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Title: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: SysAdmin on March 18, 2010, 02:54:42 AM
March 12, 2010
 
Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Sam440ep-flex Easter promotion

Starting from today and until 12/04/2010, we will apply a 13% discount to our Sam440ep-flex board @733Mhz. The discounted price will be EUR 349 (EUR 418,80 including VAT).

Offer is valid while stocks last.

Please note, together with the board you must buy a copy of AmigaOS 4.1.

Visit ACube website for more information.
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: koaftder on March 18, 2010, 03:25:13 PM
Time to dump that stock and move on. The ship is sinking.
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: Firedawg on March 18, 2010, 03:44:33 PM
Quote from: koaftder;548261
Time to dump that stock and move on. The ship is sinking.

I was just checking out Acube's site and was thinking the same thing.  I have supported them in the past with my wallet, but I just could not invest in the SAM based on the pricing points they were demanding for both EP & Flex.  

The Dawg
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: F1Lupo on March 18, 2010, 10:03:39 PM
@ koafder

nah..the ship is stable and fine...the X1000 sales will affect the Sam sales initially but the Sam running OS4.1u1 is a great system for the average user without spedning the extra money for the X1000
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: tone007 on March 18, 2010, 10:08:47 PM
klx300r, you're no Steve Jobs.
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: F1Lupo on March 18, 2010, 10:29:54 PM
Quote from: tone007;548342
klx300r, you're no Steve Jobs.

haha ..tone..i'll take that as a compliment sir...after all I'm an Amiga and not a Mac ! :-)....I'm just a classic and OS4.1 user stating my personal experiences and I'm an engineer by profession unlike Jobs whose a marketing man
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: NovaCoder on March 18, 2010, 10:33:44 PM
I guess one way of looking at it is if the X1000 results in some cheaper SAM's for a 'period of time', then all is good in the world :)

Hell if they drop another 100 EUR I might even pick one up myself ;)
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: persia on March 19, 2010, 01:05:37 AM
Yeah, Steve Jobs, if he were ever in this situation would be selling iLifeboats and tell you how wonderful they are compared to the sinking ship and how from the day they made the ship what they really had in mind were these lifeboats and we're all real fortunate now to be able to actually use them.....
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: redrumloa on March 19, 2010, 12:33:44 PM
Quote from: tone007;548342
klx300r, you're no Steve Jobs.

Tone, tone, tone. Be nice, tsk tsk.:hammer:
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: dammy on March 19, 2010, 12:47:00 PM
Quote from: NovaCoder;548351
I guess one way of looking at it is if the X1000 results in some cheaper SAM's for a 'period of time', then all is good in the world :)


ACube said they would go to another system later in the year IF they have enough SAM440 sales.  How many of those looking today to get a SAM440 can afford both X1000 and a new SAM440 plus a new system from ACube later on in the year?  In this world economy of horror, I don't see too many people being able to afford to buy two systems this year, let alone three systems.  That means they will have to choose between SAM440 now, wait till the X1000 hits in June ("Before Summer"), or wait to see what the end of the year, if anything, brings as far as a new system from ACube. Two of the three of the choices will not work for ACube.
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: Acill on March 20, 2010, 05:38:21 AM
Just get a Powermac G4 and MOS, I just picked up 5 1.25GHZ MDD systems from a school auction for $125, not each for ALL 5.
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: koaftder on March 20, 2010, 08:07:59 AM
Quote from: Acill;548700
Just get a Powermac G4 and MOS, I just picked up 5 1.25GHZ MDD systems from a school auction for $125, not each for ALL 5.


Excellent deal, especially since Amigakit dropped the Sam.

Save a pile of money, grab a mac mini and MOS. MOS devs don't tell users they can all go and catch fire as well.
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: cha05e90 on March 20, 2010, 08:27:24 AM
@koaftder
Hmm, but some of them might *think* something like this - but won't tell... ;-)
[BTW: You are qualified for the 97, I suppose. :-) ]
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: F1Lupo on March 20, 2010, 02:28:26 PM
Quote from: koaftder;548707
Excellent deal, especially since Amigakit dropped the Sam.

Amigakit recently sold out of Samflex boards so they temporarily took them off the web page but that does not mean they 'dropped' the Sam ??? where are you getting this info from anyway?
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: koaftder on March 20, 2010, 02:41:58 PM
Quote from: klx300r;548750
Amigakit recently sold out of Samflex boards so they temporarily took them off the web page but that does not mean they 'dropped' the Sam ??? where are you getting this info from anyway?


A thread on AWN.
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: F1Lupo on March 20, 2010, 03:27:19 PM
Quote from: koaftder;548752
A thread on AWN.


ahh ok then you can see that Amigkit already responded to the guys question...he should have contacted Amigakit before starting such a thread...easy how rumours get started eh :-)
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: dammy on March 20, 2010, 04:25:19 PM
Quote from: klx300r;548755
ahh ok then you can see that Amigkit already responded to the guys question...he should have contacted Amigakit before starting such a thread...easy how rumours get started eh :-)


What they haven't mentioned if they will be reordering the SAM440 or not.  They did say if they had enough SAM440 units sold, they would be introducing a new machine at the end of the year.
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: EDanaII on March 20, 2010, 11:44:12 PM
I think I'll watch this with interest... ain't holdin' my breath though. :)
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: koaftder on March 21, 2010, 12:30:25 AM
source: http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic_id=31112&forum=33&start=20&viewmode=flat&order=0

Quote
well i ask simple things and always get bull off everyone 1 day somone might be of help,i live in england and i want to buy 1 from here.

and yes i see the reply out of stock but i dont hear ohh yes webhead will have another delivery buy so and so do i know.

its not an over reaction because it seems others are not listing or havent got any either so you have shut yourself up by having a go at me havent you .

so my original part of questioning then is when will they get some and my email was last monday this monday coming that makes a week ohh i can add up.


Stock is drying up and there is no news of new stock. New boards, probably not going to happen. There is no money in that game.
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: F1Lupo on March 21, 2010, 04:32:16 AM
@ koaftder

just keep reading that same thread and you'll see that other resellers and even ACube itself has Samflexs in stock but the OP only wants to order from Amigakit as they are close to him??
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: koaftder on March 21, 2010, 04:42:35 AM
Quote from: klx300r;548911
@ koaftder

just keep reading that same thread and you'll see that other resellers and even ACube itself has Samflexs in stock but the OP only wants to order from Amigakit as they are close to him??

I don't know what his deal is, it's kind of rambling. Maybe he's not a native english speaker? Anyway, perhaps he just doesn't want to do business with any amiga seller than Amigakit, it's hard to beat their reputation. I'm wondering if more boards are going to roll out. A-Eon steam rolling the hype machine has got to be hurting their sales while folks wait for months sitting on the fence to see how this plays out. In my opinion this is screwed up and totally unfair to ACube. I wouldn't be supprised at all if they just pull out and focus on other embedded endeavors. Their EyeMotion product looks pretty nice for folks doing embedded stuff with ARM and need a display solution.
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: dammy on March 21, 2010, 11:23:58 AM
Quote from: koaftder;548914
I don't know what his deal is, it's kind of rambling. Maybe he's not a native english speaker? Anyway, perhaps he just doesn't want to do business with any amiga seller than Amigakit, it's hard to beat their reputation. I'm wondering if more boards are going to roll out. A-Eon steam rolling the hype machine has got to be hurting their sales while folks wait for months sitting on the fence to see how this plays out. In my opinion this is screwed up and totally unfair to ACube. I wouldn't be supprised at all if they just pull out and focus on other embedded endeavors. Their EyeMotion product looks pretty nice for folks doing embedded stuff with ARM and need a display solution.


It would be pretty funny if ACube started to handle the EFIKA-MX series with an optional AROS installed.
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: F1Lupo on March 21, 2010, 06:47:00 PM
@ dammy

why? AROS development has been rocking lately and I would love
to see ACube support it!...I also have a good feeling that the empty
FFPGA slot on the Samflex boards will be put to good use soon...
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: AndyFC on March 21, 2010, 08:37:08 PM
What is better in the computing world (for the Amiga name especialy) - A larger range of companies each producing hardware that can run Amiga OS (like the Windows PC model) or one company (the Apple model)?

Competiton between vendors can drive prices down, but it will also divide the market share, making it less attractive to new entrants.

Perhaps somewhere in the middle (also akin to the PC model in some areas) where a small number of companies produce hardware or a spec which is then licensed and built (and tweaked) by others - this is what happens with PC motherboard and component chipsets.
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: Crom00 on March 21, 2010, 08:39:56 PM
This thing would makes sense at the $250-$350 price range for a fully configured system with small amount of ram and hard drive.
Heck put linux on it and sell to that community. Have a coding contest for the onboard FPGA...Free trip to Italy I dunno...
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: persia on March 21, 2010, 08:44:38 PM
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Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: Hell Labs on March 21, 2010, 11:08:25 PM
Quote from: koaftder;548914
I don't know what his deal is, it's kind of rambling. Maybe he's not a native english speaker?

That's actually what "english" english sounds like. Only suthrn nonces twang's like th'telly. arp on like tharere an pepul thynk yer teckin piss orsoft.

I actually talk like this in real life. Missing spaces are where the words run together.
Title: Re: SAM 440ep-flex Easter Promotion
Post by: F1Lupo on March 29, 2010, 03:26:27 AM
Quote from: Crom00;549070
This thing would makes sense at the $250-$350 price range for a fully configured system with small amount of ram and hard drive.
Heck put linux on it and sell to that community. Have a coding contest for the onboard FPGA...Free trip to Italy I dunno...

nah it would make sense to just buy a netbook and run Windows 7 and stop visiting Amiga sites but hey...we're Amigans:laughing: