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Title: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 21, 2010, 01:25:15 PM
We are doing a 2 week pre-order on these, which means that the very longest somebody will have to wait for their mug is 5 weeks from today.

These Tumblers are AWESOME. They hold two full cups of coffee, and guess what? THEY HAVE A SECRET COMPARTMENT IN THE BOTTOM WHERE YOU CAN STORE MORE!!! The lid of the mug has one of the best french press designs any of our testers has used (doesn't clog, doesn't get stuck, doesn't break), and the sipper part of the lid has a screen in it so that you don't get coffee grounds in your coffee, even if you accidentally drop some on top of the press screen.

These mugs are being offered for PRE-ORDER for $32.49. These mugs should be in the store by the end of June!

(http://www.survivalpodcast.net/store/products/images/blackcup.jpg)
Note that this is just a photoshop mockup. The product will look slightly different (better) in real life. ;)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 21, 2010, 01:53:41 PM
Here's a link (duh, right?):  http://store.survivalpodcast.net (http://store.survivalpodcast.net)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: OKGranny on May 21, 2010, 02:06:48 PM
Ordered, now fingers crossed you get enough orders.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 21, 2010, 03:36:21 PM
Ordered, now fingers crossed you get enough orders.

My fingers are crossed too!  They're SO COOL!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Nate on May 21, 2010, 07:30:18 PM
These look identical to the ones REI sells, except they have REI stamped on them and not TSP.  The plunger part makes me hesitant to buy one.  I prefer a plunger I can fully disassemble to clean.  I had a press with a similiar plunger to these mugs.  Grounds got stuck in between the spokes, caused stress on them, and on a day I REALLY needed my cup of joe the plunger failed.  Needless to say, the whole pot was ruined because of plastic shards in the coffee. 

How are the plungers in these mugs?  Is the handle removable? 
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 21, 2010, 08:04:52 PM
The plunger is awesome, and it is one of the brands that REI sells.  

No, the handles are not removable (as far as I can tell), and the plunger does not come totally apart  The plunger DOES come totally apart from the lid.  I've washed mine daily for 3 weeks now (including in the field) and have had no issue with bent parts, or plastic shards in the coffee.

If you have a screen at the mouth, blocking foreign objects as small as a coffee ground from coming into your mouth, how was your pot ruined by plastic shards in your coffee?  You could have SAND in your cup with these things and never know it.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Truik on May 21, 2010, 08:22:04 PM
I think Nate is saying the spokes at the end of the push rod that held the metal screen in place were actually made of plastic on the one he had. If that's what broke, then the screen would no longer be securely in place.

Is that accurate, Nate? Or did I complete misinterpret what you said?



Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 21, 2010, 08:26:58 PM
the spokes on these are plastic too, but they're a brand new design I've never seen on any other brand.  And they work really well.  Also, what I meant was, there's a screen on the french press, AND there's a screen at the sippy part at the mouth.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 21, 2010, 08:44:42 PM
Here are some pics:

The lid with the screen in it:
(http://www.survivalpodcast.net/store/preview/cup/lid01.jpg)

The Press (several different shots, including one of the metal brace that I think keeps them from breaking):
(http://www.survivalpodcast.net/store/preview/cup/press01.jpg)

(http://www.survivalpodcast.net/store/preview/cup/press02.jpg)

(http://www.survivalpodcast.net/store/preview/cup/press03.jpg)

And the super secret stash pocket at the bottom (which is water resistant, btw.  I didn't know this one still had coffee in it, and I just washed it this afternoon, and the coffee is fragrant and dry):
(http://www.survivalpodcast.net/store/preview/cup/secret01.jpg)

(http://www.survivalpodcast.net/store/preview/cup/secret02.jpg)

(http://www.survivalpodcast.net/store/preview/cup/secret03.jpg)

(http://www.survivalpodcast.net/store/preview/cup/secret04.jpg)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Nate on May 22, 2010, 01:22:27 PM
I think Nate is saying the spokes at the end of the push rod that held the metal screen in place were actually made of plastic on the one he had. If that's what broke, then the screen would no longer be securely in place.

Is that accurate, Nate? Or did I complete misinterpret what you said?





The press that broke was a pot made by GSI.  You are correct.  These mugs look cool!  Thanks for the pics sister wolf!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 22, 2010, 01:27:04 PM
The press that broke was a pot made by GSI.  You are correct.  These mugs look cool!  Thanks for the pics sister wolf!

These are made by a company in Montana.  I'm not familiar with GSI.  The mugs are super cool!  And thanks for making me figure out how to take the plunger apart!  I was very excited to realize I could do that!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Truik on May 22, 2010, 01:29:34 PM
(http://www.survivalpodcast.net/store/preview/cup/press02.jpg)

Look at that little "snap-ring" looking piece of wire inside the rim of the screen.

Is that so it can be dis-assembled and cleaned, possibly?

Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 22, 2010, 01:33:07 PM
Look at that little "snap-ring" looking piece of wire inside the rim of the screen.

Is that so it can be dis-assembled and cleaned, possibly?

I just tried to take it out, to answer your question.  I think the answer is no.  I get the impression (after messing with it) that it's more so that the plunger has flexibility while harboring strength, than it is for easy removal.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 22, 2010, 01:37:00 PM
(http://www.survivalpodcast.net/store/preview/cup/press01.jpg)

^This is where they come apart, by the way, for easier cleaning (see where it's screwed into the screen?).  I imagine that this ALSO means you could buy a replacement screen if yours was to burst.  But I don't know that for sure.  I will contact the place in Montana that makes these and ask them this.

More info:  They are not microwave safe (duh) and should be hand-washed (according to the bottom of the cup).  I hand-wash mine anyway, but I'm glad to know that now.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 22, 2010, 01:50:52 PM
More Info:  They are double wall insulated and are made of 18-8 Stainless Steel (whatever that means).
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Rorschach on May 22, 2010, 02:48:04 PM
Means that it is 18% Chromium and 8% Nickel(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stainless_steel#Types_of_stainless_steel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stainless_steel#Types_of_stainless_steel)).  This should leaves the iron in a form that is non-magnetic.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 22, 2010, 02:51:52 PM
Awesome, thank you for the info, Rorschach!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Darkwinter on May 23, 2010, 12:08:13 AM
Those look awesome Sis!  I can't wait to get one!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Roswell on May 23, 2010, 12:49:23 AM
I ordered one!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 23, 2010, 12:37:45 PM
Thank you, Ross!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Olympic Wanderer on May 23, 2010, 02:13:53 PM
Definitely ordering one on payday.
That'll be my "Splurge" item this month ^^
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 23, 2010, 02:38:31 PM
Thanks, Fugg!  :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: ColdHaven on May 24, 2010, 07:48:29 AM
SW and TW already know this, but Joy and myself together bought 3! You might want to hurry and buy! This might be like the challenge coins and run out before you can get a chance to buy them!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Greywolf27 on May 24, 2010, 08:57:47 AM
I knew I should have gotten online over the weekend!!!  I will be placing my order for two when I get home tonight!!!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: swoods on May 24, 2010, 09:04:11 AM
I am a coffee freek!!! Yes, I know I spelled it wrong. I ordered one, just a little splurge for myself from the tax refund. The rest is going toward bills!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Docwatmo on May 24, 2010, 09:48:43 AM
DARN IT, I just killed off my Paypall funds on some useless prepper stuff, when I could have saved it for this!!!.

Next month, I will have it next month. LOL

Thanks, looks great, can't wait to pick one up.  As much of a coffee fiend as I am, I think i'm still the only true coffee fiend who has never used a press but so many people tell me how great it is, i'm gonna have to break down and pick one up.

Thanks

Doc
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 24, 2010, 10:51:13 AM
Thank you for your orders!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Mr. Bill on May 24, 2010, 02:44:49 PM
...Jack will be doing a video review of these on Friday, May 21st, 2010. ...

Did this happen yet?

Also, suggestion: update your product description in the Gear Shop with the miscellaneous bits of info you've added here...

Have you tried making tea in it?

(Pondering this purchase.  I've been contemplating how infrequently I have coffee.  But I've also been contemplating that I'd probably have coffee a lot more frequently if I had a cool and easy-to-use tool for making it... 8) )
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 24, 2010, 02:50:31 PM
The video was uploaded about 4 minutes ago.  I'm watching it now, and will post it when I'm done watching it.

I will add your suggestions to the description (as well as the pics I took).

I HAVE made loose-leaf tea in it, and it works beautifully for tea.  :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: TwoBluesMama on May 24, 2010, 05:37:30 PM
I saw this thread this morning and thought, "Gee when DH gets up (he's working nights) I'll ask him if he wants to buy me one"  :D - I come home this afternoon and he's up and watching the video about these mugs - he turns and says, "Think you better order 2 for us. No - make that 3 - we'll buy one for the daughter, she'll love it."

So yipee we need to order 3!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 24, 2010, 06:05:02 PM
Thank you so much for your order, TBM!!!!!  :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: TwoBluesMama on May 24, 2010, 06:11:47 PM
Well it's really to save my dh's butt because I'm a grouch without fast coffee in the morning  - he always makes sure there's coffee for me. I'm so excited - there are many times I could have used this recently - like yesterday when the coffee pot died and I had to wait for perked. I'll be watching for updates as to when the order goes out. Thanks sweet girl for all you do!  Blessings TBM
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: RUReady on May 24, 2010, 06:31:55 PM
   Watched Jacks video and than went to their site. They stated their coffee mugs are made in China not Montana. It's OK, everything is made in china now.
   Also, read the handles come off and you cannot repair them. Handles have a rivet that comes off.
  I'm not trying to rain on anyones parade. Are these improved? If they are I would be interested in 2 of them.

 Don't flame me too bad. I will pay to get quality gear.

  Dave
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 24, 2010, 06:44:43 PM
  Watched Jacks video and than went to their site. They stated their coffee mugs are made in China not Montana. It's OK, everything is made in china now.
   Also, read the handles come off and you cannot repair them. Handles have a rivet that comes off.
  I'm not trying to rain on anyones parade. Are these improved? If they are I would be interested in 2 of them.

 Don't flame me too bad. I will pay to get quality gear.

  Dave

LOL!  You're not gonna get flamed for telling the truth, Dave.

Here is what I found on their website (just now) regarding their mugs.

Quote
Where are the products manufactured?
All our Planetary Design products are designed here in the United States and manufactured in China. Although we would prefer to have all the manufacturing done in the United States, in order to pass along the best possible prices while maintaing great quality, this provides the best option. However, we travel several times a year to our plant in China to ensure safe and fair working conditions for employees at the facility. We have excellent relationships with the employees there and feel that it is hands down the best manufacturing facility in China. As an additional measure and ongoing commitment to our local economy we also have quality checks done locally by an organization in our community dedicated to providing employment opportunities to handicapped individuals. In a nutshell, we feel as though we take every measure to provide quality products at affordable prices while maintaining integrity to our local and national economy and the environment as a whole.

So you're right, the mugs ARE made in China.  I'm glad I didn't use that as a selling point in the store.  I'll let Jack know that so he can amend the video.

I went and did a search for where you might have seen that the handles come off and can't be repaired.  I DO think that you stretched that one a bit.  Here's the full quote from that person:

Quote
...My problem with the mug is that about six months after owning it I noticed the handle starting to loosen, and then two weeks ago it came right off. Turns out there's only one rivet holding the handle onto the mug, and if that weakens or breaks - no more handle. I've tried to reattach it with Superglue but can't get it to stick.

My friend who owns the coffee shop where my mug came from tells me they've had this problem with three or four others out of the case they bought for resale. So while I love the idea, I probably won't buy another, because for $27 apiece I expect something well engineered enough to stand up to a bit of handling and for a bit longer than a year.

So he used it hard for less than a year, and then didn't try to get it replaced when he broke it.  He's a dumbass.  ;)

And Planetary Design's Response...

Quote
What is the warranty on your products?
We warranty all of our products against manufacturer defect for one year. As we do not sell retail, you must go through the retailer from which you purchased your mug. They will require some proof of purchase and will then deal with us on getting you a replacement. For the record, however, this does not occur often as our products are truly quite dependable.

So if you have a problem with the handle within the first year, YOU MUST LET ME KNOW!  I have all proof of purchases on hand, so you don't need to save anything.  You just let me know when you purchased it, and what your name is, and send me the product back, and I'll get you a new one FOR FREE.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: RUReady on May 24, 2010, 07:15:43 PM
 Thanks for the reply Sister Wolf. I will give one a try.
Dave
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Greywolf27 on May 24, 2010, 07:28:25 PM
Maybe I missed it, was the pre-order a verbal here on the forum?  I do not see the mug on the gear shop...
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Truik on May 24, 2010, 07:31:50 PM
Maybe I missed it, was the pre-order a verbal here on the forum?  I do not see the mug on the gear shop...

http://store.survivalpodcast.net/ (http://store.survivalpodcast.net/)

Scroll down to Paypal button to order.

 :)

Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Periwinkle on May 24, 2010, 07:55:23 PM
Okay, so I have a question.  I'm going to be slightly nerdy probably, but oh well..............green is my favourite colour, so will it be available in that wassabi green that Jack had in the video?  Not like it matters, but being a female I sorta like to have things in good colours that I like.  *G*  (I'm sure only the other females will understand where I'm coming from in that view point.  LOL)

Thank you so much.
:)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Greywolf27 on May 24, 2010, 07:59:29 PM
Most excellent!!! my order for two is in!!!!  Thanks Sis and Truik
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: ModernSurvival on May 24, 2010, 08:00:13 PM
Friken CHINA!  DOH, I sincerely apologize for that.  

The bottom of the mug says clearly, "Missoula Montana, USA", that is why I believed it to be the case.  Again I am sorry for the mistake.  

Now on quality I am with Sis, they are damn well made, China or not, you could easily knock the crap out of someone with them and they are warrantied for one year.  A person that doesn't use a warranty and then complains, well I just don't know what to say.  

I'll put it this way anyone who is really unhappy send me your mug I will personally take care of your refund.  When you get one you will see why it is an easy promise to make.  Hell this is my product and I ordered two myself,  ;)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: ModernSurvival on May 24, 2010, 08:01:52 PM
Okay, so I have a question.  I'm going to be slightly nerdy probably, but oh well..............green is my favourite colour, so will it be available in that wassabi green that Jack had in the video?  Not like it matters, but being a female I sorta like to have things in good colours that I like.  *G*  (I'm sure only the other females will understand where I'm coming from in that view point.  LOL)

Thank you so much.
:)

Sorry they will be Chrome and black, no green.  The minimum order would kill us to add another color, but I could sell you mine with sticker included once my two chrome ones show up if you really want it.   ;D
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 24, 2010, 08:03:55 PM
Jack, I'm with you on this.  After reading that they're made in china, I freaking SCOURED the cup.  it doesn't say china ANYWHERE on it.  I believed they were made in montana until i read their manafacturer info.  ::) Oh well.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: ModernSurvival on May 24, 2010, 08:07:01 PM
Jack, I'm with you on this.  After reading that they're made in china, I freaking SCOURED the cup.  it doesn't say china ANYWHERE on it.  I believed they were made in montana until i read their manafacturer info.  ::) Oh well.

Well when I saw this I checked mine and guess what a tiny little sticker that says china was on the rubber bottom. One of them little gold bastards about the size of two grains of Chinese rice.   The Montana label is clearly where the company is located and that is cool.  It wouldn't be a big deal if I didn't screw it up in the video.  Oh well when the final units come I will rerecord and take that part out.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Mr Ant on May 24, 2010, 09:29:08 PM
The mug looks great, I can't wait until they arrive.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 24, 2010, 10:27:29 PM
Thanks for the reply Sister Wolf. I will give one a try.
Dave

I just saw this!  Thank you for the vote of confidence!  :)  I seriously appreciate it, and if you have any other questions, PLEASE ask them.  :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 25, 2010, 01:11:10 AM
The mug looks great, I can't wait until they arrive.

Thank you for your order!!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: something_feral on May 25, 2010, 02:29:30 AM
Okay, I've pre-ordered two; one for me, and one for my friend who is a "recent convert"... He ain't much of a coffee-drinker, but I'll get him some Pu-Erh or Oolong to go with it.

ONE OF US! ONE OF US!  ;D
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Periwinkle on May 25, 2010, 10:20:07 AM
Sorry they will be Chrome and black, no green.  The minimum order would kill us to add another color, but I could sell you mine with sticker included once my two chrome ones show up if you really want it.   ;D
Oh you are such a sweetheart Jack.  I would love to purchase that green one from you WITH THAT STICKER INCLUDED OF COURSE!  Are you sure you want to give it up though?  I'd hate to deprive you of that green that I'm sure you love.  *LOL*   ;D

Please let me know when your mugs come in and I'll send you the $$ for your mug.....and I'll order a chrome and black mug for my hubby as well at some point.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness.   :excited:
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Olympic Wanderer on May 25, 2010, 01:05:41 PM
Done and done.
Can't wait.
Keep up the good work guys.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 25, 2010, 01:10:37 PM
Thanks, Fugg!!

Periwinkle, just so's ya know, the mugs are going to go up in price (haven't quite decided where the price will land yet).  Ordering a chrome one now for your husband WILL secure the lower price for ya.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: drthumbs on May 26, 2010, 12:04:51 AM
well damnit, ya got me. order done  ;D

now where is my mug
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: The Wilderness on May 26, 2010, 12:20:19 AM
Thanks drthumbs!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Truik on May 26, 2010, 05:22:16 AM
aahhhh...I can smell the fresh ground coffee steeping in the cup now.

Which begs the question: Is their a non-electric, campers version of a coffee bean grinder?

What's the best solution? Two, small flat rocks? Miniature mortar and pestle? The ubiquitous multi-purpose pumice stone?

Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Docwatmo on May 26, 2010, 07:54:09 AM
aahhhh...I can smell the fresh ground coffee steeping in the cup now.

Which begs the question: Is their a non-electric, campers version of a coffee bean grinder?

What's the best solution? Two, small flat rocks? Miniature mortar and pestle? The ubiquitous multi-purpose pumice stone?



Chew the beans.  That always works for me.  Plus it has the added benefit that nobody else wants to drink my coffee.   ;D
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Greywolf27 on May 26, 2010, 08:16:42 AM
I say you need to get a hand grinder, like the one Kevin Costner uses in Dances with Wolves.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Ezell on May 26, 2010, 12:08:50 PM
I have been using the REI version (looks identical) for 3+ years now. I love it and the quality is no joke. I used it daily at the office cause the coffee they brew is lousy and it goes camping with me evertime. This is one of those products that if it did break or came up missing I would replace it without hesitation, and I now know where id be getting it. If I could justify the purchase id order one now, maybe just a TSP sticker for mine so i fit in with the cool kids...Thanks  for bring more good gear to the shop, keep it up.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 26, 2010, 05:44:51 PM
I have been using the REI version (looks identical) for 3+ years now. I love it and the quality is no joke. I used it daily at the office cause the coffee they brew is lousy and it goes camping with me evertime. This is one of those products that if it did break or came up missing I would replace it without hesitation, and I now know where id be getting it. If I could justify the purchase id order one now, maybe just a TSP sticker for mine so i fit in with the cool kids...Thanks  for bring more good gear to the shop, keep it up.

Ezell, thank you for the review!!  I'm working on getting TSP Stickers that would actually fit well on these mugs.  The round stickers are just a tad too big.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: ModernSurvival on May 27, 2010, 01:35:46 PM
Oh you are such a sweetheart Jack.  I would love to purchase that green one from you WITH THAT STICKER INCLUDED OF COURSE!  Are you sure you want to give it up though?  I'd hate to deprive you of that green that I'm sure you love.  *LOL*   ;D

Please let me know when your mugs come in and I'll send you the $$ for your mug.....and I'll order a chrome and black mug for my hubby as well at some point.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness.   :excited:

When I get my chrome ones you can have it for free in return buy a chrome one from sis and give it as a gift to someone to help spread the word, deal?
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 28, 2010, 01:42:46 PM
I sent this email out today.  If you did not get it, I hope you see it here.

Dear Valued Customer,

If you're receiving this email, it's because you've ordered a TSP branded French Press Mug.  When we started the pre-order, we said that we would not put the order in until we had enough pre-orders.  You responded in such huge numbers that we reached the pre-order goal fairly quickly.  Yesterday, we put the order in for twice the number of mugs that we originally planned to purchase.  That's when things went downhill.

The company from which we are ordering the mugs are OUT of the plain stainless steel mugs that we planned to order.  They will not get another shipment until July.  That's far too late.

We asked if they had enough black enameled mugs to fill our order, and they assure us that they do.  We know this is not what you ordered, and that's why we're emailing you.  The black mugs have the same specs as the plain stainless ones.  They are stainless steel with a black enamel coat.  The logo will be metallic silver, rather than black.

Basically, what we're talking about here is a switch of colors.  Instead of silver and black, the mugs will be black and silver.  We're including a photoshop mockup of the mug in this email.

If you are NOT happy with this, and do not want to go forward with your order, PLEASE respond to this email ASAP and let us know, so that we can cancel your order and refund your money.  I am very, very sorry that you are being asked to make this decision after you've already put your money on the line for us.

If you wish to have a live conversation about this with me (Sister Wolf) I will be available in the TSP Chat Room all day today (Friday, May 28th, 2010).

(http://survivalpodcast.net/store/products/images/blackcup.jpg)

-Tiffany Rockwell
TSP Gear Shop
http://survivalpodcast.net (http://survivalpodcast.net)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: swoods on May 28, 2010, 01:57:46 PM
I want one, I want one, I want one and in case you are slightly confused, I want one.

Thanks for all you and TW do for us!

I love this forum and so far all the folks I have "met" here and in person are fabulous.  ;D
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: ERT on May 28, 2010, 02:01:06 PM
Thanks for the heads up. Black looks just as good.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Docwatmo on May 28, 2010, 02:01:55 PM
Maybe i'm weird, but I like the black ones better (Ok, yes I am weird but thats not the reason :P).  I can't afford it yet, but later in June after I pick up the current budget items I'd like to order 2 of them.

Thanks SW, your doing great work here, No worries Mate  ;D.

Doc
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: LvsChant on May 28, 2010, 02:24:59 PM
either color is fine by me!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Olympic Wanderer on May 28, 2010, 04:51:07 PM
Black is just fine with me.
Bring on the brew!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Truik on May 28, 2010, 05:04:23 PM
That looks pretty cool.

I'll take it!

 :)

Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: OKGranny on May 28, 2010, 05:58:06 PM
I liked the silver better but what I really really wanted was the press/mug so black or whatever color works for me. I'll get around to reading my email eventually.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: drthumbs on May 28, 2010, 08:47:02 PM
I like the back better anyway ;D
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Darkwinter on May 28, 2010, 08:47:41 PM
I love it!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 29, 2010, 01:18:34 AM
Mugs are now $32.49 a piece.  :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Periwinkle on May 29, 2010, 06:40:42 AM
Ah, I think I was slow on the action cuz it looks like the price went up.  That's okay though cuz I still want to order one for the hubby ~ cuz I'm such a nice wife.  *LOL*

I actually like the black on and I think he will too.  Can we start ordering them now?

Hope y'all have a great Memorial Day weekend!  Don't forget to fly your flag.  You know, we are the ONLY house on our street that EVER fly our flag.  There are FEW in the neighborhood even.  I don't get it.  After 9/11, many flags were flying and now...........hardly nothing.  We should be grateful to live in this country and proud to fly the flag.  Okay......that was my rant for the day.  Have a good weekend all.  :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 29, 2010, 11:47:40 AM
We fly our flag every morning and take her down every night.  EVERY morning and EVERY night.  We respect America every day of the week/month/year, not just on holidays here at the Wilderwolf manor.  :)  But yeah, we will definitely be thinking about our soldiers this weekend.

I'm really glad you like the black one!  Seems like almost everybody likes it better than the silver one, and those who don't are still happy with it on some level.  Or at least, happy enough to not want their money back.  Thank you all!  :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on May 30, 2010, 11:10:55 AM
**patiently waiting**

& thinking about ordering a second one. ;)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 30, 2010, 11:12:34 AM
**patiently waiting**

& thinking about ordering a second one. ;)

If you do, please PM me and let me know (we're still getting too many orders for me to keep track independently of who has ordered more than one at two or more different times).  I'll refund your extra shipping costs.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: pappabear on May 30, 2010, 12:49:04 PM
Hey Sis, I like the black better anyway, and thanks for all your hard work.

Pappa Bear
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 30, 2010, 04:20:48 PM
Thank you! :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: pappabear on May 31, 2010, 09:33:12 PM
of course...is there a tentative eta on delivery?  no pressure, just curious.

pappa bear
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 31, 2010, 10:01:42 PM
They should be in our store by the end of June.  As SOON as they get in the store, I'll be sending them out.  :) :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Hare of Caerbannog on June 01, 2010, 08:18:51 AM
Hey Sis, I like the black better anyway, and thanks for all your hard work.

Pappa Bear
I agree.
I like the black ones.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: TwoBluesMama on June 03, 2010, 08:43:20 AM
They should be in our store by the end of June.  As SOON as they get in the store, I'll be sending them out.  :) :)

Oh goody!  Can't wait! Thanks Sis for all your hard work.

(looking at the calendar...looking in the mailbox...nope not yet.....looking at the calendar...)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 05, 2010, 03:28:45 PM
Mugs are arriving tomorrow morning!!  As soon as they get here, they're shipping out. Expect to get an email from Paypal soon saying that they're on their way!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Truik on July 05, 2010, 06:20:29 PM
Whoo-hoo!!

 ;D

(I've never been so happy to find an ant on my coffee mug.)

 ::)

Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: drthumbs on July 05, 2010, 07:40:32 PM
tick tock  ;D
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: TwoBluesMama on July 06, 2010, 09:49:52 AM
Thank you dear for getting this done for us - can't wait! :D
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: swoods on July 06, 2010, 02:02:38 PM
What a great way to start my morning at work after the 3 day weekend; Paypal telling me my order has been shipped! Of course, since this is my "Monday" I think to myself, "what order?" Then I see who it is from and I get all excited about it. ;D

Can't wait........... :D

Thanks to those master gear gurus who find cool things for us.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: pappabear on July 07, 2010, 01:11:07 PM
*tapping fingers on the table*...man I could use a cup o joe....if I only had something to drink it from..... ;)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Greywolf27 on July 07, 2010, 01:27:32 PM
Hoping the package will be waiting on my doorstep when I get home from work... just before I head off to the airport.  I think it would be fantastic to meet up with the extended family I haven't seen in 20 years, holding the brand spankin new TSP mug!!!

***crosses fingers***
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 07, 2010, 10:03:55 PM
Hoping the package will be waiting on my doorstep when I get home from work... just before I head off to the airport.  I think it would be fantastic to meet up with the extended family I haven't seen in 20 years, holding the brand spankin new TSP mug!!!

***crosses fingers***

Damn it!  You should have called me.  I'd have been MORE than happy to bring you your stuff before you headed out.  I was out in Laguna Niguel all day too.  Fairly close to you, IIRC.  :(
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Greywolf27 on July 08, 2010, 06:57:08 AM
Not to worry, the package arrived at the house before I got home from work!!! The flight into Chicago was uneventful and I am sipping motel room coffee out of my new mug, sorry it's this swill... best I can do on short notice.  Thanks for everything you do!!!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 08, 2010, 11:03:36 AM
Not to worry, the package arrived at the house before I got home from work!!! The flight into Chicago was uneventful and I am sipping motel room coffee out of my new mug, sorry it's this swill... best I can do on short notice.  Thanks for everything you do!!!

Awesome!!!!! :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: BatonRouge Bill on July 08, 2010, 11:54:35 AM
Ordered mine,..just did the paypal thing ;D Who wants to survive without community coffee ::)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 08, 2010, 12:52:27 PM
Thanks for your order Bill!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Nadir_E on July 12, 2010, 08:33:38 AM
Very much enjoying my morning coffee on the commute now - beats the hell out of a $5 stop at one of the big chains. :)

Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 12, 2010, 12:19:56 PM
Very much enjoying my morning coffee on the commute now - beats the hell out of a $5 stop at one of the big chains. :)

Yay!  Glad you like it!  :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: swoods on July 12, 2010, 12:34:43 PM
Still patiently waiting, ok, maybe not patiently, but waiting, hoping for a little box next to the front door when I get home from work.................sigh
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Hare of Caerbannog on July 12, 2010, 12:38:55 PM
Thanks Sis!
The mail man just dropped my order.
Perfect timing! Today is my wife's birthday and she will be thrilled when she gets home and sees them.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 12, 2010, 01:15:18 PM
Still patiently waiting, ok, maybe not patiently, but waiting, hoping for a little box next to the front door when I get home from work.................sigh

I just checked your order.  It's at the post office in your town.  I'm betting it goes out for delivery today!  :)

Thanks Sis!
The mail man just dropped my order.
Perfect timing! Today is my wife's birthday and she will be thrilled when she gets home and sees them.

Awesome!! :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: swoods on July 12, 2010, 03:10:26 PM
I just checked your order.  It's at the post office in your town.  I'm betting it goes out for delivery today!  :)

Awesome!! :)

Holy cow, the end of my work day can't get here soon enough!! I will be driving home like a maniac!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 12, 2010, 03:36:59 PM
Holy cow, the end of my work day can't get here soon enough!! I will be driving home like a maniac!!  ;D ;D

Just checked again for ya!  Your mug was delivered about an hour ago!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: OKGranny on July 12, 2010, 05:22:43 PM
Mine arrived today. I'm drinking coffee out of it now. Love it, love it, love it. What an awesome mug.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 12, 2010, 05:29:44 PM
Mine arrived today. I'm drinking coffee out of it now. Love it, love it, love it. What an awesome mug.

Yay!!!!!

You guys need to post pics of your mugs!  :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: TwoBluesMama on July 12, 2010, 05:42:06 PM
Yay!!!!!

You guys need to post pics of your mugs!  :)


The coffee mugs or our "mugs" (or mugshot)?   ;D 

Haven't got ours yet because we're visiting the beautiful new granddaughter in sunny (& hot) California.  Hopefully they'll be waiting when we get home - sure could have used them on this trip though. 
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 12, 2010, 05:44:07 PM

The coffee mugs or our "mugs" (or mugshot)?   ;D 

Haven't got ours yet because we're visiting the beautiful new granddaughter in sunny (& hot) California.  Hopefully they'll be waiting when we get home - sure could have used them on this trip though. 

Yeah, it is very hot today.  Shoulda been here last week, it was beautiful and overcast!  :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: rickc on July 12, 2010, 06:22:37 PM
Received them today!  Made my daily brew and they worked awesome!  Thanks!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 12, 2010, 06:36:17 PM
Received them today!  Made my daily brew and they worked awesome!  Thanks!

That's awesome to hear!!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: ColdHaven on July 13, 2010, 04:48:37 AM
Joy and I recieved ours yesterday and they are SOOOO completely awesome. They are very high quality, and I look forward to my first sip of coffee from them soon.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: swoods on July 13, 2010, 08:05:50 AM
Just checked again for ya!  Your mug was delivered about an hour ago!

I am just one contented TSP'er. I have my mug and I love it. Thanks so much!!  ;D
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 13, 2010, 10:57:48 AM
Thank you!!! Glad you guys are enjoying your mugs!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Olympic Wanderer on July 13, 2010, 09:27:53 PM
They get awfully hot on the outside... this should help:
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_HNgcmFA_5GA/TD0uAOksUZI/AAAAAAAAG_8/1A9Wv4eo4Xo/s720/DSC03897.JPG)
It's my very first attempt at anything like this. Probably my last. Its a pain in the ass. I like doing the bracelets better.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Fatchumang on July 13, 2010, 10:01:12 PM
that's a great idea Fugg.....   I may have to try my hand at something similar.....  I can't wait for my mug to arrive!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Docwatmo on July 14, 2010, 06:07:23 AM
That is very creative Fugg.  Cool idea.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Greywolf27 on July 14, 2010, 08:37:07 AM
I have several people in the office that are coveting my mug  :P ;D

It's good to be king MUAHHAHAHA
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: inthego on July 14, 2010, 05:00:18 PM
I have not got mine yet?  I received an email on the 6th that it was on the way...  ???
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 14, 2010, 05:01:01 PM
I have not got mine yet?  I received an email on the 6th that it was on the way...  ???

checking into it for ya riiiiight now.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on July 14, 2010, 05:04:24 PM
Got my mug.

SWANKY... ;D

(because pleased would be an understatement)  ;)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 14, 2010, 05:09:07 PM
I have not got mine yet?  I received an email on the 6th that it was on the way...  ???

For whatever reason, USPS track & confirm is temporarily unavailable.  As soon as it comes back online, I will let you know where your mug is.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: inthego on July 14, 2010, 05:10:22 PM
For whatever reason, USPS track & confirm is temporarily unavailable.  As soon as it comes back online, I will let you know where your mug is.
Cool!  I am excited to start using it!  ;D
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Truik on July 14, 2010, 06:52:12 PM
I just verified mine is on its way.

Thanks, Sis!

(I ordered a T-shirt at the same time and saved me some shippin' charges!)

 ;D

Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: inthego on July 14, 2010, 07:22:38 PM
usps.com is up now :

Processed through Sort Facility, July 12, 2010, 11:54 am, DALLAS, TX 75398...  ???
I live in El Paso TX. 11 hour drive from Dallas, are they walking it here!?  Also it came from CA. so it had to pass me to get to Dallas...

Man my daughter graduated high school a few weeks ago and we sent out invites and out of 35, 10 did not get there and 5 got there 2 weeks after the postage date...

If it were not rude to send a "Thank You E-mail" we would have done that but we sent out the thanks cards Monday so we will see what happens this time around.  :P
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 14, 2010, 08:02:17 PM
usps.com is up now :

Processed through Sort Facility, July 12, 2010, 11:54 am, DALLAS, TX 75398...  ???
I live in El Paso TX. 11 hour drive from Dallas, are they walking it here!?  Also it came from CA. so it had to pass me to get to Dallas...

Man my daughter graduated high school a few weeks ago and we sent out invites and out of 35, 10 did not get there and 5 got there 2 weeks after the postage date...

If it were not rude to send a "Thank You E-mail" we would have done that but we sent out the thanks cards Monday so we will see what happens this time around.  :P

We have one guy in TX that we sent it to on the 6th like we sent yours.  It was FINALLY updated yesterday or the day before, as it went through the sort facility in NEW JERSEY.  WTF??
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Truik on July 14, 2010, 08:05:50 PM
usps.com is up now :

Processed through Sort Facility, July 12, 2010, 11:54 am, DALLAS, TX 75398...  ???
I live in El Paso TX. 11 hour drive from Dallas, are they walking it here!?  Also it came from CA. so it had to pass me to get to Dallas...

And you guys have an international airport out there, too, don't ya?

 ???

Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 14, 2010, 08:06:16 PM
wait, it processed through on the 12th?? What are they doing, drinking coffee out of it?  It should be there by now - GRRRRR
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 14, 2010, 08:08:16 PM
I am so going to check out UPS.  This is insanity.  The one I just told you about in Jersey, is STILL in Jersey 2 days later.  ::)  >:(
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Adv.airsoft on July 14, 2010, 08:09:10 PM
USPS is still showing "The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper on July 7, 2010 to expect your package for mailing. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date. Delivery status information will be provided if / when available."
No up dates since the 7th
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 14, 2010, 08:11:21 PM
USPS is still showing "The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper on July 7, 2010 to expect your package for mailing. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date. Delivery status information will be provided if / when available."
No up dates since the 7th

<sigh>  Okay.  I'll keep an eye on it for you.  If it doesn't update in the next 2 days (by the 16th) I'll file a claim with USPS and send you another one through UPS.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 14, 2010, 08:17:30 PM
USPS is still showing "The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper on July 7, 2010 to expect your package for mailing. This does not indicate receipt by the USPS or the actual mailing date. Delivery status information will be provided if / when available."
No up dates since the 7th

I just signed up for email alerts on your mug & shirt.  I'll know the second there's an update and will PM you here on the forum.  :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 14, 2010, 08:23:06 PM
TBM - just wanted to let you know that your mugs were delivered a couple days ago!  :) :)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Ironhead on July 14, 2010, 08:40:31 PM
got mine yesterday and it's pretty much awesome. it made for a nice birthday gift (to myself). i love that the finish is baked enamel high-gloss black and not stainless. stainless is becoming a bit 'played' but the stainless band across the top is perfect. everything about this mug is obviously high quality and i'm really happy with it.

Thanks!!!
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 14, 2010, 08:54:12 PM
got mine yesterday and it's pretty much awesome. it made for a nice birthday gift (to myself). i love that the finish is baked enamel high-gloss black and not stainless. stainless is becoming a bit 'played' but the stainless band across the top is perfect. everything about this mug is obviously high quality and i'm really happy with it.

Thanks!!!

Thanks for the kind words, Ironhead!  I'm glad you're enjoying it!  We're very fond of them here too.  ;D
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: inthego on July 14, 2010, 08:54:34 PM
And you guys have an international airport out there, too, don't ya?

 ???


Yup..  A colossal waste of tax dollars..  Copper Roof? 
(http://www.airportparkingdiscounts.net/images/elp-el-paso-international-airport-coupons.jpg)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: drthumbs on July 14, 2010, 08:59:03 PM
I was going to add that Sis. ;D

got to love the USPS
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Olympic Wanderer on July 14, 2010, 10:40:19 PM
UPS is real hit or miss.
I had a package come from Texas once: It made it from Texas to Portland in a day. Then Portland to me, (about 200 miles), in a freakin week.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: baygal on July 15, 2010, 06:28:34 AM
got to love the USPS

Yep...AND they're talking about increasing first-class prices again. http://www.usps.com/prices/welcome.htm?from=home_ftpromo&page=newprices (http://www.usps.com/prices/welcome.htm?from=home_ftpromo&page=newprices)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: inthego on July 15, 2010, 10:32:24 PM
Yea! Got mine...   8)

I like.  My new car companion...  (retiring the Starbucks mug)  ;D
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: swoods on July 16, 2010, 09:42:53 AM
I am a bit slow..............got my mug a few days ago. Finally used it this morning, way cool is all I gotta say!

Great coffee, although a bit strong, apparently I thought I needed more little freshly ground beans than I really did! Love how the mug feels in the hand as well. Nice balance and weight. Quality product, but I would expect nothing less!!

Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: ladieu on July 16, 2010, 10:30:29 AM
I used to be an ebay powerseller. Once you start shipping enough through UPS if your using Paypal then they qualify you for really cheap shipping rates. I don't know what the threshold is, but the rates were much cheaper than the default rates I started out with.

I was shipping only like 30 packages a week and it took me only a few weeks to get the low rates.  UPS is much better to work with in my opinion and the tracking is very reliable.

Most times when I have used priority I don't get any tracking information online until my customer already received the package lol...

Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Truik on July 16, 2010, 03:55:29 PM
My mug was in the mail when I came home!

Now that I have it in my hand, I seriously prefer the black finish over another stainless steel mug. This thing looks cool. (I like the grip on it, too!)

(http://theundergroundconservative.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/180px-snoopy_happy_dance.jpg)

Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 16, 2010, 04:28:07 PM
My mug was in the mail when I came home!

Now that I have it in my hand, I seriously prefer the black finish over another stainless steel mug. This thing looks cool. (I like the grip on it, too!)

(http://theundergroundconservative.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/180px-snoopy_happy_dance.jpg)

(http://tiffanyrockwell.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/icons//yayomg.gif)
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: ColdHaven on July 16, 2010, 05:05:20 PM
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs025.ash2/34619_1380941840747_1147968410_30884558_5851197_n.jpg)

Here I am at work enjoying some good coffee for once. All thanks to this awesome TSP French Press coffee mug and SW.
Title: Re: TSP FRENCH PRESS MUGS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 16, 2010, 05:24:53 PM
Seriously awesome pic.  I love seeing TSP gear get some use!  :)
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Post by: Roswell on July 16, 2010, 07:35:10 PM
Mine got here when we were on vacation. I forgot to mention I got it Wednesday because they were holding our mail.  Very awesome and i love the black finish.


BTW, Coldhaven are you that hot school nurse everyone is always talking about.  :D
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Post by: drthumbs on July 17, 2010, 01:57:26 AM
Got mine today ;D
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Post by: ColdHaven on July 17, 2010, 08:38:39 AM
Mine got here when we were on vacation. I forgot to mention I got it Wednesday because they were holding our mail.  Very awesome and i love the black finish.


BTW, Coldhaven are you that hot school nurse everyone is always talking about.  :D

No, but I am marrying one! ;)
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Post by: Darkwinter on July 18, 2010, 11:57:34 AM
These are gorgeous and really cool.  Thanks for putting this product out there, it is really awesome to have something functional and TSP branded.  I can't tell you how many epople at work asked about the mug!

Great Mug!  THANKS AGAIN!
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Post by: drthumbs on July 18, 2010, 09:53:29 PM
I got to try mine4 out for the first time today ;D


It was gawd awful >:(

but then again I thing I may have used enough grounds for 3 or 4 cups.... so that one was one me :P

I Got it back down to a more reasonable level and results were much better. It'll have to do a little more fine tuning to make the perfect cup.

Great product...if you don't have one...why?
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Post by: Sister Wolf on July 18, 2010, 10:13:00 PM
LOL!!  :D

ONE scoop, doc.  ONE.  Or, you can use 1-2 regular spoonfuls.  3 or so minutes later, plunge the puppy down.


Nerd.  ;D
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Post by: drthumbs on July 18, 2010, 10:53:13 PM
a 1/4 cup is a scoop!

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Post by: Sister Wolf on July 18, 2010, 11:01:52 PM
a 1/4 cup is a scoop!

And therein lies the problem.  NO! bad doc!  one tbsp = 1 scoop.
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Post by: TwoBluesMama on July 19, 2010, 10:26:40 AM
TBM - just wanted to let you know that your mugs were delivered a couple days ago!  :) :)

Hi there - yep they were waiting with a pile of mail when we got back from Sunny Cali.  Used them yesterday morning and they are nice. I wished I would have had them with me as I was desperate at one point for coffee in the long 20+ hour drive and that would have been so handy to have them along. Impressed with how long the coffee stayed hot.  Thanks again Sis for all the things you do for TSP - we love ya girl!  Blessings!

forgot to add DH noticed that when right handed folks drink from the mug the world gets to see the TSP logo (he has a strange and wonderful mind!)
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Post by: BatonRouge Bill on July 22, 2010, 05:36:37 PM
Got mine out the mail box this evening...I don't check mail very often ::)
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Post by: winger on September 25, 2010, 05:43:18 AM
hi sister wolf, i understand there is a video on this french press coffee mug,but i cant find it. i bet i have drank enough coffee in my life to float the titanic. i think i want one but would like to see the video first.thanks for your help.
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Post by: inthego on September 25, 2010, 07:07:27 PM
hi sister wolf, i understand there is a video on this french press coffee mug,but i cant find it. i bet i have drank enough coffee in my life to float the titanic. i think i want one but would like to see the video first.thanks for your help.
I think Jack took it down due to the fact that the one used was not the design that is shipped today.  If your a coffee dude like me just get it, you will love it I do.   8)
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Post by: winger on September 25, 2010, 07:55:38 PM
thats good enought for me,thanks
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Post by: The Wilderness on September 25, 2010, 08:04:24 PM
thats good enought for me,thanks

Winger, tell you what. If you buy one and don't like it after 2 weeks of using it, I will refund your money and you can keep the cup.

TW
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Post by: inthego on September 25, 2010, 10:23:45 PM
Winger, tell you what. If you buy one and don't like it after 2 weeks of using it, I will refund your money and you can keep the cup.

TW
and I will buy it back from you...   ;D
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Post by: winger on September 26, 2010, 06:06:04 AM
ok guys,ill get one. ill let you know what i lhink.
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Post by: TwoBluesMama on September 26, 2010, 03:07:44 PM
We love ours - great for traveling because I require coffee first thing in the morning and DH hates running to McDonalds or some where for me.  These are really nice cups - just let them sit and steep a bit and the coffee's great.
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Post by: OKGranny on October 10, 2010, 10:32:14 PM
I hadn't used mine for a few weeks and fixed coffee in it today. I was amazed all over again at how good the coffee is. just had to brag a bit.
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Post by: winger on October 30, 2010, 03:23:24 AM
i have had my french press  for couple weeks now and im impressed. first of all it was shipped on a friday and i recieved it on monday.
   have had around 30 cups of coffee out of it and love it. been just using drip grind but am shopping for a grinder and will be using krispy kreme whole bean
coffee. (i have an inside connection for the coffee beans) great cup i give it a 10.
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Post by: Sister Wolf on October 30, 2010, 03:45:25 AM
i have had my french press  for couple weeks now and im impressed. first of all it was shipped on a friday and i recieved it on monday.
   have had around 30 cups of coffee out of it and love it. been just using drip grind but am shopping for a grinder and will be using krispy kreme whole bean
coffee. (i have an inside connection for the coffee beans) great cup i give it a 10.

Awesome!  I'm VERY glad to hear that you like it so much!  :)
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Post by: TwoBluesMama on October 30, 2010, 08:07:09 AM
Was visiting our daughter a few weeks ago and noticed her TSP french press mug in the sink.  I asked her if she used it much - she said every day since her DH doesn't drink coffee in the morning so she doesn't bother making a whole pot of coffee.  My DH used his this week as he was in classes for work. Another co-worker asked him what it was (as in -  what the heck is that).  He made sure he showed off the TSP logo.  ;)

These are really nice and so handy to have. SW you come up with some good stuff!
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Post by: Nadir_E on October 30, 2010, 09:56:33 AM
Indeed, TBM!  This is a great item for coffee drinkers - throw in a spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder, some sugar, your coffee of choice and a smidge of milk and you you have a tasty mocha for a few pennies as compared to $4 at the coffee houses.  That's a savings of $20/week or more (that's $1,000 per year!) that stays in your pocket, go towards debt reduction, etc. 

Aside from being a cool TSP product, this helps you achieve independence sooner.  Since I got mine several months back, I have been back to Starbucks exactly twice. :)

-N