Several Unlimited Internet Zine Sale

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The Several Unlimited Internet Zine Sale was run by members of the fan club Several Unlimited. It was conducted in conjunction with the orphan zine table at RevelCon.

The zine sale resulted in some fairly good money: "All members in good standing recieve a discount of 5% off any zines we sell for you. Remember, last zine sale resulted in about $6000 in sales! Please renew your membership!" [1]

2001 announcement
2001 REVELcon control sheet
We're gearing up for the Internet Zine Sale in 2001! What is the Internet Zine Sale? A long time ago at a con far far away... many media fans found their houses growing too small for their stuff. But we couldn't throw it away. We knew others wanted our stuff. Over time our informal fanzine sale has mutated into the Several Unlimited Orphan Zine Table, and now the Several Unlimited Internet Zine Sale. We handle thousands of items for many media fans. Our houses become zine warehouses, and we lose track of living rooms, kitchens, significant others, and pets. The looseleaf inventory sheets have given way to a computer database, and the convention dealer's table has grown to encompass the internet. But some things remain the same. We do this because we're fans. The informal fannish garage sale still remains at the heart, a fannish garage sale. Because of the time and effort, we can do this only for a short time. [2]

Sample Text of the 2000 Orphan Zine Table Letter and Internet Zine Sale

Wanna sell your zines and memorabilia? Several Unlimited has handled the Orphan Zine table at REVELcon for over ten years, and has run a month-long Internet Zine Sale for the last three years. REVELcon will be held from March 16-18, 2001, and our Internet Zine Sale will be the month of April.

If you want to participate, here are the following rules and guidelines: You can participate in both events or only one. If you participate in both events, you will receive one check for all sales. We recommend that you send your items as soon as possible. The deadline for REVELcon is March 5, 2001. You can send your control sheet in advance, and bring your items to the convention. We definitely prefer an electronic listing of your items. The listing should have the following information for each item:

Fandom of the item (use Gen for General items, and Multi for Mixed Media or multifandoms items)
Name/Title of the item
Issue number of the item (if it has one)
Price for the item
Quantity of the item
Rating for the item (G for all ages/unrated, / for slash items, and A for adult items)

We can accept most electronic formats. If you can, please save your items in a spreadsheet format. We use Microsoft Excel, but can accept many different formats. We will accept books, photos, tapes and other memorabilia for sale. Please use discretion in the number of new zines you send us (of the same title). REVELcon is a moderate-sized con, and we recommend not more than 5-10 copies of an issue. Please indicate on your Control Sheet whether you are the editor, publisher, agent or owner of the zines. We also need a phone number where you can be reached, and an email address (if you have one).

All items must be priced. We do not set prices. REVELcon does not sell unauthorized copies of zines, or personal photocopies of zines. Any items identified as unauthorized will be returned unsold. Several Unlimited will deduct a 15% commission from the zine's sale price, so price accordingly. This commission applies for both the REVELcon Orphan Zine sales as well as the Internet Zine Sale. If you are attending REVELcon, you can pick up unsold zines at the end of the con and save the return postage. Otherwise, unsold zines will be mailed to you, via the method you requested, and insured. The cost of return mail/UPS will be deducted from your total profit. If you have any questions, contact Carolyn O'Neal Several Unlimited. Zines can be mailed to either address shown below: [3]

References

  1. Member Benefits, Archived version
  2. Several Unlimited Internet Zine Sale
  3. Several Unlimited Zine Letter