You can buy corpses and other shifty stuff on Alibaba. It's basically China's version of Amazon. Except you can buy stuff like that that would be highly illegal pretty much anywhere else.
This isnt "Painted" gold. These are popular foil wraps that can be put on a car depending on the size for a few hundred dollars Secondly..Nobody is putting a "diamond covered emblem" on a $35,000 lexus. They are crystal or glass. http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/golden-car-wrap.html Stop spreading stupidity.
The printers are not laser they are high pressure ink jet systems.
I had to service units much like the one in the above link while working at a bread factory.
The print head is the small rectangular box on the stand. It is connected to the rest of the printer by hose/wire bundle. The ink is stored in large bottles that are loaded into the larger main housing of the printer.
They can shoot the ink a good distance (300mm for the model in the link) and still produce a readable image. If the target is porous enough to absorb some of the ink it will print on it.
Fire + calcium carbide + water = acetylene + calcium hydroxide.
Acetylene + oxygen + fire + Ammonium Nitrate = big badaboom.
This is one of the more widely popular theories.
Edit Tianjin has a lot of ammonium nitrate. http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/ammonium-nitrate-tianjin.html
It's a flashing LED module out of a kid's shoe:
I posted this in /r/tech a few hours ago:
Your average asphalt road costs about $1 to $2 per square foot. Just the RGB LEDs in a single panel of solar roadways, even if purchased wholesale, are enough to make this more expensive than traditional roads. Add to that the cost of the photovoltaics, the microcontrollers, the tempered glass, and the cost of the base that you set these into and these are going to be more expensive than traditional roads by a few orders of magnitude. And let's not get into maintenance costs. Meanwhile you could just put ordinary solar panels with heliostats on freeway medians that are far more effective at power generation for a fraction of the cost.
This is a scam, pure and simple.
EDIT - Since I'm probably going to get downvoted by Solar Roadways fans, here are a few examples of how much RGB LEDs cost direct from the factory. Prices range from $.02-$.15 cents per bulb depending on the size, quantity ordered, and other factors:
http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Factory-directly-30-off-8mm-round_303796175.html http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/5mm-round-long-feet-2013-newest_787275275.html http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/8mm-rgb-led_622419260.html
With 44 bulbs per road panel that works out to a minimum of $.88 per panel or as much as $6.60 per.
The cost of the microcontrollers will be somewhere from $.10-$1 per chip, assuming they use some form of STM microcontroller (assuming an STM would be enough for their needs, otherwise it would get much more expensive). And that's not including a power supply or a wireless antenna or any of the other components they need in addition to the chip itself.
edit: I just realized that I figured the cost for the Vertical Rotary Garage, NOT THE BICYCLE Garage.
About $90K USD for a mini one, I would imagine double that for this capacity so to round up install and transport costs I would estimate about 250K, but I don't own one to verify this. Please note, there is an MOQ on this of 10 units which likely sets you back a cool 1MM at least when factoring in Duties/Tariffs and FOB.
This listing for another trolley that also has a 5th wheel in the middle says that it makes it easier to steer and turn on the spot. I guess it acts as a pivot so that if you push the handle sideways the trolley turns rather than just moving sideways.
:( Price has gone up, when I was in China they were about $1 US each.
I was conflicted about how true I wanted this to be, so I did the maths and it seems to check out.
24 billion living chickens on earth. (Source)
340,400 km to the moon. (Source)
21 cm (approx.) height of bucket. (Source)
So 340,400,000 meters / 0.21
1,620,952,381 buckets to the moon.
9,725,714,286 buckets for 6 trips.
2.47 chickens per bucket, which seems about right.
About $2.15-$2.30 per ton, minimum 10 tons.
Edit: Browsing competitor prices it looks like that actually means $2150.00 - $2300.00 per ton.
I ended up buying this and I love it.
I do believe they are the same product rebranded from Alibaba
As someone who suffers from panic attacks, I was really, really upset with you. But if she had her cop father arrest you for a prank, your actions were absolutely warranted retaliation.
Because I am an asshole, here's another idea. I couldn't find cubes, but I found dehydrated tomato powder. And here are water soluble plastic bags/containers. Have these ready. After she retaliates, fill the plastic with the dehydrated tomato. Maybe take it a step further and add in some garlic powder, onion powder, and dried oregano. Carefully remove her showerhead from the shower. Stuff the packet up into the pipe. Make sure there's still enough room to allow water to flow around it. It will take a little bit to dissolve. Long enough that the water has warmed up and she's stepped into the shower. Suddenly, she's not showering in water anymore. She's showering in redsauce.
Well, $1 could get you 6.66kg of pig iron scrap.
Only problem with this supplier is you have to buy at least 20 tons of it...
Ever try to buy Brembo motorcycle brake parts on EBay? Knockoffs of $300-$500 radial master cylinders for under $50. Scary dangerous to think of somebody putting one on a 1000cc sportbike.
edit, looks like Ebay cleaned the clones out as everything looks authentic now, but you can still buy them on Alibaba
If I were going to do it though, I would get them in bulk from China. Try $0.20-$0.30 a belt - that should make for a reasonable sq/ft price.
If the engrish didn't give this one away, you'd think the absolutely insane claims about cost and quality would.
Nope. 1300% funded.
Similarly-sized projectors have around 25-150 lumen power and sub-HD resolution for $150 to $350. There is no way this is real. Even the commenters are calling it out.
EDIT: Almost certainly a money laundering scheme mixed in with some hapless rubes. Strangely named accounts keep donating the same odd sums of money (which don't match any rewards) all in a row.
EDIT 2: Oh good, I'm being downvoted by bots. In case you needed more proof, their "prototype" is an alibaba product. http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Coolux-Q6-pocket-Pico-portable-projector_1993391656.html?spm=a2700.7724838.30.199.N5zHNs
Think of it this way: my local supermarket is selling ears of corn for 50 cents apiece. Even at the lowest price you can find anywhere, I doubt you can get an ear of corn for less than 6 for a dollar.
Do you honestly think that farmers are fattening up their cows or chickens on corn that is that expensive?
You can buy a 50 lb sack of dried corn, retail, for under $20. It is probably made from many hundreds of cobs of corn. By the 50 cents an ear logic, that bag of corn should cost hundreds and hundreds of dollars. And keep in mind, when you are paying $20 for that tiny bag, that's because it's marked up a lot for the average retail consumer. Large scale farms are probably paying a small fraction of that price.
Nonetheless, actually dried corn is incredibly cheap (otherwise, feeding cattle grass instead would be a cost savings). That's because corn on the cob and dried feed corn are two entirely different products even though they're basically the same species (but different varieties). The oranges for orange juice are sold by the ton, not by the piece. You can by your own forty-foot container of juice oranges here, if you'd like: http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Summer-Oranges-fruit-Valencia_910528842.html?spm=a2700.7724857.35.1.AcQkYg
eBay is the first place to look, though many of those are wholesale from China. Most of the poison rings on Etsy are from China too.
How much do the eBay and Etsy sellers pay for those rings? Anywhere from .50 to $3.50. (for example: http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/High-quality-fashion-design-hot-sale_60118637504.html) The downside being having to hassle with a foreign seller, and it's going to take a while to get, and the thing you get may end up looking VERY wonky. It's a crapshoot.
Amazon and other online retailers have them if you want something slightly upscale.
Or you can buy a dozen from China and give them as Christmas presents.
"Locket Rings" will also get you a variety of poison rings, and those tend to be more modern-looking.
the thing is, Japan has some pretty amazing vibes.
NSFW and it's a wholesale site so dont look at the price...but look at this beauty! It's just so elegant.
Actually I don't think it's a buttplug! So for some reason in Asia/China, chemicals or medicines are often found in containers of this shape, see e.g. here.
I think this is simply the case of an Asian manufacturer having cheap and ample supply to containers of this shape and innovating it into a new product.
They have "rope packs" in South Korea that attach to the door, you can use them to descend down to safety.
Everywhere in Europe they have baskets with wheels that look very similar to how these people are using it. I assume asia uses the same thing since there appears to be an ethnic component.
I posted this in your post in /r/startup, but I really think breathalyzers is the way to go. You can sell them at $10/each at a 50% margin. They're small, fun to use at parties, the bar scene, clubs, etc.
Alibaba, of course.
Only $3-9 per ton, minimum of 20 tons.
Or if you need something edible that you can fit in your garage, 500 kilograms of food coloring (call for price).
> The amount of energy generated per dollar spent on the unit is perhaps a better metric of research progress.
Solar cells are really cheap now, even mono-crystalline ($0.35/Watt !). The dominant cost of solar seems to be encapsulation and installation.
If the cost of mono-crystalline cells dropped to zero, the cost of a solar setup wouldn't fall much.
But if efficiency doubled, but cost tripled as well, then the cost of a solar setup would fall dramatically.
So I'd argue that efficiency increases are crucial, unless somebody comes up with a way to dramatically reduce the cost of taking cells and turning them into installed panels.
Apparently you can buy a similar suit here. It costs between 90-300$ depending on how many you buy.
That comes out to about 5.7 billion bee-hours. I once heard that the Apollo Space Program was estimated to have involved 15.5 billion man hours, to put that into some perspective.
Edit: For some further perspective, if you are comfortable purchasing 20+ metric tons at a time, you can get honey from Ali Baba for $1600-$4000 per metric ton. That means that the equivalent of one Apollo Program's worth of honey would cost you between $9,000 and $22,500.
Using 2010-adjusted dollars, the cost of the Apollo Program was $109 billion. If we make the approximation that the bulk of that cost was human labor of some form or another, some back-of-the-napkin math tells us that to a first order approximation, one million bee hours are worth about one human hour.
At the risk of sounding sarcastic, it's called a pen and paper game for a reason. As long as you've got that, you're golden.
In all honesty, people can get carried away setting up their first few gaming sessions and throw a lot of money at things that contribute little to the game itself, and miniature figures are jut one such money sink. I'm not saying that they're a bad investment, but if you run your campaign for a while and decide that D&D just isn't for you, you're gonna be stuck with a box of over-priced mini-gremlins etc.
If you need low budget alternatives for miniatures, hit up some second-hand stores, dollar stores, and flea markets... that sort of thing. you're looking for cheap play sets like this.
You might feel a little twinge of "wtf am I doing" when your dragon tunes out to be a poorly molded stegosaurus with post-it note wings, but your wallet will thank you.
Also, legos. Oh god legos. Obviously lego men can be used in place of any humanoids, and you can keep a little box of bricks to do quick mock-ups.
it'd take bloody weeks and certainly not fit in the back of a normal car!
you'd need something like this
Also known as a Yokohama pneumatic fender
Honestly? I would be surprised if he paid more than $2/pair.
I thought maybe they had really nice lenses or something. Nope, "Certified UV400 Protection" is exactly what cheap $5 knockoffs advertise.
I get insanely jealous when I see a "stupid" product do well. I've seen people make $100k+ from children's toys, rubber gloves, TV mounts, leather booklets, etc. It seems like if you invent something -- no matter how simple or ridiculously specific -- you can make a killing on it.
The trick is to be the first person to do it and to get enough exposure that your "unusual" idea becomes usual.
If you go on Amazon and look for anything selling around $35-$50, you can weed out the competition by buying from the same seller and selling for less. Most of the time, these products cost about $5.00 a pop. After commission from Amazon and shipping costs, you're still making a huge profit.
Here's an example:
If anyone has any collateral, they could order 500 pieces and undercut the price by about $5.00. Amazon is a zero sum game. Undercut pricing until you've earned your penny. Once you get those reviews and you're ranking high enough to compete, you can up the price and make a little bit of extra profit to line your wallet.
25 tons of spiral steel pipes for 375000 USD maximum from a gold supplier with trade assurance. Took 2 minutes.
Good point, let me correct that:
I found these which are advertised as 12 inches vertically when fully blown, making my original value an underestimate. If we go with a width, which we'll use as our diameter and continue to assume the balloon is a sphere, of 9.6 inches (found by opening this image in an image editor and getting ~175 pixels tall and ~140 pixels wide for the balloon. Assuming the balloon in the image and the fully inflated balloons we're using are roughly the same shape, we multiply 12 in by 140/175 to get the new diameter), the new volume is 7.591 L, or 7.591 g of lifting ability per balloon. Subtracting the balloons' mass of 3.2g (found from the first link) this gives us 4.391 g of lifting ability per balloon. Dividing 3750 g by this gives us 854.01 balloons.
The original and new answer are close, but that's more of a case of two wrongs making a right, not the original work being accurate.
That's all I could find. There has to be something still illegal about shipping that in to the US without special permits though, right?
They did not design the shades, it's just stock Alibaba stuff featured in multiple /r/shittykickstarters posts.
Don't get me wrong, were they really committed to donating food to homeless people I would be ok with them reselling Chinese stuff. However, they are falsely claiming that:
> We have spent months at the drawing boards, developing what we believe are some of the finest shades on the market.
which is a blatant lie, at most they have (slightly) customised an existing design. So, I strongly doubt a single cent will be ever used for people in need. Feel free to prove me wrong, however :)
edit: link to Alibaba
edit: for instance, check out this incredibly similar KS (they are planting trees instead of donating meals, relevant /r/shittykickstarters post), they even feature the same cylindrical box you can see in the video of this KS. The logo engraving must be a customisation directly provided by the manifacturer.
This wishlist doesn't make much sense in real life… The CPU on the OnePlus Two will almost certainly be the Snapdragon 810, which will be the CPU of the flagship season and will ship with the Galaxy S6, the next HTC One, etc., not the Snapdragon 805, which will be outdated by then (especially since the 810 is the first high-end 64-bit chip). 3900 mAh is too high… batteries are pricey and this is a sub-$500 phone after all. Maybe something like 3300 mAh, which is higher than the top phablets (Note 4 and Nexus 6).
The rest seems nice: I'm totally fine with the 5.5" 1080p display, and I wouldn't like to see it increase to QHD for no reason. 3GB is enough too. I don't think the Two will ship with the IMX214, they'll probably feel the need to upgrade to a newer chip like the 21MP IMX220, which costs something like $8 more per unit (sources: 1, 2). Of course, I can't complain about front-facing speakers. :) And I'd really like to see those bezels shrunk and the capacitive buttons ditched as in your mockup. Don't expect the 64GB version to stay at $350 though… I'd expect it to cost at least $400 or $450.
Oh, and Qualcomm Quick Charge pl0x.
Lets say your product is a bath pillow.
1) You go to AliBaba and search for "bath pillow".
2) You find a product that looks cool, like this: http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/2015-new-arrival-free-sample-bath_60287346223.html?spm=a2700.77248188.8.131.52DbXTT
3) Below the main picture, youll find two tabs: "Product Details" and "Company Profile". Click "Company Profile". Make sure the company that makes this product is a MANUFACTURER or MANUFACTURER/TRADING COMPANY. In general, I'd avoid dealing with TRADING COMPANY because they aren't making your product.
4) There's a window up top where you can write the manufacturer a message. Here is how you do it:
A) Make a gmail account that sounds like ur representing a company. ""
B) Sign up for AliBaba with this account
C) Ask these questions. MAKE SURE you say "we", and drop hints that you're part of a company. That makes you seem bigger, and not just some guy.
"Hi. I'm Frank, and I work for Ambipath Pillows. We saw your product and would love to feature it in our line of pillows. A few questions A) Could you please send a catalogue? B) What is the price and MOQ of your pillows? C) Can I do OEM customization? If so, can I do on product and packaging? D) Can I do custom design? I have design E) How much would it cost for a sample to be sent to: [your address] Thank you very much, I look forward to doing business with you!
And that's it. Take it from there, don't overcomplicate it. If they respond, answer all your questions, it's a good company. If they send you some AutoMessage, crap company, don't deal with them.
To save time, make a Skype account, and you can hash out details in 5 minutes that would take 3 weeks over e-mail. GL!
True, but that's not the complete story. We have a solar array in country SA, and I've got my finger on the pulse of falling storage prices, in addition to owning a small business where things can be purchased cheaper "directly from China"
From the comments:
> "the AGL offering is a firm all in price including inverter and installation for $10,000 AUD or ~$7,500 USD which is 50-70% cheaper than the currently available alternatives"
This poster is exactly right- I'm not sure where the analyst is getting his $150/kWh price from, but on Alibaba the cheapest price you can get for a 9.6kWh unit is around $5.600 USD - http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/All-in-one-design-9-6kwh_1836759841.html
That's minus shipping, which let's say costs $1000, landed. $8885 AUD, THEN installation. THEN hopefully the non-tested unit with no Australian warranty doesn't crap out on you. AGL selling the unit means that they are confident it's a quality product (we hope!)
Considering AGL need to pay 10% GST, that means they are only making $9k on the unit. And installation is included, which probably costs $500-$1000 (wild approximation).
Yeah, if you don't take into account shipping, GST, installation, Australian consumer protections. If you want a cheaper inverter, wait 12-18 months.
If you can find me a reliable 10kWh unit for $1500AUD for purchase right now, I'll video myself eating a bull's dick.
It's most likely you have to provide your own design, it's only $29 for a sandwich board, and printing 24 x 36 posters is about $19 each, means you're paying $200 for someone to put together something that would only cost $50 to do yourself. I would say it's a bit overpriced.
It looks like an old capped witch's hat strainer, used in a pipeline for natural gas / oil / water. At 12" in diameter, and with those holes, prob nat gas.
Here's a link to their storefront that they were originally listed on, no MTG cards are listed currently. Most proof I can offer, perhaps Wizards will have some sort of announcement regarding the issue.
If any of ya'll have a few thousand bucks burning a hole in your pocket, you can purchase your very own giant inflatable duck from China.
If you want to go down an interesting wormhole, check out the vendor pages for giant inflatable manufacturers. Lots of interesting stuff if you're looking to get into the inflatables business.
The website is not active, but it is registered with the campaign creators name.
But I agree that it looks very much like a resale.
EDIT 1: These Alibaba or these Amazon gloves called "Shittens Disposable Mitten" look quite similar :D
EDIT 2: User question regarding the Shittens:
>Are these re-usable?
Answer: If you turn them inside out they are perfectly reusable for a second time wipe.
This 'antique' brass locket they're selling for $25 is exactly the same (and not an antique) to the ones you can find on eBay/Alibaba etc for next to nothing - they're commonly sold for $3 for 5 of them including shipping!
Here's literally the first thing that popped up when I typed 'perfume locket' into the search bar of Alibaba.
Admittedly Alchimia include a tiny disk of their solid perfume, but the mark up is extortionate for a mass produced 'China special.'
Also in this thread the owner gets weirdly angry and defensive when this is pointed out.
^ Search Results
http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/red-spider-man-kids-led-spinning_1335250262.html ^ Best potential first page result.
I wouldn't suggest trying to sell them, they don't have a license for either of the creative media's in the USA (I'd wager a few bitcoin).
But it's not that pricey if someone wants to purchase a few for personal use.
I know I did.
A few ideas:
Cut up pieces of plastic matting with grooves in it (like you'd put in the front hall or mudroom). Ditto cut-up pieces of indoor-outdoor carpeting.
Short version: This product is snake oil, chances are good that it will be an Alibaba repackage. The head designer is shown posing with his earlier budget speaker, which wholesales for $30 but sells for $180 on fashion shops.
The Astro design is not one of minimalism, but of cost saving. The pitch is basically "we spent less money on this than our competitors, so it will cost a premium".
Right off the bat, this project starts with the claim that their product is the only one on the market that's "real". This is popular among snake oil scams, selling people a product that's identical to existing alternatives at a higher price.
The market is essentially "people who want to be audiophiles without putting in the work". A $120 speaker isn't going to be especially good no matter how brilliant your engineers are, because the materials that go into great speakers are crazy expensive.
I'm not an audiophile, but I'm pretty knowledgeable with audio tech. There are other holes in the story, which I'll bullet-point and elaborate on if anyone asks:
It depends on their height really. I mean, someone below 3 or 4 foot you might be able to clear them with a jump, assuming they went to duck when they saw you approaching. Someone of a more average height, you're going to need some help.
One option would be to get some Bouncy shoes. The problem with these are you're going to need a bit of training with them first, and even with a large amount of skill it'll be hard getting over someone of over about 5 foot. A second way to go would be to get yourself a pole, like the pole vault guys in the olympics use. With a bit of practice you could be getting over people of any size! Finally, you could always cheat, and just throw something at their lower body. This generally makes people crouch over, so with some good timing, you could easily be able to get over them with a running jump.
Hope this helps!
Not necessarily clothing, but you can get some decent, minimalist watches on Ali for a few dollars. Lots of brands nowadays (e.g MVMT, Daniel Wellington, 1000 other Instagram watch brands) buy from suppliers who sell on Aliexpress/Alibaba
NO!! NO!! That's the overpriced version of this! Has no one else seen Casey Neistat's video of it? Here it is for $170 on Alibaba. You can probably find it even cheaper.
How can you reconcile saying "The first Generation was the only one with off the shelf hardware' when your Generation 2 appears to be this exact board?
If you want to make a solar power plant, you need to :
Buy the terrain : 12 cents per square meter
Put solar panel on the terrain : 105 dollars per square meter
Now I come with a tech that costs 130 dollars per square meter but allows you to half the area you need. Are you interested?
It takes an anvil press, which you can DIY for probably somewhere in the low tens of thousands with some hydraulic knowhow, or buy as a unit for $127k.
You just need to generate somewhere in the low millions of PSI at a couple thousand degrees for a couple weeks, any superhard anvil will cut it.
While there are some undisclosed methods DeBeers has for testing synthetic diamonds, they've admitted it's not practical to do for every single diamond. The only way they can be easily told apart is by required laser engraving.
<em>...not like you can buy those for under $10k</em>
Which of course brings up the entire point... if a "counterfeit" good is of equal quality to the "legitimate" one and it didn't hurt anyone to produce it, is it really a counterfeit?
Insane, considering it's a rebranded Chinese razor.
Shoot, that entire razor/brush/stand kit shown, which will run you about €180 on their website, only costs somewhere in the realm of $50.
Looks something like this? Apparently this company will make them in whatever color or design you want.
Here. You can buy your very own multifunctional enlarge breast instrument. You're welcome, ladies.
The only other way I've heard to get normal 5mm magnet spheres is through industrial magnet suppliers, such as the suppliers listed on Alibaba. I've never tried, but I'm guessing it's difficult to find quality magnets that are of uniform size and have durable coating.
Otherwise, you'll have to live with the 2.5mm magnets unless they can get the ban lifted.
What's to stop someone selling a knock off to use a flow restricting closure? They're not expensive and anyone can buy them...
Here's an example of one supplier.
Generally speaking, I've found knock-off laws of this nature to be more of a list of requirements that ends up making knock-offs look more legitimate.
Yeah, that's almost certainly wrong. LDPE is pretty valuable. Plastic bags are especially nice because they require almost no pre-processing (few contaminates, no other components that need to be removed).
Repro LDPE, once processed can go from $0.25 to $2.00 /lb, based off of current rates. $2.09/lb for natural (no dye) repro from here lower quality stuff is cheaper, but these guys are quoting $0.015 (one and a half cents) for LDPE repro film, which is just stupid.
I don't even know where the $4000 to process comes from. It shouldn't take more than 4 or 5 man hours/tonne (if the recycling plant is run by a bunch of monkeys) to go from in the plant to fully processed. Assuming they've got a semi decent sorting machine.
Edit: It's HDPE, not LDPE that is used. HD is worth more than LD usually, so I don't feel too bad about the mistake, the point still stands.
If you don't care about brand or warranty, you can get some decent, minimalist watches on Alibaba/Alixpress for a few dollars. Lots of brands nowadays (e.g MVMT, Daniel Wellington, 1000 other Instagram watch brands) buy from suppliers who sell on Aliexpress/Alibaba. Just make sure you find one that has a MOQ of 1
The crew is up to you though.
Lovely_Duck_Bath_Sponge This appears to be what it is. details.
It's a sponge vibrator, Batteries not included.
It seems like he is probably using these: http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Warm-white-high-quality-best-price_864670119.html?spm=a2700.77248184.108.40.206gK79Z They do seem to be some chinese brand I haven't heard of. He might be able to get more efficiency from CREE LEDs or another more experienced brand, But i seriously doubt he is getting 9000 lumens out the front as it is. He is using focusing optics instead of reflectors, so light emitted towards the sides of the LEDs is just being wasted. Furthermore I seriously doubt that the LEDs make the rated output, and I don't know if his battery source is up to the current draw.
I'm going to say Kiwi slicer. This looks like the same company's avocado slicer. It looks to have a more oval shape like an avocado. Yours has a rounder shape like a kiwi.
Bonus: this is actually a picture of frozen strawberries that you can buy in bulk from alibaba.com
Alright, so I did some more digging. And I ended up at Alibaba.com because there are many industrial processes that appromixate hand-made, but don't actually replicate the same thing. (Sewing, for example, has been taken over by machines.....but a machine cannot replicate hand-stitches.) So I was thinking that maybe Target gets these hats made in some pseudo-crochet knit-like stitch.....nope.
I was so very wrong, check out this link to an Alibaba hat just like the one at Target You can get 100,000 of these a MONTH....A MONTH, made by hand. Jesus, just thinking of the people making these makes my hands hurt. My apologies u/melancholytea.
50lb bags, $43, free shipping http://www.saltworks.us/ultra-epsom-salt-wholesale.html#.U71P2bG9aSo
Or order by the ton - 2000 lbs for $50-100 and ship it from china. http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Epsom-Salts_1861532563.html
$10 a pound for them is a massive waste of money. You can get it for $3.40 a kilo if you buy 500kg of them.
It's just a hammered finish to make it look interesting. Before we had mass-produced pots, they would have been hammered out of a flat plate, and you'd end up with hammer marks. We now have the technology to make them smooth, but I guess some people prefer them the other way.
Well you're in luck, you can order 3000 at a time very easily from this terrible looking site!
I'm in Melbourne too, let's go halfsies in one of these bad boys
I've watched a Youtube video on how it works, and we can operate out of the back of my uncles fish and chip shop.
You in or are you out?
Sorry everyone. I've been lying to you all. I actually don't make my own wallets. I just buy them off Alibaba.
...Oh wait. They're just stealing my images.
I have one of these - it's a note reminder. You write a note "pick up milk", stick it in the slot, and the light starts blinking.
It's basically this just with a different plastic case.
Yes, since they are probably reselling Alibaba stuff that costs 15$/piece. I strongly suspect it's this one. The hands are slightly different (rectangular, not triangular), the notches are missing from the photos (but not in the video) and their version has a logo engraved. All these things can reasonably fit into the customisation service the producer is offering. Furthermore, the quartz mechanism is exactly the one the KS page is praising and both the wriststrap and the body are identical, except for the colours (which, again, can be customized).
They're mushroom bulbs.
If you buy 100k of them you can get them for $0.10 each, and if you go with the 60 watt they cost about half that.
OP is suppressing the information of the vendor. I am providing it here in the open. I am going to reblog this on a MTG financial blog after ordering a sample of some junk rare fakes they make. I will be using my loupe and my wifes CLR to take high res photos and compare the differences so people dont get sharked by fakers.
Purely hypothetically of course, but it would be pretty cheap by Kickstarter standards. Assuming 121 MPs at 1 dildo each, the choices are
$480 USD for 3boxes of 50, will get every MP in parliament their own 12 inch dildo (Reddit average self reported size), plus have a few left over for the next Reddit after-after-party.
$1300 USD for 13 boxes of 10, will get each MP their own stretch goal 16.8 Inch dildos
$75 USD for 3 boxes of 50, will get each MP in parliament their own 7inch dildo
Telling customs they're all for personal use, priceless
However throwing dildos at politicians has two flaws.
TL:DR: Throwing dildos at politicians may undermine democracy in NZ for the low low price of $75 ^^PlusTaxAndShipping
Because it is from Alibaba
EDIT: make sure to look up the online profiles of the campaigner... MIT alumni posing on Facebook in lingerie photos, looks legit! ;)
> A mortar is usually different from a molcajete though. There's a separate word for mortar...
Yes, and a hat is usually different from a sombrero, because most hats are not sombreros. And there's a separate word for sombrero (it's "sombrero"). But a sombrero is still a hat. And a molcajete is still a type of mortar and pestle.
If we don't allow words that refer to similar things across cultures, we make language dumber.
Here you can see a rough-stone three-legged mortar and pestle from China. Oh my God, it's almost as though more than one culture on Earth was able to determine that three was the fewest number of legs capable of static stability and that rough stone was in some cases a good choice for making a mortar and pestle!
Having tried one, there are some things I'd like to point out:
Variants of this very board are sold by all sorts of companies shipping from china through aliexpress and the like, for around 2/3 of the price - example, example 2, example 3
They are immense fun, despite looking like a dork.
They're actually really solid-feeling, I never got the feeling that I was going to fall off it while using it.
I may or may not have one on order already. I mean it, they're super fun.
About $2.15-$2.30 per ton, wholesale, minimum 10 tons.
Edit: Browsing competitor prices it looks like that actually means $2150.00 - $2300.00 per ton.
You can get these ones for about 60 cents each... The catch is they seem to have a picture of a dictator on them and you have to buy quite a few at a time. enjoy.
>It's a move from unskilled to skilled labor.
You think skilled labor isn't also being replaced? Sure, cashiers are bring replaced, but so are truck drivers. If you say they're unskilled, how about accountants? Still think they're unskilled? How about geologists? Seismology seems like a pretty complicated task. What if I told you there exists a machine that does the entire thing for you? You just lay out the sensors, push a few buttons, and the machine prints a cross section of the ground underneath you. That's a real thing that geologists use in the field. In the blink of an eye, all your education is now worthless. This happened to accountants (being replaced by spreadsheets) and can happen to other jobs as well. Skilled labor is being replaced.
Keeping this in mind, the transition is from unskilled and skilled labor to... ???.
>Someone has to design, prototype, and maintain the robots. Things that require creative thinking or action.
Why do you assume that only people can do that? You think only people can maintain robots? You don't think someone could write an algorithm for that?
Also, not everyone can be a programmer/engineer. To be clear, not everyone is capable of being a programmer or engineer. Most people aren't smart enough for those jobs. Most people struggle with algebra or trig. Do you think they can somehow make it through upper level mathematics?
Measure the length of your capacitor.
Measure the diameter of your capacitor.
Measure the wire gauge of your capacitor's leads.
Then run a google search for "Motor Run Capacitor 12uF" without the quotes.
Among the BADJILLIONS of search hits you will see these. Maybe they will work for you. Protip: if your application only goes up to 250V, a 450V capacitor will work fine and have extra "needless" margin of safety. But so what.
To come up with a number that hasn't seen the inside of an ass: it looks like bulk steel costs something on the order of a thousand bucks a ton. So a multi-ton ring would probably be pricey.
You know you've made it when Chinese websites (Alibaba) start ripping off your pictures and selling it as their own. And here.
People are giving you prices for what 100 single pound stones is worth, but I would like to point out that a single 100 pound stone is worth much more than 100 smaller 1 pound stones because you could carve out a statue or something with one large stone and have it be in a single piece. A price range is hard to give, even if you look at a supplier of rough jade boulders they give ranges like $10-100/kg and you must contact them directly and request a price for your order. It is definitely worth picking up, just grab a friend, tie some straps around it, and haul it out of there.
Nope, not if bought in bulk, which I imagine either he, or the contractor would of for this quantity.
Edit: Just for clarity; I'm sure someone may have said this or worked it out. But they probably weren't aware of the fact that there are sites out there to order random stuff in massive quantities. Shipping could be an issue though.
Dual wavelength (red, infra-red) Nasal Warmer Claims improved blood flow in nasal lining layer. Contact Taiwan seller via Alibaba. A great site btw. http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/119896698/For_Nasal_Allergy_Red_Light_Therapy.html
Not 100% sure but a guess:
Sharks are mainly hunted ONLY for shark fin -- the rest of it is essentially junk meat. It may be possible that the shark itself is being used in fishsticks.
http://www.sharkwater.com/education.htm >One pound of dried shark fin can retail for $300 or more
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/451152871/Frozen_shark_meat.html >Shark Meat FOB Price:$ 2 - 3/kilogram
You can buy these stupid pens for 4 dollars each. Anyone stupid enough can send me the rest of the money (25.9 usd) into my bank account: http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Hopepower-Gadgets-promotion-touch-screen-stylus_60420800987.html
They are controlled by radio remotely. They are these things: http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/LED-flashing-sound-activation-bracelet-silicone_60097696131.html?spm=a2700.7724857.35.1.xkL4bT&s=p
They cost a lot less then you think, and are reusable. Paper is not. These can be bought by anyone for 10-20 cents. I imagine a large retail chain could get a dramatically lower price.
Source for price: http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/digital-price-lcd-for-supermarket-custom_60151046899.html
Edit: stupid auto correct
Alibaba is the world's greatest website http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Free-Fall-Lifeboat-For-Sale_1795726002.html
There are plenty others on there, this seemed like the cheapest - although that might not be a good thing when you are shopping for freefall lifeboats