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CCPlease - Store to buy IRL EVE swag

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Alphax45
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2016-07-12 17:04:37 UTC
I just don't get why there isn't a store.

CCP: you don't have to run this yourself; farm it out to a 3rd party that does this.

I've posted this elsewhere but I'm going to do it here because this is the official place (as per CCP):

My uncle works for a washer (like metal washers used when building things) company. They have swag! Pens, coasters, mugs, lanyards, etc. They don't make it; they farm it out to a 3rd party that makes it, has a website, does the shipping, etc. I don't get why CCP can't make this happen. I'd wager that the rabbid fans of this game would spend 100's of thousands on EVE stuff every year. That's money on the table they are walking away from!

Doc Fury
Furious Enterprises
#2 - 2016-07-12 17:09:05 UTC
Because CCP have never been able to get it right, stock it adequately or have more than a trivial few items that players actually want.

Someone else also explained a big part of it better:

Qty 1. Guristas drink coaster $1.99
Shipping: $199.00

There's a million angry citizens looking down their tubes..at me.

Alphax45
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2016-07-12 17:11:19 UTC
Yeah; but that's when they try to do it on their own from Iceland. I'm saying don't do that.
Amnika MonSulu
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#4 - 2016-07-12 17:16:43 UTC
I think a good online store would be a great idea, assuming they can get around the shipping issue. I assume that if World of Tanks was able to sort it out, CCP should be able to as well.
Gadget Helmsdottir
Gadget's Workshop
#5 - 2016-07-12 17:16:44 UTC
Meh.

Just sell the Blueprint. We can print it out.

--Gadget likes gadgets

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CCP Falcon
#6 - 2016-07-12 17:17:35 UTC
Alphax45 wrote:
Yeah; but that's when they try to do it on their own from Iceland. I'm saying don't do that.


Nope, this was when we had a store running with a third party.

We're currently working on finalizing a store at present. Ironically, I'm actually in the process of writing item descriptions for the initial product lineup that's going into it.

Not sure on what the ETA is for the store, but work is ongoing, and it's getting there Big smile

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Alphax45
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2016-07-12 17:20:40 UTC
OMG! That will make my day

RIP my wallet when this actually launches

PS: Please don't be teasing me!
Azami Nevinyrall
172.0.0.1
#8 - 2016-07-12 17:26:54 UTC
I'm guessing Soon or Soon™

...

Amnika MonSulu
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2016-07-12 17:28:17 UTC
Azami Nevinyrall wrote:
I'm guessing Soon or Soon™


There is already a shirt for that...
http://www.redbubble.com/people/noahhk/works/13702176-soon-tm?grid_pos=30&p=womens-fitted-v-neck
Eleonora Crendraven
Global Communications AG
#10 - 2016-07-12 18:07:58 UTC  |  Edited by: Eleonora Crendraven
Can't wait!
Let's hope soon is REALLY soon ... and not like " soon next year".

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Roenok Baalnorn
Baalnorn Heavy Industries
#11 - 2016-07-12 18:17:43 UTC
Gadget Helmsdottir wrote:
Meh.

Just sell the Blueprint. We can print it out.

--Gadget likes gadgets


Im really surprised someone has printed out 3d models of ships yet on a 3d printer...

...or have they?
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#12 - 2016-07-12 18:18:29 UTC
Eleonora Crendraven wrote:
Can't wait!
Let's hope soon is REALLY soon ... and like "not soon next year".
Soon™ is Icelandic for 18 months™


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Alphax45
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#13 - 2016-07-12 18:33:44 UTC
Roenok Baalnorn wrote:
Gadget Helmsdottir wrote:
Meh.

Just sell the Blueprint. We can print it out.

--Gadget likes gadgets


Im really surprised someone has printed out 3d models of ships yet on a 3d printer...

...or have they?


People do it but small scale so they don't get noticed by CCP.

CCP has to protect it's IP so if you say setup a site to do it - you will get shut down.
Zappity
Kurved Trading
#14 - 2016-07-12 18:56:24 UTC
I will buy something if postage to Australia (or Canada for the next few months) is not horrific. If it is then meh.

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Draxx Aivo
#15 - 2016-07-12 18:59:28 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
Alphax45 wrote:
Yeah; but that's when they try to do it on their own from Iceland. I'm saying don't do that.


Nope, this was when we had a store running with a third party.

We're currently working on finalizing a store at present. Ironically, I'm actually in the process of writing item descriptions for the initial product lineup that's going into it.

Not sure on what the ETA is for the store, but work is ongoing, and it's getting there Big smile



Happy to be your Canadian Distributor/Seller :).
Azami Nevinyrall
172.0.0.1
#16 - 2016-07-12 19:19:01 UTC
Amnika MonSulu wrote:
Azami Nevinyrall wrote:
I'm guessing Soon or Soon™


There is already a shirt for that...
http://www.redbubble.com/people/noahhk/works/13702176-soon-tm?grid_pos=30&p=womens-fitted-v-neck

I kinda want that in game now...

...

Cade Windstalker
#17 - 2016-07-12 19:31:00 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
Alphax45 wrote:
Yeah; but that's when they try to do it on their own from Iceland. I'm saying don't do that.


Nope, this was when we had a store running with a third party.

We're currently working on finalizing a store at present. Ironically, I'm actually in the process of writing item descriptions for the initial product lineup that's going into it.

Not sure on what the ETA is for the store, but work is ongoing, and it's getting there Big smile


Hey, not having an ETA is the first step to having an ETA! Big smile
Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#18 - 2016-07-12 19:44:06 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
Alphax45 wrote:
Yeah; but that's when they try to do it on their own from Iceland. I'm saying don't do that.


Nope, this was when we had a store running with a third party.

We're currently working on finalizing a store at present. Ironically, I'm actually in the process of writing item descriptions for the initial product lineup that's going into it.

Not sure on what the ETA is for the store, but work is ongoing, and it's getting there Big smile



Ah, so CCP have finally started to overcome their long-held policy of lofty disdain for TAKING MY MONEY?



Might I further suggest they not charge OMG INSANITY prices for all of the stuff in this bold new commercial vision? Much as the idea of paying £110 for a hoodie, however delightfully warm and snuggly it might have been, may have appealed to some of us in the past, you might just maybe make more total monies by selling 20 times as many for 1/4 the markup.

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Roenok Baalnorn
Baalnorn Heavy Industries
#19 - 2016-07-12 19:50:20 UTC
Alphax45 wrote:
Roenok Baalnorn wrote:
Gadget Helmsdottir wrote:
Meh.

Just sell the Blueprint. We can print it out.

--Gadget likes gadgets


Im really surprised someone has printed out 3d models of ships yet on a 3d printer...

...or have they?


People do it but small scale so they don't get noticed by CCP.

CCP has to protect it's IP so if you say setup a site to do it - you will get shut down.


No no i was thinking something bigger like a ~1:20th scale succubus thats hollowed out and fits over your Volkswagen Beetle. Imagine seeing that pass you on the freeway...

Did...

Did I...

Did i just see someone fly a succubus by us? Man i have to stop playing eve so much.


Varcutii Renalard
#20 - 2016-07-12 19:51:07 UTC
Yeah. IF the box, + shipping and handling costs end up 3 to 4 times the price of the items...before the exchange & customs..

:/
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