Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 11936 from 2003/5/22
> [...] how many of each of those items A-Eon will need to sell before they can recoup all
> of the design and production costs [...]. the statements and reports of A-Eon spending
> several hundreds of thousands of dollars, to design and produce [...]. [...] some of that
> reported investment must have included the Tabor A1222 motherboards [...]. [...] the
> numbers that have been reported, or stated by Trevor himself, regarding how much has
> been invested into design and production, plus rough guesses by myself on how much
> the bare components might cost and quick math to arrive at a very high number of boards
> and system sales, that would be needed to repay all investment monies.
I think we can do some simple calculations based on what has been announced by A-Eon or said by Trevor himself:
1. A-Eon paid 1.2 million USD for NRE and manufacturing costs of Cyrus (Plus) and Tabor.
2. A-Eon commissioned production of 500 Cyus Plus boards.
3. A-Eon set a sales price of about 1600 USD per Cyrus Plus board.
4. A-Eon commissioned production of 1000 Tabor boards.
5. A-Eon announced a sales price of about 400 USD per Tabor board.
Let's see: 500 x 1600 USD + 1000 x 400 USD = 1.2 million USD
Edit: statement regarding NRE costs of Cyrus (Plus)
> Even if the production cost of each system or board were doubled to arrive at the sales
> price [...], it seems to me that approximately 300 to 400 X5000 complete systems would
> need to be sold just to get close to breaking even.
I think they need to sell all 500 produced Cyrus Plus boards to break even (incl. recouping of NRE costs).
> Although no hard figures have been released for the number of X1000 sales, given the
> number of production runs, and the guessed at number of X1000's probably included in
> each production run, that 300 to 400 number is probably very close to the number of
> X1000's that were produced and sold.
Based on the numbers revealed by Trevor
, there were at least 400 Nemo boards produced and sold. My personal guess is 600 to 800 boards.[ Edited by Andreas_Wolf 08.02.2017 - 23:37 ]