Goldie and Stogie
Join Date: Aug 2006
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Photo Submissions 13 Times in 10 Posts
Well people in Rescue are mad at me because I have not sent in the money. I can see why they would be concerned as its been a while. We were literally selling calendars until May, so I did want to only do the process once.
There was a problem processing some cards on people who paid through the site and not paypal. When I FIRST opened up the site for selling, and there was concern about security, I immediately changed things and made sure it was secure. When I did so, I stopped the data from going to the terminal. Long story short, I messed it up and those people were not charged.
I sent out an email and am about to send out another. I did not want to eat all that expense myself, I already put up $1900 of my own money up front for the printing. SO I have been dragging my feet with crazy problems going on at home w/ Tom. Its totally MY fault and I take total blame.
However, I have been waiting on a new calendar to see if they will sell it at National. I have not received a response as of yet. And I am deciding if I should incur the printing expense up front myself again. And if we do want to keep doing the Calendar for rescue or consider other charities. ( I am very ok with rescue getting the profits, but like before, I want the forum to decide.)
We did just donate them a quilt, and like I said I put up the money for all the printing on the calendar, I dont want to feel like a bad guy and get a nasty wrap for procrastinating a month or two to give them free money.
What are your thoughts??? If we do another Calendar and they wont sell it at their table at rescue, I will have to think twice about when and IF I will do it. I will not do it the same way as last year, but this time have a much better method of processing money and shipping to make it much faster.
There is no hurry if it wont be sold at National, we can do it in September. I will say we can sell a TON more if its sold there.
I apologize to everyone in Rescue for delaying in sending the payment in. Nothing shady at all, just dealing with typical life problems and trying to make sure that all of the money is IN THE BANK before I send off a huge check. While I love to help rescue, I just cant make a mistake that is going to cost me a lot of money in addition to the time I already put in. It has just taken me way too long to figure that out , and for that I apologize.
Regardless, we will eventually do a calendar this year, even if we do it for ourselves. So do send in your photos to photos at haneseforum.com ( Replace the at with @.