I'll see if can do this shortly.
Brian Rohrbacher wrote:
I'm getting a lot of interest off list on the group idea. Can anyone
(principal member) set up a mail server for use to talk about this. ASAP!
Charles Wu wrote:
I know you don't support the idea of group buys.
It's not that I don't support the concept, truthfully, I could care less
whether you buy your gear from a distributor, reseller, or direct from the
I have just seen it implemented (rather unsuccessfully) many times by ISPs
such as yourselves, and am trying to help you avoid making such a mistake
The idea of a WISP buying group is nothing original, for the past few years,
I've seen this idea come up at least once a month on some WISP listserv /
forum / etc...
However, if it was really that "easy and simple" -- why hasn't it been
implemented yet on a consistent long term basis?
Here's my observation
-The guys that fail with their buying group end up getting their inventory
liquidated on Ebay, go bankrupt and disappear
-The guys that just barely sell their inventory realize how much of a PITA
the organization/operation is, and go back to buying from their
-The guys that are extremely successful become resellers/distributors
Reliable Internet, LLC
"Caught up in the Air" 1 Thess. 4:17
WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org