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Jolla: why not presell more tablets? [not relevant]

asked 2015-11-21 12:23:42 +0200

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updated 2015-11-21 19:23:09 +0200

What is keeping you from capitalizing from your (as of yet) biggest chance? So far you had one IGG crowdfunding campain, as well as a pre-sale; it appears both of them sold-out? Why not placing the tablets on pre-sales again?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is not relevant or outdated" by JSEHV
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that sounds a bit like a pyramid. pre-sales funds indigogo, 2nd pre-sales funds first..

pawel ( 2015-11-21 12:37:56 +0200 )edit

cuz noone preorders if the tablet wont be delivered

michel ( 2015-11-21 12:59:55 +0200 )edit

@pawel : its a piramide scam only if you do not deliver; jolla has product and also delivered it to some; if liquidity is what they are missing in order to push out the rest, then preselling is a viable solution. The more they will sell, the more likely they will be able to push out all the tablets. Basic economics dude!

tortoisedoc ( 2015-11-21 13:14:59 +0200 )edit

with all money problems? That would really attract a lot of buyers!

rgrnetalk ( 2015-11-21 14:48:17 +0200 )edit

Sure, why not? You can always bind payment to delivery. Not you, actually, but Jolla could offer it this way. And as far as I understand, they do already offer some policy for withdrawal of one's order.

lakutalo ( 2015-11-21 15:36:20 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-11-22 05:25:39 +0200

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Would you pre-purchace something from company that might be bankrupted even before the IGG pre-orders are delivered? I doubt there wouldn't be many who would take the leap of faith now with the current state of Jolla and the few daring buyers wouldn't make any difference in the big picture.

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Its a catch 22; if jolla does not get money, they wont be able to ship tablets. But if they have nothing to sell, they wont get money. And apparently also not an investor. They need liquidity, and the best bet would be on the tablet, which has won an award. If people buy the tablets or not, thats to be seen. What i recall, for example the hp tablet sold like hotcakes right before their division got shutted down.

tortoisedoc ( 2015-11-22 08:39:51 +0200 )edit

I agree, since the tablet could be or have been their flagship. But now customers' confidence has to be rebuilt, too.

lakutalo ( 2015-11-22 09:31:41 +0200 )edit

Yes, but thats a different problem and part of the risk. Point is, why is jolla NOT pushing more presales? And yes, the tablet still is their best chance given the phone is old.

tortoisedoc ( 2015-11-22 10:06:54 +0200 )edit

As much as I understand it is not the lack of demand, just like with those batteries.

lakutalo ( 2015-11-22 11:01:19 +0200 )edit

As stated in today's HS article; the provider had to be switched mid-way. Bad, Bad. Bad.

tortoisedoc ( 2015-11-22 22:02:14 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-02-01 12:41:09 +0200

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Latest info regarding Jolla Tablet and closure in official Jolla Blog post:

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