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    Default Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    EDIT 1/6/13:

    I'm still not back in business full time. I'm just making small batches of fobs and posting them here on a first come first served basis.

    My suggestion would be to subscribe to this thread. Then, whenever something new is posted, you should receive an instant email notification from the forum (if you have Instant Email Notification selected).

    Andy


    [Moderator's note: Continued from Part 2...]


    With >2,000 replies and over 100,000 views, here is Part 3 of this thread!

    I've been making and selling 6 styles of GITD key fobs using rigid acrylic tubing, Ultra Green V10 powder (and Ultra Blue) from Glow Inc. and various resins.

    Looking at the attached picture, from your left to right, they are sized...
    1/4" OD 1/8" ID (small) $3.00
    5/16" OD 3/16" ID (medium) $3.00
    3/8" OD 1/8" ID (Old Style large) $3.00 Discontinued, but limited stock occasionally
    3/8" OD 1/4" ID (New Style large) $4.00
    1/2" OD 1/4" ID (Jumbo) $4.00
    1/2" OD 3/8" ID (Thin-Walled Jumbo) Discontinued Too costly to produce
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    There is also a 3/8" square fob, as seen below. The 2 in the middle.





    The ends of the fobs are polished until transparent. The edges are rounded and smooth.

    Each piece of tubing is about 1 to 1 inch long (most are about 1" or slightly longer, but never shorter than 1 inch). They all glow (fobs of the same color) with the same brightness, but the larger the surface area of the glow mix, the brighter it appears to the eye, and the easier it is to see from a distance.

    For comparison sake, Ultra Green v10 is roughly 3 to 4 times brighter than Ultra Blue. Ultra Green v10 specs in at around 33,000mcd, while Ultra Blue is about 9,000mcd. I personally don't care too much for the blue, as it is dull in comparison to the green. I only make the blue for those who want two fobs near each other, in the dark, and need to distinguish between the two colors. If you are going to attach a fob to something you want to find in the dark, I would definitely recommend getting the green!!!

    In normal use, I can open my combination safe in the dark using one charged, green, key fob for light. They are bright enough to read in the dark with (when well charged), but it wouldn't be my choice to use them for such.

    For uses, I've got them all over my house. I have them on every set of keys we have. I've got some on the lanyards to my flashlights. I have the Old Style Large fobs on the pull chains of our ceiling fans and I'm also using them as zipper pulls on our coats. (I haven't broken one yet, but I grab the pull chain and the fob, not just the fob). I'm hoping that using them as a pull won't break them. So far though, no breakage yet. Bear in mind, I build these as key fobs to hang on key rings or on flashlight lanyards. If using them as a weight bearing (pull chain) item, I really don't know at this point how long they will last before breaking (actually 5 years so far on my ceiling fans, with no issues) at the drill hole near the top. I've had absolutely no problems with them using them for their intended purpose...key fobs. Sorry for the long-windedness, I'm just trying to prevent people from being upset if they break one while yanking on it to turn on their ceiling fan or such. I prefer happy customers. So far with many thousands of these sold, there have been absolutely no complaints!!!!

    Occasionally I'll make some Jumbo fobs in longer lengths. The longer sizes are typically 2" long and 4" long, with the 2" version selling for $8.00, and 4" version selling for $12.00. The jumbos are big, heavy items, and their glow is equivalent to the New Style Large fobs as they hold the same amount of glow mix, but they far surpasses the next brightest fob I make, which is the medium. The Jumbos hold more than 3 times the amount of glow material compared to the medium fobs (compared using identical length tubes).

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    The prices per fob are listed above.

    Shipping within the US is only $2.00 whether you order 1 or 10 fobs. For larger orders, I'd have to charge the actual amount that the post office charges me. I'll quote shipping prices as necessary for larger orders.

    Shipping to Canada is $3.00
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    Shipping to the following areas I do a little differently...
    Shipping to Europe...I ask for $4.00
    Shipping to South America I ask for $6.00
    Shipping to Singapore, Malaysia, Australia & New Zealand I ask for $6.00

    When the package ships, Whatever the post office charges me , if it less than you paid me, I'll refund the difference. This way I make no profit on the shipping, and you pay only what the post office charges me. I think that's a fair way to do it.
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    The fobs are made by hand, one by one, so no two are exactly alike. If I don't like the way it comes out, it doesn't get sold (I'm somewhat of a perfectionist). The items pictured look as though they have some weird angles on them, but that was due to the camera lens at macro distances. The actual shipping products look much, much better than the pictures show.

    They are each individually packaged in a zip lock envelope, and then the zip locks are placed in a padded bubble mailer or "Indestructo" Box.

    When i post that I have some fobs available for sale, if you are interested, please post in this thread which sizes and colors you would like. It's hard for me to keep track if you send a PM. Posting in the thread makes it easier for me to keep track.
    Please don't send me any funds in advance. If you are interested in fobs, just post on the thread, and when the fobs are ready I will let you know it's OK to send funds.

    My PayPal address is: andygold@charter.net

    Please include your Candlepower Screen Name and your complete mailing information in the Paypal, so I can match up the PayPals with the postings on the forum.

    If the package is to be delivered outside the US, I ask that you PM me with your address, exactly as it should be written on the mailer. Some foreign addresses are in a format that's quite different than that used here in the states. If you PM the address in the proper format, then neither of us have to worry about me writing it improperly.



    Thank you,

    Andy



    From left to right: Merkava DIY Tritium fob, small fob, medium fob, Old Style Large fob
    Picture was taken moments after the fobs were charged with a flashlight.


    From left to right: Medium fob, Old Style Large, Medium (long), 3 Jumbos
    Last edited by andygold; 02-03-2013 at 12:02 PM.

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Congratulations to Andy on his long-running thread! Here's Part 3...
    Resistance is futile...

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    wow those are nice

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    Buttrock Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Andy does great work I really like the ones I got

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Received mine today, It looks great. Andy makes a great product very good commucation also.
    I think the postal service was a little slow (posted marked the 22nd received the 27th)
    Probaly going to order some more later on.


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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Yep, my second order came today and I love these products. They are so bright and well-made. Awesome customer service and I love that Green-blue one. Those jumbos sure are bright!
    I like warm tints and/or high CRI . . . no they're NOT the same thing!

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    any done cooking yet?
    its hard for me to get on here and check since my basement just flooded and my pc was down there.

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by Painkiller1009 View Post
    any done cooking yet?
    its hard for me to get on here and check since my basement just flooded and my pc was down there.
    Still playing catch-up!!! That's why I don't like to take money in advance. This way I'm not holding on to your money and you're stuck waiting, wondering if I've ripped you off.

    I've been away from home for the last week and won't be back until the beginning of next week. Will have to pull double duty to catch up.

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Hi Andygold, I'd like to order:
    2 x medium: 2 x $3
    1 x small: 1 x $3
    shipping to Australia: $3

    Total USD$12

    Please let me know when they're ready, I can pay anytime.

    thank you.

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    I'm back from vacation, and have fobs ready for shipping.

    My apologies to DM51!!!! I neglected to say thanks for moving my original post over to this new thread. So, a big THANK YOU!!! You saved me a lot of work, especially with the pictures .

    Painkiller1009...your fobs are ready.

    ECKO32...what length and color jumbos would you prefer? As I make those to order, I need to know.

    Pwallwin...your fobs are ready.

    kenzo...your fobs are ready.

    berry580...your fobs are ready.

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Thank you. =)


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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Hi Andy,

    I would like to order some green's:
    2 small $6
    2 med $6
    1 large $3
    Shipping $1

    Total $16

    Thanks,
    Andy Pong

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Hey Andy,

    I would like to order:

    3 small green $9

    2 small blue/green $6

    1 medium green $3

    Shipping $1

    Total $19


    Thanks! I can pay whenever.

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    I'm still catching up to the orders. I am shipping, but it's been slow trying to catch up.

    I do not make the blue/green mixture anymore. It was too difficult trying to keep the blue/green fobs separated out from the v10 Ultra Green fobs. They looked too similar when first charged. With my shop being very brightly lit, I never knew if I was pulling a long stick of B/G or v10 UG from the rack to work on it. It was only after working on them and then letting them dull down for a while was I able to tell the difference. So, I decide to put that mix aside for a while.

    I do still make the fobs in either v10 Ultra Green or Ultra Blue. Be advised, the v10 Ultra Green is about 3 to 4 times brighter than the Ultra Blue.

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Hey Andy,

    No rush at all on mine! Thanks for the info on the blue/green; I'll change my order to the below:

    I would like to order:

    4 small green $12

    1 small blue $3

    1 medium green $3

    Shipping $1

    Total $19


    Thanks again!

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Just wanted to say thanks again. After carrying them a few days, I really like these things. They glow really bright after charging with a flashlight and they glow really good after being in the sun for a few mins.


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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Thanks
    Hope your vacation went well

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Hello Andy, I would like to place an order:

    3 - Medium Green x $3 = $9
    + $1 shipping

    Total = $10

    Let me know when you are ready and I will send Paypal payment. I'm not in any rush

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Andy:

    I've read several glowing reviews of your products on EDC, the Glow Forums and CPF.

    I would like to order 4 small and 4 medium keychains. I know you've said that you don't like to take payment in advance but it was easier for me to go ahead and send the PayPal - hope that's okay.

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Andy,

    I also would like to place an order. I would like the following:

    2 Medium Ultra Green $6.00
    1 Small Ultra Green $3.00
    Shipping $1.00

    Let me know when you want payment sent.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    hello andy, would like to order 4 medium ultra green. $12+$1 s&h= $13.

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Aloha Andy,

    I would like to order:
    1 green small
    4 green medium
    1 green large

    $18 + $1 = $19

    Paypal ready anytime. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    I'd like to purchase:

    (1) small
    (4) mediums
    (1) 4" jumbo

    If my calculations are correct, that should be:

    $3 + 4x$3 + $12 + $2 (S&H) = $29

    If this is correct, please confirm and I'm ready to send PP whenever.

    Thanks, Bruce

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Fobs came in the other day. Very good work Andy, thaks for the extras.

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    thank you a lot Andygold. I received it yesterday, things went smoothly just like last time. And thank you for the rejects, even they are of very high quality! Extremely good money for value! =O

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by brighterisbetter View Post
    I'd like to purchase:

    ...

    If this is correct, please confirm and I'm ready to send PP whenever.

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Hey Andy, I would like to place an order.

    Id like the following

    10 of the Blue Small

    5 of the Green Small

    5 of the green medium

    2 jumbo blue

    PP is ready when you are.

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    My apologies for the long delay in responding....It's been one thing after another here at home keeping me from making fobs. With that said, I now have sufficient stock to start shipping again.

    If those persons who expressed interest are in fact still interested (and you are listed below), You can PayPal me know and I will ship ASAP. If I didn't list you, it's because I don't yet have a particular fob ready for you.

    Fobs are ready for the following persons:

    Apong23
    Pwallwin
    kenzo
    v a a m Y o b
    fuglee
    Cougar337
    psul71
    Malamalama
    brighterisbetter

    Packages that are already paid for will be going out on Thursday to the following:

    pierow
    spock

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    Quote Originally Posted by brighterisbetter View Post
    I'd like to purchase:

    (1) small
    (4) mediums
    (1) 4" jumbo

    If my calculations are correct, that should be:

    $3 + 4x$3 + $12 + $2 (S&H) = $29
    thanks

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    Default Re: Glow in the dark (GITD) key fobs for sale (Part 3)

    4 small green $12

    1 small blue $3

    1 medium green $3

    Shipping $1

    Total $19




    Thanks!!!

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