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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #100 on: August 17, 2013, 08:46:35 pm »
I think you can just contribute to Dave's cause here

Oh, I understand that, and that's not a problem. It was more changing from the $10 reward to the $15 reward (1.5x more reward for 1/3rd more money?)

I'd just donate another $5, but Dave would need to see that donation before my first donation. =/
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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #101 on: August 20, 2013, 06:54:22 am »
Seems to work OK :-)
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #102 on: August 20, 2013, 07:00:35 am »
Here in Denmark we have duty free up to 80dkr(around Au$ 15) and if we get over this then we pay around 30% in import tax and handle fee.
But then again here in Denmark we are paying 50-55% in income tax.

You Danish are so lucky. No wonder our Mary was so keen to marry Frederik.

And you get FREE LEGO :) :-+

yes my tax is also paying for your Mary  ;)


Free lego ?? :-//

 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #103 on: August 20, 2013, 07:05:11 am »
cann't write the invoice reduce some money?that avoid the tax costs.

No Dave will not set the value lower to avoid the tax and i support Dave in this, even that i have to pay $A15 for the rules and then pay $A 31 in import tax and fee.

 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #104 on: August 20, 2013, 09:07:44 am »
cann't write the invoice reduce some money?that avoid the tax costs.

No Dave will not set the value lower to avoid the tax and i support Dave in this, even that i have to pay $A15 for the rules and then pay $A 31 in import tax and fee.

Currently he is saying he will post rulers inside normal letters, no need to fill out anything, just stick address label and maybe stamp and it's good to go. I doubt even the most strict customs will pick these up.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #105 on: August 20, 2013, 10:40:23 pm »
Wow nice going Dave! I wish I could make $25k in 3 or 4 days...
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #106 on: August 20, 2013, 11:16:17 pm »
Wow nice going Dave! I wish I could make $25k in 3 or 4 days...
Don't forget the need to manufacture the rulers, package and send 2000+ letter. Then pay taxes on what's left (if any :) ).
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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #107 on: August 20, 2013, 11:34:23 pm »
Yeah I was including manufacturing costs
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #108 on: August 21, 2013, 01:20:26 am »
Yeah I was including manufacturing costs

dave gets roughly $4 out of every $10, then pays upwards of 30% tax on it... all in all he will get roughly $7000 in the bank.

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #109 on: August 21, 2013, 01:30:49 pm »
Wow nice going Dave! I wish I could make $25k in 3 or 4 days...

Easy: Just start an interesting videoblog about electronics (and additionally doing a weekly electronics podcast),
and after more than four years you will be (or maybe not) at the same point as Dave: over 500 videos and
thousands of regular viewers. It helps if you are enthusiastic and know what you are talking about.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #110 on: August 21, 2013, 02:55:40 pm »
Wow nice going Dave! I wish I could make $25k in 3 or 4 days...

Easy: Just start an interesting videoblog about electronics (and additionally doing a weekly electronics podcast),
and after more than four years you will be (or maybe not) at the same point as Dave: over 500 videos and
thousands of regular viewers. It helps if you are enthusiastic and know what you are talking about.
Don't forget the rulers magically jump into the envelopes.  The labels instantly appear right where they should be.  The postage sticks itself right where it belongs.  They all march down to the post office to be delivered and there will be no problems in delivery.  All envelopes will get to where they need to go in a timely manner.  None will get damaged in transit.  There will be no follow up needed as everything will go as planned.

Yuuup!, a real easy way to make a few bucks.  :)
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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #111 on: August 21, 2013, 03:13:17 pm »
Obviously this isn't a major windfall at approximately $7000 and is the result of years hard work building an audience.  However If I were in Daves shoes it seems like 7k for stuffing a bunch of envelopes would be a decent way to monitize all my hard work. And I would think I would take it as positive feedback on all my hard work.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #112 on: August 21, 2013, 03:57:02 pm »
I wasn't complaining! haha. He deserves it!

I guess I didn't factor in that shipping the rulers is probably going to cost ~$2-3 for international shipping. Plus ~$1 to manufacture. Plus whatever Posizble charges. Plus income taxes.

Yeah my $25 grand number wasn't too accurate.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #113 on: August 21, 2013, 05:31:06 pm »
Costed it out today and the rate for stuffing the envelopes ( you supply the envelopes, inserts and the labels and stamps) is around $50 here per thousand. Will be a quick 2 day job per thousand for the one contract packager I know, he makes most of his business by being one of the few who will do loop stapling in small lots. The loops are bloody expensive, along with the special staplers that do with them. Works out to about $1 per flyer to do.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #114 on: August 22, 2013, 11:25:28 pm »
Wow. The rulers were just flying off the shelf!

Have you though of having them shipped from China? I bet you could have them packaged and shipped for less than the cost of Australian postage fees.
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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #115 on: August 23, 2013, 12:00:11 am »
You Danish are so lucky. No wonder our Mary was so keen to marry Frederik.

He's too good natured to tell you he's a Dane not a danish.

Or, honoring your correct initial capitalization: a complete Dane, not just somewhat Danish.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #116 on: August 23, 2013, 06:31:18 am »
Because of this project, Pozible have had to overhaul their address & shipping system.
It highlighted a few issues they hadn't encountered before.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #117 on: August 23, 2013, 08:20:52 am »
I think they need to give you a discount because of that.
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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #118 on: August 23, 2013, 11:35:31 am »
I wonder if you will get a couple of thousand emails from Paypal...
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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #119 on: August 27, 2013, 06:47:48 am »
I was undecided whether to buy some rulers or not, and now I regret not diving in.
Anybody care to send one to Europe for a couple of bucks (Paypal)? Pretty please? :)
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #120 on: August 27, 2013, 09:32:30 am »
I was undecided whether to buy some rulers or not, and now I regret not diving in.
Anybody care to send one to Europe for a couple of bucks (Paypal)? Pretty please? :)

Define "couple"
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #121 on: August 27, 2013, 11:34:02 am »
Define "couple"


I don't know... 5$ seems fair
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #122 on: August 27, 2013, 01:46:58 pm »

I don't know... 5$ seems fair


Fair to whom?  If you had signed up in time, the rulers were 2 for $10 which was the smallest quantity option.  So you think somebody should give you one at what it cost?  The rare and impossible to buy rulers?
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #123 on: August 27, 2013, 05:43:20 pm »
Email or PM Dave and he might add you to the list for a consideration.
 

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Re: Dave's PCB rulers
« Reply #124 on: November 28, 2013, 09:33:53 pm »
Received in perfect condition in Toronto, Ontario, Canada yesterday evening via Canada post.
 


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