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Re: debian event box



Hi there!

Please reply to the correct mailing list according to what you are
replying to: general discussions about the Debian Events Box go to
debian-publicity@, fulfilling my request in the end goes to
debconf-discuss@ or directly to me, please.

On Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:23:27 +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> Before proceeding though I've a couple of requests (which I've just
> discussed with Luca):
>
> - we should make an estimate of an in-Europe / in-US shipment of a full
>   event box, just to ensure that shipment is not an excessive share of
>   the cost of the material (to do that we most likely need to make an
>   estimate of the total weight of a box)

The estimated weight is 24 kg, found looking around on the web for some
common hardware:

  <https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Events/DebianEventsBox?action=diff&rev1=33&rev2=34>

About the the estimate for shipments, I should say that I did not find a
table with current prices: all the major companies (USPS, DHL, FedEx and
UPS) need to know the sending/receiving postal codes, so I just gave up.

Given that I know that the Swiss Post uses TNT for express delivery, so
I checked the prices there (yes, for once they have worldwide table and
prices).  Prices for 30 kg and 100 x 60 x 60 cm within nearby (zone 1)
and island or farther (zone 2) Europe are around 105 and 160 USD for
Priority (up to 10 days) shipment and 85 and 130 USD for Economy (up to
20 days), respectively, including automatic insurance up to 1200 USD,
but electronic equipment are excluded from the liability.  NB, the
prices above are for private customers.  I have added that to the wiki
page as well:

  <https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Events/DebianEventsBox?action=diff&rev1=34&rev2=35>
    
> - we should make sure that the material fits properly in the Pelicase
>   without packing it too much (which I seriously doubt) and also without
>   leaving it too empty. Here at DebConf11 we have a Peli 1650, used by
>   the video team, so if we can assemble most of the material we can
>   easily do that

While we have most of the material here at DebConf, I was unable to find
a 17" LCD, which is actually the biggest item.  I have now cc:ed the
debconf-discuss@ mailing list to reach a broader audience with my
request.

Does anyone at DebConf11 have a 17" LCD to lend me for 10 minutes?

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

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