It is more expensive but I'm just saying that this is more of a gamble than I would like it to be at the moment. yes it is quite a gamble but I feel like I lost out on bitcoin even though I could have started. So for $130 i can start mining quite nicely because I am currently cpu mining on a work pc from my university and that is slow but still it is way too expensive to buy a pc and gpu for home, calculated today that I would need about $300-500 just to start out with a long ROI. But if Terry would allow me to pay half and half on arrival then I would gladly do so. I have been on their site everyday for about two weeks dreaming and calculating and now they seem even more legit and I am sure that they will prove themselves in a few days with real pictures of their products and some videos of the them in action. Hope that i won't miss the first batch before the proof becomes available.
Well, there are so many ways you can start a business in this. Hope I don't make it sound like a pyramid scheme. If you are very enthusiastic about something and might not have enough funding for it, what I would do is to go out and talk to people with same enthusiasm and getting some support. I will just use this case for example, but it applies everywhere. What I would do is:
1. Send our guys an email about group buying options;
2. check on if there are meetups of some sort, online or offline, then go to the meetups with information you have, and let the crowd know that you have already started on this and given options as such and such;
3. gather feedbacks, maybe customers as well;
4. more meetups and keep tweaking, in the mean time trying to get better deals with us as more and more are interested;
5. maybe one day you wake up, you are already qualified for distributor and will be running your own business.
I know it's not quite relevant, but I highly recommend the book written by Eric Ries, "Lean Startup". Check it out.