Gary does not feel right charging for the CDs because the music was all donated. He has the full responsibility at this point to duplicate, print and mail all of these CDs to the various folks that want them. We're talking probably a few hundred. We don't realize how many people visit and read this forum but never post. Those people too will contact Harps.com and order a few CDs. Gary wants to give them away, he said and I quote "Chistmas is a time of giving" I agree, but to take on that large expense is quite an undertaking. I think it would very reasonable and professional of us to at least offer him $5.00 per CD. This would barely cover the cost of the materials and shipping. For the overseas customers, it would not be enough. I think we should offer him $5.00 for each CD that we order from him. Some may take the attitude..... Darnit Dan, I wish you would just keep your big mouth shut
For me at least, I was honored to master this project, and my time was simply a love gift to the GPO community. I just hope that you all agree that we should thank Gary by at least offering to cover his expenses. I talked with him today, and he was working on the artwork for the face of the CD itself.
Gary is such a giving person and I am not trying to turn this into a mutual admiration society meeting but I think I have made my point clear.