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 on: November 18, 2017, 07:54:12 pm 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Sinocelt
Just say the word and I'll send you money

Same here. We don't want to imagine you with empty stockings for Christmas, either!

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 on: November 18, 2017, 04:36:11 am 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Zein
Been following this journey for some time, silently. I'm excited that it's end is near and that I'll be able to have one of these soon. I admire you Karl for having a dream and for doing all you can to see it fulfilled.

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 on: November 18, 2017, 01:59:09 am 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Tuna
I'll parrot a similar sentiment. Karl you should not be afraid to make good money for each and every sale.

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 on: November 17, 2017, 09:23:47 pm 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Ric
Hi Karl,

I was saddened to hear about your mother.  She sounds like a wonderful person.

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I'm excited for you.  So much work over such a long time is about to pay off.  (I was going to say, "The end is in sight.", but if all goes well you may soon be so busy that you look back on the last few months as the lull before the storm.  At least that's what I'm rooting for.)  Grin

Color choice is very subjective.  I'm looking forward to the blue, and expect it to be quite popular. The economics of scale would encourage picking one "official color", while the tendencies of Ocarina buyers to prefer "one for every outfit plus one to hang on the wall" would encourage multiple small batches in many colors.

Personally, as a fan of my dymondwood Mountain Ocarinas, I've been wondering if a white Coda could be given a wood look using techniques like these: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5d6XbhAmBlY or https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j_sBOnIzjIw ? (Coda's texture would create unique challenges, but it should be doable, if not "in house", then by hobbyists or "value added resellers".)

I think your newest target price of $59.95 is very fair, but that you might be "selling yourself short" if you drop it to $49.95/each for two.  What are your thoughts on a pricing structure something like this:

$59.95 for one Coda
$55.95 each for 2 or 3 Codas
$49.95 each for 4 through 9 Codas
$45.95 each for 10 or more Codas

I worry, though, that bulk orders at such a discount could lead to you slaving away for pennies while the bulk of the profits end up in the hands of resellers.  You deserve to be rewarded for your invention.

I'd love to someday walk into a store and see an elegant wood display case engraved with the Mountain Ocarinas and Coda logos, displaying Codas in Saphire, Ruby, Emerald, Ebony, Ivory, and several wood tones, etc.  I also imagine an embedded tablet with videos showing what you can do with this amazing little flute.

Thank you for including us in this journey.  It's been educational and entertaining.

Ric


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 on: November 17, 2017, 02:49:53 am 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by AlbertY
Thanks for the update! I have my cash ready to send.

Maybe you should auction off the dozen that you have, Karl -- that could help out the finances   Grin

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 on: November 17, 2017, 01:36:13 am 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by eatn4energy
I think it would be great (after Coda is available) to have a Facebook page to help raise awareness of this incredible instrument.

In relation to this, Carl, I would like to offer to provide photography of Coda (I will gladly buy one of each color choice so that there would be no need to ship them back afterwards).

Of course, I would want to know from you what specific picture angles you might like, but my objective would be to present Coda as the amazing invention that it is, to make it appealing and desirable. 

Thanks for your work on this - looking forward to it.
Ethan

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 on: November 16, 2017, 10:53:28 pm 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Tuna
Just say the word and I'll send you money

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 on: November 16, 2017, 09:22:40 pm 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by windjammer
Thank you so much Karl for the update. Cheesy

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 on: November 16, 2017, 06:47:52 pm 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Harp Player
Have you thought about taking few advance orders to help get you over the hump?

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 on: November 16, 2017, 05:54:19 pm 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by laharl666
Merci pour la mise à jour, Karl
Ce sont de bonnes nouvelles!
Vous pouvez compter sur nous pour vous faire de la bonne publicité! Wink

"Thanks for the update, Karl
This is good news!
You can count on us to make you good publicity! Wink"

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