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Empressnightshade
03-01-2007, 06:28 PM
My nonprofit is searching for items that customers, as well as haunters, would be interested in purchasing. Whether from our website or from our haunt directly. We need something that will bring in a flow of revenue each month because at this point...there isn't any.

*Tshirts seem to do quite well or at least from what I've seen.*

*Silicone Wristbands?*

Please list any other suggestions.

Thanks!

xxxdirk
03-01-2007, 06:52 PM
Hey Gwen, I have pmd you

Nightgore
03-01-2007, 07:07 PM
Any little halloween nick-nack from the Oriental Trading Co. -Tyler

Empressnightshade
03-01-2007, 07:20 PM
But would YOU purchase something from us that was "any little halloween Nick nack from Oriental trading co?" I need something that customers, as well as haunters, would purchase from us.

I'm scratching my head over this one....

PumpkinHead
03-01-2007, 07:26 PM
Black baseball caps and beanies with your beautiful logo embroidered on them, I can't get enough of black baseball caps.
Mugs, shotglasses, mousepads.
Maybe a scream extreme callender with artsitic pictures of your haunt ( weird angles, colored filters) with sold advertising space for local businessas and sponsors, the pro with this one is that you can break even on it before it goes to press AND the businesses advertising can display them giving you free publicity.
Maybe a cool shirt that can fit your theme " Can't sleep, the clowns will get me. over and over".

What do you think?

Empressnightshade
03-01-2007, 07:30 PM
Hats or Tshirts with a our logo looking like a clown (hint, hint :wink: ) and a catchy saying sounds great. It would have to be all one color though. Less money that way.

John Coen
03-01-2007, 08:07 PM
Haunted Memories portraits. I framed the 5x7s in the cheapest, yet most antique looking frames I could get and sold them for $20.

Empressnightshade
03-01-2007, 08:20 PM
Haunted Memories portraits. I framed the 5x7s in the cheapest, yet most antique looking frames I could get and sold them for $20.Hmmmmm.....
That's a thought!

Jim Warfield
03-01-2007, 08:59 PM
Those pictures are really neat, but around here at least most people have now already seen them because the antique malls sell them too.
I bought some little frames from a Dollar Store and framed them but I only sell them unframed .

PumpkinHead
03-01-2007, 10:29 PM
Changing portraits would be a cool idea, Tim Turner at the Ghoulish Gallery is releasing his whole series as 5x7 and 8x10 ( now there is an item I woulld buy ) , good stuff!

BTW: The clown image is on the way to being done , I am PMing you with an update.

ClusterOne
03-01-2007, 10:43 PM
Something that worked pretty good for us was the Teddy Scares, check them out.

http://www.teddyscares.com/

MidnightEvil
03-01-2007, 10:56 PM
Talk to Tim at The Ghoulish Gallery

Perhaps he can make you an exclusive one for you.
That way your the only one selling it.
He dose make one of a kind portraits and he dose
sell wholesale.

damon carson
03-03-2007, 10:43 AM
Haunt related jewelry, glow sticks, necklaces, mouth pieces, ect anything that glows. Some have pet pieves on glowing stuff and going through the haunt but if you want to make extra $ its something you can get around.
Damon

Frighteners Entertainment
03-03-2007, 11:06 AM
I agree with Damon Gwen.

I've found that anything glows sells very well.

I never had a chance to sell the changing portraits during the Haunt, but would think if the price is right they may work.
Something like this perhaps?
http://www.thefrighteners.com/Morbid/eBay/14x18%20samll/Lady%20Spolit%2014x18%20sm.jpghttp://www.thefrighteners.com/Morbid/eBay/14x18%20samll/Lady%20Spolit.1%2014x18%20sm.jpg

Empressnightshade
03-03-2007, 11:25 AM
Jeff,

what portrait is that?

Frighteners Entertainment
03-03-2007, 11:26 AM
Jeff,

what portrait is that?
That one is Lady Spolit.

Empressnightshade
03-03-2007, 11:34 AM
UGLY!!! :shock: :lol:

Scream Shack
03-04-2007, 05:38 PM
We did a small Snack booth this year selling Hot Chocolate,pop,etc.
My wife comes home with some Glow (stick) Braclets to sell and I say
"those Things won't sell". Sure enough, we couldn't keep them on the shelves! So this year we're getting lots, You can pick hundreds of them up real cheap on Ebay.

Colin

Nightmaretony
03-04-2007, 11:28 PM
I plan to go with selling The Ghoulish Gallery myself when the time comes. We are also using The Ghoulish gallery paintings for the movie Horroween.

For haunt merchandise, why not haunt CDs? talk to Ed and Virgil and me, we do sell wholesale in bulk.

Jim Warfield
03-04-2007, 11:47 PM
A huge part of running a haunted experience is controlling the light, Glow sticks defeat this making control, running the show your way alot more difficult...........(sometimes impossible)
I say, "Just say "No!" to glow sticks.

hauntedmemories
03-06-2007, 08:55 PM
Hi Gwendel,

Sorry to have missed you at TW! My helpers said you were very nice to talk with, but I already knew that! :) Hope to see you at the next Transworld in 2008!

You should definitely contact me about stocking my 5x7 portraits! My designs are very popular and have all of the great multi-stage transitions that my larger portraits have!

And don't forget what our mutual friend Leonard Pickel said about me and my work:

""Eddie Allen was the first to bring the changing portrait to the haunting market, and his artistic abilities make Haunted Memories products a great value!" -Leonard Pickel, Editor of Haunted Attraction Magazine


-Eddie Allen
562-810-5317
www.hauntedmemories.com

Gore Galore
03-06-2007, 09:56 PM
For some reason I love this story.
I had a nice customer who custom ordered a "Rot" corpse from us some time ago. He told me he used it as part of a display to sell his beef jerky.
It took me a moment, but THAT is funny.

http://www.gore-galore.com/images/Rotton_Corpse.jpg

Empressnightshade
03-06-2007, 11:57 PM
For some reason I love this story.
I had a nice customer who custom ordered a "Rot" corpse from us some time ago. He told me he used it as part of a display to sell his beef jerky.
It took me a moment, but THAT is funny.

LMAO! It sure is and quite inventive. :D

Jim Warfield
03-07-2007, 02:59 AM
A mortician could use one to drum up business. "Don't just lay around and rot after you die! Let us enbalm you!"
Get here early before the crowds show up!
Do you have suspicions that your loved one may actually be dead? Bad smells, lack of any noticable activity? Bring them on down!

ScarlettP
03-07-2007, 07:33 AM
Heck Gwen, if you find something that will generate income through the year - tell ME! *big hugs!*

Empressnightshade
03-07-2007, 09:07 AM
Heck Gwen, if you find something that will generate income through the year - tell ME! *big hugs!*
I certainly will, Sweetheart. Big Hugs backatcha! :D

damon carson
03-07-2007, 03:57 PM
Theres a idea make a corpse out of beefjerky. Just rip off what you want to eat. Pay by the pound! Or buy the whole thing.
Damon