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Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2011, 05:50:11 AM »
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Agreed.



Also agreed.
I realize there is a pull down menu, but if you go by lowest common denominator tuning into the page...
You see the item and then natural inclination is to click on it for info. Nada. Could use a few links added, imo.

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Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2011, 05:51:01 AM »
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That site need a major overhaul pronto.


He's waiting until HP updates their website and then he'll copy that.
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Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2011, 05:53:31 AM »
Right, I wantched it and...

err...

umm...

yes.

I still think it needs more function keys.
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Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2011, 05:56:55 AM »
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Right, I wantched it and...

err...

umm...

yes.

I still think it needs more function keys.

I thought about it and then...

595 DOLLARS, OMFG, NO WAY!

I can get an Intel Atom system for half that.

Which means its a $300 case?
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Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2011, 05:58:19 AM »
I see now that commercial has been released the other thread here "CommodoreUSA Partners with Disney" has now been closed... ;)

Kinda makes you wonder if Barry had this planned all along to drum up interest in his new commercial... ;)

So does that mean this thread will get closed when they release something else, call me suspicious but something don't smell right round here and it's not just that commercial or me feet... :)
 

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Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2011, 06:01:50 AM »
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I see now that commercial has been released the other thread here "CommodoreUSA Partners with Disney" has now been closed... ;)

Kinda makes you wonder if Barry had this planned all along to drum up interest in his new commercial... ;)

So does that mean this thread will get closed when they release something else, call me suspicious but something don't smell right round here and it's not just that commercial or me feet... :)

See my signature. You're ALL in on it (and Redrumloa eats puppies, he even said so).
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Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2011, 06:02:57 AM »
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I thought about it and then...

595 DOLLARS, OMFG, NO WAY!

I can get an Intel Atom system for half that.

Which means its a $300 case?


If you look, you can buy the case, keyboard, and card reader for $250.  That custom keyboard is VERY expensive even at a OEM cost.
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Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2011, 06:05:53 AM »
Quote from: Iggy;628252
I thought about it and then...

595 DOLLARS, OMFG, NO WAY!

I can get an Intel Atom system for half that.

Which means its a $300 case?


Damn, I didn't check the price!

For $595 I expect something like:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7186287&CatId=4928

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Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2011, 06:07:05 AM »
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If you look, you can buy the case, keyboard, and card reader for $250.  That custom keyboard is VERY expensive even at a OEM cost.

I remember contracting for similar keyboards when I worked for a small outfit that built PCs. They were well under $100.

I think I'll gut a non-functional A500, A600, or A1200 and use a keyboard converter. It would be cheaper.
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Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2011, 06:07:39 AM »
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If you look, you can buy the case, keyboard, and card reader for $250.  That custom keyboard is VERY expensive even at a OEM cost.


Bloody hell!  Give me a real non-functioning C64 for $10 off eBay, a $10 keyboard from Walmart and 30 minutes with my Dremel...
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Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2011, 06:07:52 AM »
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Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2011, 06:09:48 AM »
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I remember contracting for similar keyboards when I worked for a small outfit that built PCs. They were well under $100.

I think I'll gut a non-functional A500, A600, or A1200 and use a keyboard converter. It would be cheaper.


The real test will be to see what The Daddy sells his FPGA Arcade A500+ type cases (including keyboard) for.  Considering he;s producing them in small quantities more or less by hand, if he can sell them for under $250 then we know we're being told porkies.

My guess is that there is a small factory in China making them for $10 each, add $2 for shipping and $20 for importation duties and... KaChing!
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Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2011, 06:09:50 AM »
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I remember contracting for similar keyboards when I worked for a small outfit that built PCs. They were well under $100.

It is below $100, but not by very much.

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I think I'll gut a non-functional A500, A600, or A1200 and use a keyboard converter. It would be cheaper.

Or wait for Yoz's design to go into production.  But again, this is for the C64 folks, this is not a Commodore Amiga, that's further down the road.
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Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2011, 06:11:00 AM »
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I remember contracting for similar keyboards when I worked for a small outfit that built PCs. They were well under $100.

I think I'll gut a non-functional A500, A600, or A1200 and use a keyboard converter. It would be cheaper.


Was wondering when all you folk who were so fascinated with buying one of these cases would realise that for 30 years now you could buy the original case at a fraction of their prices and have the real thing to do with as you please... :lol:
 

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Re: Wow! C-USA's first commercial.
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2011, 06:11:26 AM »
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