Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at
Wed Apr 29 11:36:20 CEST 2009

Am 29.04.2009 um 10:44 schrieb Helge Hafting:

> Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> Dear community,
>> it is the philisophy of Golden Delicious Computers to find solutions
>> for important topics that the community has and can't solve alone.
>> Therefore, we (Golden Delicious Computers and TRIsoft) have worked
>> behind the scenes and are close to offer a Buzz rework solution that
>> can in principle serve all Freerunner Owners in the EU harmonized
>> market.
>> 1) We have identified a very good professional SMD rework company in
>> Munich, Germany who are capable and willing to do the rework at low
>> cost and high quality, but only if we deliver batches of collected
>> devices. Since we are experienced in collecting incoming and outgoing
>> shipments, the combination is the solution.
> Will they do the bass fix too? For an extra fee probably, as the weak
> bass isn't really a defect. The bass fix (bigger capacitors) was
> published here, can they take a look at that too?

We have done this but the Bass-Fix is much more complicated (opening the
shields, adding wires etc.) and probability of damaging the device is  

The Buzz-Rework can be done by opening the front cover only (2x Torx).

> I hope doing both fixes at once will be economical, as most of the  
> work
> is common to both jobs. (Ship the phone only once, take it apart only
> once, reassemble only once, ship it back only once.)
> If they verify the buzz fix with a test call, then they'll even verify
> the bass fix didn't break anything at the same time.
>> 2) Therefore we plan to offer this service to all Openmoko owners
>> within the EU harmonized market / tax union (to avoid re-import/ 
>> export
>> hassle).
> What is the problem with a country outside EU? If the Norwegian
> government adds a tax or fee, as they usually do, then the payment  
> is my
> problem. Not yours. They post office simply notify me and hold the
> returning package back until I sort it out. All they need to calculate
> tax is the receipt for the repair fee. I guess this is provided  
> anyway,
> as businesses normally provide a receipt.

Sure, there is a receipt.

The issue is that we receive incoming packages through German customs
and customs charges a tax based on the value of the incoming goods.
Getting tax exemption is possible but needs a lot of extra paperwork  
and depends
on the country it is coming from.

So we limit it to the EU in the first step. If that works well, we can  
try to find a solution
for other european countries as well.


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