Hi Dale, I just made a post to that other list and broke it down. It's good news in general, even shipping it there's about a $28 savings. There's even a decent savings if you combine groups anywhere in the country. Mostly coast to cost single unit shipment is about $10 and shipping "locally" (i.e. about 50 miles) is about $8.50 so shipping from Austin to Dallas isn't MUCH cheaper than shipping Austin to Duluth. Certainly doing that would save you money over not buying a 10-pack.
http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/2008-May/016671.html -Kevin On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 6:11 PM, Dale Schumacher <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > As Kevin notes, the marginal savings on a 10-pack is pretty thin. For > planning purposes size and weight details are useful, but I thought they > were posted previously. > > Currently there are 4 people showing interest in Austin, TX and 1 in Dallas, > TX. This does not include the 2 current Neo1973 owners, who have not > expressed a desire to be part of this 10-pack. If we get enough interest > for a 10-pack, I am assuming that people will either pick up their device in > person, or pay for additional shipping, at their option. If that is not > cost effective for them, and it very well may not be in the case of > re-shipping, then they should order directly. I will be ordering directly > if there is not sufficient local interest. The individual in Dallas may > have reason to visit Austin, or other means of obtaining cost-effective > transportation for his device. If not, then I'm sure he will also order > directly. > > Clearly details like these must be worked out for each local group, but > should be done OFF LIST. I've described my expectations as simply an > example of the choices to be made. > > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > > From: "Kevin Dean" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > ... > > > > Are there any size or weight dimensions known about the Freerunner > > packages? How much will the 10-pack weigh? How much will a single > > using weight? > > > > ... > > > > Openmoko guys! Can you give us the specs so that those interested in > > bulk purchases can figure out the logistics of shipping versus > > individual sales and then factor that into the regions that will be > > used to organize bulk purchases? > > > > Thanks. > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Openmoko community mailing list > email@example.com > http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community > > _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community