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Topic: #s on few $ (3 msgs / 74 lines)
1) From: Paul Jolly
Mike McG:
Man, you are an analytical cat!  But you forgot
to figure in shipping...which adds $7-$8 to the
3# totals.  That's the part which gets me to cut
back.
But I also take the long view: since I drink
MAYBE two pounds a month, I'll be sampling for
the rest of my life.  A tough situation, as I'm
sure you can relate with your current library.
BTW, the Sumatran is the "natural" decaf.
Paul
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2) From: Mike & Debi McGinness
From: "Paul Jolly" 
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Yeah, I've taken "personnality tests": analytical-driver-expressive. (also known as
melancholy-choleric-sanguine) Oh, and we have two Siamese cats.
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Actually I thought of it but figured it'd be about a constant whether shipping 3 or 4# at the same
time and since shipping varies by location didn't include it. Should have stated as much.
Shipping charges are actually "part" of how I ended up with so many different greens. I'd hear of a
green or two I really wanted to try and then looked for other interesting greens to spread out the
cost of shipping. Ends up the fewest greens I've ordered at a single time was 4 different varities
(except for JBM from a source other the SM's.) To further "reduce" the cost per pound I order 2# of
a new variety instead of 1 figuring hadn't had a bean we couldn't use so far... That's one of the
great aspects of homeroasting, the greens don't go stale after a week or so like buying pre-roasted!
Have a great day!
MM;-)
Home Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA
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3) From: cthomas
For Mike McGinness and Paul Jolly:
I think if you check the shipping costs, they are like production costs. 
You pay a chunk to get their attention with one pound and additional pounds
are relatively small incremental costs.  For example, a hypothetical order
of mine for 4 pounds shipped from Tom (central Ohio) to me (western New
York) works out to  $5.55 shipping (these were the new coffees Tom had in
his 8/3 post, but I gotta wait until a new credit card billing cycle since
I am above my green coffee budget for this one).  Another hypotheical order
with 11 pounds of beans (as a way to remind myself of those I might want to
get eventually) (I did get/am getting some of these already) worked out to
$6.45 in shipping.  Assuming linearity, the first pound of beans costs
about $5,20 and each additional pound of beans costs about 13 cents.  These
costs do, in fact, amount to a phantom pound of beans, but indicate it is
more efficient to put in one big order once in a while than a larger number
of smaller ones.
Carl T.
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