[time-nuts] Price of LTE Lite GPSDO vs Trimble Thunderbolt.
gigneil at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 16:20:39 EDT 2014
How do you feel your module compares to that old Thunderbolt, Said?
On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 1:13 PM, S. Jackson via time-nuts <
time-nuts at febo.com> wrote:
> that is not inflation, that is supply and demand. The Trimble Mini-T was
> priced at $945 on Trimble's standard price list for 1 to 9 pieces, and the
> Thunderbolt was likely twice that much when sold new, so you have to
> that to the LTE-Lite pricing.
> The Thunderbolt units offered by Tom via TAPR to Time Nuts at that time
> were old rejects that had done their duty already, were fully paid-off and
> would have been scrapped and recycled by the Telecom otherwise, and Tom
> invested a huge amount of his time testing them and packaging/shipping
> them at
> no charge, so that pricing was completely random and lucky for us to be at
> the right time at the right moment.
> In fact the complete used Thunderbolt package now lists for up to $498 on
> No problem on offering these kits factory-new with warranty at what we
> hope is a fair price,
> In a message dated 10/17/2014 12:49:32 Pacific Daylight Time,
> pete at petelancashire.com writes:
> First three cheers to LTE for making these available.
> It reminds me when Motorola made a developers kit for the then
> new 68HC11 MCU available for $68.11.
> I know of one design win they got that more then made of their marketing
> Another that hit me is with inflation the LTE Lite is not much more then
> what many of us paid for our Thunderbolts.
> For those new to the list ...
> In 2008, $124, the LTE Lite in 2014 $195.
> With 'real' inflation (not the 11% you get online) the $71 difference is
> not much more.
> My two backup Thunderbolts cost me $145 each, just before they hit $200
> then became history.
> Again thanks to Said and JLT !!!!
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