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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2013, 11:14:29 am »
The early signature edition is sold out already!
 :-//

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

But how many do you want to hand assemble? And if you make it like 500 the novelty is gone.
There must be a break even point but how to find it?

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I can always up the number I guess if it's that popular?

That would not be totally fair with the backers you already have on that one.
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2013, 11:15:28 am »
But how many do you want to hand assemble? And if you make it like 500 the novelty is gone. There must be a break even point but how to find it?  :-//

I only chose 10 because I have just that number of parts, and wanted to do a video reflowing a panels worth.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2013, 11:16:41 am »
now trending towards $102,120

Those trends are pretty silly. Nothing but novelty value.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2013, 11:17:39 am »
Would have liked to found the Project and get one of those nice mCurrets, but Kickstarter doesn't want my Money.
On Pozible i payed happily via PayPal to get those nice Rulers but Kickstarter only acceps Kredit Cards. Don't have a Card...

Ah, I didn't think of that, that does suck, sorry  :(
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2013, 11:18:15 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.

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2013, 11:19:05 am »
I found the difference in price compared to the first prod. run too big, however µRulers in 3 different colours was tempting.

It was really designed as a novelty option, as I was going to assembled on panels worth in my new reflow oven anyway.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2013, 11:24:37 am »
I found the difference in price compared to the first prod. run too big, however µRulers in 3 different colours was tempting.

It was really designed as a novelty option, as I was going to assembled on panels worth in my new reflow oven anyway.

I know, I was not criticizing, just telling myself why I choose the prod. run.
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2013, 11:53:49 am »
BINGO - goal reached
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2013, 11:58:57 am »
BINGO - goal reached

lol, that didn't take long, < 3 hours.   :-+

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2013, 12:01:47 pm »
If I do use the same mail company again, I have made it clear I will only use Australia Post, not Directlink.

"have it made clear" as in getting a written contract this time?  :-DD
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2013, 12:07:46 pm »
Been on the fence about picking a uCurrent up for some time now - the gold edition just had that extra 'Bling' factor.  I can get a heavy Gold
chain and wear it around my neck when I'm not using it - Awesome Dave!

Glad I could get in on the Kickstarter.

Best wishes on the Campaign Dave.

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2013, 12:11:59 pm »
lol, that didn't take long, < 3 hours.   :-+

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2013, 12:17:28 pm »
lol, that didn't take long, < 3 hours.   :-+

 :o

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2013, 12:22:09 pm »
Got one. So they don't ignore us non-English speaking countries, after all. No problem from Austria, until Kickstarter makes the inevitable "al"-mistake. Thank you, Dave, for taking my money!  ;)
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #40 on: December 17, 2013, 12:35:47 pm »
I guess it won't matter now that you crossed the threshold but saying it anyway.

There's a large gap between 5$ and the next option, 79$ ...

Maybe you could have offered something like do-it-yourself  ( no case, just pcb and parts in a bag along with a few ml of paste, cheap to mail and all that) for those that are willing to make it themselves (no refunds, no support offered etc) for around 25-40$

Or 10-20$ for (tip dave, get only a bare pcb as a gift) along a list of parts or alternative for parts so someone could buy those from farnell/newark/digikey 

79 australian dollars is a bit above what I would pay for uCurrent at this time
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #41 on: December 17, 2013, 12:43:03 pm »
I guess it won't matter now that you crossed the threshold but saying it anyway.
There's a large gap between 5$ and the next option, 79$ ...
Maybe you could have offered something like do-it-yourself  ( no case, just pcb and parts in a bag along with a few ml of paste, cheap to mail and all that) for those that are willing to make it themselves (no refunds, no support offered etc) for around 25-40$

Options = more work.
Normal kits are a bad idea, and SMD kits are a very bad idea!

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Or 10-20$ for (tip dave, get only a bare pcb as a gift) along a list of parts or alternative for parts so someone could buy those from farnell/newark/digikey 

I thought about that, but ultimately that will just mean more support on my end, just like with kits.
I just want to sell some uCurrents, so ultimately anything else detracts from doing that and getting on with other stuff.
You can always download the PCB files and get your own board made.
And some of these parts are not in stock BTW.

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79 australian dollars is a bit above what I would pay for uCurrent at this time

No problem, I fully expect that.
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #42 on: December 17, 2013, 01:01:30 pm »
I don't need this. But when the day comes that I do need one, I don't have time to buy it. I'm in.
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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2013, 01:09:11 pm »
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...
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2013, 01:44:08 pm »
It appears that Dave's lunch is safe anyway  :phew:
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #45 on: December 17, 2013, 01:45:52 pm »
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...

Ouch, that really adds up  :(
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #46 on: December 17, 2013, 01:49:17 pm »
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...

But that is what it's worth.  Customs and shipping is out of Dave's control, he can't sell it at a loss and his time must be accounted for.

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #47 on: December 17, 2013, 01:50:37 pm »
I just backed :) with $102 ($85+$12 shipping + $5 for Dave to get some more chocolate :) - it IS Christmas anyway is it not ?
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #48 on: December 17, 2013, 02:11:52 pm »
I'm blaming Dave for breaking kickstarter .. "Processing your pledge is taking longer than usual. If you'd like, you can refresh and try again." :(
 

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Re: µCurrent GOLD on Kickstarter
« Reply #49 on: December 17, 2013, 02:26:27 pm »
Many congrats Dave!

No brainer backing this one :)

Cheers,
Mark
 


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