THE GROUP BUY IS OFFICALLY CLOSED OUT/OVER!
As some of you know, I have recently been in contact with Mark at IST about a Group Buy of the UXL-18 subwoofer.
Obviously the driver is held in high regard by many on this forum. Specs for the UXL-18 are found at:
Knowing that there could be a good number of people interested in buying this, Mark has put out a price of $410 shipped per driver for a quantity of 40.
The shipped price is in US dollars and includes shipping from IST to locations within Canada and the continental USA. If outside of those areas, you would need to contact Mark separately to determine shipping charges. Overseas shipments will be sent by ocean shipping - no exceptions.
We are limiting this order to 40 drivers for decent turn-around time for production and reasonable assurance parts are in stock.
Still need to discuss payment logistics.
I am hammering out details on assurances of parts being stocked and turn-around time before setting the dead-line date for order money to be in. Mark is aware of this thread starting, and unless he states otherwise, please use me as the point for questions related to the Group Buy. (see post 47 and Post #1 12/25/13 edit below) I might not have an answer right away, but I will do my best to get it asap.
If you are dead-nuts serious about this deal, please reply below if you would be ready by the end of January 2014 to pay for the UXL-18 and how many you would like.
By January 1, if it looks like there would be close to enough commitments, we will make it happen and I will provide payment details. See 12/26/13 edit below for target date of mid-February!
I'm sure I am missing something...if so, just ask below...someone else might have the same question. Bear with with me, nothing in this for me, just trying to help out the DIY community.
edit: 12/24/13...Mark has said if there is definitely commitment to the quantity, and his magnet order arrives soon,
he would start getting materials in and could be shipping by February 2!
Also, the default is a plain carbon fiber dust cap, NO logo on the dust cap. If you want to have the logo, you will need to indicate that with your order.
edit: 12/24/13...added the above about "ocean shipping" overseas as per Mark.
edit: 12/25/13...as far as Group Buy questions, ask me...as far as questions not answered here about the UXL-18, ask Mark as per Mark...see post #47.
edit: 12/25/13...post 55 has a link to Rebel's build showing Erich's 4 cu ft sealed flat-pack being used in conjunction with a UXL-18. I believe Rebel used a baffle cut out for the Dayton (albeit a tight fit) and in the same thread it is suggested using the slightly larger baffle cut-out for the SI. Please be sure to read that thread carefully if you are ordering a flat-pack for the UXL-18.
edit: 12/26/13...price has been confirmed at $410 per driver shipped for 40 drivers or more. Quantities of 16 or more will be shipped on a skid with savings being passed on to buyer. Deadline for group buy has been extended to mid-February!
edit: 12/29/13...Once we hit 40 drivers (or just over if the last order "in" pushes us past that number), I am turning the Group Buy members names in to Mark so they are able to receive their discount.
After that, it will be up to Mark as to whether he will take any one else in that dedicated Group Buy production run or pass along the Group Buy pricing of $410 shipped each.
edit: 12/30/13...in the event more commitments (not "thinking about it") are posted in the thread (they must be posted, not PMed to me), and we go over 40, the last person to post a commitment that indeed pushes us to 40 should be able to be accommodated (even it that takes us a unit or two over I hope...Mark, any problems with that?) unless it is a large order which puts us significantly over 40, in which case I shall discuss with Mark first.
Any commitments that come in after #40 (or thereabouts) will be a matter of record and considered as "back-up" in the order they were posted in case something happens with one of the original commitments.
edit: 12/30/13...Payment directions for group buy!!!!!!!
Mark will have a pdf list of each of our 19 participants and their contact/shipping info by tomorrow morning. Each of you will contact Mark and pay via PayPal for 50% of your respective order (a down payment) by Saturday, January 18. The sooner, the better. If you have arranged an alternative shipping means with Mark that affects the $410 per driver shipped price, that is between you and him. If a person would like to pay for the whole shot up front, that's all good too! As he has indicated in post 421, once the magnets have arrived and the drivers are completed and ready, each person would then pay the second half of what's due on their respective order and the driver/s will ship.
Edited by blah450 - 12/31/13 at 5:31am