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Quote from: CFox on 19:08, 08 September 20It indeed does. It has been very succesful campaign, I believe thet originally didn't have that many stretch goals and added them when pledges continued to pour in.
Quote from: CFox on 19:08, 08 September 20Production runs would be still quite low and retail price with the profits would probably 200£/equivalent higher and it would look even sillier with that shiny new 8 core laptop. But through crowdfunding, there are enough people in the world to make this thing happen and devs know exactly how many units they need to make for each batch.
Quote from: TotO on 19:27, 08 September 20The first campaign has the same pledges and the Spectrum Next prise was 50£ cheaper. So, that not explain the success, except the product already exist.The plastic cases/keys mold and the PCB design was already profitable by the first campaign. So this second batch is pure profit (PCB and parts are cheap) and a great business opportunity with not really valuable pledge rewards.
Quote from: tjohnson on 20:43, 08 September 20You're not suggesting this is about putting £1m into someones pocket are you?
Quote from: TotO on 20:49, 08 September 20I can't said if profits are 500K, 1M ... as I'm not into the project team.
Quote from: CFox on 22:28, 08 September 20You literally think that they get everything there for pretty much free
Quote from: CFox on 22:28, 08 September 20I think I am not that far off the mark if I say that FPGA and motherboard alone is 3-5 the price of the RPi
Quote from: TotO on 22:35, 08 September 20The FPGA used is XC6SLX9-2FTG256C
Quote from: CFox on 23:43, 08 September 20No it isn't.
Quote from: TotO on 00:06, 09 September 20Playing on words... Is-it a XILINX Spartan 6 LX9 FTG256 BGA FPGA ... Yes or yes?
Quote from: TotO on 20:49, 08 September 20What I'm sure it is that second batch is more expensive for the final user. I can't said if profits are 500K, 1M ... as I'm not into the project team.
QuoteThe Kickstarter Issue 2's prices are higher than the original for a few (very reasonable) reasons:Taxes. While we didn't charge taxes on the first campaign following advice that crowdfunding was exempt, the taxman said we owed them. The team footed the bill themselves at huge personal cost. This time around we've added tax to the price, which is the lion's share of the price difference.Components. Some of the parts employed on the Next have gone up in price in the past three years, in particular the FPGA and the RAM chips. This is the second factor composing the price.
Quote from: CFox on 07:04, 09 September 20I'm not playing anything, it isn't that FPGA
Quote from: CFox on 07:04, 09 September 20But hey, could you tell me where I can get that LX9 for $3 a piece for thousand unit?
Quote from: pelrun on 09:23, 09 September 20Yup, lots of profit for the taxman!
Quote from: TotO on 09:28, 09 September 20Hey guy, this is the official picture of the ZX Spectrum NEXT CPU took from the Kick Starter page! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spectrumnext/zx-spectrum-nextMay be it was upgraded for the second campaign?
QuoteSo, let us know was is the new one? LX16?
QuoteIn any case, the extra 50£ will cover more than twice its cost and VAT...Don't care if you think that is not the good CPU... Peoples from the ZX Spectrum Next Team know well how to do, else they can stop the campaign now!
Quote from: TotO on 06:25, 10 September 20By the way, this is a great project creating a new community of around 8000 peoples. There is not price for that!
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