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Kaeleb wrote:

I vote we rename this thread to the "Vulture Posts" as I have a feeling everyone here is waiting for the next shipment to drop.

Dan, I hope you are planning for a flood of orders (I, for one, will not be waiting for April to make my first purchase)!

~K


:laughing:, ya I hope he is going to have a huge stash of them. Because I know there are others out there that are going to order alot. 5-10 may not sound like alot but if that is multiplied by even just 20 people it sure becomes alot. I am sure Dan will be able to afford a much needed vacation after the sale.

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I am going to get at least 1 or 2 before the sale. If the end of February is still a good date we are down to less than three weeks :laughing:

Charlie

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I'm Not an Expert but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn,

The last time I was to the web site every thing was back-ordered.
I wonder if we can per order?
This will at the least let Him know what to expect on the numbers of units called for.
Just thinking out side the box.:waycool:

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I have thought of pre-ordering but I do not know how that works?

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Dan, I think the only way it would work for you is to get some sort or non-refundable, down-payment in advance, say 50%. That would give you some idea how much stock you would need, and the customer would be committed to making a purchace.

Just a thought...

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DOH... Now I might have to purchase even more than 32 channels since I keep telling my wife how much the Hobbiest will run for 32 channels... (insert evil grin here)...



LightORama wrote:

Robert Cox wrote:
dan,

that will be the normal price right, not the sale price for april????
That is correct.

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Kaeleb wrote:

Dan, I think the only way it would work for you is to get some sort or non-refundable, down-payment in advance, say 50%. That would give you some idea how much stock you would need, and the customer would be committed to making a purchace.

Just a thought...

Dan, that's not a bad idea and I would be more than willing to put down half for each unit I want. We may be underestimating the replenishment of stock here but it ain't going to get any better and taking orders now might ease the pain.

Think of it, hundreds and hundreds of kids outside of Toys-R-Us waiting for that new release of Furbies. :laughing:. I wouldn't dare open the door :laughing:. No way :].

Please, please. purty please?

Tom (and yes, I still have my original furbies thank you).

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You could set up a poll questions or some other type survey that could be automated. I don't think you are wanting to read all the e-mails it could generate if people just sent you the info. The first run could give you a feel for what people are wanting. It is going to be hard to get any exact numbers until all new products are out and have pricing. Depending on sale prices some people may be able to get a few more things. I think a pre-order where you just get a credit card would work, but then most of the people will be changing the orders during the sale and that will cause a big headache for you.

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You could set up a poll questions or some other type survey that could be automated. I don't think you are wanting to read all the e-mails it could generate if people just sent you the info. The first run could give you a feel for what people are wanting. It is going to be hard to get any exact numbers until all new products are out and have pricing. Depending on sale prices some people may be able to get a few more things. I think a pre-order where you just get a credit card would work, but then most of the people will be changing the orders during the sale and that will cause a big headache for you.
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Not a Bad idea but there still need to be some sort or guarantee that an order place will be an order purchased.

I know with other products when I pre-order the I pays full price including shipping and the seller honors the sale, This way no one get stuck holding the bag. The buyer is happy to get what he wants and the seller knows how many to make/order, It also helps keep his over head down on the manufacturing because he now knows what 55-60% of his sales are going to be.

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That's how Buyinflatables does their pre orders. When product comes in, they ship in the order that purchases were made. If for some reason, ie Gemmy doesn't make one that was advertised, Tim refunds the money.

I would think that in any pre order arrangement, the merchandise should be paid for up front. That would be the only way a company would know for sure they were selling those quantities.

We all know what happened with the PC Santa Tim had made. Several folks who said they would buy, did not end up buying them and Tim was selling them at cost. This happens all the time. If they pay up front, you know they are going to purchase.

Marilyn

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I guess my thought was for a pre-order sale you would just give the credit card number to secure so many items no matter cost. Since there are new items coming out and their prices have not been announced some may not want to commit till they at least know what the max cost will be. I just thought if someone planned to buy 5 cards and the savings for them allowed them to buy a 6th or some other product for the same cost or for only a few dollars more they would then be trying to increase the order and Dan my be overwhelmed. I guess he could just plan to contact everyone prior to shipping to finalize the orders, but that just seems like a lot of work for Dan.

The survey was more for him to have an idea of how many he may need. If the request are 3 to 4 times more than he expected then the pre-order would become a a way for people to secure items. Most have said that they didn't care if they received them till September so even if he sold out there should be plenty of time to get more stock.

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I have the money now and would place a full paid order now for April Sale delivery if I knew the April sale price. I would really like to have the controllers by July or Aug. to prepare for Halloween and Christmas animations when it's too hot to do anything useful outside. It would be (2) 16 channel units with heatsink, the one that can run standalone. I see on the picture the heatsink has mounting holes and well worth the extra $10. Couldn't come close to making one myself.

I see stock expected near end Feb. Would these units be of the new revision or the older rev? I seem to remember the new rev would be unveiled at the sale? I have a home ready for them (third picture on the below link, the white papers in my control box):

http://longhair.sinfree.net/images/xmas2005/2006.htm

Dan, looks like a banner year in store for you. Are you sure you need a sale price?

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Roadrat wrote:

Would these units be of the new revision or the older rev? I seem to remember the new rev would be unveiled at the sale?

It's all tied to the release of LORII. The controllers that people have today (or if Dan had stock, the ones you bought today.) would not be compatible with LORII. There will be a firmware upgrade for the deluxe models which will make them work with LORII. (Those who have the very old 8 channel controllers already know, or should, that there will be a chip replacement required.)

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Roadrat wrote:

Dan, looks like a banner year in store for you. Are you sure you need a sale price?

GOOD POINT!!! :D ... Maybe I should cancel the sale... ( just kidding :) ).

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LightORama wrote:

Roadrat wrote:
Dan, looks like a banner year in store for you. Are you sure you need a sale price?

GOOD POINT!!! :D ... Maybe I should cancel the sale... ( just kidding :) ).

I recommend Roadrat banned from this site :].



(Just kidding.:laughing:)

Don't ever suggest that again :). I need all the help I can get.

Tom

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Santas Helper wrote:


Don't ever suggest that again :(. I need all the help I can get.

Tom

Tom, so do I....:}

Especially needing help with convincing my wife I really really really need these things. (I'm going to buy them anyway cause I'm convinced I need them.)

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Roadrat wrote:

Santas Helper wrote:

Don't ever suggest that again :(. I need all the help I can get.

Tom

Tom, so do I....:}

Especially needing help with convincing my wife I really really really need these things. (I'm going to buy them anyway cause I'm convinced I need them.)

There you go Roadrat, sometimes a man has got to do what a man has got to do. Treat themselves :smile:. Then you can tell her, "well honey, look at it this way. I was going to buy a brand new truck :] but I thought about the both of us and settled for a couple LOR controllers instead" :].

Or, "but honey, they were on sale" :]. That's what my wife tells me all the time. Well us guys like sales too :laughing:.

Tom

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I am slowly but surely trying to convince my wife to let me buy two 1602's (and all the other stuff I will need this year!) She has been pretty impressed with my first sequence and my second one so far.

One thing I have going for me is that my two year old loves to watch the two Carson videos (WOW and Jingle) I downloaded--"Yights! Yights! One mo' time, Daddee!

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--"Yights! Yights! One mo' time, Daddee!

Sounds like a future PC'er?:laughing:

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does any one have a copy of carsons jingle bells? i;ve seen it before, but really want a hard copy to study for next year..:happytree::waycool: ...

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Hmm the channel number thingyy didnt work, how about now?

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joshuashu wrote:

Hmm the channel number thingyy didnt work, how about now?
Hi, not sure of the context of the the statement. Is there an issue that needs addressing here? :)

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Dan, I believe he's referring to the signature banner in his post just above that one...

Joshuashu - I believe there is a [ missing in front of the opening img] for the number portion....

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cstom2002 wrote:

Dan, I believe he's referring to the signature banner in his post just above that one...

Joshuashu - I believe there is a [ missing in front of the opening img] for the number portion....
OK:) It all makes sense to me now!

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One thing I have going for me is that my two year old loves to watch the two Carson videos (WOW and Jingle) I downloaded--"Yights! Yights! One mo' time, Daddee!


He now wants to watch the "yights" more often adn cries when I tell him no (after watching them about a million times a piece. It is cute until I really need to stop!:?

BTW, anybody got anyother video clips that a two year old would like to watch?:happytree:

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