Statistics: May 2012

Ron K. Jeffries rjeffries at
Sat Jun 2 12:17:41 EDT 2012

I am puzzled what goal motivates raising the price of Ben Nanonote.

How many Ben NN remain in stock?

Maybe so few people buy Ben  now (maybe 5-10 a month??)
that your analysis is that it will sell almost
as well at the 50 percent higher higher price.

One assumes Ben NN will never be manufactured again, (for many reasons)
so with an inventory of over [estimated] 1,000 units, selling a small stream
of Ben Nanonotes at a higher profit could make sense.

Then a year from now, if sales do not materialize, there is the obvious
option of setting side some [modest] number as replacements for failed units
then doing a blow-out sale of the remaining inventory at $50/each.

Or gift them to schools and write off on taxes.
Ron K. Jeffries

On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 8:54 AM, Andrea Bolognani <eof at> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 02, 2012 at 03:22:07AM +0200, Wolfgang Spraul wrote:
>> We are going to increase the prices of the Ben NanoNote to 149 USD
>> plus shipping, and the Milkymist One to 799 USD plus shipping.
>> Probably starting July 1st, so everybody has ample time to order
>> at the old prices. Is July 1st OK?
>> The reasons for this increase are manyfold, if anyone has specific
>> questions please ask and I will reply. We are paving the way for
>> a great future for those devices and our 3rd product :-)
> I don't have specific questions, but I'm pretty curious about the
> overall reasoning.
> We are used to products getting cheaper, not more expensive, after
> they have been on the marketplace for some time, and the Ben NanoNote
> was (due to its own nature) not a huge seller to begin with.
> I guess I just don't see what kind of benefit you are expecting to
> obtain, and I'll be glad if you could elaborate.
>> (sad to see him go, EU sales will become more difficult now and
>> hopefully he will be back one day)
> I think it would be great, for transparency's sake, if TuxBrain showed
> the original price as well as the discounted one.
> Not that I don't trust David, I bought my NanoNote from him and if an
> Europe-based shop hadn't been available at the time I would have
> probably skipped it altogether due to the high cost of importing
> products from the US.
>> P.S.: Is anyone reading this?
> I am ;)
> --
> Andrea Bolognani <eof at>
> Resistance is futile, you will be garbage collected.

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