[time-nuts] Price of LTE Lite GPSDO vs Trimble Thunderbolt.
SAIDJACK at aol.com
SAIDJACK at aol.com
Fri Oct 17 16:28:29 EDT 2014
considering that they will be priced in quantity at 1/10th to 1/20th of
what the Thunderbolt costs new I would say very well.
In fact our module supports WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS and QZSS, and up to 65 GPS
channels which the Thunderbolt does not support at all, so how do you compare
that? Also how much warranty does your Thunderbolt have remaining on it?
In a message dated 10/17/2014 13:20:40 Pacific Daylight Time,
gigneil at gmail.com writes:
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_ (mailto: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
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_ (mailto: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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