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Old 07-29-2010, 04:21 PM #1
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Default O-like Aixiz modules-dirt cheap

O-like is now selling 10pks of aixiz modules (or what looks like it) for 20 bucks:
dia 12mm housing /5.6mm diode houisng with lens /10 pack [OL1230H] - $20.00 : Welcome to O-Like.com, Your source for laser products

This may very well be A new source for everyone's 12mm modules!

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Thanks, didnt notice that, so good find
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Nice find, but I feel bad for the family run business here in the US maybe losing come customers. But then again, I probably won't be needing modules anytime soon, got surplus on myself as-it-is.

Either way though, good find. I would think this should be posted in the deals and discounts section rather than here.
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That is about $3 less than AixiZ-30 cents a module - but shipping time?? Houston Vs China?? replacement if package were to get lost?? My stuff from AixiZ gets to me in three days.

As far as 'hurting' a family run biz--- ummmm-- aixiz ships about 2,000 blanks every month around the world-- about 200,000 I'm guessing so far. makes you wonder where ALL these lasers are now??

BTW-- AixiZ is very much a family ran biz-- met them all--very nice folks.

not sayin' the peeps at O-like are not nice--just never met them.
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That is about $3 less than AixiZ-30 cents a module - but shipping time?? Houston Vs China?? replacement if package were to get lost?? My stuff from AixiZ gets to me in three days.

As far as 'hurting' a family run biz--- ummmm-- aixiz ships about 2,000 blanks every month around the world-- about 200,000 I'm guessing so far. makes you wonder where ALL these lasers are now??

BTW-- AixiZ is very much a family ran biz-- met them all--very nice folks.

not sayin' the peeps at O-like are not nice--just never met them.
have to agree with you there len.. lets not also forget the state of the US economy right now. do you folks think anything is going to get any better if you keep sending money to other countries and cutting out any "middlemen" especially when those middlemen are in the us?? heres an idea.. we can all send our paychecks to china until we dont have a job anymore b/c our job was outsourced to a cheaper company in china.. im just sayin...
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have to agree with you there len.. lets not also forget the state of the US economy right now. do you folks think anything is going to get any better if you keep sending money to other countries and cutting out any "middlemen" especially when those middlemen are in the us?? heres an idea.. we can all send our paychecks to china until we dont have a job anymore b/c our job was outsourced to a cheaper company in china.. im just sayin...
well in all fairness chances are Aixiz isn't making them in the US, but from a chinese manufacturer... so ya, your paying a convenience fee for them to be shipped from the US quickly etc... its up to you if thats worth it... personally I rather pay a few extra bucks to get it quicker, but I'm impatient lol
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Nice find, but I feel bad for the family run business here in the US maybe losing come customers. But then again, I probably won't be needing modules anytime soon, got surplus on myself as-it-is.

Either way though, good find. I would think this should be posted in the deals and discounts section rather than here.
I'm sure that "family run business" gets all those products at way-below-that-price from China anyway. It's not like they make their own modules. So I don't feel bad at all.

Anyway, local businesses can ship out faster, and some people think they're more trustworthy and buy from them.
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well in all fairness chances are Aixiz isn't making them in the US, but from a chinese manufacturer... so ya, your paying a convenience fee for them to be shipped from the US quickly etc... its up to you if thats worth it... personally I rather pay a few extra bucks to get it quicker, but I'm impatient lol
aixiz may not make theyre own modules but where do you think the paychecks go from the money they make on the modules..? my guess is other employees.. do you really think best buy, wal mart and other stores manufacture their own goods? the paychecks end up staying in the USA...
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It doesn't matter though. The net benefit is pretty much the same by cutting out the middle-man.

Why? Because the money saved by cutting out a middle-man is kept by the domestic purchaser. Oh sure, the small bit of profit that O-like earns for their modules isn't earned by a domestic company, but the difference in price is still kept by a domestic party.

Any anyway, Aixiz obtains their parts for far less than even O-like sells them. Even if Aixiz sells fewer than O-like (which is unlikely), they earn more per item. Aixiz also has the advantage of selling locally: lower time-to-delivery, easier and better customer service, and the cost premium to customers is usually outweighed by the advantages. Finally, there's no guarantee that any of the profits Aixiz earns will actually provide a domestic benefit (hiring employees, helping the local economy, etc.). The money saved by cutting out the middle-man may have a more useful effect than whatever a company decides to do with its profits.

The whole buying exports from China side of it... well, that's for another thread.
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actually walmart is a horrible example... their jobs generally end up paying empoyees barely livable wages which qualify them for government services/assistance (which they encourage) so basically walmart employees cost us a lot of money in government assistance...

additionally in this example walmart would be o-like and aixiz would be the hundreds if not thousands of other retailers walmart has decimated

sure they give americans "paychecks" but where do you think everything in walmart comes from? 90% of it is chinese crap manufactured for the absolute cheapest price
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If you're working at Walmart, what do you really expect as pay? These are low-skill jobs anybody can do, and why should I be effectively subsidizing a zero-skill job at "livable wages"? The low pay should be a negative incentive to make people strive for better things.

But then steps in the government to make up the difference. There's the real problem: why strive for anything better if the result is the same? It's like people in Louisiana refusing to work because their unemployment benefits after Catrina were better than any job they'd find.

People will then talk about Costco, and how they provide better pay and benefits. That's great, but Costco only has so many jobs to go around. So when those jobs are all filled, where do people work? Walmart or other places.

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It's a bit different than that. Walmart's tactic is to move into a community and enact a "dumping" like policy to wipe out the local competition. The competition suffers because it costs more to do business than what they earn.

With Aixiz, and O-like, the overheads are so low that it comes down to what is offered and at what prices. Aixiz is charging their prices simply because they can: they have the advantage over O-like. Sure, people can order 20x modules from O-like, but it'll take two weeks, it's a Chinese company that people often don't trust, and it's only worth buying if you need 20 at a time. If the Aixiz module market heats up, Aixiz can respond in turn with lower margins for themselves as well.

Even then, when you see these local retailers going out of business, it's usually because of just prices. Walmarts don't provide a nicer environment, better products/service, or even convenience (they're usually on cheap land away from the town somewhat). So if it's just price that Walmart wins people over on, the local businesses really aren't offering anything exceptional, and have, perhaps, grown complacent as a result of a lack of competition. Sadly enough, many local retailers simply aren't dynamic enough to adjust to the competition.
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I ordered these and they finally arrived yesterday.

Overall, the quality isn't as good as AixiZ, though not too far behind - the most obvious thing I noticed is that the threads are fairly rough. The measurements are close to the AixiZ version, though they aren't quite identical.

The lenses are similar to what AixiZ offers now, though they are closed back. I've not tested the output of the lens to see how it compares. Mounting the lens to the focusing ring is somewhat uncomfortable because of the plastic lens housing and the rough threads. Nothing has been damaged so far, but taking your time with these seems to be a good idea.

Overall, these seem workable (especially if you are looking to minimize the cost of a build) but aren't quite the same quality level.

If the inventory numbers listed on their site are to be believed, I think I was the first person to order these.
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well in all fairness chances are Aixiz isn't making them in the US, but from a chinese manufacturer... so ya, your paying a convenience fee for them to be shipped from the US quickly etc... its up to you if thats worth it... personally I rather pay a few extra bucks to get it quicker, but I'm impatient lol

For sure they are made in china- but AixiZ employees 7 peeps right here in Houston.

I can match any price on 10 packs- PM me if you want any(red and 5 glass lenses too)t your USA door in 4 or less Biz days.

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any price can you match free? or like a 10 pack for 15$?
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