[Balloons] Hwoyee balloon co-op purchase - Price Update

Don Moore km0r at km0r.net
Wed Dec 21 10:17:01 CST 2011

I will contact Bruce with a request for 4 – 600gram and 1 – 1000gram balloon and let everyone know when I have a final cost, including shipping.  His shipping estimates were reasonable, and orders last time around incurred no customs charges.


Don M. - KMØR



From: balloons-bounces at mail.k0si.net [mailto:balloons-bounces at mail.k0si.net] On Behalf Of Corey Mesenbrink
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:31 AM
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Subject: Re: [Balloons] Hwoyee balloon co-op purchase - Price Update


My vote would be to buy what we'll fly this year, except maybe purchase one of the 1000 gram balloons in case we want to add to the payload for the last flight of next year. Thinking maybe the scouts or some other group would like to add their own payload... So maybe (3) or (4) 600 gram & (1) 1000 gram  That will give us an extra one or two for next year... 

73  Corey / KC0YNS


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On Dec 20, 2011, at 8:49 PM, "Don Moore" <km0r at km0r.net> wrote:

OK, we need to decide quickly if we want to order any balloons for our spring, and future launches.  These prices are the latest and best I’ve seen posted.    Compare to the prices here… http://www.scientificsales.com/Meteorological-Balloons-Weather-Balloons-Sounding-Balloon-s/25.htm 


Much better J  We’d have to pay shipping from Canada, but even with shipping, these prices are very attractive.


Dave, what do you think about size and quantity.  We talked about smaller for the first one or two…  


Don – KM0R


Hi Everyone


Now that I have a better idea of the quantities that everyone is interested in, I’ve been able to get a much more accurate quote.  I’ve also been able to negotiate a lower cost for shipping.  I plan to bring in a few extra balloons so I can have some on hand if anyone wants some between this order and the next.


Based on the latest quote, here are the updated costs for each size.


300 gram – $15
600 gram – $25
1000 gram – $55
1200 gram – $65
1600 gram – $95
2000 gram – $140
3000 gram – $340 (limited supply)


I’ll hold off until after Christmas to place the order so there’s still time to speak up if you’re interested.


73, Bruce



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