[Balloons] FW: Things aren't looking good for the bulk balloon purchase.

Don Moore km0r at km0r.net
Wed Jan 4 08:02:43 CST 2012

Well, so much for our balloon purchase from Canada.  Scientific Sales
officially has the Hwoyee balloon monopoly here in the states.


Don M. - KMØR



From: Bruce Coates 
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 7:33 AM
Subject: Re: Things aren't looking good for the bulk balloon purchase.


Hi Everyone

Well, my last option didn't pan out so it's final.  I can't do this if any
American hams are involved.

There is some good news though.  For my fellow Canadians, I think I can
still bring them in for very near the same cost.  I have to sort out some of
the details because I would be using a shipping company that I haven't dealt
with before.  I'll get back to each of you directly in the next few days.

73, Bruce

On 03/01/2012 9:03 PM, Bruce Coates wrote: 

Hi Folks

Scientific Sales has taken exception to hams in the US buying through anyone
other than them.  They've demanded that Hwoyee not ship to anyone that would
allow the balloons to enter the United States.  As such, I'm not going to be
able broker a bulk coop purchase with them if any US hams are involved.  I'm
investigating another option but I'm not holding out much hope.  I expect to
know in a day or two at the most.

For my fellow Canadian hams, without our US friends able to join us, I don't
think we have enough quantity to make it financially feasible.  My rough
estimate puts the cost at roughly the same as Scientific Sales although the
cost for shipping from me to you would be significantly lower than ordering
through them.  If you're still interested or can think of a way to get our
total number up with just Canadian hams, please let me know.

Thanks for all the encouragement and interest.

73, Bruce - VE5BNC

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