Group ordering details?

ian douglas ian.douglas at
Fri Apr 25 05:32:18 CEST 2008

I imagine that one of the 10 people who wants to be part of the bulk 
order will be responsible for collecting the funds from the other 9 
orders, waiting for checks to clear, etc., and then place the order with 

It's really up to the group. I know personally I'd hate to pony up the 
$3690 plus taxes plus shipping for a box of phones and THEN worry about 
how I'm going to get money from everyone who wants one ... I'd want 
their money up front, and it'll take trust on both sides, same as if you 
order something online. But paying someone with paypal can also be 
abused, etc., which is why so many local groups are forming.

Just my $0.02.


Shawn wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it too early in the game to start worrying about group ordering 
> details? Specifically:
> * How do we pay? (one lump sum, or can individuals from the group pay 
> you directly)
> * How are the phones shipped? Can we request that they be sent via FedEx 
> "Bill to Recipient"? A member of our group works for FedEx and gets free 
> shipping.
> * What happens if we have more than 10 people that want phones?
> (these are all being asked by the Colorado group, guys chime in if I 
> forgot anything).
> Thanks!
> . . . Shawn
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