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mizzle
post May 26 2003, 07:24 PM
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Anyone looking to purchase SL-C760? shop.brando.com.hk is selling it for $610 + $45 shipping.

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offroadgeek
post May 26 2003, 07:51 PM
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do you mean the c750? I didn't see it on their site... would you mind posting the full url?

I'm tempted to get the 750 because of the price, but I really want the extra ram in the 760... $800 just seems a bit pricey
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mizzle
post May 26 2003, 08:00 PM
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I emailed them directly. Here's the email contact brando@brando.com.hk and the conversation I had with them:

Hope this helps,
mizzle

>Hi,
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>We don't keep stock for this product,
>just helping user to order.
>Price is US$610 and shipping is US$45.
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>Payment can be by Bank Transfer or PayPal.
>
>Brando.
>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jasper Wong" <jwong@openspot.com>
To:
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 11:06 AM
Subject: Sharp Zaurus SL-C760


>
> Hi,
>
> I have heard that your company will be selling the SHARP Zaurus SL-C760
> PDA. What will be your price and will you ship to USA? What kind of
> payment method do you take? Is credit card (VISA, Discover) ok?
>
> Best Regards,
> Jasper Wong
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post May 27 2003, 10:58 PM
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How reliable is Brando ? Are they selling original products or grey market stuff ? Honk Kong is notorious for (among other) the knock-off industry. I'd rather not spend $655 on a paperweight.
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mizzle
post May 28 2003, 04:59 AM
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Good question muscles! I am checking around to see if anyone has purchased anything from them before. As for whether this would be original or grey market product...the chances of a knock-off is slim given it's a rare PDA (it costs money and time to make a knock-off product). IMHO.
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post May 28 2003, 04:33 PM
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mizzle you'd be surpized. People got shafted buying SonyEricsson T68 and P800 phones from Hong Kong. Granted, the T68 is as common as Civic's nowadays but the P800 is not. And both used to be expensive (the P800 still is). Grey market doesn't mean the product won't work: it will for a while. When (not if) it breaks the manufacturer will not service it since it is not an original product.

Brando puts out several legitimate products like a screen protector for various PDA's and a fancy stylus. Since the e-mail says that they do not stock the C760, I'm interested where they would purchase it (before FedExing it to the US).

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mizzle
post May 29 2003, 09:28 AM
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Muscles,

Since C750/760 are Japan only products, I would assume Brando imports the zaurus' from Japan into Hong Kong and then export them to US smile.gif Not as straightforward as a direct Japan import shop.

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post May 29 2003, 12:48 PM
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I was trying to find a way to contact Yodobashi (a direct dealer from Japan) since they list the unit for $590 on their page. But I couldn't find an e-mail address.

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post May 29 2003, 02:16 PM
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I was trying to find a way to contact Yodobashi (a direct dealer from Japan) since they list the unit for $590 on their page. But I couldn't find an e-mail address.  

Muscles The Wondercat
$590 seems like a great price for the 760! If you purchase it from Yodobashi, will you just use the default Japanese ROM? If you need an english ROM (like I do), could you get just the ROM or source code from dynamism?

I like the price, and I know dynamisms price is much more, but I'm wondering if the extra 200 is worth the english translated rom...

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post May 29 2003, 07:15 PM
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Has anyone ever attempted a group buy from dynamism? I might give them a call about it. Since the ZUG is started, at least some groups might be able to assemble several potential buyers from the same area.
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post May 29 2003, 08:13 PM
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Has anyone ever attempted a group buy from dynamism?  I might give them a call about it.  Since the ZUG is started, at least some groups might be able to assemble several potential buyers from the same area.
hitch - thats a good idea. If you do get a response from dynamism, please post the info here. I know that I'm going to buy the 760 for sure, so getting a group discount would be icing on the cake!

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mizzle
post May 30 2003, 08:06 AM
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I have just talked to Dynamism on the phone, they do 5% discount for group purchase.

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post May 30 2003, 09:02 AM
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Oh that's nice: a 5% discount after a 36% markup. Cute.

Anybody find a way to talk to Yodobashi ?
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mizzle
post May 31 2003, 01:14 PM
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amrein in www.zaurus.com/dev/board is organizing a group purchase from www.conics.net.

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mizzle
post Jun 26 2003, 05:38 AM
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Anyone from the Boston area buying a C750/C760? If so perhaps we can setup a demo meeting? smile.gif

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