metis wrote:this could change, it it seemed like with the exception of tools requiring training we wanted everyone to have access to everything?
and again, do we want a privileged logo polo shirt? if you can ONLY get it by paying more then it's a differentiation between members, (look what i did) but if you can get it for 20$ in the shop, why pay an extra 50 for it?
You really don't get this, do you? I never said it was about levels of shop access.
We'd have merchandise. T-shirts, mugs, shop aprons, whatever... all branded, custom artwork, etc. They'd be for sale to anybody. (Consignment shop?) For folks who contribute above a certain level, though, one thing they'd get as a token of our thanks might be their choice of 1 or 2 items gratis. The lost revenue to us for a couple of shirts would be far outweighed by the membership fees. This is not about flaunting "HEY LOOKIT ME I'M RICHER THAN YOU HA HA". Think more along the lines of MPR pledge drives.