argh duplidate :/
argh duplidate :/
Last edited by djbenny; July 31st, 2013 at 12:23 PM.
What matters to us is WHERE the package is shipped from after we've paid. If it ships to me from China I get to pay $200 extra. If it's imported to the UK first (getting the VAT paid with the pledge) and then shipped to me I don't have to pay VAT.
The VAT in UK is 20%, the VAT where I live is 25%. Theoretically Canonical could rent a room in Luxembourg, import the finished goods there at 15% VAT and then distribute to other EU countries in order to save some money, I believe. Once the goods are inside the EU, there's no VAT.
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So it's not as simple as: Do people want the phone; is there demand for the phone? I think there clearly is. The problem is that people have no time to save for the phone (only 30 days) and they have no financing options. So you have a huge portion of the population who are not able to buy the phone (but they would buy the phone if they could finance the purchase or had several months to save up for the purchase). So IMHO the problem with the campaign is that it does not accurately reflect demand for the phone. I still hope it succeeds, and I hope that enough people donating small amounts can make up for this problem. But unfortunately it won't get phones into the hands of the people who would have bought could they have financed it or saved for it.
I don't seriously understand how a person who could afford an $800 phone could not have access to a credit card.
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How about offering some free Ubuntu1 space (perhaps even for life?) with phone pledges( say from 790$ upwards) and half price Ubuntu1 space for donations (ie donate 50$ and get 100$ worth of Ubuntu1 storage). With the numbers involved this would not be a large "real" outlay for canonical and could be marketed strongly as a real offer to everyone who uses a computer or smartphone.
Last edited by roger_1960; July 31st, 2013 at 06:10 PM.
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Last edited by zdrx4d3; July 31st, 2013 at 08:10 PM. Reason: EDIT
Well my pledge is in and all to do now is spread the word and see if there are enough tech enthusiasts in the world to make this a reality!!
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