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    Hey now, folks... I never confirmed that the profit on a single tee shirt is $2. In retail of this type (gifts and souvenirs) the general markup equation is (cost X 2) = retail. Then we have to add in just a little bit to cover the freight costs, which can be pretty high these days. We buy our tees in fairly large volume (thousands every summer) so we can usually get a slightly better profit margin than (cost X 2). So... if the regular retail of a tee shirt (at the Summit gift shop) is $20.00, and the cost is about half that, then we might make around $10 on the average per shirt.


    I'll check back later to see if there are any more guesses.

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    thank you for all the great Christmas gift ideas Brad and Bill.

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    With that cost structure my answer is 700
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    Ok then I will change my answer to about 1000 t's.

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    I will guess 500 tees.
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    I was wondering where the $2 profit came from. Thanks for clarifying that Bill.
    I'm sticking with my original guess of 250 t's
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    Default And the answer is...

    Bob is the winner! It would take 500 tee shirt sales to clear enough profit to pay the $5000 electric bill for The Mount Washington Observatory for the month of October. YIKES! I hope Brad's electric bill is smaller than that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DollarBill View Post
    Bob is the winner! It would take 500 tee shirt sales to clear enough profit to pay the $5000 electric bill for The Mount Washington Observatory for the month of October. YIKES! I hope Brad's electric bill is smaller than that!
    I am just used to everyone whinning about the electric bill. If it is "only" $5,000 a month . . . Sure am glad it is not mine. But, any way we can help cover that cost is a big deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DollarBill View Post
    Bob is the winner! It would take 500 tee shirt sales to clear enough profit to pay the $5000 electric bill for The Mount Washington Observatory for the month of October. YIKES! I hope Brad's electric bill is smaller than that!
    That's quite a heftly bill. Glad we can all help ease it through contributions, memberships, etc.
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    Bill,

    Since you brought it up, how many T-shirts do you sell in the average month? Just curious. I suspect that T-shirt sails aren't going to cover the monthly electric bill... :-)

    Ed

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