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Title: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on January 26, 2018, 02:17:58 PM


PCB manufacturing is such that the more you order, the cheaper it is.  So instead of making a bunch of boards and selling them, I thought I would try something different. This time, I'm doing pre-orders, where you guys pay half up front and half when the boards are ready. The price will start at $55 / board, and decrease by one dollar for every five boards ordered. When the price goes down, it goes down for all the orders, not just the new orders.  If we get to 100 orders, the price will be $35, and it will stay there. There will also be a $4 charge for shipping. (for international orders, I will let you know what the shipping is as soon as I get your address.)

Timeline:

Feb 10: No more orders
Feb 11: First half of all payments are due
Feb 12: I buy all the components needed.
Feb 20: Boards are being assembled
March 5: Second half of payments are due.
March 6: Boards are done, and I will test and ship them.
March 10: All done.

All in all, this will take about 6 weeks. It may go faster, as this timeline has some minor buffers in it.

Example: If you sign up to buy 3 boards, and on Feb 11, there are a total of 63 boards ordered, the final price will be 55 - 63/5 = $43 per board, for a total of 43 * 3 = $129 Half of that would be due on Feb 11. It's ok to pay sooner, any extra you pay will just make your second payment cheaper.  The second half, plus shipping cost will be due on March 5th.  If the boards are done sooner, I will announce that and start sending out boards as soon as the payments come in.  If there are any delays, I will announce that too, and payments will be due at a later date.

To sign up to buy, respond to this thread and specify how many you want to buy. I will not be sending out individual payment instructions, instead just make a paypal payment for the right amount to hubbe@hubbe.net. If you use the "goods and services" option, please add 4% to cover the paypal fees. Only orders that have made their first payment by Feb 11 will be valid orders. Please make sure to include your board name and address in your payment so I know who paid and where to send the boards when they are done.

Board comes with a 90-day replacement warrenty, as long as the board looks physically ok. The damaged board has to be disconnected from other parts and returned to me.
Note that this group buy is only for the TeensySaber V3 board, you will also need a Teensy 3.2 to attach it to and make it work.

I will update this post with the current price and a list of participants as we go.

UPDATE 2/12:
Final tally is 173 orders.  Parts have been orders. Everybody listed below has at least paid a deposit on their order.
Final price is $35 dollars per board. To make the second and final payment, use this formula:

    left to pay = ($35 * boards  + shipping)  * paypal fee multiplier  - money already paid

The paypal fee multiplier is 1.0 if you use "friends and family" to transfer money.
It is 1.04 if you use "goods and services".
Shipping is $4 in the US. $14 for outside the US. (Sorry, it's the cheapest I could find.)

If you have a question about how much you should pay, or when, send me a PM.
The list below will be updated with "paid in full" labels as we go, but there is no requirement to pay anything more until the boards are finished, which should take about three weeks.

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Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on January 31, 2018, 02:31:21 PM
Minimal price has been reached.
I should point out that since I only control the price of a group buy indirectly, these boards may never be this cheap again.
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: Cosaber on February 03, 2018, 03:27:03 PM
I would like to buy 3 boards.

Thank you
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on February 03, 2018, 04:59:08 PM
I would like to buy 3 boards.

Thank you

Added.
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: EXAR KUN on February 04, 2018, 05:46:05 AM
I’ll go for 3!

Awesome deal
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on February 04, 2018, 10:04:24 AM
I’ll go for 3!

Awesome deal

Added to the list.
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on February 05, 2018, 12:23:31 AM
Five days to go, after that I won't accept any new orders.
Six days to make the first downpayment. (If you're anything like me, make the payment sooner rather than later, because you'll kick yourself if you forget.)
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: macross40k on February 05, 2018, 06:27:29 PM
Please put me down for 2 boards, thanks!
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on February 05, 2018, 08:23:34 PM
Please put me down for 2 boards, thanks!

Done.
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on February 06, 2018, 01:52:36 PM
There are now 100 orders with paid deposits, which means that the $35 price is final.
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: gmcivor on February 07, 2018, 02:00:43 PM
Hello,

I would like to be put down for 5 V3 boards.

Thank you
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on February 07, 2018, 02:32:03 PM
Hello,

I would like to be put down for 5 V3 boards.

Thank you

Added to the list.
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on February 08, 2018, 10:45:19 AM
Please note that even if you paid the full amount, it will still say "half paid" until the 12th when I will remove any orders without a deposit and start updating "half paid" to "paid in full".
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on February 09, 2018, 10:37:09 AM
Tomorrow is the last day for new orders.
Sunday is the last day for deposits.
It would be great if people make the deposits by tomorrow though, that way I can put in the order for components one day earlier.
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on February 10, 2018, 10:42:21 AM
Last day for orders!
First payments due tomorrow, but it would be great if people could pay today, that way I can order parts tomorrow instead of monday.
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on February 11, 2018, 09:38:33 AM
Ordering is now closed. First payment is due TODAY.
Tomorrow I will remove all non-paying orders, get the final tally and order components.
After that I will remove all the "half paid" labels, as everybody on the list will be half paid. Instead I will add "paid" labels to anybody who has paid in full.
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on February 12, 2018, 10:48:03 AM
Deadline for deposits has now passed.
Final tally is 173 orders, luckily we have enough orders that the dropped orders don't affect the price.
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: TTFRAZ on February 13, 2018, 09:17:26 AM
Any chance there was some non payments/cancelations or extras ordered? I’d like to put in for three if possible. I’ve been busy and haven’t logged in in a while and just saw this post. If not no worries. Just figured I’d ask.
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on February 13, 2018, 10:16:39 AM
Any chance there was some non payments/cancelations or extras ordered? I’d like to put in for three if possible. I’ve been busy and haven’t logged in in a while and just saw this post. If not no worries. Just figured I’d ask.

No, no cancellations yet.
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on February 16, 2018, 06:29:27 PM
Last of the parts arrived today, so I took them to the assembly place. Takes them two weeks to assemble the boards.

Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on March 02, 2018, 10:30:23 AM
I just got word that I can pick up some boards from the assembly place today, and the rest on Tuesday.
That means that I will start shipping to people have paid in full this weekend.
If you haven't made your second payment yet, now is the time.
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on March 02, 2018, 10:26:29 PM
Teensysabers anyone?


These have all passed the first testing stage. (testing for shortcuts)
Why do I test for short circuits? Because I burned a trace on one of my testing rigs once when I plugged in the battery to a board with a short circuit under one of the chips.
Title: Re: TeensySaber V3 group buy (unlimited run, current price: $35)
Post by: profezzorn on April 16, 2018, 10:30:25 AM
FYI: TeensySaber V3 kit is back in stock at krsabers: thesaberarmory.com/product/teensy-saber-kit-v3-open-source-sound-board/