Trent wrote:Ah ok prava.
How do you secure the shipping for a group buy? Are all of the caps sent to one person, who then distributes? Or is it setup in a way so that all of the parties interested are sent to the distributor for a discounted rate, and then at that point the distributor takes care of the shipping and purchases.
Group buys are based on trust and on the very simple principle that the more quantity you order, the less you pay. So, somebody contacts a company, gets an offer and, if its interesting, people pay that person and then he/she has to deal with distribution (because normally we contact the factory itself...and they don't deal with low quantities so sorting and distribution is handled by the organizer...and believe, it must be a PITA because in the Novelty group buy there were many thousands, so go figure
There is one thing I have to say, though: first time I heard about a community doing group-buys so happily without having problems I thought somebody was dreaming...it turns out the keyboard community is so "geek" on its own nobody bothers to scam other people (at least not at a big scale).
I've been myself in 3-4 group buys and everything went perfect so far. I have my own novelty keycaps on their way...I'll probably have some to spare (if my spanish folks don't take them all, that is
) so I'll put them for sale in the specific section.
PS: as I understand you are new here...and must feel the same I felt at first. Lost, totally