So Many T-Shirts!

Instructables just got in a brand new shipment of t-shirts today.  Being that I get to count and stock them, I decided to take a little bit of extra time and write up a forum topic about it.

Why you ask?  Well let me tell you.  We have a whole lot of extra t-shirts right now, and I think it would be fun to give one away.

So here's the deal: Take a couple of glances at the pictures posted, and let me know how many t-shirts you think we have here at headquarters.  The person who is closest gets a t-shirt (and possibly a couple of other goodies).

Now here's a little fine print.  I know there are a lot of people out there who already have t-shirts and have no desire to have another one.  So for those of you who already have a t-shirt, try to win one for someone else.  Upon wining this little grab bag, I'll pm the user and ask who they want their t-shirt to go to.  The winner is by all means welcome to keep it, but if they already have one, I would hope they will donate it to a user in need, who has always wanted one, but never had the means to get one.

One last thing: I'll give everyone two guesses.  Any more then two and you disqualify yourself from winning.  If anyone manages to get the number spot on, you'll get (what I consider) and awesome grab bag (that I've not yet devised), as well as two additional t-shirts that you can give to whomever.

This package is going to be shipped out Monday afternoon, so all entries need to be in by Monday, 1000 PDT!

Good Luck.

UPDATE 1:  The answer to this query, is 493.  Now it's time to search through the results and see where people are.  Give me a half hour and I'll publish the results.


Surprisingly, no one guessed the exact answer.

TNEN guessed 495, which just beat out KevinMatchstick by 1.  Which makes TNEN our t-shirt champion!
 -I will be contacting TNEN to see if he wants the t-shirt, or if he is going to be giving it to someone else.

For making my laugh, both 9VoltWiseMan and caitlinsdad will get to donate a shirt to someone in need (
fine print: it can't be for them, and who they give it to can't already have one).  So I will be contacting them as well.

Thank you everyone for guessing!  Hopefully I have time during the next shipment to take pictures again!

Picture of So Many T-Shirts!
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StumpChunkman (author)  TNEN6 years ago
Of course!  That was a great guess!
zieak6 years ago
Speaking of t-shirts... I made sure to bring one of my Instructables shirts with me on a trip last week.  Here I am riding on an elephant in Zimbabwe!
StumpChunkman (author)  zieak6 years ago
That's awesome!
gwyn156 years ago
Kay Dee6 years ago
I'm guessing 1067 t-shirts!
foxmcld6 years ago
i think 445
Haha! Good to know you understand the joke, it's nice I'll be able to give someone a t-shirt!
EDIT: Now I have to decide who to give it to... Hmm...
ME! :D
aeromancy6 years ago
*sigh* Oh well, maybe I'll win next time.

Congrats TNEN, 9VoltWiseMan, and caitlinsdad! :-)
Rockwell1086 years ago
 489 or 511
hinow416 years ago
389 or 305
Derin6 years ago
thebeef26 years ago
 382 says thebeef2

319 or 352
Probably to late but

524 and 539
jeff-o6 years ago


kcls6 years ago
372 and 401. Pweeeeze may I have a t-shirt?
my first guess would be 437..
my second guess would be 450
mt2706 years ago
 487 and 420
meowzebub6 years ago
second guess,  486. Apologies, I started counting and commenting, then read the posting.  oops.
meowzebub6 years ago
the pix are three views of the same shelving unit, right? 

I say, 414

Kryptonite6 years ago
I just realised your time is 17 hours behind mine, and also that I came back far too early to see the results!
Kryptonite6 years ago
304, 378.

Good luck every one!
 I'm closer to you than anyone else. I got low 300's, where everyone else seems to be in the 600's... (I think we're right-ish)
I hope so!
annabel.6 years ago
 461? or 467?
boydman10006 years ago
I say 250 or 255
DARN I didnt realize they were double stacked or I would have guessed 500 or 502 :(
(Why not delete your old guesses, then make new ones?)
496 or maybe 446
 690 or 600
GirlGeek796 years ago
 293, 314
lancon6 years ago
i'm guessing 399 or 423
luckyduese6 years ago
wocket6 years ago
440 or 460
BenPlowguy6 years ago


mttornquist6 years ago
422 or 482
caitlinsdad6 years ago
This is Sparta!
Brad G6 years ago
611, 701 My two guesses, i hope i win! :)
bumpus6 years ago
- 833
- 725
386, I would have to say.
dac012206 years ago
Xxgold6 years ago
ill have to guess
   482 or 487
dac012206 years ago
Shadowman396 years ago
Hmmm... My guesses are:

 451, 500
Wasagi6 years ago
 Not looking at any of the comments below, I'm going with 336, or 306
917 or alternatively 610. Certainly plenty of them.
kelseymh6 years ago
All three pictures are the same.  480 total (24 per stack, two stacks per full bin).
StumpChunkman (author)  kelseymh6 years ago
All the pictures are of the same thing.  But I wanted to give slightly different angles in order to give people the impression it would be easy to figure out.

We'll find out tomorrow how close people got.  Though, to be honest, I realized far too late, that I forgot to put a stipulation on how many right answers there could be.  So if 10 people all guess the right answer, I think I'm supposed to send out 10 different super prize packs.  However...I think I'd get fired for that...so I might just send out to whomever guessed correct first.  (though...that assumes someone gets the number spot on - which...I haven't bothered checking yet.)
Next time, make a "no repeats" rule.
Oxxy6 years ago
Robot Lover6 years ago
335... i hope!
peguiono6 years ago
253 or 309?
I'd guess around 450, but the real question do you have them in a 3X (I'm a big guy and a T-shirts got to fit!)
As I am never the guy to win one, whats the price?
StumpChunkman (author)  trike road poet6 years ago
Well, the sad news is that we don't carry 3X.  The good news, is that there's two easy ways around it.

You can always make your own T-Shirt.

Or, if that's not for you, there is a store where you can make whatever type of T-Shirt you want, and they do go up to 3X.

{tauney}6 years ago
dslovejoy6 years ago
It's 525 - those in the counter, the shirts he left on the desk that wasn't in the picture, and the one he is wearing.
jeremchoo6 years ago
I think approximately 400 tshirt
Sunbanks6 years ago
421 or 450 
nickodemus6 years ago
I'd say it's 450 or 425
MaxxLarge6 years ago
There are exactly 424 T shirts in the picture.
I'm so sure I am spot on, my second guess is 424 also.
Taost MaxxLarge6 years ago
There are t-shirts in the back FYI
MaxxLarge Taost6 years ago
Yes Blue_Bird. I have a 42 inch screen I can see fine...NOW!
I counted 424 shirts. Thank you for your wonderful input.
Have a beautiful day.
And remember...If you can't find something nice to say, Say it anyway.
Taost MaxxLarge6 years ago
Now THATS a great motto!
MaxxLarge Taost6 years ago
Yes, yes it is. LOL
ghicken6 years ago

guadis6 years ago
first guess: 385
second guess: 440
foxtrotecho6 years ago
1. 174
2. 471

mysterious patern eh?
mormonchick6 years ago
612 looks about right, I hope.
~INVENTOR~6 years ago
445 is my guess-a-roo
Vertox6 years ago
330 or 372
wufeisgirl6 years ago
I'll say 437....
Nebulos6 years ago
My guess is 1500. I think you are hiding more T-shirts somewhere else and not all are in the picture :D.

L for me thanks :P
dombeef6 years ago
 425 or 524
moxin6 years ago
Whales6 years ago
 i'll say 450 or 702
ZeJuria6 years ago
! xD !6 years ago
435 or 418. :D
aeromancy6 years ago
1.) 425
2.) 708
Hiyadudez6 years ago
1st guess: 713
2nd guess: 844

Whatsername6 years ago
1st guess: 342
2nd guess: 420
Morghania6 years ago
375, or 397.
baronac6 years ago
432 or 428
cturnr6 years ago
1 million!
i say 375
my other is 425
Vynash6 years ago
1. 430
2. 420
codongolev6 years ago
420. no pot reference intended.
milltools6 years ago