Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: What exactly is blipshift?

A: blipshift is where you can find fresh and awesome limited edition T-shirts for automotive enthusiasts. Every week we will release a new design for just $15. Once a shirt’s run is done, we’re off to the next one. We have short attention spans.


Q: Who are the geniusesjokers behind blipshift?

A: For more information on blipshift’s Fantastic Automotive Pilots (as they prefer to be called but are definitely not), go to the About Us page.


Q: What happened to last week’s amazing shirt?

A: A new shirt design goes up for sale every Monday and Thursday at 10PM ET. Once the sale is over, that design is retired. If you see something you like and it hasn't sold out yet, order it before it’s too late. You can always view previous shirts but we won’t print them again. Perhaps you can find one for sale on Craigslist -- check in the M4S - Men seeking Shirts section under Missed Connections.


Q: Seriously, can't I buy a shirt after a sale?

A: Anytime we do a production run of shirts we print the number ordered plus a handful of extras because we're no good at math and nice round numbers don't hurt our heads as much. If you want to own a design you should always order it during the sales period! Any extra shirts from production runs will be put into Our Garage for sale only AFTER already purchased shirts have been shipped. They are $18 plus normal shipping charges (shame on you for not ordering earlier!) and extremely limited in quantity. We won't have all designs or sizes, so no whining*. To see if your size is available just look for any design in Our Garage with the green light and that'll tell you if there's any available.

* If a design you love is no longer available sign up on our Notify Me list. We may contemplate bringing old favorites back.

Q: What shirts do you use?

A: We normally use Men's Anvil 980 Fashion Fit Tees (880 for Women's) which are 100% ringspun 4.5oz cotton, except Heather Gray which is 10% Poly and 110% awesome, as our internal evaluation determined they offer an excellent combination of fit, comfort, quality and price. If necessary due to national t-shirt supply limitations, we may substitute comparable quality products from Next Level or Gildan.

Our Men's Long Sleeves are Hanes 5186 Beefy-T (100% ringspun 6oz cotton) for extra durability and comfort.

The Men's Hoodie is Gildan 18500 (50/50 cotton/poly, 7.75oz, no-pill Air Jet yarn).


Q: What size do I need?

A: We can’t see your body (not yet; we understand that Google is working on solving that) but Anvil Fashion Fit shirts tend to be a little more, uh, fitted than other tees, so order accordingly. That means get the next size up if you’re not sure. Here’s a handy size chart to help you make your decision.


Q: How are your shirts printed?

A: All of our shirts are printed using a proprietary blend of used synthetic motor oil and unicorn tears through a state-of-the-art screen-printing processes under the expert guidance of artisans and their robot overlords, right here in America.


Q: Do your shirts shrink?

A: Like a frightened turtle. Since our shirts are made from 100% cotton (well, mostly; yeah, we’re looking at you Heather Gray), they will shrink slightly when you wash them. In our tests they gave up 5-10% after a few cycles in hot. YMMV. 

If you want them to shrink as little as possible, we recommend washing your blipshift shirts in ice water and hanging them to dry under the light of a waning moon. If for some reason you want your shirts to shrink a lot (Your cabbage soup diet worked! You discovered Spanx!) then by all means, wash them in your radiator runoff and dry them on your exhaust manifold.

A normal routine of wash cold, dry low should be just fine but you already ordered a size up since you're borderline, right?

Q: Who designs your shirts?

A: Our tees are designed by either the mad geniuses that work for us, or more often, when our genius threatens to cross the border into insanity, we rely a collective of auto-enthusiasts and artists from around the world. Each selected shirt’s description includes a short bio of the artist, including links to their portfolio of other work. 


Q: I have an awesome design, what do I do?

A: We’re always looking for new talent. If you are interested in joining in the fun and making serious coinage (we pay in sacks of blips, ie, nickels, unless you prefer PayPal) check out our Artist Resources and FAQ pages.

Q: Do your artists get paid?

A: We understand that artists need to buy tires and brake pads too! We pay each artist $1 per shirt sold with a guaranteed minimum per design AND the artist keeps full rights to their design, subject to the conditions in our T&C contract. If they so desire, after an appearance on blipshift, contributing artists can hawk their wares elsewhere.


Q: When will I get my awesome shirt?

A: Once an order is placed it usually takes less than 10 business days for us to print and process it. After your order is processed it will be shipped. Time in transit for shipping from our warehouse to your front door can take anywhere from a few days to about a week, depending on how far away you live from our nexus of awesomeness. Here's an overview of the steps involved. 


Q: How much does shipping cost?

A: For orders within the continental U.S., shipping and handling for one or two shirts is $2.95 each. Order 3 or more shirts and they all ship free! Shipping for hoodies is $5.90 each, any quantity. For international shipping rates, check out our shipping info page.


Q: To what countries do you ship all this awesomeness?

A: We are proud to ship our awesomeness worldwide! Please note that any international tax obligations are solely your responsibility to fulfill. If you have any concerns about shipments to your country don't hesitate to contact us.


Q: What if my awesome shirt has a problem?

A: If you need to return your shirt due to our mistake (either a manufacturing defect or because you received the wrong shirt or size) please contact us to request return instructions. All returns must be within 30 days from the date of purchase and item(s) must be unworn and unwashed. We regret that returns because you simply ordered the wrong size or changed your mind are not possible, so please do order carefully. Please include your order number on the contact form. Be aware that due to the limited-edition nature of our products, exchanges for a different size are usually not possible.

Q: Do you sell gift cards?
Does a bear shirt in the woods? Huh? Nevermind. Heck yeah we sell gift cards! Go here.

Q: Do gift cards expire?
Only if you outlive blipshift... and that could be a long long time cuz we're downing a raw egg every day Rocky style. So nope, gift cards don't expire.

Q: I have a gift card. How do I use it?!?!
Easy. Just check out normally and you'll have the option to redeem your gift card. Any unused balance will remain valid for future purchases too.

Q: I have a blipshift Paypal Gift Certificate, how do I use it?
Ah, then you've got an oldie. No worries. If you received a blipshift gift certificate (different than a coupon code or gift card), then you'll need to Contact Us to use it. Just let us know what shirt you want, size and shipping address. You'll know if you have a Paypal gift certificate because it will say Paypal on it! Note, any gift card purchase after 11/26/13 is NOT a Paypal gift certificate.


Q: How can I contact you?

A: If you have questions that are still unanswered after reading this or suggestions of any sort, hit us up through Contact Us. We like feedback!