm a proper artist innit?


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#9 OFFLINE   jon.k

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 12:43 PM

My drive could probably feature on one of these, and I drive a similar but shitter golf, but I wouldn’t like someone selling mugs with it printed on without me knowing. If you have permission then it’s different of course.
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#10 OFFLINE   NorfolkNWeigh

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:33 PM

Sorry, I don't get it. But then I wouldn't buy a mug, coaster etc whatever was on it.
Even Beyoncé and Michelle Pfeiffer naked draped tastefully over a Snowberry white pre-production square headlamp Austin 3-Litre. Just a random example, you understand.
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#11 OFFLINE   pshome

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:39 PM

not sure about postcards etc, but clocks will certainly sell well.


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1983 Talbot Tagora SX
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1984 505 Turbo Injection
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#12 OFFLINE   PhilA

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:42 PM

not sure about postcards etc, but clocks will certainly sell well.


But only if they have Roman numerals and fancy twee hands to go with. Especially if you haven't tested it to see if it works.

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#13 OFFLINE   pshome

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:45 PM

like this?

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1978 504 GL
1977 504 V6 Convertible
1982 Tagora 2.2 Automatic
2002 Zafira Diesel
2004 Corolla Diesel
2017 Duster 1.2

1986 505 Turbo Injection
1981 Talbot Tagora Dinin replica
1983 Talbot Tagora SX
1981 Talbot Tagora GLS

1984 505 Turbo Injection
1989 505 SX
1982 Talbot Tagora SX

http://www.altefranzosen.de
http://www.504cc.de
http://www.talbot-tagora.com
http://www.504forum.de
http://www.talbot-tagora.de

http://schulzeknipst.de

 


#14 OFFLINE   dozeydustman

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:56 PM

 

That isn't back on eBay is it?


Dream shite.

Talbot Sunbeam - Mini pref. 1275GT - Shove-it - Viva HC - Samba - Triumph Dolly - Triumph 2000 - Avenger - Pug 205 with a suitcase engine - AEC Mammoth Major - Hillman Hunter - Allegro - another Simca would be nice as well - Pug 309 with a Poissy engine - Routemaster


#15 OFFLINE   pshome

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 09:08 PM

That isn't back on eBay is it?

were you outbid?


1978 504 GL
1977 504 V6 Convertible
1982 Tagora 2.2 Automatic
2002 Zafira Diesel
2004 Corolla Diesel
2017 Duster 1.2

1986 505 Turbo Injection
1981 Talbot Tagora Dinin replica
1983 Talbot Tagora SX
1981 Talbot Tagora GLS

1984 505 Turbo Injection
1989 505 SX
1982 Talbot Tagora SX

http://www.altefranzosen.de
http://www.504cc.de
http://www.talbot-tagora.com
http://www.504forum.de
http://www.talbot-tagora.de

http://schulzeknipst.de

 


#16 OFFLINE   Bucketeer

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 10:24 PM

Sounds like a decent idea to me. As a bonus, it might give you extra impetus to, and extra enjoyment from, searching out the very best spots.
As mentioned, I would consider blanking out number plates and be wary of using pics from owners drives especially when their house number is in picture.

On a side note, if you need to increase your range or whatever then you're very welcome to use any of the hundreds and hundreds of pics from my old thread. You know the kind of French, Bulgarian, Cypriot, UK, Turkish, Romanian etc garbage that I'm on about.

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#17 ONLINE   captain_70s

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 10:59 PM

Would you be at risk of the manufacturer's of said cars getting pissy at you infringing on their intellectual property, as they did with Vulg's drawings? 


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#18 OFFLINE   castros_bro

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 10:09 AM

In the UK generally photos in public spaces are ok but not to include anything which are personally identifiable, peoples faces, number plates, house numbers No pictures with children in. Some public buildings can be taken as possible terrorist targets so photos of them can be classed as "documentation to assist terrorists" so risk of arrest etc.  unless you get permission beforehand. Go to Cuba and take photos of everything without a problem.


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#19 OFFLINE   michael t

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 08:09 PM

Thanks for the advice everyone, much appreciated, and thank you in particular to the honourable Bucketeer for permission to use his pics. If I do I'll let you know sir!






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