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Old October 2nd, 2005, 01:53 PM   #16
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I would recommend you offer the monitor as an option. For $100, most people will buy it to save the hassle of researching and having something else modified to work. That's extraordinarily cheap, by the way--what size screen will that be??
Hi Charles,

Thanks for the advice.

I just gave a rough figure and I don't have an exact specification in my mind. I think because the technology update so quick and the LCD monitor price drop similar to computer component, I better not to to offer LCD monitor at all. As I have to buy monitor myself and sell to my customer. I don't want to take this unnecessary financial risk as the profit by reselling the LCD monitor is only a little. In the end, I manufacture stablizer, not LCD monitor. The customer can easily buy from http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home/ at a good price freely and the shipment in the USA for LCD customer is excellent. The cost for shipment for a LCD monitor from NZ to USA will not be competent enough. I can't compete with these retail store i.e. bhphotovideo for the price and quality of a LCD monitor as my purchase volume is very small to the wholeseller.

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Old October 2nd, 2005, 07:12 PM   #17
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Magiqcam used to take the same approach, but many of their customers wanted a turnkey package that they could start using out of the box so they started selling it with a monitor. My suggestion would be to figure out how much you could comfortably sell the monitor for (feel free to mark it up a bit to cover your shipping and stocking costs) and offer the option of buying it without monitor as well, and see how it goes. A certain percentage of people will prefer to buy everything at once.
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 10:00 PM   #18
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Hi Charles Papert,

Thanks

I already took too much financial risk for the stabilizer business. I do not feel comfortable to get more risk now. I will offer LCD monitor option to my customer at later stage if my business goes well.

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Old October 2nd, 2005, 11:17 PM   #19
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Leigh,
When do we get to see your rig?

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Old October 3rd, 2005, 12:42 AM   #20
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When do we get to see your rig?

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Hi Mikko,

I look forward to release the picture soon.

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