Am 29.12.2011 um 13:06 schrieb Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller: > Hi Ben, > > Am 29.12.2011 um 12:49 schrieb Ben Thompson: > >> Hi >> >> Thank you for creating the GTA04. >> >> My problem is the early bird pricing which it seems to me requires some >> people pay more than others, without any real incentive or added value in >> the goods received. I don't want to pay 474 euros one > > Well, the early birds take a higher risk that the group tour does > not start at all. If someone waits until 9th of February it is much > easier to estimate. > > Those who subscribe early simply have to wait much longer > although they have paid. This is why we developed this early > bird rebate at all, to give some benefit to those who really > subscribe early and taking more risk. > >> day when you were offering the same item the day before for 449 euros. First >> you need to find out if my view is held by others, if so my advice would be >> to write to the current subscribers to the group tour explaining that you >> made a mistake with the pricing, and ask permission to cancel their orders. >> Then you could create a new group buy with fair pricing for all which I am >> guessing would be a price somewhere between 449 and 499 euros. > > > The amount of the rebate we give to the early birds is driven > by donations and these are too limited to spread to everyone. > The fair price to everyone would be 499 EUR which covers all > cost we expect (i.e. we don't have 350*50 EUR = 17500 EUR).
I should ass that the 449-499 EUR also include some money set aside for developing future devices. Reducing the price for everyone by that amount wouldn't help for a long-term future. > > So what do those think who have already ordered? Would you > think that cancelling the orders and start a new group buy is > an way to go? > > Nikolaus > > > _______________________________________________ > Openmoko community mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list email@example.com http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community