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Offline ExtremeXS

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #50 on: December 18, 2013, 01:26:27 AM »
Many congrats Dave!

No brainer backing this one :)

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #51 on: December 18, 2013, 01:45:43 AM »
12 AUD (international shipping) + 79 AUD (uCurrent) x 1.2 (customs fee) x1.2 (taxes) + 3.5 AUD (delivery from customs office to me) = 129 AUD. That is to much money. Plus, I am self-unemployed and without a creditcard...

In most countries, the state won't bother to collect tax and customs on that amount.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #52 on: December 18, 2013, 02:05:06 AM »
I GOT THE GOLD! >:D  I also got in on the first run .... :phew:

First Kickstarter backing here too. Just doing my part for ya Dave, congrats on the success.  :clap:
I bet you never thought you would be doing this a few years ago, did ya?
OK, now that this campaign is funded, can you get back to the microSupplies? :-DD  I really want one.
Oh wait, that will be next years Kickstarter..... :-+ March or April maybe?

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #53 on: December 18, 2013, 02:07:36 AM »
This showing up the same day my employer sent out some bonus checks made the "I have more money than sense" option a little *too* tempting...

"Nope honey, didn't get a bonus this year.  Oh and they're sending me to Sydney..."
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #54 on: December 18, 2013, 02:10:16 AM »
Backed, since I appeared to account for 50% of the crowd that backed the uRuler in Taiwan l got a responsibility to do it again this time.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #55 on: December 18, 2013, 02:10:52 AM »
Kickstarter  >:(

I'm using it because I talk about Kickstarter all the time on the AmpHour, and doing my own campaign means I'll be able to now talk with some authority on the subject.

The question is, will you be a special guest on the AmpHour, and discuss all the ins and outs of your new kickstarter campaign?

lol, IRTA as "damd, should have made it 50 units"

I can always up the number I guess if it's that popular?
I can spend my xmas holidays toasting PCBs  ;D

I think the pay rate would be more than double time and a half, worth it!
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #56 on: December 18, 2013, 02:12:23 AM »
Congrets, it is fun to see how simple device can be interesting. And yes, i backed it too!
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #57 on: December 18, 2013, 02:14:34 AM »
Haha you have almost doubled your goal in less than a day.

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #58 on: December 18, 2013, 02:30:57 AM »
Congratulations Dave!  I hope you quadruple your goal. I would have bought one if I didn't get the 2450 SMU thanks to you :-+

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #59 on: December 18, 2013, 03:06:11 AM »
Only they look at non-english speaking countries, like they don't exist.

Maybe non-english countries just don't use it much?  Perhaps Dave will help them take notice.
First it was amazon payments. It was impossible to get it outside the US. Now it is not amazon payments, now you "only" need a credit card. Which, because the banking system works differently, not a lot of people have. We are fine with debit cards, and paying with our own money. What is wrong with paying with paypal? And you cannot post campaigns, only if you are from USA, UK, Canada, Australia or that tiny little island next to it. I would use it. Only I cannot pay, and cannot get money for projects. And they put import charges on stuff, and shipping charges, handled individually. You end up paying 50% more even if you can, as other people already showed.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #60 on: December 18, 2013, 03:19:07 AM »
Only they look at non-english speaking countries, like they don't exist.

Maybe non-english countries just don't use it much?  Perhaps Dave will help them take notice.
First it was amazon payments. It was impossible to get it outside the US. Now it is not amazon payments, now you "only" need a credit card. Which, because the banking system works differently, not a lot of people have. We are fine with debit cards, and paying with our own money. What is wrong with paying with paypal? And you cannot post campaigns, only if you are from USA, UK, Canada, Australia or that tiny little island next to it. I would use it. Only I cannot pay, and cannot get money for projects. And they put import charges on stuff, and shipping charges, handled individually. You end up paying 50% more even if you can, as other people already showed.

is a shame they dont support paypal, i would have preferred this too as i have funds in it already. I guess paypal take too much for the processing fee, more than visa or mastercard.

But i also have a pre-paid mastercard and a visa debit card, neither of which are 'credit cards', are these options not available in Belgium?
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #61 on: December 18, 2013, 03:23:40 AM »
First production run - all gone!
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #62 on: December 18, 2013, 03:27:21 AM »
is [sic!] a shame they dont [sic!] support paypal

It's like saying "we don't want your money!"
 

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« Reply #63 on: December 18, 2013, 03:38:05 AM »
First production run - all gone!
holy crap, there were a bunch left when I made my post a few hours ago. Now he's pushing close to 3x target

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #64 on: December 18, 2013, 03:51:50 AM »
is [sic!] a shame they dont [sic!] support paypal

It's like saying "we don't want your money!"

It's more like "We don't like to obey Paypal!". If for example a Cuban runs a kickstarter Paypal would freeze Kickstarter's account. Exactly that happened here when a large local retailer (1800 shops) offered Cuban cigars in his online shop.
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #65 on: December 18, 2013, 04:01:13 AM »
Good to see the campaign being so successful. I had to get in on it, just because... it's Dave's campaign! Oh plus the device is very handy to have. Maybe a collection of all the µXXXX series products, EEVblog brand. :)
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #66 on: December 18, 2013, 04:02:50 AM »
But if that happens there're still the other options to fall back to and some people might want paypal. Its still unsound business practise.

@Dave: Will you post the Kickstarter video on your channel as well? Btw: You should have explained first what the µCurrent does before referring to your article. People have a short attention span nowadays. If "read my article to see what it does" if the first thing they hear, they go away even if you give them a summary afterwards. (How should they see it coming?) They don't know the awesome ::)
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #67 on: December 18, 2013, 04:37:48 AM »
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@Dave: Will you post the Kickstarter video on your channel as well? Btw: You should have explained first what the ?Current does before referring to your article. People have a short attention span nowadays. If they here first "read what it does" they go away even if you give them a summary afterwards.   ::)

It doesn't seem to be the case for this campaign. Maybe because the audience is already interested, and because of the nature of EEs?
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #68 on: December 18, 2013, 04:50:07 AM »
I agree most of the audience is already interested. They know Dave, know what the µCurrent does and have been waiting for a new instalment. But some window shoppers might be lost. You underestimate the number of impulsive people.

Some campaigns have lost me in the past simply because their videos didn't get to the point of "what is it and why would I want it" quickly enough. Especially if I'm just taking a quick break from work and my concentration has been mingled by 8h+ of programming. I assume the mighty D. doesn't rely on income from a few sells, but they're still nice to have.
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #69 on: December 18, 2013, 05:33:34 AM »
This caught my eye:
Risks and challenges "of units, also I also have some larger"

I thought I read somewhere these were going to be in the 30-50$ range? I understand everyone want their cut out of these however, these still small quantity manufacturing?
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #70 on: December 18, 2013, 05:57:47 AM »
Bummer, I missed the first production run.  Ah well, I'll buy a regular one for the premier price and hope that Dave wants run his reflow oven all Christmas.  If not, no big deal, he can use the extra money to buy more chocolate and extra time to consume it.

Now trending to $450,000.  Seems unlikely but who knows!  Definitely my favorite kickstarter to date.   :-+
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #71 on: December 18, 2013, 05:58:47 AM »
I think it would be nice if you had a small reward to get a few rulers. I'd easily add a couple of rulers to my order for a few buck to give away etc, but the only (reasonable) option with rulers is already filled up.

 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #72 on: December 18, 2013, 06:05:17 AM »
Many have talked about the need of a CC, or how the banks are different, or how they can't use a debit card. Here is my experience:
Had no problem using my virtual NON credit card issued from a Ukrainian Bank, shipping to the Ukraine.
This is my second kickstarter item; on the other one I used a debit card with MasterCard logo and had no issue with that one either.

I was lucky enough to get one of the 200 :-+
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #73 on: December 18, 2013, 06:07:44 AM »
Plus, I am self-unemployed and without a creditcard...

Sounds like you need to fire your boss :)
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #74 on: December 18, 2013, 06:11:34 AM »
Oo, good call Araho.  If the reflow oven goes cold, chuck in a ruler!
 


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