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sungam


Nov 16, 2011, 12:28 AM
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USnavy wrote:
patto wrote:
Thanks for the great post maldaly. You're an asset to the community. Smile

maldaly wrote:
I'm also very very skeptical of hitting the $65 target price. When we were negotiating with Dave to buy CCH, we took samples to China for a quote after being unable to find anyone who would touch them in the USA. The best quote we got for 25,000 units was LOC, $32 FOB China. Going through the normal distribution steps would make them a $150 cam. Now I know that Spain's economy is in the toilet but I'll bet it still costs more to produce in Spain than it does in China. So, like I said, I'm skeptical.

Great insight into the manufacturing of consumer products. However this all begs the question, if what you say is the case, how can Totem sell their Alien imitation cams for $59.95? They don't seem too dissimilar in design.

http://www.totemcams.com/...dex.php?id=1&f=2
If you are getting that $59.95 figure from their site you should note that they are 59.95 EUROS, not to be confused with dollars. The euro is worth over 130% what the dollar is worth. Than you have to tack on the retarded VAT tax that seems to apply to everyone, even international buyers. Than the international fee your bank is going to charge to convert dollars to euros. You are than looking at over $100 per cam.
It's prolly $60 in both Euros and USD. Prolly 60 as well. Welcome to Europe - who needs a free market when MPs could have a moat?


sethg


Nov 16, 2011, 5:20 AM
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I bought a full set of Totem Basics. They are $59.95, in dollars. No VAT, no fee for conversion to Euros. I don't think US Navy knows what he's talking about in this instance.


USnavy


Nov 16, 2011, 5:32 AM
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sethg wrote:
I bought a full set of Totem Basics. They are $59.95, in dollars. No VAT, no fee for conversion to Euros. I don't think US Navy knows what he's talking about in this instance.
I see what happened. When you view the item on their website and start the checkout process, it lists the item as 60 euros and says you need to pay VAT. But when you enter your address in and change the country to USA, than the site updates and changes to 60 dollars and removes the VAT charge. You have to go through the checkout process to see that though as the item is listed as 60 euros everywhere else on the site.


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rhyang wrote:
Nope, it's $59.95 USD. Bought a yellow not too long ago. Shipped from Portland, OR to CA.

That's fricken awesome. Almost unbelievable, actually.

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Nov 17, 2011, 10:15 AM
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cracklover wrote:
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Nope, it's $59.95 USD. Bought a yellow not too long ago. Shipped from Portland, OR to CA.

That's fricken awesome. Almost unbelievable, actually.

GO

totem got a US "distributor" so they could ship UPS rather than Spanish Postal. I assume this was to keep up with increasing demand and reduce their shipping expenses.

I have the full set of Basic Cams (and their Totems)

I did a write up here: http://www.mountainproject.com/...s-are-here/107323970


USnavy


Nov 20, 2011, 10:20 AM
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Here they are:



choo_choo


Nov 28, 2011, 7:18 PM
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The Aliens made by Fixe can be seen here: http://www.techrock.es/index.php?mmod=shoptr03

They are for sale at a bunch of US stores including Rock & Snow for $80 each.


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iron106


Dec 17, 2012, 8:33 AM
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Anybody using these? Good no good?


shimanilami


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I saw them in a store. They look and feel like all the other Aliens I own. Pretty much identical as far as I can tell.

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