Group Sales, distribution model

2008-05-01 Thread Dale Schumacher
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.

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Re: Group Sales, distribution model

2008-05-01 Thread Kevin Dean
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.
 


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