Stats from Friday 14 January Sale


104 Dongles were originally sold in total. One unit was refunded after a buyer changed their mind a short time afterwards, so a total of 103 were sold net. That extra Dongle is now on eBay where you can bid on it, with all proceeds to AMSAT-UK.

At 20:00:00, I put 80 units on sale in an attempt to mitigate against Paypal’s overselling ‘feature’. This oversold as 87 units by 20:00:54. The first sale made was at 20:00:19 (the first I have seen in under 20s). Extrapolated, this makes a sale rate of 149 units/minute. The rate for the second batch was 150 units/minute.

At about 20:02 or so, I put a further 13 units on sale, which oversold as a further 17 units. The first sale was at 20:02:30 and the last was at 20:03:12.

Two buyers managed to get two units each.


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4 Responses to Stats from Friday 14 January Sale

  1. Rob Thompson says:

    Congratulations to Howard on another fast sell out, It just goes to show how popular your FUNcube Dongle is.
    Also what a great idea to put that last one on ebay to help AMSAT-UK, At time of typing it is at £275 with 6 days and 7 hours to go.

    I cant wait to get my FCD. I am so excited, I feel like a kid on Christmas 😀
    I’m already thinking of making a display of it the next time I help with JOTA.
    Just 1 question,
    Will you post when the 3rd batch has been posted or have they been posted already?

    Thanks in Advance.
    De Rob Thompson (2E0RPT)

  2. Dave says:

    WOW they go so fast. I bet the Dragons wished you were on board !

  3. Bob says:

    I tried a couple of times to grab one, and as your stats show – got to be extremely fast to have any hope at all… I have missed out (like many others I bet) on a couple of rounds now, very much looking forward to the next opportunity to try and get one (and probably the batch after that, and after that, and so on… haha)

    Keep up the good work, would love to see some bigger batches, or a bit more notice on them too – plus a bit of a waiting list and yes, I have read your FAQ…