Update: August 9th, 2017 – Good news for international shipping (or better than the alternative). Looks like I can ship to most of the world for around $13.50 – $15.00 USD. While that's not a spectacular price, it's significant savings over Priority mail ($35-$80), or using DHL or others.
UPDATE: August 8, 2017 –
I've received quite a bit of feedback and it looks like I'll be moving ahead with this project effective immediately. I have some stock on hand to get started with and more on the way now.
I'll have an ordering page and additional details up later this week. To start off orders will be limited to North America.
- The price for each unit will be $25.00.
- Flat Rate Domestic Shipping Via USPS Priority mail is between $6.45 – $7.15
- A total of approx $32.15 shipped
If you don't care about a tracking number or getting your item fast I could use First Class mail and you may save a few dollars on shipping.
Combine shipping and save. When using USPS Priority Mail: If you order two or more units to the same address you only pay shipping for the first unit. If using first class mail then you pay actual shipping.
* International shipping is going to be a real challenge to start out here, as postage rates range from $18 to $45 USD and even more to some places. I'm trying to find more affordable shipping options for the folks overseas, please be patient.
I've had some on and off interest from folks asking to provide modified SUP-2400 downconverters for their RTLSDR setup, and I've been happy to do that when and where I can.
I've just come upon a decent supply of unmodified devices and am considering opening shop to offer them modified and ready for use to the community. However I'm unsure of whether there would be enough interest to make it worth my time and then where to set the final price. I enjoy doing this type of work but obviously I can't do it for free.
I'm not a Chinese mass production facility that can crank out 5000 or even 50 a day for pennies on the dollar. Each device would be hand modified, direct external power input added (for using a wallwart or battery power), and fully tested. To carefully apply the mod and test each unit it would take between 30 minutes and an hour per unit. So obviously I can't do all that for free, but I don't want to charge $50 or more a pop either. Also, I'm thinking of adding SMA input and output along side the F connectors. That would add time and costs too, but I can do it at request.
I'm thinking somewhere in the $20-$35 dollar range to keep it fair to both me and you. BUT I'm open to input, and that is what this post is about. I'm not using this post to sell them today, I'm just seeing if there is interest. Let me know if you are interested in one and what you would be willing to pay for a wired and tested unit ready for external power and use in the comments below, via email, or PM me on reddit.
Obviously I could only supply a limited amount per day, so that means if there is a lot of interest there may be a waiting list…
UPDATE: If this takes off, and it looks like it just might, then the following may apply – For international buyers in the European market and other locations as well, I'm looking for a partner in those locations I can work something out with. What I'm considering is packaging several orders in a single large box, each already packaged and ready for shipment to that market. Ready to go Shipping labels & Postage fees would be supplied, as well as a little for your troubles, and have the individual packages shipped from there. I'm going to try making this as uncomplicated as possible. Any ideas?