Some Answers to Some Things You’ve Been Asking Us #19

Questions from the A+ Inbox were taking up such an enormous portion of the A+ Insider that we've decided to dedicate an entire post to answering them every month instead! We think this will be a lot of fun for everybody in the whole family. We have included as many as we can. We love you, your hair looks fantastic today!


Has Autostraddle ever sold coasters? I find myself shopping for coasters and I can't find any I want, but AS coasters would be an instant buy for me.
Sarah: We haven't ever sold coasters, and I'm not sure we ever will! That being said — if you buy anything from our Affiliate Marketplace we'll get a kickback — and that's like buying Autostraddle coasters! Here are some cute ones I found for you over at ModCloth.

I just shrank my favorite A-camp shirt and I’m so sad, do you ever sell previous camp shirts again?
Sarah: I AM SO SAD FOR YOU I AM SORRY FRIEND! Here's the thing — we typically do have shirts leftover and the...

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