A couple of readers have suggested that the White Rose concept needs merch -- t-shirts and such. Well, many years ago -- when this blog was a great deal more popular than it is now -- I tried to sell that sort of thing here. Made only one sale. The stumbling block is price: Drop-ship t-shirt companies usually require a price point of around $25, which seems high.
Mind you, I'm not a graphic-T kind of guy. Even as a young man, I preferred long sleeves and buttons.
It's possible to sell shirts at a cheaper price is one if willing to make a large initial investment (and if one goes with screenprinting), but I can't and won't do that. So the question is: Are people really willing to shell out $25 to have their torso covered in colored cotton? Being the cheapest of cheap bastards, I can't easily guess at the kind of decisions made by "normal" people.
There's another consideration. You know that time I made one (1) t-shirt sale? I didn't see a dime from it because I didn't make the minimum. Nevertheless, I got hit by several dozen snarky comments claiming "Oh, you're only in it for the MONEY." It was infuriating!
That's the world we live in now. Americans will forgive Donald Trump for bilking people with his phony-baloney university, but God forbid if a liberal like Joseph Cannon makes fifty cents off a fucking t-shirt.