[pc110] Actual price for the InfoLithium clones

T. Alexander Popiel (popiel nospam at snugharbor.com)
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 09:17:20 -0800

Okay, I got the real info from PolyStor last night
(Marc, who I'm working with, seems to respond to email
late on Sundays :-) ), so here's the scoop:

The good news is that the target quantity has dropped
to 25, but the bad news is that is that the price is
higher than I expected.

Unit price is US$40 for a 7.2V 1500mAh Li-ion battery
(clone of the Sony NP-F550). This _does_ include the
third contact and microchip stuff, but their clone of
the microchip is imperfect and occasionally doesn't
reinterface with camcorders when the battery is

Their terms do not include shipping; this is fixable,
since I can drive over to their manufacturing plant
when the stuff is ready, then send it out to the
individual buyers via FedEx or UPS (prolly about US$8
per destination). They also want a single payment,
so money will have to filter though me, unfortunately.

I'm clearing out my list of interested parties, because
of the change in price and terms... so, if you're
interested in being part of the group purchase, send
me mail! If you have suggestions on how to handle the
money/shipping stuff, I'm all ears.

- Alex

| (Message purchase:10)
| From: Marc Juzkow <marcj nospam at polystor.com>
| To: "T. Alexander Popiel" <popiel nospam at snugharbor.com>
| Reply-To: marcj nospam at polystor.com
| Organization: PolyStor Corporation
| References: <199811230335.TAA26212 nospam at cashew.snugharbor.com.snugharbor.com>
| Subject: Re: InfoLithium
| Date: Sun, 29 Nov 1998 19:21:34 -0800
| One concern we have with our InfoLithium replacement battery is that
| they are not 100% compliant. There is a 20% chance that if pulled out
| during camera operation, they will not re-register when plugged back
| in. Also, the extra electronics adds cost to the battery.
| If you are not using the third terminal datalink, we can offer similar
| form factor packs with only two terminals, two female mini-banana jacks
| for power.
| We have chargers available.
| Unfortunately we are not set up to sell one or two batteries to
| individuals. We can take a group order.
| Pricing for 25 or more batteries is US$40.00
| Pricing for 25 or more chargers is also US$40.00.
| The charger is a lithium-ion 1A constant current, 8.4V constant voltage
| charger. Charger base dimensions are 84x44x40mm. A UL approved AC
| adaptor (12V; 1A) is also provided.
| Terms: Prices are FOB CA Manufacturing Facility. Payment in advance.
| Visa/Mastercard are accepted.
| Regards,
| --
| Marc Juzkow
| Director, Marketing
| PolyStor Corporation
| 6918 Sierra Ct.
| Dublin, CA 94568
| DIR: 925 556-6638
| FAX: 925 829-6251
| EMAIL: marcj nospam at polystor.com
| WEB: http://www.polystor.com
| ALPHANUMERIC PAGER: 1-888-208-3203
| or EMAIL MY PAGER: 2083203 nospam at skytel.com