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Re: Fiire Chief
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2008, 06:00:50 am »
Hi Guys,

I am also interested in a Fiire Chief remote and I am located in Brisbane.  I have contacted Smart Security Pty Ltd located in Brisbane  (ww.smartsecurity.net.au) and they can supply the remotes for $249.00.  I have also contacted a few other Australian based company’s and I am  awaiting a reply.

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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2008, 06:09:07 am »
Hi Guys,

I am also interested in a Fiire Chief remote and I am located in Brisbane.  I have contacted Smart Security Pty Ltd located in Brisbane  (ww.smartsecurity.net.au) and they can supply the remotes for $249.00.  I have also contacted a few other Australian based company’s and I am  awaiting a reply.

Justin


Nice, at least we know someone locally does them at an OK price.

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Re: Fiire Chief
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2008, 07:35:08 am »
Just been playing around with the Fedex site and worked out these rough figures:
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1  Remote  - $ 97US  ($97.00 Per Remote)
2  Remotes - $113US  ($56.50 Per Remote)
3  Remotes - $125US  ($41.66 Per Remote)
4  Remotes - $141US  ($35.25 Per Remote)
5  Remotes - $160US  ($32.00 Per Remote)
10 Remotes - $275US  ($27.50 Per Remote)
Or if you look at it a different way, with a base rate for every person that wants one unit then an additional per remote cost:

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1 Person  - $ 97US  ($16.00 for additional Remotes)
2 People  - $ 56US  ($12.00 for additional Remotes)
3 People  - $ 41US  ($16.00 for additional Remotes)
4 People  - $ 35US  ($19.00 for additional Remotes)
etc etc.

So:
If 2 people buy 1 remote each plus you want an extra one, you'd pay $56+12=$68
If 4 people buy 1 remote each plus you want an extra one, you'd pay $35+19=$54

i.e. everyone shares the base cost one time, then pays more if they want more than one remote.

Using this premise, I can't imagine the extra dongles costing more than $3 US Extra.

So:

If just the 3 of us buy remotes so far it'd be

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mortar     - Remote + Freight = $149 + 41 + 0 = $190US = $215.63AU + $10 Freight = $225.63 (saving of $53.34AU)
colinjones - Remote + Freight = $149 + 41 + 3 = $193US = $219.01AU + $10 Freight = $229.01
RichardP   - Remote + Freight = $149 + 41 + 6 = $196US = $222.43AU + $10 Freight = $232.43
Not a fantastic saving, but i'd say worth the effort.  If you can get it from Brisbane for $249 and the freight is around $15, then that method will cost you about $30-35 extra then direct from Fiire.

Obviously these aren't final figures, but they'll be pretty close to it, and allow anyone to work out their options and the cost differences in adding additional remotes or dongles that they'd like to purchase.  So the more the merrier, if we get more people, we chop down the cost further!

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Re: Fiire Chief
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2008, 07:46:10 am »
Nice work Mortar!

Wish there were more CANADIANS using linuxmce..  I had to byte the bullet on my own :(

Still wasn't near as bad as shipping to Australia..

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Re: Fiire Chief
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2008, 07:49:25 am »
Nice work Mortar!

Wish there were more CANADIANS using linuxmce..  I had to byte the bullet on my own :(

Still wasn't near as bad as shipping to Australia..

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Dan

Tell me about it! We get screwed for freight over here ;)

Just checked with DHL, theres an approx $13US saving to be made with them although we'd obviously have to organise the pickup specifically.

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Re: Fiire Chief
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2008, 04:03:12 pm »
I'm Inquiring about a Bulk purchase post request with whirlpool.net.au now (Bulk buy topics are banned without permission), to generate some more interest and hopefully reduce costs further.  Alternatively if you guys are happy to proceed with just the three of us, let me know.

I'm easy. I'm still playing around with a test system, and solving problems, so I'm in no hurry.
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Re: Fiire Chief
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2008, 11:19:13 pm »
Hi Mortar,

Count me in. 

I have emailed the Brisbane company to find out how much they can supply the units for if 5 or more are purchased and how long it will take for delivery.  Hopefully I will get a response on Monday.

If you do decide to get them direct from Fiire I can send you 3 or 4 express post bags to get them around the country.  That will save a few dollars.


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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2008, 12:51:30 am »
Strange - Fiire finally got back to me with a quote for the freight charges of US$74.87 for FedEx International Economy, Express was only a few bucks more.

mortar - I will email this too you to throw into the mix in terms of getting the best price. Happy for you to refer to this quote with them. Still happy to go with the bulk buy, its not super urgent, but would like to get it soonish...

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Re: Fiire Chief
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2008, 04:20:31 am »
That is a significant difference - It seems that on my quote an "Out of Delivery Area" charge appears, and the fuel amount is greater.  I'm still happy to organise the purchase if necessary but we may have to get it shipped to yourself or someone else?

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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2008, 04:25:51 am »
Happy for you to have them delivered to me for redistribution, and Justin can just send me the express post bags to do it. Unless you want mortar to send them to you instead, Justin - what's easier for you?

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Re: Fiire Chief
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2008, 12:12:35 pm »
I don't mind either way.  If you would like to send me your postal address I can send the bags to you early this week.

Thanks

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Re: Fiire Chief
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2008, 01:46:03 pm »
Hi,

does anyone know of best way to purchase Fiirechief in Europe ?

Is Fiire company only way ?  What shipping costs did you achieve for Europe ?

Regards,

Bulek.
Thanks in advance,

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Re: Fiire Chief
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2008, 01:58:52 pm »
Hi,

does anyone know of best way to purchase Fiirechief in Europe ?

Is Fiire company only way ?  What shipping costs did you achieve for Europe ?

Regards,

Bulek.

Hi Bulek,

My company is looking at stocking the FiireChief. The problem is we have had pretty adverse comment about it from people we have shown it too - mainly this is to do with its colour and also its physical size.

However we'd stock it if enough people wanted it for sure... as technically its very easy to install/use and is totally plug-n-play.

If any other European LinuxMCE users would be interested in us stocking the FiireChief please either post here or private message me so I can gage the level of interest from everyone.

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Re: Fiire Chief
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2008, 03:31:50 pm »
Hi, I would be interested in one. I live in the UK. Any idea how much one unit would come to in gb pounds?
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Re: Fiire Chief
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2008, 03:51:42 pm »
Hi, I would be interested in one. I live in the UK. Any idea how much one unit would come to in gb pounds?

Well... I would estimate in the region of £80 +VAT & Shipping or thereabouts.
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