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Import charges are not included. This is just the cost of shipping the unit individually via air from Hong Kong to your house. (Actually it's a lot less than that cost, since we're paying some of it just to offer the unit sooner).

I think we'll put it up and charge the shipping cost. If you want to save the $150 and wait a month, you can. But for those who want to buy it on the 16th, I think we're going to give them the opportunity.
So is the shipping going to be 150 or 200 and is this meaning that there is another delay or is newegg still going to get it from 4/16 - 4/21

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Import charges are not included. This is just the cost of shipping the unit individually via air from Hong Kong to your house. (Actually it's a lot less than that cost, since we're paying some of it just to offer the unit sooner).

I think we'll put it up and charge the shipping cost. If you want to save the $150 and wait a month, you can. But for those who want to buy it on the 16th, I think we're going to give them the opportunity.

You are the man George!!! Its nice to see someone who is so close to the community that is able to do this kind of stuff. Corsair is now my #1 fav brand...

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Does it take a month for the case to come in from Hong Kong? Why does that put it to mid May?

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Does it take a month for the case to come in from Hong Kong? Why does that put it to mid May?

Probably something like this: 2 weeks to ship via boat to US hub (packaging the container, waiting for cargo ship to leave port, etc.), 1 week to make it to corsair/clear customs. 1 week for shipping the orders including shipping time.
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Does it take a month for the case to come in from Hong Kong? Why does that put it to mid May?

Boats from Hong Kong that carry containers full of cases take weeks to get to the US or Europe, but are very economical. If a container costs $4,000 to ship and we can fit 500 cases in it, then the shipping per case is $8.

Planes from Hong Kong that carry individual cases to various spots do it overnight, but are very expensive. If a 900D is shipped from Hong Kong to Germany, on next-day air, the price is like $280 US or something.

Now this is heavily based on dimensions - the difference isn't that pronounced for stuff like memory. Maybe a box full of 100 8GB modules ships for $250 via air shipping, or $2.50 per module. A bigger box full of 1000 8GB modules ships for maybe $500 as part of a pallet share in a container, or $0.50 per module.

But that $2 per module difference can easily be eaten up by the volatile memory market in the 3-4 weeks it takes the boat to get to the US or Europe, so almost all volatile or very small products like memory, flash drives, SSDs, etc, are flown due to high value density and potential shifts in the costs of RAM eating up margins.

With cases, PSUs, keyboards, CPU coolers, etc - the items are larger and way less volatile in pricing - so it's safer and cheaper to ship via ocean.
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So is the shipping going to be 150 or 200 and is this meaning that there is another delay or is newegg still going to get it from 4/16 - 4/21

Newegg will not have units on 4/16, likely the rest of the channel will get theirs in early May. Microcenter is probably the only place that will have inventory in April aside from Corsair.com.

Maybe a few Asian stores will as well, since shipping is so much faster over there.
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Here's a question for you guys.

If we put them up on the 16th they would leave from our Hong Kong hub and the next-day air shipping would add a HUGE amount to the cost. We'd take some of it out of our margin, but it'd still be about $200 shipping charge.

So here's the option:

April 16th
MSRP $349
Shipping $199
Total: $549 (available in EU, US, etc) via next day air

Or, we can wait until our container lands in May, and do something like this:

Mid May
MSRP $349
Shipping $50-$80 (depending on region, shipping method, etc)
Total: $399-$429 via UPS Ground.


We don't have the end-user logistics departments that Newegg, Amazon, etc, have, so our shipping to end users is much higher than theirs, and as such we charge more for it.

Should we still put it up on the 16th and just charge for next-day air shipping until next month?

Or would you guys rather us just not put it up at all until May?

Out of interest, how much would we be looking at for shipping from HK to Australia? (East Coast, say Sydney or Brisbane).

I think it sounds fair, make it available asap, if people want it now they will pay for the high shipping, otherwise people will just wait until their local distributors get it/shipping methods come down.

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Boats from Hong Kong that carry containers full of cases take weeks to get to the US or Europe, but are very economical. If a container costs $4,000 to ship and we can fit 500 cases in it, then the shipping per case is $8.

Planes from Hong Kong that carry individual cases to various spots do it overnight, but are very expensive. If a 900D is shipped from Hong Kong to Germany, on next-day air, the price is like $280 US or something.

Now this is heavily based on dimensions - the difference isn't that pronounced for stuff like memory. Maybe a box full of 100 8GB modules ships for $250 via air shipping, or $2.50 per module. A bigger box full of 1000 8GB modules ships for maybe $500 as part of a pallet share in a container, or $0.50 per module.

But that $2 per module difference can easily be eaten up by the volatile memory market in the 3-4 weeks it takes the boat to get to the US or Europe, so almost all volatile or very small products like memory, flash drives, SSDs, etc, are flown due to high value density and potential shifts in the costs of RAM eating up margins.

With cases, PSUs, keyboards, CPU coolers, etc - the items are larger and way less volatile in pricing - so it's safer and cheaper to ship via ocean.

Here is a stupid idea, why not use the inside space of the empty 900Ds coming this way to ship more stuff like smaller cases, memory modules. lol

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George do you know what date in April micro center will get the case?
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Here's a question for you guys.

If we put them up on the 16th they would leave from our Hong Kong hub and the next-day air shipping would add a HUGE amount to the cost. We'd take some of it out of our margin, but it'd still be about $200 shipping charge.
....
Total: $549 (available in EU, US, etc) via next day air
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Or would you guys rather us just not put it up at all until May?



I'm sure people will pay it. I already saw 900D on eBay for $475. Looks like one of out 10 cases went into wrong hands ban.gif

And honestly I wouldn't mind paying five grands for a case this quality and engineering. I was blown away by bottom cage filter/mesh/cover idea. And extra space before front fans is really great.
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