questions for steve regarding group purchases

Mo Abrahams moabrahams at
Thu May 8 07:51:36 CEST 2008

Maybe I am just naïve, but in a community like this I doubt that there
will be anybody with malicious intent, I would be semi-willing to
purchase phones before receiving money for them, and would also trust
another purchaser with my money  before receiving the phone.
When the product becomes more popular, it will be more of an issue, but
as it stands the only people who will even know about group purchases
really DO want a freerunner.


On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 13:50 +1200, Robin Paulson wrote:
> steve, what methods are being considered by openmoko for group purchasing?
> most of us do now know the other members of a group and would like
> some security that the group organised is not able to run off with the
> money - are openmoko willing to engage in purchases via escrow agents?
> or is it a case of 'sort it our amongst yourselves, all we want is a c
> card number or paypal account'? if the latter is the case, is there
> anything/anyone openmoko or anyone else here can recommend for making
> sure things go smoothly?
> thanks
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