Friday, July 17, 2015

DT Birthday Celebration: Patronage

When someone asks how they can help DT, the quick/easy answer is to help spread the word, or send us a juicy tip.  Some folks have asked how they can help in a monetary sense and after some prodding from regular contributors, we've decided to launch a pledge drive here on Patreon.


Sometimes, you need a new car, and other times you just need a little push.  Today, we just need a push. 

In truth, we want to do more with DT, so the question as to how to achieve that goalOne solution was to start charging sellers to list their car on DT, but that will certainly change the dynamic of the website to one founded for the buyers to one funded by the sellers.  Eventually we'd start our own internal auction format, and listings on the site would become one huge blue-chip restoration showcase where the customer is the seller, but the readers end up footing the bill by paying high market value (plus a 5% fee) for nice cars...not that there is anything wrong with that.  Another option is to get readers to help fund the site via a pay-wall, but nobody wants that either...so what if we try pledges from our readers?

You can read more about what we will do for the money and about our goals over here on Patreon and start by pledging as little as $1/month to support this website, or just click on the link below.




Don't want to do monthly billing, but prefer a one-time donation? Click the donate button below to use PayPal and/or a credit card.


Any way you help the site (sharing with friends, tips, or cash) we thank you!

13 comments:

  1. I would have donated money anyway, but getting to chuckle at your thinly veiled jab at those other greedy BAsTards (see what I did there?) cemented it.

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    1. FTB -- hah, yes, and thanks! Also, please don't take my comments about over priced blue-chip cars as negative, it just isn't what we (DT) are here to do. I will say that BAT auctions seems to be a great way to sell cars, from what I've seen most of the cars go for good money, and if you are cognizant of the market, you might find a good deal on something with some patience. -Vince

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    2. A buck a month? That isn't even one beer. Who's going to notice? A buck should be mandatory, not optional. I don't know how you'd enforce it, but our fearless leaders here should be up to the task. I'm going to opt out of any punishment--here's my ticket for a buck a month.

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  2. Do you take venmo?

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    1. I didn't know what that was until I looked it up. If we took venmo, would people donate via venmo?

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    2. I would!!

      Its really no worse than paypal, and doesnt really have fees that I have seen. (no idea how they make money)

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  3. Contributing zee monies was SO much easier than giving blood.

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/qsKVDYL.jpg?1[/img]

    Here's how I decided to calculate how much to contribute; I added up the current street value of all my cars, took .1% of that and doubled it. Seemed appropriate, given the subject. Point one percent! I can do that.

    Well, it made sense at the time.

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/aOnG2D5.gif?1[/img]

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    1. My mathematics skill is dazzling...that would be 2%, ya goof.

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  4. Sent a contribution. (starliner)
    Thanks for the daily escape from the stress at work.
    Rene

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    1. Boots on the ground... When I am on any model specific forums (Audi, Miata, Volvo, etc) I always post a link to your website when a similar vehicle is featured to get you some traffic.

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  5. Thanks to all who have contributed so far, it means the world to this rag-tag group of online hacks.

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