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SALE IS NOW CLOSED!
Hi everyone, ( If you want the short version of the story just skip to the bottom to see pricing)
Since these little copper boards have proven to be so effective I have been wanting to get a 10mm version underway. Nitro has stated he will no longer be doing group buys, so I thought I would have a go at getting this board underway.
Here is the basic rundown. I will attempt to be very transparent with every one here and have no problem disclosing all of the details and cost for the product shipping etc with everyone.
Is this a group buy?
This thread is a feeler for interest. No money will be taken at this time, however please only commit to purchase what you realistically think you will be able to buy.
Will you be making a profit on this Matt?
Its possible but it wont be much. There will be a slight up charge above base price to help cover paypal fees payment for the gerber files and other unforeseen expenses. I will disclose all cost and money take in to the group. The thing that I will "profit" from this is having 10 mm copper sinkpads to use for making flashlights.
How will our packages be shipped?
All orders will be shipped as "packages" in new unused 6 x 4" bubble mailers USPS mail. This give all USA packages a 22 digit tracking code and foreign packages the tracking from the customs form like this LN805XXX493US. If overseas buyers would like a different shipping method arrangements may be possible.
I contacted Kris from SinkPad and here was the quote I received.
SinkPAD-II Technology (Cannot offer SinkPAD-I for this design):
_1. $1500.00 for 1000pcs (u can mix XPG & XML)
2. Total tooling = $700.00 (NRE= $250, Tooling = $200, E.Test = $250.00). These charges will be waived if we are allowed to sale this PCBs to open market.
3. Lead-time = ~4weeks
4. 1.50mm thick copper base,
5. OSP surface finish (we may do LF HASL on top & OSP on back)_
That said the total for the quote was $2200 for the batch. However once again PilotPTK has said he will allow SinkPad to use the geber files to make additional boards for the open market, this will allow us to doge the $700 tooling charge. So our only cost on the gerbers is what I have insisted on paying (which he well deserves).
Here is a rough sketch of what the boards will look like.
Now as I said before the initial quote was
$2200 for 1000pc
-$700 for use of the gerber files
$1500 Cost remaining.
That said I mentioned to Kris in my last email that this was for a possible BLF group buy he very generously offered to bump up the amont of boards we would receive for the base price to 1500pc!
Yep. A BLF discount from SinkPad!
His exact words in the last email he sent me were.
Again this thread is a feeler for interest. No money will be taken at this time, however please only commit to purchase what you realistically think you will be able to buy