next costumers location

steve steve at
Mon Apr 14 01:13:17 CEST 2008

I'll get the dimensions on the 10 pack, but we have reduced the size of the individual  box very much.
If you want to guess at shipping, figure at 10 pack will weigh on the order of 3 Kilo, and use the dimensions
Of the Neo 1973 to figure the total package size.

The average of shipping a single phone from US to EU was about  80USD. By making the package smaller,
Creating a 10 pack, I'll drop this Substantially. People can go check out the shipping by using
The data above. 

This plan relies on one thing. People in the community coming together and ordering as a group.



-----Original Message-----
From: community-bounces at [mailto:community-bounces at] On Behalf Of Alexander Frøyseth
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 12:45 AM
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Subject: Re: next costumers location

I know
I checked it out a couple of months ago, it will cost (from memory) about 500 NOK (81,98USD or 51,32€) per phone.
But the fee is mainly going after weight.

It are not cheap to live in Norway xD, or what flexd?

Alexander Frøyseth

flexd skrev:
> If ordering from the US (or anywhere really), would it be possible to 
> have the package marked as a gift to evade taxes and such? Norwegian 
> taxes are high, so we'll probably pay like half a phone extra >_<
> Pietro "m0nt0" Montorfano skrev:
>> Erland Lewin ha scritto:
>>> 2008/4/13, "Marco Trevisan (Treviño)" <mail at>:
>>>>  Well, if you consider that you've to pay the shipping costs from 
>>>> Usa or Asia in 10 or more people, instead that as an alone buyer I 
>>>> think that you gain really more than 30$-8€ ;)
>>> Well, that is the key question now for us in the EU - I believe that 
>>> FIC has said that they will have a distribution center in the EU, 
>>> which should make the shipping much less expensive. The very high 
>>> shipping cost in relation to the price of the phone I think was a 
>>> problem with the GTA01...
>>> I'm very much looking forward to hearing about how FIC will solve 
>>> the EU distribution, and how much the shipping will be in Europe on 
>>> top of the $399 + VAT price, which I think is a very good price. I 
>>> think that info would be in the next update from FIC.
>>> /Erland in Stockholm, Sweden
>> Yes, you are right, i was thinking that buying a 10pack phone is 
>> always cheaper than buying a single phone due to the shipping costs.
>> I'd like to know the eu price and if it's convenient to buy the phone 
>> in eu, else there are some services that you can subscribe for 10$ 
>> which give you an us address so you buy the phone and send them 
>> there, after that you pay the shiping cost from there to your nation, 
>> this can let you to not pay VAT, don't know how much it's legal but 
>> i'd like to get more info on this services because they can be very 
>> useful.
>> Everything obviously is to see how much the eu phone costs due to the 
>> VAT and other taxes.
>> So i have to get more info about this service but they exist so i 
>> think it should be a good deal to use them if in eu the phone will 
>> cost too much.
>> Cya!
>> Pietro
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