Rocketry subscription box?

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Nytrunner

Pop lugs, not drugs
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So I was reading gift guides and holiday value guides, when I saw a plug for subscription boxes of various sorts.
Things like Dollar Shave, Loot Crate, and Birchbox sprung to mind at first, but then I thought about rocketry....

Has anyone else thought that a rocketry product subscription service may be intriguing?

I have no idea how such a thing would be fleshed out, but I figured I'd toss the thought out there and see if I got any bites.

dhbarr

Amateur Professional
Origins were all mail order, anyway. Would have to be a bit boutique to hold any mystery.

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nibble nibble

dr wogz

Fly caster
Now, one thing I did do a few years ago, and have done on a few other forums, is a "box pass".

We all sign up and we get, say, 12 people.

I start the box, 'seed' it with some goodies (typically bits & pieces from my parts / scratch pile I don't want / need / can't use, etc.. There should be enough in the box for at least a rocket or two..). I mail it to the first person on the list. They receive the box. They open the box. They take out what they want / like / need, and add a few things to the box (of equal value / coolness) tyhey no longer want / need / can't use... They then seal it back up & mail it to then next person on the list. And they then receive the box, open it, take stuff, replace it, and then mail it... and so on, and so on.. So it passes along to each on the list, and eventually returns to the originator (who hopefully has none of his original stuff left, but a whole box of new stuff!). The idea being everyone has a chance to take stuff they can use, and replace with stuff they no longer want, but know someone else can use / appreciate.. Stickers, tubes, MMt, CRs, NCs, tools, old fin templates, old fins! transitions, etc...

Would that be interesting?

dhbarr

Amateur Professional
Now, one thing I did do a few years ago, and have done on a few other forums, is a "box pass".

We all sign up and we get, say, 12 people.

I start the box, 'seed' it with some goodies (typically bits & pieces from my parts / scratch pile I don't want / need / can't use, etc.. There should be enough in the box for at least a rocket or two..). I mail it to the first person on the list. They receive the box. They open the box. They take out what they want / like / need, and add a few things to the box (of equal value / coolness) tyhey no longer want / need / can't use... They then seal it back up & mail it to then next person on the list. And they then receive the box, open it, take stuff, replace it, and then mail it... and so on, and so on.. So it passes along to each on the list, and eventually returns to the originator (who hopefully has none of his original stuff left, but a whole box of new stuff!). The idea being everyone has a chance to take stuff they can use, and replace with stuff they no longer want, but know someone else can use / appreciate.. Stickers, tubes, MMt, CRs, NCs, tools, old fin templates, old fins! transitions, etc...

Would that be interesting?
Sign me up. This kind of stuff jogs brain bits that apparently don't normally operate.

BuiltFromTrash

Well-Known Member
Now, one thing I did do a few years ago, and have done on a few other forums, is a "box pass".

We all sign up and we get, say, 12 people.

I start the box, 'seed' it with some goodies (typically bits & pieces from my parts / scratch pile I don't want / need / can't use, etc.. There should be enough in the box for at least a rocket or two..). I mail it to the first person on the list. They receive the box. They open the box. They take out what they want / like / need, and add a few things to the box (of equal value / coolness) tyhey no longer want / need / can't use... They then seal it back up & mail it to then next person on the list. And they then receive the box, open it, take stuff, replace it, and then mail it... and so on, and so on.. So it passes along to each on the list, and eventually returns to the originator (who hopefully has none of his original stuff left, but a whole box of new stuff!). The idea being everyone has a chance to take stuff they can use, and replace with stuff they no longer want, but know someone else can use / appreciate.. Stickers, tubes, MMt, CRs, NCs, tools, old fin templates, old fins! transitions, etc...

Would that be interesting?
See now I could never do that, ANYTHING that is usable I would keep and I would end up passing off a bunch of TP tubes! Yea talk to me about hoarding...

Woody's Workshop

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Yea, me to. The scrap pieces of plastic when you separate things from Estes that is worthless, I save.
I will eventually work it into a build of my own design...in some way or another.
Bamboo chop sticks that my wife uses come in real handy too.

See now I could never do that, ANYTHING that is usable I would keep and I would end up passing off a bunch of TP tubes! Yea talk to me about hoarding...

dr wogz

Fly caster
Chopsticks are great for securing nose weight in nose cones!!