RE: [stella] You may find this interesting...

Subject: RE: [stella] You may find this interesting...
From: chris koivu <cmkoivu@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 12:22:38 -0700 (PDT)
Great attitude....  but I prefer to do business with people who are
civil and do not have a chip on their shoulder, I don't care whether
I will spend $4.00 more per case or $20.00 more per case...

Joe Grand <joe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You must have missed some previous portions of this discussion. Try
checking the archives. The plan was to have me (Pixels Past) and AtariAge
import a number of cartridges from Patola in Brazil and offer them for sale
in the US. So there is no risk for end-users, and we (PP and AA) would
front the cash to bring the cases into the country. But the usefulness
remains to be seen.


At 01:13 PM 5/23/2003, chris koivu wrote:
>I think I would still buy the cases from vg wiz, I dont need 5000 cases,
>And the more you buy the cheaper the unit price is, also when you buy
>from out of the country, you are taking a risk, as there is no one
>protecting your interests in the event of a scam. I will just get them
>from vg wiz
>Joe Grand wrote:
>As has been mentioned a bunch on this list, Patola has quoted $0.85 each
>for up to 5000 pieces. After dealing with shipping, taxes, marking up for
>importing, etc. the per unit price to the public might be up around $2 or
>$3. Not too bad, in my opinion. The only immediate downside is the need to
>create the custom PCB, but as you can see from
> that wouldn't
>be a problem. All I would need to do it send Patola my payment information
>and they can turn around in 2-3 weeks maximum.
>The $5 per unit from VGWiz is the same price you can get brand new games
>from O'Sheas for (and they still have millions available), so there is no
>cost savings there, just a few minutes of time saved by not having to
>remove the label.
>At 03:48 AM 5/23/2003, Glenn Saunders wrote:
> >At 11:! 13! AM 5/21/2003 -0400, Joe Grand wrote:
> >>Funny timing, as the guys from Patola FINALLY wrote me back (if you
> >>remember, we had a discussion about importing the cart shells from Brazil
> >>a few months ago, and they finally wrote back with samples of 1000, 2000,
> >>and 5000 pieces). The price is very low
> >
> >How low is very low?
> >
> >Considering that most homebrew games don't go over 200 units, the pricing
> >on the new shells is a bit high. Don't get me wrong, this is a great
> >development and I'm all for spending more on manufacturing in order to
> >avoid cannibalizing old carts (which I don't like more from an
> >archeological preservation angle vs. a time-sink one).
> >
> >It would be nice to know whether we should pursue Patola after all or
> >whether it's not worth the hassle.
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