WTB: 60 pin to 50 pin adaptor for Yamaha SFG-01 FM sound module

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By ImATrackMan

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27-07-2016, 01:41

Alright, so I need a little help finding the cables for these. I found some connectors, $40 shipped, so for an order of 5 boards that's already $4 on just the connectors, but I'm having lots of trouble finding cables that are cheap AND ship quickly. the cheapest ones I found so far had an arrival date between August 3rd-18th with no option to change shipping method.

By ImATrackMan

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27-07-2016, 04:42

Sorry for the repeated posts, but I've done some searching and I've come up with this probably final cost list.
10 boards: $68
10 pairs of connectors: $75.30
5 sets of cables (lot of 2): $39.95
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$183.25
I'm not really looking to make a profit on these, so 10 adapters would be $18.35 each, not including shipping, which is obviously above my $15 estimate but not by too much. The thing is, the ribbon cables are the ones with that wide August shipping window, so if everyone is comfortable waiting until the middle/end of August, I can order everything now to get them made, and ship them as soon as the cables come in. If anyone wants them sooner, I'll have to find a new, likely more expensive source for the ribbon cables.

By Alexey

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27-07-2016, 05:25

Good, the price is affordable. I wonder if shipment price can be also reduced. I can send a small package from EU to USA for just 4 euros, or 7 euros with tracking. I wonder why USPS shipment is so expensive...

By msxtrd

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27-07-2016, 08:19

The cable is it just a plain IDE cable?
Should be possible to ship cheaper in a bubble envelope as a letter?

By ImATrackMan

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27-07-2016, 08:27

Yes, the cable is just a standard 50-pin IDE/C cable and yes, it would be likely be cheaper, but something in me is against(?) shipping bubble mailers overseas. USPS also seems to be very against using your own packaging. The $33 to Germany is in USPS's smallest package which is still too large for a single adapter in my opinion (13.5 x 22 x 4.5cm). I could choose my own appropriately sized box, but that brings the price up from $33, so it would make no sense. Anyway, if no one has anything to say before I wake up (2:30 AM here), I'll send the gerbers to PCBway tomorrow.

By Alexey

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27-07-2016, 12:49

Well, I will definitely not pay 33$ for shipment. Sending in a bubbled envelope is safe for such boards - it's quite unlikely they they will get damaged. I was sending more fragile stuff in those envelopes to several countries and everything was fine.

By CX5Mer

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27-07-2016, 15:25

ImATrackMan wrote:

Sorry for the repeated posts, but I've done some searching and I've come up with this probably final cost list.
10 boards: $68
10 pairs of connectors: $75.30
5 sets of cables (lot of 2): $39.95
-------------------------------
$183.25
I'm not really looking to make a profit on these, so 10 adapters would be $18.35 each, not including shipping, which is obviously above my $15 estimate but not by too much. The thing is, the ribbon cables are the ones with that wide August shipping window, so if everyone is comfortable waiting until the middle/end of August, I can order everything now to get them made, and ship them as soon as the cables come in. If anyone wants them sooner, I'll have to find a new, likely more expensive source for the ribbon cables.

I really don't understand all this. I'm still not 100% sure I need this adapter. If I do need it, then I'll know before Monday BST (GMT+1 hour). In that case, I don't want to wait ages for the adaptor, I want it ASAP. I never agreed to have it sent to another CX5M/MSX user I don't know. I agreed to pay US$48 for all this. If the price has now gone up, I need you to tell me the new price for ONE of these adaptors sent to me in London via USPS.

By ImATrackMan

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27-07-2016, 18:08

CX5Mer wrote:

I really don't understand all this.

Simple. Wait for the parts, or have the price go up so I can pay for cables that get here quicker.

CX5Mer wrote:

I'm still not 100% sure I need this adapter. If I do need it, then I'll know before Monday BST (GMT+1 hour). In that case, I don't want to wait ages for the adaptor, I want it ASAP. I never agreed to have it sent to another CX5M/MSX user I don't know. I agreed to pay US$48 for all this.

That price or any other one I've come up with was never final as I keep on telling you, and you seemed prepared for the prices to "increase slightly due to the fluctuating exchange rates before you confirm it and ask for payment". An extra $3 per adapter is NOT much at all. No one decided that I would send these to another user in Europe. If you're not 100% sure you need this, I'm not 100% sure why you keep asking desperately for me to price these for you and seemingly, ONLY you. Other people want these and I'm trying to get this done as efficiently as possible.

CX5Mer wrote:

If the price has now gone up, I need you to tell me the new price for ONE of these adaptors sent to me in London via USPS.

. AS IT STANDS NOW, WITH THE PRICE NOT FINALIZED AT ALL, AND THE CHEAPEST POSSIBLE USPS INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OPTION SELECTED (any option where I choose my own packaging is above $80):

Adapter: $18.35
Shipping $32.95
"Absolutely non-final depending on how things go so DON'T quote me" price: $51.30, which is ~£39 or ~€46

Long story short, wait or pay more, there is no in-between. If no one wants these any more, I'll go ahead and order the boards and just the parts to make one for myself.

By msxtrd

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27-07-2016, 21:58

I have a cable at home. If lack of the cable would reduce the shipping price to europe and make it fit into a bubble envelope i would be in, otherwise I'll pass.

By ImATrackMan

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27-07-2016, 23:20

There are TWO MORE (unlisted) CHEAPER shipping options available.
"First-Class Package International Service" - $22.50
"First-Class Mail® International Large Envelope" - $12.60

The thing is, even though you have to choose the shipping destination first, all is says for the ship time is "varies by destination", so it could take a week to get to you or it could take a month. it's cheaper, but it's quite the gamble on time. I'm fine with choosing these, but I'd like you all to at least get a sense of when you'll be getting these. These shipping options don't provide that at all.

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