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 Topic: Views on 'first to try' models (ie not yet printed)
Views on 'first to try' models (ie not yet printed) [message #118553] Fri, 03 July 2015 00:37 UTC
avatar MadAsU  is currently offline MadAsU
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Registered: September 2014
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I am having an internal debate about the merits or otherwise of including items in your shop that you haven't printed yet.

I know the conventional wisdom is that it is not a good idea, doesn't encourage people to buy if you haven't printed it to test etc etc.

BUT, what if you have similar items in your store already printed - ie you go in and see that this person can design cool pendants that look great printed AND there is a design you like that hasn't been printed - does this give the customer enough confidence that the product will be good, or does it still cheapen the whole image of the store?

The two areas I would look at this would be jewellery (cufflinks/pendants) and model railroad stuff. It would only be a small proportion of total models.


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 Topic: Cavity card - carry more in a minimal wallet without adding much bulk
Cavity card - carry more in a minimal wallet without adding much bulk [message #118571] Fri, 03 July 2015 09:45 UTC
avatar leonoudehand  is currently offline leonoudehand
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Registered: September 2012
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Hi Guys!

I love my minimal wallet (currently using a secrid wallet).

But as I'm living in Europe (Belgium to be exact), I do like to carry some coins. I also like to carry a memory stick, my SD card and my housekey. After a long search for a wallet that could carry what I wanted, while still being minimal and fit my front pocket, I came up with the "cavity card".

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/cavitycard

Cavity Card is a simple add-on to any credit card sized card (recommend using double sided tape to keep it in place) to form a small compartment to carry your essentials.

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Created 2 variants in thickness:
The "slim" variant is 2.3mm high (the height of 3 cards) and thus fits "thin stuff" like coins, keys, SD cards and thin memory sticks.
The "double" variant is 5mm high and thus also contains things like a painkiller, a thicker USB drive or even a condom.

Obviously I'm having to "sacrifice" 3 cards in my wallet but it's definitely worth it for me! Have been carrying it around with me for a few months now and haven't lost a single coin anymore ;-).

What do you guys think? Any feedback? Both on the idea and on the presentation...

@mentions @aimeemoyer

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[Updated on: Fri, 03 July 2015 09:56 UTC]

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