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Group Buys

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.

Starting a group buy

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:

  • Your name, or the organiser's name
  • A table of names/contact details for people who have opted in to the group buy
  • (optional) A link to the mailing list archives if you started your group buy idea there

I need someone (probably me) to build a wiki template for a group buy page –Adam B

Shipping and delivery

Shipping to a MHV member

  • How should this be handled?

AusPost Parcel Lockers

I'm not sure if MHV could sign up as an organisation to get one of these, but they're free to individuals

  • Won't accept courier deliveries, but anything that gets handed off to Australia Post (USPS, HK Post, China Post etc) is fine
  • Contrary to the first point, they will accept Startrack (a division of AusPost)
  • See AusPost Parcel Lockers for more info

AusPost Parcel Pick Up

  • Need someone to investigate this

Opting in or out

  • Add your name or remove your name from the wiki page (?)

Shipping Forwarders

Am I allowed to recommend one? –Adam B

  • Please discuss with the supplier first (about delivery to Australia) before resorting to using a shipping forwarder. Some suppliers won't like the use of these and they will always incur an extra cost


  • How does CCHS handle this?
group_buys/starting.1388546808.txt.gz · Last modified: 2014/01/01 03:26 by voltagex