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natezero386
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Mar 10, 2014
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$135 for a wallet made of Aluminum, not an actually expensive metal like titanium or steel. Makes sense, I'm sure this will be popular.
Mar 10, 2014
Rambonobo
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Mar 10, 2014
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At least shipping to Australia is cheap. I may buy a few so I can give them to good friends, colleagues, mistresses and strangers on the street. Quite affordable and great value for money.
Mar 10, 2014
Iacoizumi
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Mar 11, 2014
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Wow. You weren't kidding! A quick google search brings up the market price of 6061 T6 aircraft-grade aluminium at 4000$ per metric ton on the high end, which would make 86 g of aluminium (the weight of this wallet) ~0.35$. Even if we're generous and assume that the wallet is carved from an aluminium block ten times its mass, we're still only talking about 3.50$ in raw aluminium per wallet.
Mar 11, 2014
AndrewLekashman
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Mar 11, 2014
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Stay tuned, a drop for bulk aluminum may be coming up sometime next month!
Mar 11, 2014
dorkvader
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Mar 11, 2014
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I would absolutely be down for bulk material drop!
I am sure the point Natezero386 and lacoizumi were trying to make is that the cost of machining far exceeds the cost of material, and the price is indeed fair for such a finely machined item.
Mar 11, 2014
Iacoizumi
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Mar 12, 2014
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Exactly. If you look to their kickstarter page, you'll see they actually uploaded a video of one of their wallets being CNC'd (

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Mar 12, 2014
natezero386
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Mar 16, 2014
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No. I meant that $135 is absolutely ridiculous for a wallet, and I know for a fact no one voted for this. Machining something is nowhere near expensive enough to justify that price, and even if it was signed by every one of the Beatles and hand polished by Barack Obama it would still be the most ludicrous price I'd ever seen.
Mar 16, 2014
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