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Trading, buying, selling => What you want, what you have => Topic started by: ta0 on June 25, 2020, 12:20:17 AM

Title: Trompo Star from Gerardo
Post by: ta0 on June 25, 2020, 12:20:17 AM
I ordered from Gerardo half a dozen of his Trompo Star tops (one of each color). They were $3 each and shipping the package from Mexico is going to cost me a little over $30 or $5 each. If anybody in the US wants one, you can get it for $8 plus shipping. The shape is different than regular Mexican tops. Some call it the egg  :D

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Title: Re: Trompo Star from Gerardo
Post by: kevinm on June 25, 2020, 02:21:09 PM
I would like one, are you saying you will sell one of yours or is there a link to order?
Title: Re: Trompo Star from Gerardo
Post by: ta0 on June 25, 2020, 03:11:03 PM
I would like one, are you saying you will sell one of yours or is there a link to order?
I would sell you at cost one of the ones I ordered. It made no sense for me to just pay shipping on a single top.
You can choose any color:

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I will tell you when I receive them, sometime next week, and then you can pay me.

Title: Re: Trompo Star from Gerardo
Post by: ta0 on June 25, 2020, 03:54:55 PM
I increased the order to a dozen for just $7 more shipping from Mexico. So now the cost per top is about $6 plus shipping to you.
If Gerardo drops the package tomorrow, UPS claims delivery by Tuesday.
Title: Re: Trompo Star from Gerardo
Post by: Texture on June 25, 2020, 06:16:21 PM
I would like one as well. I saw one online for $99, so this would be a great price.
Title: Re: Trompo Star from Gerardo
Post by: jmadrigal on June 26, 2020, 09:08:32 AM
I purchased 24 of these a month ago. Can't wait to get them. It's great to support a small top business and performers in these times. :D
Title: Re: Trompo Star from Gerardo
Post by: ta0 on June 26, 2020, 10:36:39 AM
I purchased 24 of these a month ago. Can't wait to get them. It's great to support a small top business and performers in these times. :D
Great! Yes, performers need our support in these dire times.

I would expect the post to take a month with the covid. I'm using my business UPS account so I have a great discount that almost matches the post and can get them fast.
Title: Re: Trompo Star from Gerardo
Post by: Sabaspin on June 27, 2020, 12:30:31 PM
Hello Jorge. If you still have any left, I will take one.
Title: Re: Trompo Star from Gerardo
Post by: ta0 on June 27, 2020, 03:32:57 PM
Hello Jorge. If you still have any left, I will take one.

I would like one as well. I saw one online for $99, so this would be a great price.

Sure! I will now get 2 of each color, so just choose the one you want (I have no preference myself).
Gerardo sent the package yesterday and UPS says it's waiting for customs clearance.
Title: Re: Trompo Star from Gerardo
Post by: ta0 on July 01, 2020, 10:39:35 PM
I received the tops. The boxes came flat, so you will have to assemble them.
One of the reds is actually closer to a purple.


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Shipping in the continental US is $8.30 by Priority Mail, for any number of tops (there are no savings using regular mail for this weight).
The tops are $6 each.

Title: Re: Trompo Star from Gerardo
Post by: ta0 on July 05, 2020, 11:22:02 PM
I ran out of orange and green colors. The rest are still available.
Title: Re: Trompo Star from Gerardo
Post by: ta0 on July 08, 2020, 12:55:00 AM
I still have 6 tops, but I ran out of boxes. Gerardo didn't send me boxes for all of them because it would have surpassed the weight on the label I sent him.
Title: Re: Trompo Star from Gerardo
Post by: Neff on July 08, 2020, 10:40:28 AM
I ordered a dozen from Gerardo yesterday  8)
It seems the egg shape (or acorn shape) is very nice for bouncing. The thingiverse spin-top bounces well when it is printed in rigid plastic, and Gerardo has at least one Instagram video doing a nice intentional bounce trick with his.