Any updates on supply chain

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I could completely assemble all the PCBs in the V1G2 by hand in a few hours, no sweat. The parts in there are huge and nothing is dense.
Except for the people that buy them ... HA!




Kidding, before you get your panties in a bunch ;)
 

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Lol, the cost of logistics alone for a 100 unit order would be tens of thousands of dollars, not to mention pissing off retailers who have bought millions of dollars of goods from me. Nobody is going to pay for a $8000 Theia, but if I was going to make a batch of 100 of them I'd have to sell them for that to make money. This just doesn't work like you think it does. It is way cheaper to have zero sales than it is to manufacture a batch of 100 units.
You've made a very generous assumption that you were replying to someone who actually thought.

You should change your name to Job, given the number of times you've explained this.
 

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Lol, the cost of logistics alone for a 100 unit order would be tens of thousands of dollars, not to mention pissing off retailers who have bought millions of dollars of goods from me. Nobody is going to pay for a $8000 Theia, but if I was going to make a batch of 100 of them I'd have to sell them for that to make money. This just doesn't work like you think it does. It is way cheaper to have zero sales than it is to manufacture a batch of 100 units.

You would sell a few at $8k each, well at least 2, one to Uniden and one to Escort.
 

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So are you sourcing all the components and sending them to this manufacturer or it’s up to them to source everything up for your spec and then start production.... because I’d think if they were unable to source all your stuff for the build specs, it sure would be good business to make a production run with what they can do and go from there. After all, you’re losing out on business just like they are now. If people want to blame the pandemic for supply issues, they need to them step out of their normal business practices and do the best with what they have to work with. If that means working with your customers to get them production units in a small batch, hey... do it. But what do I know.... maybe you just don’t have that kind of relationship with your manufacturers where they can work with you on things rather than costing you due to no sales. Perhaps the detector manufacturing business isn’t that big, so they don’t care or worry about you going somewhere else or don’t even care about working with who’s contracting them out to build stuff because they know you don’t have many choices to pick from, so they’ll tell you to wait and pound sand whether you like it or not.
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Isn’t that how all Cincinnati build radar detectors made?.... Or is that just the other company’s motto? 😆

Can you give the man a few pointers on how to play the piano and maybe let him know how many cubes, if any to drink his whiskey on?
 

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You've made a very generous assumption that you were replying to someone who actually thought.

You should change your name to Job, given the number of times you've explained this.
I “think” I’m picking up on your sarcasm here so that requires thinking and therefore... 🤔😏
 

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Well the chip delay kind of settles things for me. I've ordered a 360C(Crutchfield had limited inventory) and will move my ProM to my wife's car.

Once Theia is released I'll probably sell my 360C.
 

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Theia will be King the rest garbage in my opinion.
I know big brash talk is all the rage, but even if Theia lives up to the promise, whenever it ends up becoming available, it doesn’t turn existing detectors into garbage. They might not be as good as Theia, but if they cost half the price and are already good enough to cause so many people to exhibit a near religious level devotion to them, then it’s hard to call them garbage. It’s like any other market, where there’s room for people to benefit from different products at different price levels to serve different needs.
 

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I agree, it's not like we are going to be a single-sku company. We will still sell detectors under Theia and they will still save people from tickets, just like any other top-tier detector will today.
 

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A semiconductor shortage continues to wreak havoc on global supply chains of auto and tech industries. Semiconductor manufacturers produce hundreds of different kinds of chips. Intel, Qualcomm, and Nvidia manufacture some of the most expensive ones, ranging from $100 to more than $1,000, powering computers and smartphones. But the shortage is not with the most expensive chips. According to Bloomberg, the shortage is among inexpensive display driver chips that cost $1.
 

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I predict that due to "COVID",....... then "part shortages", .....and now "semiconductor shortages", and then the next excuses........ "COVID variants" and then "global warming", that you will not see significant retail deliveries of Theia until well into 2022.

Does anyone else ever wonder why Uniden, Valentine, and Escort seem to be able to get their hands on RD parts in reasonable time frames but certain other smarter-than-everyone else companies can't?

Hummmmmmmm.........
 
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