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Re: Small donation offer for Debian Events Box (WAS Re: bits from the DPL for January 2012

On Sat, Feb 04, 2012 at 10:55:35AM -0500, Joseph R. Justice wrote:
> I currently work at a hardware store (located in Florida, USA) where I
> can get things like power strips (actually, surge suppressors would be
> better), at least some types of cabling, padlocks, and other assorted
> things at a significant discount from normal retail price (my price
> would be the wholesale price the store pays plus 10% markup, plus
> local sales tax).
> Hope this is of some use, interest.  Thanks for your time.  I look
> forward to your response.  Be well.

Hi Joseph, thanks for your offer.

At the moment we're assemblying the event box "instance" for Europe, but
we'll soon do the same for the US version. We will keep an eye on the
material you suggested and let you know. But we've to point out that,
given the relative low cost of those material (at least when compared to
more expensive items contained in the event box such as the desktop
computer) the overhead of organization might be significant when
compared to the discount advantages.

These amounts of donations are *very* important for Debian and
constitute an important slice of our finances. But it might be better
for us to receive those kinds of donations as cash [1], as it is easier
for us to use them that way.

Thanks again for your interest in helping Debian,

[1] http://www.debian.org/donations
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