MacShirt, formerly MacSurfShop, to shut down

Mike Yrabedra, President of MacShirt.com has informed MacDailyNews that MacShirt will soon be closing its doors:

“We have been making and selling pro-Mac shirts now for close to 5 years now. Over the years we have seen many changes in the Macintosh market , as well as, with our small little web site. Unfortunately it is now time to shut down MacShirt.com. This decision was not made without much thought and prayer. We have come to a point where we feel our efforts are better spent on our other ventures. The MacShirt (and formerly MacSurfShop) has enjoyed great success over the years all because of you our loyal customer. For this we would like to say Thank you.

Are we closing forever? Well, never say “forever”. You never know what might happen down the road. Will we be open this time next year, probably not? The year after that, don’t know. All I can say is, this site has had it’s time and now it is time to move on.

All of our shirts are now available on our site for only $9.95. Get them while you can…you may never get them again.

Again, thanks go out to all the kewl folks that have made this site such a success.

Visit [url=http://www.macshirt.com]http://www.macshirt.com[/url].

23 Comments

  1. I didn’t see anything there I wanted to buy, stuff wasn’t cool and there wasn’t a realistic picture of what your were going to receive.

    Is the graphic on the front or back?, is it cheap iron on or silkscreen?

    You can’t tell by the way they display their stuff, and the lack of visual feedback and poor creativity.

    most folks like a small cool graphic over the left breast and/or not a large graphic on the back.

    Most folks own powerbooks or powermacs vs emacs and imacs, ibooks. These people got money and don’t want to look cheesy with a cheap t-shirt.

    So that cuts their target market right there. Even MacAddict the magazine has undergone changes to act more mature.

    Now I did buy a quality $60 Black shirt with cool silver Apple logo

    http://www.redlightrunner.com/appletshirts.html

    So there is a market, it’s those running Macshirts not keeping up with changes in consumer preferences.

  2. To continue with my rant

    Where’s the iPod shirts? It’s the hottest thing out there.

    A cool iPod illustration over the left breast on a quality white cotton t-shirt for a good price and advertised on iPod sites would do nicely right now.

    Again, somebody is alseep at the wheel. Goodbye Macshirts.

  3. Just looked through the inventory. I like that they are pro mac but if that was all they were offering I can understand why they are going out of business. Even just a plain Black Shirt with a Big Blue X on it would be cool but just mostly sentences just doesn’t cut it. I got a really nice black polo shirt with a white apple logo on it a while ago. http://missingbite.com/

    Anyway I wish them luck in their new ventures and if they start up again I hope they call me cuz I could give them lots of cool ideas for shirts ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  4. I think this goes to show (as well as declining computer sales) that Apple is losing valuable market share. All of Apple’s computers are over priced right now compared to the competition. Apples consumer iMac and eMac are terrible products that are easily out performed by a PC for less money.

    I like Apple but they need to do something….

    summery: Market share does matter!

  5. The only one I ever bought from them was the “National Security Risk” shirt. I still try to wear it whenever I have to fly somewhere, just to keep the airport guys on their toes.

  6. Jake you don’t know what your talking about, I wouldn’t call a PC cheaper if you have to hire a full time support tech to keep it running.

  7. ” think this goes to show (as well as declining computer sales) that Apple is losing valuable market share. All of Apple’s computers are over priced right now compared to the competition. Apples consumer iMac and eMac are terrible products that are easily out performed by a PC for less money.”

    Man! Did the short bus just pull up to MDN or something? The number of retards posting utter crap on here today is amazing.

    FYI butt munch, the average Mac will provide 5-6 years of service before needing to be replaced by something faster. Compare that to the 2-3 year life span of the average PC and your pathetic point crumbles to the ground.

    Before attempting to snow Mac users with FUD, keep one thing in mind…

    95% of us use or have used Windows PCs on a regular basis. Compare this to the 2-3% of PC users that have any actual hands on experience with a Mac and you will quickly see why we give you clowns zero credibility.

  8. This isn’t a problem with market share, it’s problem with geek-wear. I don’t mind being an anonymous geek while I’m surfing, but out and about in the real world, I don’t want to advertise that. I don’t want to brand myself with Apple stuff unless they want to pay me. Cool as the products are, advertising oneself as a social misfit isn’t a clever thing to do. (Unless you’re so cool it’s post-modern ironic)

  9. You tel him R.V.

    Hywel,

    I think as long as it’s understated, cool looking geek wear them I’m all for it.

    The social mis-fit stuff can be used to wipe my behind and wipe car grease of my hands.

  10. RV sez: “Compare that to the 2-3 year life span of the average PC and your pathetic point crumbles to the ground.”

    REPLY: I think you are misinterpreting whatever data you are using. The average PC does not have a “lifespan” of 2-3 years. It is replaced after 2-3 years. That�s because the average PC is owned by a business that writes it off as a tax deduction after 2-3 years. They do not dump the computer because it fails or does not work after 2-3 years (usually they are on a fixed-period lease of some sort).
    Since most businesses use PCs and the majority of PCs are owned by businesses or institutions (schools) the average life of the PC is skewed because of this “planned” turnover of the computers.

    If you check the home consumer market, the average PC owner keeps his or her PC as long as the Mac owner.

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