Hi! I’m interested in making some orders on the v1e store but the shipping is literally more than the order. I have no idea on how to do this but would people be interested in making a group effort to dave on shipping?
I’ll pop in here and help if I can. I am still waiting on an answer from BTT, if they say no for some reason, I will try to find a distributor over there to send a box or two to.
That will all take some time. So if you all want one sooner than that, You are shooting for a medium box, That can fit a lot of Jackpots and stuff. A small box (~$30 shipping) fits one and a few endmills. A medium box would probably fit 6 comfortably with room for extras, or like 20 as I get them just wrapped in foam.
@vicious1 Would it be possible for you to order a package of boards directly to one of us in the eu from china? We’d pay full price and all, but It might be a lot cheaper, also we could check if they’re properly working and any other checks you make.
I think the minimum order number would be 10 boards? if not getting a package from you still stands as the main option
Out of curiosity, what would a reasonable donation be?
Seems to me that someone ordering 10 boards wouldn’t be out of pocket too badly shipping them out otherwise.
I would think about doing a Canadian group buy like that, I’d just order the boards so people could buy them without cross border shipping, except well… Shipping within Canada is probably as much as cross border from the USA, or almost as much. The only possible savings would be the random $10 charge that Customs adds to packages to charge taxes on (and sometimes doesn’t for reasons that I have never figured out.)
Maybe the drivers and ESP32’s could be bought independently from the jackpots, since they’re not expensive and readily available.
I’d be willing to take the risk and the expense of ordering the boards from china, but at least I’d need to be sure if there’s enough people to order 10 boards, otherwise we could order 5 and if more people show’s up maybe do it again.
Maybe we could get it higher since we’re saving so much on shipping!
Is this the latest revision that you’re ordering from? there’s a couple of components from the BOM that seem to be missing
Yeah, In my experience jlcpcb has been the best manufacturing service of the two.
Absolutely, I was more referring to keep an eye on those prices and any shipping they have as well.
That always happens. Things run out. You have to do a search on that component and find something similar. If you click on each one, copy paste the component description, another is usually super easy to find.
H1, should be blank but is not on the BOM, you will get a warning about it though. Then H1-4 are holes in the board and those get no components they are always at the end of the BOM.