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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2022, 05:50:22 PM »
One thing you may want to investigate is freight costs.
Shipping container prices from China have jumped from $12,000 to upwards of $30,000 per unit.
Then there is the shipping port costs, handling fees, and land transport to your location.
The good old days of cheap freight are gone.
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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2022, 09:35:21 PM »
I'm well aware, believe me.

I just brought a set of NiFe batteries through customs last month.

Nothing cheap or easy.  My freight has so far been LCL, which isn't so bad, somehow.
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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2022, 07:24:05 PM »
Phunnipharm, watched the video, interesting. Any more updates? Would it be easier to make a short list of the engines to import? It looks like everyone wants a different engine. One guy wants one or two 165 engines. One more wants a 180. Three 195's etc etc. Might be simpler to say this is the list of what I am ordering 175's 185's and redstones if you can get them. Or what everyone can agree too. Or I am totally wrong, and it is not a problem to get whatever you want from your china supplier?
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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2022, 04:51:21 AM »
great video, instills confidence doesn't it?

imagine building an engine up off the floor, a concrete floor at that, that actually looks like it is swept with some
regularity.

"ok, let's go"

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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2022, 08:13:22 PM »
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I remember when you rolled your eyes at this guy before you edit your reply.. I think it was "here we go again" ::) Can you repost it as you were correct.. He has not logged back on in over 6 weeks.. I am not sure why people even bother to start threads like this. Same with the joker's who list items for sale then never return.

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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2022, 08:24:17 PM »

I just had a feeling......I could be wrong, time will tell.

Yes, I agree, people come and go. I have met a handful of great people on this forum but
have seen a few flakes as well.
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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2022, 08:38:49 PM »
Oh yes there are definately way more good people than flakes here. Great forum and super helpful guy's and gals. :)

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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2022, 01:55:19 AM »
While I can't say for sure I wouldn't put these guys in the flake category. I can however about guess the thought process.  Notice the the bulk of them are fairly new to this stuff. They discover these cool engines, contact China or India and find out Wow! if I can buy a 100 of these I can get them cheap. The big dissapointment comes when they can't find 6 people who want to buy them.  Just as I have PMed most them and advised,, find out what the market is before you get in too deep, it ain't nearly what you think it is ???
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« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2022, 02:00:44 AM »
I think you called the shot on that Butch.
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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2022, 02:33:46 PM »
It's quite possible alcohol or very strong coffee is involved with these bursts of motivational thinking. Peaters out pretty quickly.
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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2022, 05:15:36 PM »
It's quite possible alcohol or very strong coffee is involved with these bursts of motivational thinking. Peaters out pretty quickly.

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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2022, 03:13:14 PM »
Okay... Not a flake.

I just got a supplier and a price on electric start R165s.

I can sell them for $220 plus shipping.

Are there any takers?
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Re: Gauging interest... Wanna buy an "air compressor"?
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2022, 03:19:37 PM »
And, yes.  It would be much easier to work from a cogent list.

I know there was one guy looking for electric start R165s.  I like that idea, too, just for the sake of novelty, if nothing else, so I am purchasing a couple of those for myself, in this shipment.

Post the engines you want, and I will ask several suppliers for a price.  I'll set a date for payment (very soon, because I want to get my other goods soon) and we can figure out receipts and whatnot.

I am still working with a supplier to prototype air compressor parts.  My guys were working the wheat harvest and providing machines for that, so were/are busy at the moment.
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