questions for steve regarding group purchases
ian.douglas at iandouglas.com
Thu May 8 07:01:18 CEST 2008
Robin Paulson wrote:
> steve, what methods are being considered by openmoko for group
I can't speak directly for Steve and Openmoko, I'm guessing that once we
get enough people for a bulk order, one of us will need to collect
payments from everyone else, then place the order with Openmoko as a
single buyer. Or, if they're feeling lucky/generous, place the order
first, then hope the other people don't change their minds...
I've never used any escrow service, though PayPal is sort of a pseudo
escrow service in that you can open a dispute to get your money back if
you don't get the phone -- of course this leaves the person who paid for
all 10 phones in a bad position because PayPal will take the money back
from you and THEN ask for proof that you've indeed sent the phone and
that it was received.
I imagine there are other online escrow services, but would like to hear
of recommendations from other users.
Having to ship the phones to an actual escrow service doesn't sound very
cost effective, by the time you pay an extra shipping charge and escrow
Just my $0.02
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