Aemi, it's great to see you! How are you doing?
I have decided to stick with the blue and yellow ones. It's confusing enough with all the different sizes. Unfortunately, to get a 2 color band like that would cost a LOT more money.
I'm just wearing one of each color and that works for me!
Kathi, the yellow ones can ship out Tuesday by 2-day priority mail so they'd get there by Friday (hopefully!) at the latest.
More blue ones are coming in on the 16th and should ship on the 17th, arriving by the 19th or 20th.
I have set the cost at the $5.00 that came up in the poll. That's a $2.20 profit which goes to the printing of the shipping labels, my time getting them all bagged up, printing the brochures that come with each, the costs associated with these boards and other sites (I listed them all below).
As I said before, people making donations of at least $15 (or subscriptions, after the 3rd month) to the website who also give me their mailing address will get a free band. When you fill out the PayPal form, be sure to give me your mailing address and band preference (yellow, medium or large, or blue, medium only).
The new blue bands are due to arrive here on June 16th, an updated date
I also wasn't clear enough in the above quote. The free bands are for people who make donations to the running of the websites, these message boards, the chatrooms and the toll-free number, but, unfortunately, NOT to CUSH. Since I paid for the bands myself and would have to pay for shipping, I can't afford to give them away to every one who joins or donates to CUSH. I wish I could, but I just can't. That's why I said at least $15, so I don't actually end up losing money.
CUSH is separate from these boards although we're all working for the same purpose and we're all the same members. But the money aspects are completely different.
CUSH was founded as a non-profit organization for Cushies, by Cushies and accepts membership and donations as a non-profit.
These boards, etc, were founded as a "public service" if you will, by one Cushie and the costs are now spiraling way beyond the original fees. With the new boards and the new server, the costs have risen even more. I hate to ask for donations and monetary help outright which is why I thought that these bands would bring in a little extra to help with some of the money that I have spent during the past 5 years and will spend in the future for these boards, the chatroom, the website, etc, etc. I hope that was a little clear! LOL