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As always there are those who did not get their order in and are upset. As we warn it is bound to happen. We do not have the full stats yet but will post them for people who asked. I do know that CCRs have been mentioned a lot. They sold out fastest this year. 

 

100 people got in orders for CCRs (actually exactly 100 orders not sure if there are any people who got in two orders).

 

So we end up with some happy customers and some not so happy. A lot of people do have fun trying but never fun to miss out. 

 

Dan

 

Honestly, I avoid store sales - I don't like crowds. In this case I got the email announcment while on a trip and had to change my schedule just to be at a computer to participate in this one.  Having read about the frantic rush (sells out in the first 5 minutes), I thought I was doing fine by getting the CCR's in the basket and finishing the order within 1 minute -but then to not get them I was not happy. I want LOR to make money, I just had a very long day and had hoped for some small part of this sale. It was not to be and now I will have to wait again.  In the scheme of life - this is not important, it is simply tiring.

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I don't think LOR could have been any more forward and upfront about the sale, It was very clearly a roll-of-the-dice.

 

I just can't wrap my mind around people expending the effort to complain. That would be complaining at Walmart when the clearance rack is empty......go figure.

 

I'm just thankful that LOR opens up this opportunity...it's a win-win, They get to reduce excess inventory, we get a chance at a great bargain.

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speaking to those of us who have been around for awhile. We know that this sale is a bonus, and sort of a challenge to see who is going to elbow the others out of the slot to acquire items at a deep discount. Well deeper than the summer sale. The newer customers do not seem to understand the purpose of the spring mad grab sale. As Dan just mentioned, it is a bonus to us to get a few things at a deeper sale price. This is a gift.

 

What I am seeing is that when the child is spared the rod. They become spoiled and loose focus on what a gift is. I wonder, if LOR ceased all sales, would people quit buying their product? I think not. Maybe LOR should quit disappointing their customers and just cease sales so that no ONE person is upset cause they didn't get what they wanted.

 

As for me, I am fairly sure I have all that I want for awhile. Might pick up a spare DC board and a spare PC board. So, I suppose I no longer have a dog in this race. Just an observation of the Wwaaaa factor.

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At least we didn't have to stand outside in 20 degree weather Thanksgiving night in a line around the corner of the store with security guards to keep us from trampling over one another.

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This was my first Mad Grab and my first controller purchase attempt. I did things a little backwards. Being a career corporate computer support professional I purchased the advance version of the software a couple of months ago. I know, not necessarily very smart to pay full price, but I wanted to get a head start on sequence creation.  

Anyway I was looking at the Pro 1602 and decided the Mad Grab was the time to buy. 

I was aware that I might not be successful but it was going to be fun trying. I loved the anticipation waiting for the final few seconds to tick by... I had already put a USB/RJ45 serial adapter in my cart... At the appointed time - zero hour. I hit the add to cart button on the 1602 and success! 

 

I am a happy newbie... however I should add that the 1602 did not sale out as fast as I thought it would. 

 

Anyway, I just thought I would share my first experience and it was a good one. 

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This was my first Mad Grab and my first controller purchase attempt. I did things a little backwards. Being a career corporate computer support professional I purchased the advance version of the software a couple of months ago. I know, not necessarily very smart to pay full price, but I wanted to get a head start on sequence creation.  

Anyway I was looking at the Pro 1602 and decided the Mad Grab was the time to buy. 

I was aware that I might not be successful but it was going to be fun trying. I loved the anticipation waiting for the final few seconds to tick by... I had already put a USB/RJ45 serial adapter in my cart... At the appointed time - zero hour. I hit the add to cart button on the 1602 and success! 

 

I am a happy newbie... however I should add that the 1602 did not sale out as fast as I thought it would. 

 

Anyway, I just thought I would share my first experience and it was a good one. 

 

 

Its OK  Zieghty as the software isnt included in any of the sales so you done the right move anyhow.

 

As for the 1602 controller it is the top of the line, it is commercial grade meeting all electricial compliance laws for public location useage.(Commercial environments require electrical inspections and many of our ShowTime Pro series controllers are manufactured and shipped with the UL508 certification)

 

I actually have 2 and compared to my pc ctb16pc residential units they are like the big kids on the block. So thats why the unit didnt sell out as fast most people dont need them for there home based displays.

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The sale was great.  I did NOT get everything I wanted, but I got something.  I was prepared for the mad dash, and I don't know how Light-O-Rama could be more fair.  Way to go, Dan.

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I can't believe people are actually complaining about a store having a sale and specifically stating the terms of it. Instead of being thankful, people are mad. It's hilarious to me.

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Hello

I think it was a great sale and gave a lot of people chance to buy at reduced pricing. I did not have a chance for the mad dash. I had to be in class during the sale. I hope to have another chance at the summer sale.Congradulations to everyone that took the opportunity for the sale.

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What did one pixel say to the other pixel?

 

 

 

 

Wow this is a long line.....got a light.

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HelloI think it was a great sale and gave a lot of people chance to buy at reduced pricing. I did not have a chance for the mad dash. I had to be in class during the sale. I hope to have another chance at the summer sale.Congradulations to everyone that took the opportunity for the sale.

welcome Elmor

there will be plenty for everyone during the summer sale at a slightly higher price.

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Every year there are people that complain about missing out.

I doubt Dan can ever stop the complaining.

 

Thanks Dan for having these sales!!!

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Wow, so much for waiting 4 to 6 weeks for my order to ship out. Got an email today saying that my order from the sale has already shipped.

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My order has also shipped!

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I was order # 791, so of course mine hasn't shipped yet. Did you guys look at the report? What order # were you?

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I was order # 791, so of course mine hasn't shipped yet. Did you guys look at the report? What order # were you?

 

Where are you seeing a three digit order number? All I see on my email is the 20 digit one that starts with yhst.

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Where are you seeing a three digit order number? All I see on my email is the 20 digit one that starts with yhst.

 

edit: Never mind, I see what you're talking about. I was 123.

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Where are you seeing a three digit order number? All I see on my email is the 20 digit one that starts with yhst.

I'm unclear about this too. Are we talking about the last three digits? My first order was 049, second was 319...

Anyway, it looks like they combined shipping as the costs billed were about $56 less than the shipping on the original order.

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I have a question regarding CCRs.  Another vendor sent an email Tuesday offering CCRs at a discounted price.  A little more than last year's LOR Summer sale, but with free shipping.  Are the people who purchase these CCRs afforded the same service and warranty protection as those who buy direct from LOR?

 

I appreciate the sale as well.  Didn't get all I needed, but had fun trying.  

 

Thanks

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I'm unclear about this too. Are we talking about the last three digits? My first order was 049, second was 319...

Anyway, it looks like they combined shipping as the costs billed were about $56 less than the shipping on the original order.

 

I think they are looking at the row number if you import into excel, or line number if you use another text editor. I believe the file is sorted by time.

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Got notification today that my order shipped.  Was line #203 or 204...can't quite remember.

Can't wait to get the new controller so I can have a nice box to send a controller back for repair that got damaged from Sandy.  Any idea how long turnaround is on

a repair?

 

Thanks LOR for the opportunity to buy your product at a discount.

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Got my shipping notice today and my two controller kits are on their way.

Hells yeah!!!!

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Thanks to LOR and having the sale...gotta be quick....oh and thanks to a fast computer, fast Internet connection and fast clicking finger...got the goods arriving on Tuesday! I guess I used that "elbow" method.

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I was order  # 220. Mine has shipped set to be here by Monday Evening. Thanks Again LOR for the Sale.

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