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Old 05-10-2006, 07:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Everybody welcome Finless Bob, the How-To guy!!

Please welcome Bob (Finless) to his new How To forum!!! Everybody knows Bob as a great supporter of the hobby and the people who fly, lets all give him a warm welcome!!!

Thanks for all you do to help us more fully enjoy the hobby Bob!!

You ROCK!!

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Old 05-10-2006, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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great, I can't wait for some more vids
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They will be coming SOON!

How about a full set for the HDX 450 build?

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How about a story like "Hi all, I'm finless, I'm XXX year addicted to this" etc
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Oh that Bob! T-Rex vid Bob. OK I am on-board now! Welcome Finless
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Cool, I love "How To" vids.
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Old 05-11-2006, 09:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Greets Bob!

Out of curiosity, how did that thing where the guy was ripping off your videos and selling them on Ebay turn out? I read the first part of it and was amazed that somebody thought they could get away with something like that. Ever think about doind a dvd compilation and marketing them yourself?
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Greets Bob!

Out of curiosity, how did that thing where the guy was ripping off your videos and selling them on Ebay turn out? I read the first part of it and was amazed that somebody thought they could get away with something like that. Ever think about doind a dvd compilation and marketing them yourself?
The HUGE amount of people that complained to Ebay and to the seller caused him to pull the videos he was selling. What a chump! Absolutly amazed me that someone would do that.

I was thinking of doing a DVD compilation but I dont have the time to burn DVD's myself and getting them pressed requires a buy of a large amount and up front money spent with no idea how well they will sell! So at this point I would prefer to just give them away
The downloadable ones are really low quality as I had to compress them for bandwidth and space reasons. My original masters are DVD quality. Maybe one day I will take a shot at making DVDs!

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I was thinking of doing a DVD compilation but I dont have the time to burn DVD's myself and getting them pressed requires a buy of a large amount and up front money spent with no idea how well they will sell! So at this point I would prefer to just give them away
The downloadable ones are really low quality as I had to compress them for bandwidth and space reasons. My original masters are DVD quality. Maybe one day I will take a shot at making DVDs!
The EASY solution: http://www.customflix.com/Services/D...ndOverview.jsp cost to you $50 they print cut and ship the DVD's then cut you a check monthly.
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I'd buy one. Then I might be able to actually watch a few without the phone ringing or some other distraction. I've always said this would be a great job if it wasnt for the customers always wanting something....

Anyway, welcome to the Freak!
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Hey Bob, Hello from Rochester!

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Old 05-11-2006, 06:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Cool I checked that out a litte bit but what I didnt see was what your % of the deal is on a sale? I will poke around that site a little more but they should have some details about pricing, mark up, and profit.

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I was thinking of doing a DVD compilation but I dont have the time to burn DVD's myself and getting them pressed requires a buy of a large amount and up front money spent with no idea how well they will sell! So at this point I would prefer to just give them away
The downloadable ones are really low quality as I had to compress them for bandwidth and space reasons. My original masters are DVD quality. Maybe one day I will take a shot at making DVDs!
The EASY solution: http://www.customflix.com/Services/D...ndOverview.jsp cost to you $50 they print cut and ship the DVD's then cut you a check monthly.
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Cool I checked that out a litte bit but what I didnt see was what your % of the deal is on a sale? I will poke around that site a little more but they should have some details about pricing, mark up, and profit.
It is not a percentage they charge a flat rate. You charge whatever you want and they take like $8 per. i.e. you sell the DVD for $28 they give you $20 per 1 sold.

http://www.customflix.com/Services/Prices.jsp
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Hmm I only was thinking of selling the thing for like $10.... I dont think my videos are that good to get even $19.95! I mean they certainly arent professional or anything..... $9 wont leave me much....

I will have to think about it but what do people think they are worth?

Oh and... I did not intend to turn this into a "help Bob make money" thread! It's not what I am about but if I can sell a few to those that dont have broadband or want DVDs, I am willing.... But I want it to be fair....

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Cool I checked that out a litte bit but what I didnt see was what your % of the deal is on a sale? I will poke around that site a little more but they should have some details about pricing, mark up, and profit.
It is not a percentage they charge a flat rate. You charge whatever you want and they take like $8 per. i.e. you sell the DVD for $28 they give you $20 per 1 sold.

http://www.customflix.com/Services/Prices.jsp
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Hey Bob,

One of the guys that works with me lives out in El Segundo, beautiful area. I've been to Orange County and San Diego a few times on business travel.

BTW the vids have been extremely helpful, great job
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Sweet. I found it. Freaking Ryder won't let Bob post a link.
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BOB, its not the quality of your performance that they would be paying for , its your knoledge and ability to explains things so everybody can understand. Dont sell yourself short.
I'd buy a DVD quality one just so I dont have to sit at the computer to watch
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BOB, its not the quality of your performance that they would be paying for , its your knoledge and ability to explains things so everybody can understand. Dont sell yourself short.
I'd buy a DVD quality one just so I dont have to sit at the computer to watch
Ditto on that. Alot of people are cluless of where to begin and even if you have been doing this for a while you will always learn something new.
Go for it and make some DVDs
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BOB, its not the quality of your performance that they would be paying for , its your knoledge and ability to explains things so everybody can understand. Dont sell yourself short.
I'd buy a DVD quality one just so I dont have to sit at the computer to watch

falconea45,
Thanks and believe it or not I am kind of embarassed...... I will think about putting DVDs together but for now I prefer to just give them away for download! I am sure I am missing an opportunity but I like to teach so for now I will continue doing what I love..... Maybe later.....

Thanks!
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