ANST - The Sca and Tandy
Mike C. Baker
kihe at ticnet.com
Sat Aug 29 06:35:49 PDT 1998
Suggestion -- if you must continue dealing with Tandy for whatever
reason, sidestep the issue entirely.
If the re-pricing is dependent upon kits, refuse to buy packaged kits.
Choose raw materials, full spools of lace, grab-bags of misc parts,
quantity packages of dyes/finishes/stamping tools.
If the re-pricing is across the board, band together with other SCA
craft-folk and buy in bulk from mail-order sources. If some
favorite project has been dependent upon Tandy kits, generate
your own cutting/tooling templates and use materials from
these alternate sources.
For small quantities or occasional use, consider used leather from
garage sale sources: even discarding the linings and taking care
to treat for fungals, a single pair of used boots can provide strapping
for a set of hardshell knees or elbows. By careful planning, even a
striking set of vambraces (consider some of the fancy-tooled
boottops split on the back seam and re-mounted / grommetted
Mike C. Baker
SCA: Amr ibn Majid al-Bakri al-Amra
"Other": Kihe Blackeagle (the Dreamsinger Bard)
My opinions are my own -- who else would want them?
e-mail: kihe at ticnet.com OR kihe at rocketmail.com
> From: Russell Kinder <russmax at cowboy.net>
> To: ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG
> Subject: Re: ANST - The Sca and Tandy
> Date: Friday, August 28, 1998 4:30 PM
> ches wrote:
> > Is there an address for tandy that we can all send mail to which lets
> > know the great loss of profit will befall them?
> If it truly is a great loss of profit, then they'll figure it out. Could
> they will actually make more money banking on the ignorance of the SCA
> Of course, with our e-mail and such, we're not quite as ignorant as we
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