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Post #1 Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:38 am 
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I designed and sale Go T-Shirt long time ago. But nobody want to buy it.
I thought the design is too simple / not attractive....

link: https://teespring.com/a-strong-go-player

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Post #2 Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:55 pm 
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i don't think anything is wrong with it i like it personally, i even reserved one for if it starts being made again, not sure how that works but hey i would like one lol

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Post #3 Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:23 pm 
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The design is fine. :)

Have you considered lowering the price by, say, $5.00?

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Post #4 Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:57 am 
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I am about as close to target market as you can get, but I didn't know the product existed. Do you have other T-shirt designs that sold better? That being said...

I like white on black better. Some other color options might help.

There's a sense of cultural appropriation going on that may be off-putting to some, but it's hard to say how much of an effect that would be.

Maybe doing custom designs for clubs or events could work better. The Cotsen Tournament has some swag they are able to move.

Mostly it may just be hard to sell tees in general.

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Post #5 Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:09 am 
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Calvin Clark wrote:
There's a sense of cultural appropriation going on that may be off-putting to some, but it's hard to say how much of an effect that would be.


I agree. Perhaps as a solution, the OP could put the name for go in a number of different languages? That could be very cool.

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Post #6 Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:12 pm 
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Calvin Clark wrote:
There's a sense of cultural appropriation going on that may be off-putting to some, but it's hard to say how much of an effect that would be.


Cultural appropriation?????

No me diga!

Baka ni tsukeru kusuri wa nai.

Seriously, if that is cultural appropriation, then we all have to stop playing go, baduk, weiqi. Edit: All us haoles, I mean.

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Post #7 Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:49 pm 
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Bill Spight wrote:
Cultural appropriation?????

No me diga!

Baka ni tsukeru kusuri wa nai.

Seriously, if that is cultural appropriation, then we all have to stop playing go, baduk, weiqi. Edit: All us haoles, I mean.


Bill, I don't think either I or Calvin Clark are suggesting that this is cultural appropriation. I think if you know the game and understand what the shirt is, most would agree that it's fine. But someone who did not know what the shirt means and was unfamiliar with go might get upset seeing someone of non-Chinese descent wearing a shirt with only two large Chinese characters on the front. They may be right or wrong in their beliefs -- the entire issue of what constitutes cultural appropriation is a complicated debate -- but the shirt would still upset them. Obviously, at least in the US, this would be more likely in some areas than others.

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Post #9 Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:34 pm 
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BlindGroup wrote:
Bill Spight wrote:
Cultural appropriation?????

No me diga!

Baka ni tsukeru kusuri wa nai.

Seriously, if that is cultural appropriation, then we all have to stop playing go, baduk, weiqi. Edit: All us haoles, I mean.


Bill, I don't think either I or Calvin Clark are suggesting that this is cultural appropriation. I think if you know the game and understand what the shirt is, most would agree that it's fine. But someone who did not know what the shirt means and was unfamiliar with go might get upset seeing someone of non-Chinese descent wearing a shirt with only two large Chinese characters on the front. They may be right or wrong in their beliefs -- the entire issue of what constitutes cultural appropriation is a complicated debate -- but the shirt would still upset them. Obviously, at least in the US, this would be more likely in some areas than others.


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