JohnB wrote:Chris told me that if he was going to have triples made up his minimum order would be 2000 baskets.
Didn't seem to be an issue for Dalla Corte.
a. Dalla Corte expect to sell a LOT more machines than La Spaziale (or, at least expects to sell to a lot more users who want a triple).
b. Dalla Corte knows where to get shorter runs of baskets produced at a reasonable cost. (This would seem to be backed up the the fact that DC triples were available for a while, but seem unobtainable now.)
c. Dalla Corte figures that just having a triple available as an option adds value to their machine. (I wonder if there aren't at least a few prospective buyers who, when learning that there is no triple available for the Vivaldi, have purchased some other machine. I don't think that would be anyone's primary decision maker, but it could possibly be the facter that tips the scale for some enthusiasts who value that option.)
JohnB wrote:Considering how few requests he gets for them he would have a hard time selling even a fraction of those.
I wonder how many actual requests Chris has gotten from people who want a triple basket. I highly suspect that most people who've even heard that a triple basket MIGHT be available heard it from the same forums where they're also informed that Chris doesn't sell triples. Knowing that Chris doesn't sell them, how many would go to the trouble of contacting CC with what would seem to be a fruitless request?
I think the last Triple Request poll on this forum had wish-requests for over 60 triple baskets, even if they were hand-made, and would cost $50 (or more.) And that's not even a very recent pole.
I wouldn't be surprised that if a triple basket was on the Vivaldi ordering page - and at a price closer to a regular double basket - many Vivaldi purchasers would just add it to their order because it would be an interesing option, and many current owners would add one to their next parts order. I'm not saying that 2000 triples would go flying out the door, but I think Chris would sell more triples than he thinks. (Of course, I'm not the one who has to put up the dough to get them made, so it's easy for me to say!)
JohnB wrote:The nice thing about the triple basket with the Vivaldi is that it allows you to dose at 18-19g without hitting the screen.
I totally agree. I sometimes dose at 20 grams (which I can't really do with any of my double baskets, at least not without several settling taps.) But more often I dose at more like 18g, and appreciate the headroom.