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Somebody re-marketed the gaiwan

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Re: Somebody re-marketed the gaiwan

by kyarazen » Aug 13th 16 4:58 am

What the freak! :D that is just one of those bodum double wall glasses with a lid from a small gaiwan -_-!!

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Re: Somebody re-marketed the gaiwan

by Drax » Aug 13th 16 3:21 pm

kyarazen wrote:
What the freak! :D that is just one of those bodum double wall glasses with a lid from a small gaiwan -_-!!
Indeed! Yet look at the response ($$, I mean).

Oh well...

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Re: Somebody re-marketed the gaiwan

by JRS22 » Aug 13th 16 4:42 pm

This doesn't even seem to be a well-designed Gaiwan alternative. The glass has straight sides with no curving lip so in the demo the man has the Gaiwan v2 turned almost completely upside down at the very beginning of the pour while it's still filled with water and tea leaves.

I have 2 well-made glass gaiwans that allow me to watch the leaves steep and are easy to use - they were $15 each in a local tea shop and would probably have been less expensive in Chinatown.

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Re: Somebody re-marketed the gaiwan

by miig » Aug 15th 16 4:02 pm

Oh wow, 50k! This is incredible. Is there a Chinese version of John Oliver? If so, he'll make a video about this.

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Re: Somebody re-marketed the gaiwan

by Fuut » Aug 15th 16 4:06 pm

Seems a little overpriced. Literally, for the money you give to this kick-starter you could get yourself some really nice ware. Also what was wrong with the normal Chinese way of brewing?

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Re: Somebody re-marketed the gaiwan

by ricegeek » Aug 15th 16 5:32 pm

Fuut wrote:Seems a little overpriced. Literally, for the money you give to this kick-starter you could get yourself some really nice ware. Also what was wrong with the normal Chinese way of brewing?
My guess would be the choice of double walled glass for brewing is to avoid getting scalded by hot water with the gaiwan, which could be a problem if someone doesn't handle their gaiwan properly. I burn myself some times when I over fill the gaiwan, and/or tried to pour too fast. This is definitely ridiculous in terms of price, but hey, marketing sells! I am sure Apple could probably sell millions of this gaiwan in their store. :lol:

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Re: Somebody re-marketed the gaiwan

by Fuut » Aug 15th 16 9:28 pm

ricegeek wrote:
Fuut wrote:Seems a little overpriced. Literally, for the money you give to this kick-starter you could get yourself some really nice ware. Also what was wrong with the normal Chinese way of brewing?
My guess would be the choice of double walled glass for brewing is to avoid getting scalded by hot water with the gaiwan, which could be a problem if someone doesn't handle their gaiwan properly. I burn myself some times when I over fill the gaiwan, and/or tried to pour too fast. This is definitely ridiculous in terms of price, but hey, marketing sells! I am sure Apple could probably sell millions of this gaiwan in their store. :lol:
Not to get in a debate but really 21 years windows, i spend countless hours on pointless conundrums, mac is just more pleasant to me personally, well worth the 500 bucks.

Getting back to topic, really buy a double glass (heat resistant if you are not a risk taker), get a lid or make one, and voila. I'm not seeing the value of this kick starter.

Slightly off topic, does anyone know if they finally accept paypal/kick starter?

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Re: Somebody re-marketed the gaiwan

by Drax » Aug 15th 16 10:39 pm

It's a perfect Kickstarter for those that don't know any better (of which there are plenty), which was my main motivation for posting it.

As for paypal, I don't believe so. I still see Kickstarters that "open up paypal donations" after they've met their goal.

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Re: Somebody re-marketed the gaiwan

by Bok » Aug 16th 16 2:28 am

Anyways, as it is made with Chinese manufacturers it will be available on taobao soon – for the fraction of a price.

The cup shape is not ad, the glass part is awful and put together it is a mess.
Guess we could call it the hipster-gaiwan :mrgreen:

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Re: Somebody re-marketed the gaiwan

by Fuut » Aug 16th 16 1:01 pm

Drax wrote:It's a perfect Kickstarter for those that don't know any better (of which there are plenty), which was my main motivation for posting it.

As for paypal, I don't believe so. I still see Kickstarters that "open up paypal donations" after they've met their goal.
That's so ridiculous, the paypal thing, years ago when kick starter was new, sure back then i would've understood only a few payment options, but outside the US not everyone has a CC.