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> Simpad Sl4's For $125 On Ebay., I think I'm gonna have to get one.
misterpib
post Jun 14 2005, 01:42 AM
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They are just going for so dang cheap smile.gif

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=6777428283

8 left as of this posting...

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Oh yeah, and they are "new in box" as it says...
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post Jun 14 2005, 01:58 AM
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QUOTE(misterpib @ Jun 14 2005, 10:42 AM)
They are just going for so dang cheap smile.gif

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=6777428283

8 left as of this posting...

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Oh yeah, and they are "new in box" as it says...
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He also says:
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These are selling quick and i have alot of them, I have offers for $150.00 each, so buy them now Cheaper!

Sounds a little strange to me - if he has offers for $150 why does he sell at 125?

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post Jun 14 2005, 07:19 AM
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For that price, I might be getting one too.
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post Jun 15 2005, 07:08 AM
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All sold at $125 a pop. Now this guy is selling another batch at $135 a pop here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=6777767685

18 left so far. I hope that some of the OE/Opie developers will be able to grab it while it lasts. Hopefully it will give a new push to slowing simpad support in OE. Hint, hint... wink.gif
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misterpib
post Jun 15 2005, 02:32 PM
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Well...I bought two of them smile.gif

I'm planning on improving the input method systems, so that it's easier to port input methods between any system.
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post Jun 16 2005, 05:10 AM
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Well, I couldn't resist the price and snatched one too wink.gif
While it's not as sexy as upcoming Nokia tablet, the price is hard to beat. I'll try to add a serial bluetooth module (to keep PCMCIA slot available for memory cards) and pair it up with my BT GPS receiver. If everything goes well, it might make my grs car navigation system on cheap.
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post Jun 16 2005, 07:12 AM
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QUOTE(albertr @ Jun 16 2005, 05:10 AM)
Well, I couldn't resist the price and snatched one too wink.gif
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Same here... hopefully we'll actually receive them!
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post Jun 16 2005, 07:22 AM
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QUOTE(offroadgeek @ Jun 16 2005, 07:12 AM)
QUOTE(albertr @ Jun 16 2005, 05:10 AM)
Well, I couldn't resist the price and snatched one too wink.gif
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Same here... hopefully we'll actually receive them!
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I also bought one (at least I paid the money). Could I ask the first person to actually receive Simpad from this seller to post it here? I am sure many people who are somewhat surprised by this auction would appreciate it.
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post Jun 16 2005, 07:39 AM
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QUOTE(offroadgeek @ Jun 16 2005, 10:12 AM)
QUOTE(albertr @ Jun 16 2005, 05:10 AM)
Well, I couldn't resist the price and snatched one too wink.gif
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Same here... hopefully we'll actually receive them!
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I don't know the seller and never bought anyhting from him before. But his ebay feedback looks good to me, and he was *real* quick shipping it out (shipped it out just a few hours after I've paid for it and sent me a UPS tracking number! Mind you, I didn't even ask him for a tracking number...). The only disadvantage I see is that he';s shipping by UPS Ground, so transit could take a while for those who are not in Arizona wink.gif I'll let everyone know once I received mine...
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post Jun 16 2005, 11:17 AM
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QUOTE(misterpib @ Jun 14 2005, 09:42 AM)
They are just going for so dang cheap smile.gif

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=6777428283

8 left as of this posting...

EDIT:

Oh yeah, and they are "new in box" as it says...
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misterpib:

Because of you, I bought one of these, and I would be in deep trouble for it with my husband if he had not just bought himself a big humongous lawn mower/tractor off Amazon.com for $1000. laugh.gif

I shouldn't go on these forums - it's bad for my financial health. ph34r.gif

I paid for it, but have not heard from the guy.
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post Jun 16 2005, 11:35 AM
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Guys, just a word of caution - if you're about to buy one, be ready to fight your way thru obstacles. I mean - don't expect that someone comes out and provide you with a nice and stable linux distro for simpad. With the current state of OE simpad support (no maintainer, some of the key developers lost their interest), make sure you can get down to the code and fix it *yourself*. That said, I look forward to getting my simpad and trying to make it into the car gps navigation system or at least having some fun with opie and bluetooth on it.
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post Jun 16 2005, 12:41 PM
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QUOTE(albertr @ Jun 16 2005, 07:35 PM)
Guys, just a word of caution - if you're about to buy one, be ready to fight your way thru obstacles. I mean - don't expect that someone comes out and provide you with a nice and stable linux distro for simpad. With the current state of OE simpad support (no maintainer, some of the key developers lost their interest), make sure you can get down to the code and fix it *yourself*. That said, I look forward to getting my simpad and trying to make it into the car gps navigation system or at least having some fun with opie and bluetooth on it.
-albertr
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I was hoping to upgrade the Windows system on it and see if I could use it as a gps device for the car. I use my Sharp Rom collie for GPS navigation in the car with zroadmap , but the screen is awfully small.

I already happen to have a silver Orinoco wifi pcmcia card (in fact I have a gold and a silver) which is "supposed" to be plug and play with it.

I think the GPS aspect is going to be VERY difficult to implement though...can't find much through googling on the subject.
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post Jun 17 2005, 02:22 AM
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QUOTE(albertr @ Jun 16 2005, 07:35 PM)
Guys, just a word of caution - if you're about to buy one, be ready to fight your way thru obstacles. I mean - don't expect that someone comes out and provide you with a nice and stable linux distro for simpad. With the current state of OE simpad support (no maintainer, some of the key developers lost their interest), make sure you can get down to the code and fix it *yourself*. That said, I look forward to getting my simpad and trying to make it into the car gps navigation system or at least having some fun with opie and bluetooth on it.
-albertr
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I have an opie distro running on my simpad and I haven't had to get down in the code and fix it myself (yet). The latest build for simpad is pretty good but you are right that there is a danger that it is going to drop behind. See this thread for info on how to install it.
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misterpib
post Jun 17 2005, 02:30 PM
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Mine arrived today smile.gif

Just getting ready to flash one of them now smile.gif

on an interesting note:


"Made in Switzerland."
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misterpib
post Jun 17 2005, 02:42 PM
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QUOTE(tombraider @ Jun 16 2005, 11:17 AM)
misterpib:

Because of you,  I bought one of these, and I would be in deep trouble for it with my husband if he had not just bought himself a big humongous lawn mower/tractor off Amazon.com for $1000.  laugh.gif

I shouldn't go on these forums - it's bad for my financial health.  ph34r.gif 

I paid for it,  but have not heard from the guy.
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Well I just told my wife that I bought two of them (and they just arrived today, imagine if she'd been here when they came...)...and I think the only way I can talk her out of killing me is by bringing up the amount of stuff she bought around her friend's birthday smile.gif

And that I cleaned the house while she's out with her friends wink.gif
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