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TerribleTom
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June 5th, 2014 at 5:14:10 PM permalink
Would you buy Wizard of Vegas or Wizard of Odds swag if it were available?

I saw something about the Wizard's troubles with the Bank of Cyprus and thought that I'd like to support the man - I've certainly learned a lot from him, enough to justify the cost of a typical paperback at least - but I am not about to start gambling online with real money (Bovada or anywhere else, regardless of endorsement).

So this afternoon I started looking to see if there was a WoV or WoO store and was actually kind of surprised that there is not.

So would you buy something (anything?) from a WoV/WoO e-commerce store?
Mission146
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June 6th, 2014 at 12:52:38 PM permalink
Quote: TerribleTom

Would you buy Wizard of Vegas or Wizard of Odds swag if it were available?

I saw something about the Wizard's troubles with the Bank of Cyprus and thought that I'd like to support the man - I've certainly learned a lot from him, enough to justify the cost of a typical paperback at least - but I am not about to start gambling online with real money (Bovada or anywhere else, regardless of endorsement).

So this afternoon I started looking to see if there was a WoV or WoO store and was actually kind of surprised that there is not.

So would you buy something (anything?) from a WoV/WoO e-commerce store?



Of course!

RaleighCraps actually orchestrated some WizardofOdds polos (I have one!) on one occasion, but it was not on a for-profit basis.

http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/info/announcements/11575-wizard-of-odds-shirts-to-order/

My Sport-Tek shirt looked great, and is still in excellent shape! Of course, I've worn it less than ten times, I kind of save it for special occasions, like meet-ups.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
beachbumbabs
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June 6th, 2014 at 11:32:11 PM permalink
I would greatly prefer
1. A pen that said "wizardofvegas.com"
2. A money clip with a logo on it.
3. A pin/tietack with a logo on it.
4. A keychain with a logo on it. Preferably a chip-holding keychain.
5. Pint beer glasses with a logo on them.
6. Shot glasses with a logo on them.
7. A clever bumper sticker.
8. A card guard with a logo on it.
9. Decks of cards with logos.
10. Poker chips with logos.
etc.
to clothing. So I would like to see both offered, because I know Raleigh's shirts were very well received. FWIW, I've approached the Wizard about doing an online store recently. He said no. I don't think I'm the only one who's mentioned it. But perhaps if more people continued to ask for such things, he'd go for it.
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mickeycrimm
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June 7th, 2014 at 1:12:45 AM permalink
Quote: TerribleTom

Would you buy Wizard of Vegas or Wizard of Odds swag if it were available?

I saw something about the Wizard's troubles with the Bank of Cyprus and thought that I'd like to support the man - I've certainly learned a lot from him, enough to justify the cost of a typical paperback at least - but I am not about to start gambling online with real money (Bovada or anywhere else, regardless of endorsement).

So this afternoon I started looking to see if there was a WoV or WoO store and was actually kind of surprised that there is not.

So would you buy something (anything?) from a WoV/WoO e-commerce store?



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Canyonero
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June 7th, 2014 at 2:04:53 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I've approached the Wizard about doing an online store recently. He said no. I don't think I'm the only one who's mentioned it. But perhaps if more people continued to ask for such things, he'd go for it.



xkcd, which I am sure is frequented by many on this forum, if not the Wizard himself, runs entirely on merchandise sales. With about 500'000 visitors per day to the site, the yearly profits are estimated to be a mid-6-figure number [citation needed]. I don't know how that translates to a smaller site like WoO (10'000 visitors per day maybe?), but it seems like a viable source of income. On the other hand, it would be time consuming to run that store...
FleaStiff
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June 7th, 2014 at 3:42:02 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

2. A money clip with a logo on it.

How about a paper clip with a logo... the type of thing you can put on a refrigerator or other metallic surface and stuff notes into or use at a desk.

For those who want tee shirts, I saw something on TV about booster dot com but didn't see the entire commercial.

For those who play slots, perhaps one of those plastic chains that clip to a an article of clothing and to the card in the slot machine slot?

Or simply a logo with an adhesive backing that we could attach to whatever item we wanted to.
AxelWolf
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June 7th, 2014 at 1:21:25 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I would greatly prefer
1. A pen that said "wizardofvegas.com"
2. A money clip with a logo on it.
3. A pin/tietack with a logo on it.
4. A keychain with a logo on it. Preferably a chip-holding keychain.
5. Pint beer glasses with a logo on them.
6. Shot glasses with a logo on them.
7. A clever bumper sticker.
8. A card guard with a logo on it.
9. Decks of cards with logos.
10. Poker chips with logos.
etc.
to clothing. So I would like to see both offered, because I know Raleigh's shirts were very well received. FWIW, I've approached the Wizard about doing an online store recently. He said no. I don't think I'm the only one who's mentioned it. But perhaps if more people continued to ask for such things, he'd go for it.

D0 people really buy that crap?

WoO calculator seems more appropriate.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Ibeatyouraces
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June 7th, 2014 at 1:30:17 PM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!

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