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Offline QuikSanz

Re: Is Software Hut Still open?
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2011, 05:14:13 AM »
Hi All,

Been using them for close if not 15 years, Joe is good and will fill your order if he has/can get the equipment you need.

You may need to try a couple times. A mail then a call later works most times.

Chris
 

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Re: Is Software Hut Still open?
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2011, 08:52:04 AM »
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Hi All,

Been using them for close if not 15 years, Joe is good and will fill your order if he has/can get the equipment you need.

You may need to try a couple times. A mail then a call later works most times.

Chris

+1

I think I bought almost all of my earliest Amiga gear to expand my A1000 from Software Hut.  I am trying to remember the name of the lady there that I would correspond back and forth with to make the orders.  I also have dealt directly with Joe on a few items and never had a single problem.

Looking through their ads back during that time was fun.  There was always more Amiga gear and software than I could afford at that time, but it was fun to dream about getting some of it someday.

Now we are lucky to have any new gear or software available, but I am thankful for what we do have and try to support the remaining developers and hardware manufacturers as often as possible.

I just wrote to Joe to volunteer some help to update his website in exchange for a couple of his Amiga items (I would probably do it for free if he thinks that it is not worth giving me a couple of items from his stock).

We will see if he replies to my offer to help update and organize his site.
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Offline save2600

Re: Is Software Hut Still open?
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2011, 03:33:30 PM »
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I am trying to remember the name of the lady there that I would correspond back and forth with to make the orders.
Was her name Margaret? Joe's sister or sister in-law IIRC. She was the one who answered the phone 99.99% of the time back in the day.  :)
 

Offline Fud

Re: Is Software Hut Still open?
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2011, 03:55:49 PM »
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Is Software Hut Still open?
Their website is still there, but I emailed them last week and this week regarding some
 hardware I am interested in, but have not received and answer to either email.

I wonder if I would do better by calling them.

Thanks
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Offline matt3k

Re: Is Software Hut Still open?
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2012, 07:41:58 PM »
Softhut website is gone...
 

Offline darkage

Re: Is Software Hut Still open?
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2012, 07:53:50 PM »
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Softhut website is gone...


Wow! Sad day! Its true!  :(
 

Offline number6

Re: Is Software Hut Still open?
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2012, 08:28:45 PM »
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Softhut website is gone...



DNS issue perhaps.

A user in irc is having no problem reaching the address.

Try: http://69.175.70.189/cgi-bin/test/Web_store/web_store.cgi


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« Last Edit: April 14, 2012, 08:32:31 PM by number6 »
 

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Re: Is Software Hut Still open?
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2012, 09:08:18 PM »
Emailed him trying to order a couple of things (needed a quote on shipping) but using the contact us email address emails just get bounced back being unable to send.
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Offline Methuselas

Re: Is Software Hut Still open?
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2012, 09:17:37 PM »
I don't have anything positive at all to say about Software Hut.....
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Offline Gulliver

Re: Is Software Hut Still open?
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2012, 09:52:54 PM »
For what it is worth, I made an online purchase from them this week. According to their online order system, they were supposed to email me the details of the purchase order so that I could pay with paypal.

I am still waiting a reply... :(

It´s been about 5 days.
 

Offline Dr.Bongo

Re: Is Software Hut Still open?
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2012, 10:40:01 PM »
I made an enquiry 3 weeks ago and didn't get a response. Guess the're gone.
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Offline zipper

Re: Is Software Hut Still open?
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2012, 10:54:02 PM »
Registrant:
Pending Renewal or Deletion
   P.O. xxxx
   Herndon, VA. US xxxx
   
   Domain Name: SOFTHUT.COM

  etc...
   Record expires on 12-Apr-2012.
   Record created on 11-Apr-1996.
 

Offline AmiDude

Re: Is Software Hut Still open?
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2012, 11:13:01 PM »
It's a goner, that's for sure...
 

Offline arnljot

Re: Is Software Hut Still open?
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2012, 11:26:49 PM »
The DNS registration lapsed a few years ago also. After two days it was back up again.

I think Software hut is a "hobby"/"labour of love" for the guy who "ran it"/"runs it".

So for surefire amiga dealing, use Vesalia, Amigakit or the other two/three out there. And I reccomend to use Software hut if you can reach them and you hope they have something you want. Like the rerun of A4000 accellerators they did.

It should be obvious to a trained Amiga-retro eye that the stock on softhut pages are "historical" as they listed PPC accellerators and other hard to find stuff. Two years ago I sent them an email and asked for a quote for shipping to Norway. And the response was that they were out of stock.

Softhut has always been "unapologetic" for the webpage, I think it's to be considered a "historical document" :)
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Offline Dr.Bongo

Re: Is Software Hut Still open?
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2012, 11:39:57 PM »
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Two years ago I sent them an email and asked for a quote for shipping to Norway. And the response was that they were out of stock.


That's fair enough, but at least he/they could respond within 3 weeks to me.
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