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|19th February 2013, 03:34 PM||#11|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Buenos Aires - Argentina
Remember he states 2 contradicting requisites:
1) on post #3 he says
This alone takes 2 to 4 hours.
Then you go home and, say, in between 4 and 8 hours you have your amp ready, depending on complexity.
A simple no frills preamp, Chipamp and simple classic PSU will be easiest/fastest .
but, on post #1 he asked for:
Well, now we are getting into commercial production, and costs start to be the main stumbling block.
a) As I said before, an average person can build , say, at most 2 of those a day (forget automated assembly for such small amounts) so consider on hiring 4 people.
Did you consider that in your cost scheme?
b) you are talking about £150 per amp, meaning
12 x £150 per day=£1800
20 x £1800 a month=£36000 <-- just on raw parts.
Add to that 5 salaries : 4 builders + 1 "do everything" person, from answering the phone/mail to checking that they actually work to receiving parts to going to the Bank to making coffee to ...... you name it.
Add shop rent + light + gas + phone + taxes + insurance + accountant + "everything else".
You'll easily need £60000 a Month cash flow, meaning that to start such a Business you need some guaranteed £360000 Capital or Bank credit = 6Months operation.
You will not need them "all at once", but they must be available within that timeframe, and maybe you can start with just £150000 on hand.
3) Retail (Joe Buyer out there) price will be around 4X the raw parts cost or 2 X production cost (factor in those salaries/rent/taxes/etc.) as a very low starting point.
The retailer alone will make at least 30% if the retail price or he will not carry your brand, you'd be happy to earn 10% to 15% of that retail price.
Are you sure you will sell *guaranteed* 12x20=240 £600 amplifiers a Month , meaning 2880 amplifiers a Year?
Any less and ends will not meet.
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