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$30 egg holder [message #60239] Tue, 15 January 2013 03:02 UTC Go to next message
avatar wally  is currently offline wally
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Is it me or is it kind of ridiculous that the eggbot cost that much. Why are such tiny things so expensive? And really, $7 dollars to ship it?
When is the price of a lot of these materials going to come down. Or is it the lack of machines and the cost of them....
I'm just wonderin'. I love coming back to shapeways to see what people are doing, I just can't bring myself to buy 1.5" plastic inception top and pay $7 to ship it.
Re: $30 egg holder [message #60258 is a reply to message #60239 ] Tue, 15 January 2013 14:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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If you get one tiny item, yea $7 seems extreme, but that $7 is a flat rate. So If you order 5 UPS trucks worth of prints, it's still $7. The material prices will come down, as demand rises, we can get more machines and be more proficient, lowering costs.


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Re: $30 egg holder [message #60270 is a reply to message #60239 ] Tue, 15 January 2013 20:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar mygadgetlife  is currently offline mygadgetlife
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Speaking as the creator of Eggbot, yep it is a lot of dough for a small ceramic object.

I could knock a couple of dollars off my markup... then what? A price not much more attractive to potential buyers, and a far slower way to make a little profit.

And while I'm glad - as an amateur designer - that Eggbot is popular and liked by my fellow Shapies, since late November I've sold enough to cover the costs of, well, the production and shipping of just one of the two I've had made for proof of concept and photography purposes.

Any 3D printed items from Shapeways will cost more than if they were mass produced... but not much more. Perhaps you'd pay $10 for a mass produced Eggbot in a boutique store? For only $30 you get an Eggbot which is a fairly unique, made to order item. As of now, there are fewer than a dozen Eggbots in the world. Pretty unique and cheap for $30 I'd say.


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Re: $30 egg holder [message #60271 is a reply to message #60270 ] Tue, 15 January 2013 21:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Bathsheba  is currently offline Bathsheba
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Hush! The emperor has VERY NICE clothes.


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Re: $30 egg holder [message #60273 is a reply to message #60271 ] Tue, 15 January 2013 22:14 UTC Go to previous message
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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Plus, it'd cost you a LOT more than $7 to drive to New York or Eindhoven and pick it up in person.


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