It is Spring Cleaning time! We cleared out one of our warehouses, finding a home for some Go Boards in a huge Easter Giveaway.
All told, we gave away $4000 worth of equipment!
We don't mind taking a loss on the gear, but we are seeking help from the community with the $2424 of shipping costs.
As we speak, boats are carrying these boards around the world to their recipients. If you'd like to be a part of buying a stranger a free Goban, simply add this item to your cart and complete Checkout.
Our hope is not to be in the red on shipping by the time Easter comes around again in 2022 - that is what will determine whether we can do this event again or not.
You can use the Drop-Down Menu to select the amount you'd like to donate. We'll credit your purchase towards the shipping cost already paid for players that purchased the Free Goban item. Updates will be made each time we get closer to our goal.
April 5th - New Gift-A-Goban Blog Post
April 29th - Shipping Completed!
Free Gobans awarded: 18 ($4000 in gear)
Shipping Estimates vs Actual Shipping Costs:
5 Table Boards x $60ish = $300? Actual: $254 (~$50 each)
8 Small Gobans x $100ish = $800? Actual: $622 (~$80 each)
5 Large Gobans x $250ish = 1250? Actual: $1548 (~$310 each)
Total shipping costs = $2424 (actual)
Pay-It-Forward donations made: $555
5 Large Goban FedEx fees paid by recipient x $150: $750
Remaining to goal = $1119
We have cleared the shelves, but are currently deep in the red on shipping costs. We're thrilled that there is so much demand for Gobans, and eager to see whether there will be enough matching donations to cover our shipping expenses.
Thank you to James, Evan, Paul, Tom, Nicholas, Timothy, Joseph, Eric, Solomon, and Max for your support!
This info last updated: Dec 2, 2021