|03-04-2007, 12:20 PM||#46|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Citrus Heights, California
Device: TWO Kindle 2s, one each Bookeen Cybook Gen3, Sony PRS-500, Axim X51V
Look, part of the problem that we've discovered in this entire process is that it makes no difference what we would *like* to offer as part of a new, custom ebook reader design if we cannot get a decent price break from the OEM manufacturers for the hardware. And we cannot do that without ordering 25,000 or more units and paying for them up front, wait while they're assembled, and then implement the software onto them. Hunh?!?
Now would you be willing to pay $250-$280 for our most expansive version if you had to wait six months for us to ship? Didn't think so. And that's predicated upon us gathering the volume of orders to buy the 25,000 or more units. If we only get 1,000 orders, then the price per device becomes 25 times higher because we *STILL* have to order 25,000 units!
If you think this has been an exercise in frustration, I fully agree with you!
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