Price of the Freerunner spare parts
joerg.twinklephone at gmx.de
Tue Mar 25 02:41:31 CET 2008
Am Di 25. März 2008 schrieb steve:
> I thought about spare parts a while back. The Issue is this.
> 1. WHAT do I stock ( which parts)
Standard parts which are easily available elsewhere
Parts which can't be replaced (chips)
Parts too expensive in relation to cost of complete unit (mainboard)
So it boils down to
o- one set of complete housing plastics (maybe split if a special part breaks
significantly more often than the others)
o- LCM + associated parts
o- accessories (charger/USB-host-power-adapter, headset, ...?)
o- debug board / kit
these should be available in reasonable quantity and pricing at your local
o- other special parts (e.g. mini-usb to replace the one on mainboard,
GSM/GPS antenna, screws / springs, flat cable etc)
probably might be shipped once a month from Suzhou, prepaid - assuming this
won't exceed 1 event/month per 5.000 units sold, for a figure of magnitude.
More frequently needed parts shall migrate to reseller path.
> 2. How Many do I stock?
??? difficult question. Probably start of regular distribution GTA02 will
yield some data after a couple of months. At this point in time there still
should be sufficient production stock.
> 3. How do I sell them to you?
The standard spare parts via resellers. Rarely needed parts via Suzhou, order
> 4. What will it cost?
Hmm, probably for Suzhou parts the costs of handling will exceed the price of
the mere part. OTOH supplying spare parts is a service for customers to
polish OM image, not a business. Many customers don't buy a device that's not
backed by reasonable service and/or spare parts.
> 5. how do you get them?
Wiki page with part descriptions and part numbers / price.
Prepay by money order with part number + address.
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