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Offline Lynda Bradford

2012 Archive - Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« on: Jul 26, 2011, 10:44 AM »
We are at the planning stages of putting together the QE2 Story Calendar 2012.  This will be a unique item with members’ photos showing different aspects of the ship.   It certainly is a keepsake that you will want to add to your collection. 

We have decided to use a local printer rather than an online printing service to ensure that a quality item is produced. 

The calendar will be A3 size 16.5 x 11.7 inches or if you prefer metric measurement 420 x 297 mm.  We chose this size so that a good proportion of each calendar page would be allocated to the QE2 photo. 

The paper used will be a good quality 300 gsm silk finish for the front and back cover and 150 gsm silk finish for the 12 inside pages.  The calendars will have wire binding and hangers on the top.  Envelopes would also be provided which is useful if you want to send to friends or family as a Christmas present (yes as from today there are only 151 days to Christmas). 

But we need to know how many members would be interested in buying a calendar before we proceed much further in the planning stages as the number will affect the price which we hope will be around £9.99. 

If you would like to buy a unique QE2 Story 2012 Calendar please add your name below to ensure that a copy is reserved for you!
« Last Edit: Feb 27, 2013, 01:54 PM by Lynda Bradford »


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Offline Waverley

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #1 on: Jul 26, 2011, 11:00 AM »
Great idea.  I would like to order one.
Robert

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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #2 on: Jul 26, 2011, 11:37 AM »
I'm interested in at least one... :)
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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #3 on: Jul 26, 2011, 11:54 AM »
I really like the fact that you can get them done locally, which gives you far more options and great quality control. Thank you, Lynda -- and I am looking forward to it already!

Please put me down for three. Thank you.

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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #4 on: Jul 26, 2011, 12:11 PM »
Please add my name to your list  for one copy Lynda.

Thank you.

Offline Chris H

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #5 on: Jul 26, 2011, 02:03 PM »
Hi
Great idea put me down for 1 please

Chris...

Offline cunardqueen

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #6 on: Jul 26, 2011, 04:06 PM »
Please add my name (and if its going to be ready and dispatched in early December then make it 2)



You might wish to consider a company such as vistaprint, the more you order then less they are. the shipping is fast and the product of an extremely high quality.
I would gladly pay extra to have them posted in a hard backed envelope. Nothing worse than have a bent calendar.

Some of the ones l have bought in the past, nice though they are have been nothing more than photos printed onto photo paper and have the home made look, and from the Isle of Wight.
One of the members on here produced a very nice calendar with nice views of QE2 and Queen Mary, but went onto add the QV....
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 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Cunarder Man

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #7 on: Jul 26, 2011, 04:21 PM »
Put me down for three please.
Cheers  :)

Offline gb

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #8 on: Jul 26, 2011, 05:08 PM »
put me down for one please  :)

Offline Twynkle

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #9 on: Jul 26, 2011, 05:47 PM »
....You might wish to consider a company such as vistaprint, the more you order then less they are. the shipping is fast and the product of an extremely high quality.

Myles - I agree with you - Having used Vistaprint for QE2 calenders in the past, they come highly recommended.
They do great offers, lovely reproductions (nothing worse than bad ones!)  use good paper/card, take sterling - and are incredibly economical as well as speedy!
I also have Snapad calendars from family - they too are excellent, although probably cost more.

Please may I order a bit nearer the time?

Rosie
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Offline hollihedge

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #10 on: Jul 26, 2011, 07:12 PM »
I would like to order one calendar please.

Cheers
Gill
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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #11 on: Jul 26, 2011, 09:04 PM »

Please may I order a bit nearer the time?

Yes but if everybody says that, there won't be a calendar at all, and an enormous about of hard work behind the scenes will go to waste.

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Offline PJtheMuppet

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #12 on: Jul 26, 2011, 09:18 PM »
Hi, may I order one please  :)

Thank you

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Offline cunardqueen

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #13 on: Jul 26, 2011, 09:20 PM »
Why not ask for a deposit to get the ball rolling, you have the paypal donate button which makes things a lot easier
Perhaps the same could be said for the dvds.... would that work?

Or if people wanted to send a UK  postal order (they must be cashed within 6 month) that might perhaps save on the paypal fees, and they can be cashed as and when.

Might this be an idea ?

Its also a good idea to put in a closing date, with no more orders being accepted after such a date...

You also have the option (to save on funds etc) by asking people if they so wish to send in a stamped self addressed envelope which can be stuck on the dvd packet and posted..every little helps
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Offline luzparis

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #14 on: Jul 26, 2011, 09:25 PM »
add my name for one copy thank's

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #15 on: Jul 26, 2011, 09:47 PM »
Thank-you everyone for your pre-orders for the Calendar.  I will make up a list tomorrow so that I can keep track of the number of orders. 

We have researched a number of options for the printing of the Calendar, including Vistaprint but we feel that the option that we have chosen will give us better control to ensure that the finished product is a quality item. 

Why not ask for a deposit to get the ball rolling, you have the paypal donate button which makes things a lot easier
Perhaps the same could be said for the dvds.... would that work

Its also a good idea to put in a closing date, with no more orders being accepted after such a date...

You also have the option (to save on funds etc) by asking people if they so wish to send in a stamped self addressed envelope which can be stuck on the dvd packet and posted..every little helps
Thanks Myles for these ideas we certainly will look into these options

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Offline Lachlan

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #16 on: Jul 27, 2011, 12:20 AM »
I'd like to go on the list for two calendars please.

Offline smspruce

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #17 on: Jul 27, 2011, 08:41 AM »
I would like two copies of the QE2 calendar please.
Sandra Spruce

Great idea  :)

Offline Simon Long

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #18 on: Jul 27, 2011, 06:13 PM »
Could I order 2 please

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #19 on: Jul 29, 2011, 11:02 PM »
Thank-your for all your orders for the Calendar.   We have many fantastic photos submitted for the Calendar that will make this a memorable item.  I will be contacting the printer next week and will keep you up dated on the progress. 
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Offline QE2 whistle

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #20 on: Jul 30, 2011, 09:51 AM »
We would like to order a calendar too please.

Many thanks, Alan & Shona.

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #21 on: Jul 30, 2011, 10:33 AM »
Thanks Alan and Shona.  I have added your name to the list. 
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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #22 on: Jul 30, 2011, 11:25 PM »
Message received from Barrie Evans :

Please can you add my name to the list for the Q E 2 story calender for 2012 Keep up the good work

Kind regards Barrie Evans

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #23 on: Jul 30, 2011, 11:27 PM »
Thanks Isabelle, I have added Barrie's name to the list. 
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Offline Chris Frame

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #24 on: Jul 31, 2011, 09:49 AM »
+ 1 please :)

Thanks Chris I have added your name to the pre-order list - Lynda
« Last Edit: Jul 31, 2011, 10:03 AM by Lynda »

Offline ray collins

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #25 on: Jul 31, 2011, 07:34 PM »
Hi,
     Please put my name down for one.
                                                          ray Collins

Thanks Ray I have added your name to the list
« Last Edit: Jul 31, 2011, 07:43 PM by Lynda »

Offline LesP 1979-1991

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #26 on: Aug 01, 2011, 11:01 AM »
I WOULD LIKE TO ORDER A CALENDER TO PLEASE .

THANKS LES.

Thank-you your name has been added to the pre-order list
« Last Edit: Aug 01, 2011, 12:55 PM by Lynda »

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #27 on: Aug 02, 2011, 09:06 AM »
Why not ask for a deposit to get the ball rolling, you have the paypal donate button which makes things a lot easier
Perhaps the same could be said for the dvds.... would that work?

Its also a good idea to put in a closing date, with no more orders being accepted after such a date...


Myles we have been following up on your idea of asking for a deposit by setting up a test on Paypal.  This would work okay for anyone ordering one calendar where the cost would be £9.99 less £5 deposit = £4.99 plus postage.  But for orders of more than one calendar we need to consider the best way to set up the Pay pal final payment form so that it takes account of the cost less deposit for one calendar and the full cost for second and third etc.

Rob has placed the Pay pal form on the shop for me to test.  I will give you details on this topic area when the deposit option is open. 

A closing date will be put on pre-orders once the Calendars go to print.  I will give you more details at the time. 
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Offline cunardqueen

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #28 on: Aug 02, 2011, 12:36 PM »
Why not for ease of counting just round it up to a tenner, Im sure we are not fooled into thinking along the lines of supermarkets with the 99 gimmick and a nice round figure would make it easier all round..

Also remember that even though we are paying £10.00 the amount the forum receives will be slightly less than that, In fact it might surprise you to learn you will get £9.40 give or take a few pennies, l just checked and for all my dealings with paypal that figure surprised me, However its fast,easy etc etc.

Im sure most of us would be happy to pay in full upfront and might be a bigger help...
The buyers can of course add a message on their payment invoice.    
« Last Edit: Aug 02, 2011, 09:41 PM by Cunardqueen »
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #29 on: Aug 02, 2011, 08:26 PM »
Thanks Myles.  I was surprised to hear that Paypal gets as much as 6% in commission.  However it is a safe and easy way for members to pay so I guess that we need to accept that Paypal should get commission on the money processed through the system. 
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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #30 on: Aug 02, 2011, 10:56 PM »
Thanks Myles.  I was surprised to hear that Paypal gets as much as 6% in commission.  However it is a safe and easy way for members to pay so I guess that we need to accept that Paypal should get commission on the money processed through the system. 

I've investigated the charges - this topic got me curious!

The highest they charge is 3.4% + 20p.  Then it goes down, based on monthly sales, but I don't think we'll sell enough to go lower than that rate.
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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #31 on: Aug 07, 2011, 05:35 PM »
One copy for Manoel added to list.
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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #32 on: Aug 08, 2011, 07:07 PM »
Hello Lynda, please put me down for one calender, a good stocking filler.
Thanks Steve S.
Ps did you get the copy certificate ok?

Thanks Steve - your name has been added to the list.  and yes I did get the certificate - see PM. 
« Last Edit: Aug 08, 2011, 07:38 PM by Lynda »

Offline Kathy M.

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #33 on: Aug 09, 2011, 01:57 AM »
Lynda -

Have been off the forum for a while due to busy season with my job - I would love to have three if it is still possible!  My QE2 themed kitchen needs one!!
 :)
Kathy

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #34 on: Aug 09, 2011, 09:21 AM »
Thanks Kathy, I will put your name on the list for three Calendars.  A QE2 themed kitchen sounds interesting. I would love to see some photos posted.  
« Last Edit: Aug 09, 2011, 12:31 PM by Lynda »
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #35 on: Aug 09, 2011, 09:53 AM »
Hi Kathy

I seem to remember lots about your kitchen - clock, wallpaper etc etc - please can you remind us where it is...on here!
Very Good too see you, btw!
Rosie
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Offline Alistair

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #36 on: Aug 09, 2011, 04:42 PM »
Hi Lynda,

Thought I had done this already but please put me down for 2 calendars

Alistair

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #37 on: Aug 18, 2011, 02:52 PM »
QE2 Story Calendar 2012 update

I thought you would like an update on how the Calendar project is progressing.  

The design work is being done on two fronts.  Richard Coltman, one of our Moderators, is working on the design of the front page of the Calendar.  The local printer is doing the individual month pages and the Calendar back page.

I have just received printed samples of the front page and monthly calendar pages from the printers this afternoon.  I am delighted with the results and I am sure you will also be delighted.  We hope to give you a sneak preview of what the front cover will look like within the next week.  

The timescale for the Calendar to go to print is the week beginning 10th October,  2011

Our aim is to have the Calendars posted to you by week beginning 24 October, at the latest.  We will keep you updated on this.  

Based on pre-orders we will be ordering 60 or 70 Calendars.

We have agreed that the cost of the Calendar for anyone pre-ordering and paying before the end of August/September will be the cost price plus post and packaging charges.  

The inclusive charge will be around:
UK = £10.50
Rest of Europe = £11.50
Rest of the World = £14.00

All members who have pre-ordered will be sent details of how to pay and a Paypal link before 30 August

Have you ordered your Calendar?  Please let me know by posting below or send a personal message if you want your name added to the pre-order list.  
« Last Edit: Sep 01, 2011, 11:34 AM by Lynda »
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Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #38 on: Aug 18, 2011, 05:13 PM »
Lynda

I'd like 2 calendars please!

Michael

Offline Andy F

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #39 on: Aug 18, 2011, 09:21 PM »
and one for me please

Thanks

Andy
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