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30th August 2010, 06:05 PM |#1  
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30th August 2010, 06:27 PM |#2  
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id prolly buy one at $30 just because it is bad ass!!!! id prefer $20 or $25 but whatever, lol still kinda cool
30th August 2010, 06:36 PM |#3  
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Well I'm unemployed starting last Friday so I have to make a couple of bucks on each one. I think it will end up being around $5 profit on each one so I won't be making much.

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30th August 2010, 07:29 PM |#4  
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Not trying to hijack this... but these are awesome. I built one last year for my G1 and other devices. Well worth it.
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30th August 2010, 08:42 PM |#5  
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http://www.ladyada.net/make/mintyboost/solder.html
30th August 2010, 09:13 PM |#6  
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Since it looks like you're basically buying the LadyAda kit [that circuit definitely looks like one of hers] and building it, I could see $30 being a decent price (as long as you're using the v3 of the kit) IF you're throwing in the batteries.

I can't see paying an extra $10 just for you building the kit though (sorry, but I know how easy it is to solder those).


Unless you can get those parts significantly cheaper than what LadyAda is selling her kits for, I don't see this being very profitable for you.

Newegg has the same basic thing in a (admittedly less cool looking case) for $20.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16875999294

I've seen similar [not identical] items got for as low as $2 in the past: http://www.goldengadgets.com/emergen...e-charger.html
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30th August 2010, 09:41 PM |#7  
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Since it looks like you're basically buying the LadyAda kit [that circuit definitely looks like one of hers] and building it, I could see $30 being a decent price (as long as you're using the v3 of the kit) IF you're throwing in the batteries.

I can't see paying an extra $10 just for you building the kit though (sorry, but I know how easy it is to solder those).


Unless you can get those parts significantly cheaper than what LadyAda is selling her kits for, I don't see this being very profitable for you.

Newegg has the same basic thing in a (admittedly less cool looking case) for $20.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16875999294

I've seen similar [not identical] items got for as low as $2 in the past: http://www.goldengadgets.com/emergen...e-charger.html

The only part coming from ladyada is the pcb. Like I said, this is an open source design and I was simply offering to make it for people who don't know how to solder.

Again, if you're interested in this let me know. I'll figure out a concrete price later tonight maybe. I'll have to see what shipping is going to look like. I'm not going to make much money on these at all.

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31st August 2010, 05:28 PM |#8  
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Sheesh, give the guy a break, he's just trying to make a buck. It's a good idea. People do the same thing on the diy guitar pedal effects forums - basically building kits for people who either don't know how or who just don't want to deal with it.

Good luck to the OP.
31st August 2010, 05:49 PM |#9  
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Do you have a website to sell them from yet?

I'm on board for 3!
Last edited by joelevi; 31st August 2010 at 06:55 PM. Reason: I googled my question... got my answer... no longer relevant to the thread.
31st August 2010, 07:37 PM |#10  
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It's cool, but I'd like to see what TSA airport security would make of this.
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