WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SHOPPING?
It's gone. Tragic, innit?
It wasn't interesting. Selling things meant entering into business relationships with Yahoo, Paymentech, MasterCard and Visa. These are businesses with a somewhat different philosophy from the Zapatistas. They charge too much for their services, and the accounting is byzantine.
AHA, YOU WEREN'T MAKING ANY MONEY AT IT! RIGHT?
When we were selling .pdf downloads, DVDs and CDs we made a modest profit every month. Was it enough to pay for dog food and beer? No.
BUT I MUST HAVE A GENERIC REPO MAN COFFEE MUG! WHERE CAN I GET ONE?
The Rolling Roadshow, currently touring, but based in Austin Texas, may still have a few REPO-style stubby coolers featuring the blue stripe and the word, 'drink.' Good luck hunting! A votre sante!