GTA02 preorder please?
michael at openmoko.org
Tue Jan 22 00:41:58 CET 2008
Tim Murphy wrote:
> I would like to propose asking the openmoko.com
> <http://openmoko.com> to add a preorder form for stable developer
> hardware platform. Something what they would consider a release
> candidate. This would allow for developers just like me to finally
> use their credit cards, and reduce the amount of pooling required.
> This probably won't happen. Some of the official Openmoko people can
> chime in here, but I think that their current system/CC provider doesn't
> allow them to accept orders on products that aren't shipping.
> Is it possible, then, to have a preorder list that would guarantee
> getting the neo in the first shipment, with payments due when shipping
I'm researching this within the company. I don't have an answer yet, but
I would agree with Tim, that it is unlikely that we will be able to set
up a pre-order system. It's not just an issue of the CC provider, but
rather with laws that prevent charging a credit card until the item
purchased has shipped.
The good news is that we intend to build many more than before, so that
pre-order won't be necessary.
I'll let you know when I get the facts.
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