Group buys are a great way to get many people involved in projects, get some new toys and maybe save some money at the same time.
Please post a message on the mailing list with your idea, starting the subject with [group buy] if possible.
If you can get enough people interested, start a wiki page in the group_buys category with the details (supplier, estimated pricing, contact details, shipping details etc).
Until we have a defined template for these, please include the following:
I need someone (probably me) to build a wiki template for a group buy page –Adam B
I'm not sure if MHV could sign up as an organisation to get one of these, but they're free to individuals
Am I allowed to recommend one? –Adam B
If the proposed purchase is a large one involving more than a few people and the agreement of the MHV Committee, it might be worth developing a Funding Agreement so that everyone is on the same page in terms of access, user rights and responsibilities and what happens if something doesn't work out as expected. A draft Funding Agreement for the proposed Laser Cutter purchase is here and it can be used as a model if it is suitable.