4-Person 72hr Kit @ Costco.com

Discussion in 'For Sale & Wanted' started by DisasterReindeer, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. DisasterReindeer

    DisasterReindeer Resident Disaster Expert

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    We are supplying Costco with a kit we designed specifically for them.

    It's $69.99 at Costco.com and $109.95 on Amazon.com

    LINK for Costco kit

    Feel free to criticize the kit. That's the only way we can make it better!
     
  2. The_Blob

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    following prices taken from the Emergency Essentials catalogue ( Emergency Essentials - Be Prepared Emergency Preparedness Food Storage )

    pg 32 High Uinta Gear Timp D700 4 zippered section + 2 external mesh pouches backpack = =$9

    pg 33 Wavelength emergency radio, charger & flashlight = $17

    pg 31 4 mylar 84"x52" 80% heat retention blankets = $5 (4x$1.25)

    pg 27 51 pc first aid kit = $7

    pg 21 4 Mainstay 2400 calorie emergency food bars = $20 (4x$5)

    pg 37 High Uinta Gear 13 function utility knife = $3

    pg 39 Mainstay(36) water pouches = $12.60 (36x$0.35)

    couldn't find candles in there but I've seen = $1 for 6

    all told estimated $68.60

    I would go with the Datrex food bars, they're the same price & they're individually packaged in 200 calorie subsections, also maybe up to the 36oo calorie bars (additional $7 as opposed to $5)

    I didn't see any matches in there ;) so add waterproof matches ($0.85) pg 30 & a 5-in-1 survival whistle (includes signal whistle, compass, flint firestarter, waterproof matchbox, signal mirror) ($1.50) pg 33

    you might want to remove the candles & replace with a 100-hr candle (burns liquid parafin) pg 31

    also 84"x36" 80% heat retention mylar sleeping bags ($3.50 each) instead of or in addition to the blankets... maybe 4 rain ponchos ($.075 each) pg31

    maybe a 12-hr lightstick or two (can be found anywhere for $1 or less)

    2 person 'tube' tent ($4 pg 31)

    8-hr hand warmers 2-pack ($1 pg 30)

    it's SO hard to cram everything into one of these things...
     

  3. DisasterReindeer

    DisasterReindeer Resident Disaster Expert

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    Would you say that's the right price for the bag? It looks like it matches your price breakdown. The idea is for people to buy it as a starter to cover the basics and include other things they find helpful.

    I agree, our designer had a hard time to select the best products without making the bag too big and heavy.
     
  4. Expeditioner

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    Agree with Blob on the Datrex food bars. Looks like decent intro kit for a novice or someone who only concerned with short term preps. The first aid kit appears very basic.......might want to add a SAM splint!
     
  5. The_Blob

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    IMO the trick to selling anything is to offer a noticeably better (10%-20%) deal than people can get elsewhere for the same or comparable products

    if you include a price breadown & total cost for what the components cost individually vs. the 'package deal' you offer & the difference is significant then your packs should sell themselves
     
  6. DisasterReindeer

    DisasterReindeer Resident Disaster Expert

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    Did your figure include shipping?

    The pack weighs 18lbs which costs almost $10-15 however you slice it. That is included in the $69 so your actually getting it for just around 20% less than buying the products by themselves.
     
  7. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

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    I don't know how much access to other venues your customer-base has so I did not know if S&H was an issue or not, but the catalogue I pulled the prices from has listed shipping based on how much (in $$$) you purchase:

    orders < $60 = $6
    orders $60-$120 = $9
    orders $120-$400 = $12
    orders > $400 = FREE

    now, granted, they are a large distributor & have the means to 'eat' the S&H costs

    also, the prices I listed were for individual components purchased singly, every one of those items has significant discounts (anywhere from 10%-40% depending on the items) when purchased in multiple quantities (anywhere from 4 to 24(?) depending on the items) so that making multiple packs would be cheaper than making them one-at-a-time (of course ;) )

    best of luck, hope this information helps :2thumb: