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#173114 - 31/07/2003 21:19 Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members?
Ezekiel
pooh-bah

Registered: 25/08/2000
Posts: 2413
Loc: NH USA
Here's a question a) for the lads in Cambridge b) for all the rest of us drooling over Karma(s).

Might it be possible to arrange a, how shall I say, a pre-buy for the folks of the lovely BBS? No earlier perhaps than the major distribution channels, except that our little cult (too strong?) ehem, community would split the airfreight from the factory to some more central distribution point?

Thoughts?

-Zeke
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#173115 - 31/07/2003 23:51 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: Ezekiel]
jamville
journeyman

Registered: 23/08/2002
Posts: 93
Loc: South Texas
' Sounds like a plan. I'm interested.

(Like I need another mp3 player.)

Joe
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#173116 - 01/08/2003 03:38 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: Ezekiel]
rob
carpal tunnel

Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5328
Loc: Cambridge UK
I am trying to arrange to purchase some players direct from the company for people outside of the USA. I'll probably need to collect payment by PayPal a few days before the players ship. If you're interested please add your name here (no obligation at this stage, but I want to get a feel for numbers so please think about it before adding your name).

I don't know what the price will be, but I'd assume somewhere in the US$399 range for a 20GB player (which includes the dock). I'm not sure if 40GB players are shipping immediately or if they will follow soon.

Rob

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#173117 - 01/08/2003 03:40 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
Phil.
pooh-bah

Registered: 14/01/2002
Posts: 2485
Count me in.

(will we need 240v power supplies seperatlet?)

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#173118 - 01/08/2003 03:53 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: Phil.]
rob
carpal tunnel

Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5328
Loc: Cambridge UK
I'll try to lay hands on some of the international power supplies (switchable heads). Worst case, the US supply is auto ranging so all you need is a travel adapter.

Rob

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#173119 - 01/08/2003 03:58 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: Phil.]
mtempsch
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Registered: 02/06/2000
Posts: 1996
Loc: Gothenburg, Sweden
Count me in.

/Michael
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#173120 - 01/08/2003 04:13 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
tman
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Registered: 24/12/2001
Posts: 5528
Yep. One for me

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#173121 - 01/08/2003 04:51 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
Shonky
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Registered: 12/01/2002
Posts: 1999
Loc: Brisbane, Australia
Consider me a (tentative) yes, please Rob.
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#173122 - 01/08/2003 04:58 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
johnnyfantastic
new poster

Registered: 08/07/2003
Posts: 1
Newbie says "count me in too"
I just have to convince the wife

Gordie

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#173123 - 01/08/2003 05:09 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
morrisdl
enthusiast

Registered: 21/08/2000
Posts: 346
Loc: Rochester, NY USA
I am in. Looks like 8 so far.
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#173124 - 01/08/2003 05:23 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
BartDG
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Registered: 20/05/2001
Posts: 2614
Loc: Bruges, Belgium
Yup, I'm in too. (but I'm more interested in the 40gig model)
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#173125 - 01/08/2003 05:41 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
Ezekiel
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Registered: 25/08/2000
Posts: 2413
Loc: NH USA
Rob,
So you wouldn't mind helping out a few impatient USAians at the same time? That's excellent indeed. Clearly, I'm in for one.

-Zeke
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#173126 - 01/08/2003 06:02 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
pdw
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Registered: 11/02/2002
Posts: 36
Yep

Paul

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#173127 - 01/08/2003 06:15 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
fede
journeyman

Registered: 31/01/2002
Posts: 89
Loc: Texas
I would be in for one.
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#173128 - 01/08/2003 06:23 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: fede]
andy
carpal tunnel

Registered: 10/06/1999
Posts: 5844
Loc: Wivenhoe, Essex, UK
Me too, possibly
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#173129 - 01/08/2003 06:49 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
furtive
old hand

Registered: 14/08/2001
Posts: 886
Loc: London, UK
Rob
Add me to your list please
Feel free to pop over to Cambridge Car Audio on Saturday afternoon (around 2:00) to give me a demo of one
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#173130 - 01/08/2003 06:51 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
K447
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Registered: 29/05/2002
Posts: 749
Loc: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
In reply to:

if 40GB players are shipping immediately or if they will follow soon



I am more interested in the 40GB version.
Would a similar group buy be possible for the 40GB model, when it becomes available?
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#173131 - 01/08/2003 07:12 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
skibum
enthusiast

Registered: 27/03/2002
Posts: 248
Loc: Swindon, UK
count me in for a 40gb as well please
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#173132 - 01/08/2003 07:23 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: skibum]
RobotCaleb
pooh-bah

Registered: 15/01/2002
Posts: 1866
Loc: Austin
20 or 40. chicken or egg. im in either way

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#173133 - 01/08/2003 07:27 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: RobotCaleb]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4919
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
I thought you were in the US?

You can pre-order from J&R.
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#173134 - 01/08/2003 07:28 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: robricc]
RobotCaleb
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Registered: 15/01/2002
Posts: 1866
Loc: Austin
oh. well, that makes it all that much better.

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#173135 - 01/08/2003 07:32 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
windchill
stranger

Registered: 11/02/2002
Posts: 31
Loc: Zug, Switzerland
I'm interested, too. But I'd probably need the 40 gig version...


Marc

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#173136 - 01/08/2003 09:08 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: robricc]
foxtrot_xray
addict

Registered: 03/03/2002
Posts: 687
Loc: Atlanta, Georgia
Since I *AM* in the US, I probably don't need to do this, BUT, I'd like to show my support (since I *DO* need a portable..) so I'll say, "Sure, I'm in!"

Can we get them autographed?

Me.
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#173137 - 01/08/2003 09:27 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: robricc]
Ezekiel
pooh-bah

Registered: 25/08/2000
Posts: 2413
Loc: NH USA
Rob,
By asking about this for everyone regardless of location, I was hoping to shorten the Factory --> My Toybox time; as I assume that most of these are bulk shipped ocean freight, which usually takes 4-5 weeks from Asia to the US.

-Zeke
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#173138 - 01/08/2003 10:26 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
julf
veteran

Registered: 01/10/2001
Posts: 1302
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Me too - for a 40G one

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#173139 - 01/08/2003 11:08 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: Ezekiel]
rob
carpal tunnel

Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5328
Loc: Cambridge UK
OK lots of people are interested. Marketing are looking into whether they can get an allocation for me. Our retailers are keen to snap up everything we can make (which is good). Fingers crossed.

Rob

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#173140 - 01/08/2003 11:29 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
genixia
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/02/2002
Posts: 3411
Our retailers are keen to snap up everything we can make (which is good)


And I hope that they continue to do so. I'd love to see Creative, Apple, iRiver etc given a good smackdown.
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#173141 - 01/08/2003 14:20 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
bootsy
enthusiast

Registered: 17/08/2000
Posts: 334
Loc: Seattle, WA. USA
I'm confused... I know Rob is generously acquiring Karmas for european buyers, but is it believed that US supply will not be initially limited?

I'm spinning with excitement over the 40GB version.
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#173142 - 01/08/2003 14:31 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: bootsy]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
I think that the US will have the initial release, and that the folks elsewhere will have to wait (officially). This way, with a group buy like this, everyone on the board will be able to get them at about the same time.
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#173143 - 01/08/2003 14:59 Re: Group Karma Pre-Buy for empegBBS members? [Re: rob]
number6
old hand

Registered: 30/04/2001
Posts: 744
Loc: In The Village or sometimes: A...
Hi Rob,
I'll take two - 40GB's preferred, but 20GB models will do as a starter.


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