PolyhymnianMuse wrote:I suppose it depends on what kind of profit margin (if any) shogun actually wants to make. puerhking, I think the general idea though is that if he orders a tong of each (or multiple tongs) the price will be quite a lot less than if you were to yourself order a couple cakes. I notice that quite a few items are priced the same as shipping unless you start getting into more expensive cakes so in theory it would be a good idea.
Of course you would have to figure out what kind of weight you can get shipped for $X, factor in the base price of the tea itself, and than work out what it would come out to per cake. Don't forget about the shipping for distribution in the states than too.
I am not ready to get this going yet, I just wanted to put out the idea and see if there was any interest. For now I am am going to order a tong of the #4 and a tuo of that new Menghai stuff that was just added. I plan on keeping this tong for myself but if I like it enough i could see ordering another 1-2 tongs of it and redistributing it here keeping some myself thus not only giving myself a better deal but providing for those that dont want to order from china.
These little guys look good.
http://cgi.ebay.com/2008-Menghai-Da-Yi- ... dZViewItem
They are a great price if they are any good so if I like them I'll get more of those too in the future.
Poly did you order your tong of the #4 yet?