Dynamism SL-C3000 Group-Buy Discount
Dynamism SL-C3000 Group-Buy Discount
Nov 9 2004, 05:09 PM
Joined: 27-January 04
Member No.: 1,559
From Jason @ Dynamism:
With OFFER CODE 5411Z, we are offering the SL-C3000 for $809. This offer is only valid through November 19th.
Shipping w/in the US $7
Shipping w/in Canada $18
**Shipping (FedEx International Priority) w/in Europe $29 (wire transfer payment only)
To place an order, please give us a call at 800.711.6277 (312.587.0402) or email us at email@example.com.
Dynamism.com - Since 1997, the world's best technology with acclaimed service:
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* Unlimited Toll-Free tech support
The C3000 is regularly $899 at Dynamism. Please note that website ordering for the C3000 is currently unavailable, so use the number or email listed above.
The C3000 is expected to ship in two weeks.
(ZeeUser is not an employee or representative of Dynamism. All information presented in this posting is taken from email correspondence with Dynamism or from Dynamism's website)
Feb 2 2005, 01:47 PM
Joined: 12-January 05
Member No.: 6,201
Yes, I can see what you mean.
Now, as I understand, You're the owner of streamlinecpus online shop.I saw your site and your prices and I have to tell you, they are quite good, IF they include shipping.
Now, what you offer is this:
1)12 Month warranty, a feature also offered by Conics (For a lower Price).
2)A free American Adaptor is offered.Now, I don't know if it will work for us Europeans, but, Conics offers: Either a second North American Adaptor or a Adaptor for world use.
3)English Localisation.Now, wilst Conics also offers English Localisation in it's package, It's just a transelation (And easily done at home with their free online guide), you offer full localisation (Programs etc.), or at least, thats what you say.
3)You offer a free quick-start guide, in english, of course.Wilst it's not a full manual, and it's available for free at Trisoft in it's electronic form, it's a plus.
4)And last, but not least, you test the devices yourselves, to minimise, or even prevent DOA.I think that's a great advantage over your competitors, I believe that any retailer that uses the device BEFORE it is sent to the buyer (English Localisation etc.) effectively tests it for flaws, although they might not be all that apparent.I believe you make thourough testing, not just powering the device up to see if it works.
And I believe you fully support your customers?
Now, wilst many of these advatages warrant a price climb, some of the features you offer are already being offered for lower prices, wilst others are easy to make make for yourself (Manual, English Localisation,Extra Software).The way I see it, and that does not neccesarily mean that others share my opinions (Although, I have to say, I'm only 16, with no constant income, so money tends to be hard to come by ) the only major offer you have to make is the pre-testing, and probably better support (At least in the US), and I'm willing to "risk" a little to save some money.
As a final note, I only compared Conics to StreamlineCpus, not because I'm in some way affiliated with Conics, but because I believe it's got the lowest price, for the services it offers.Also,I think Conics is Japan Based, so, if your Zaurus has a problem, you have to zip it back to Japan for warranty (That way Conics avoids FCC/CE electronic testing pricing), wilst StreamlineCpus is US based (For us euro guys we've got Trisoft).
I hope I didn't hurt anyone with all this (Stephen), or helped anyone else (Conics).Every retailer has a diffrent choices, and it's up to you to make up your mind.
Feb 2 2005, 02:42 PM
Joined: 6-June 04
From: Hannover, Germany
Member No.: 3,587
Hi everybody (and "big-post-warning"),
now we have to put our 2 cents in:
What Stephen says, is that you can't just compare prices.
You will get a different solution from every dealer. To show
two extremes as example:
1st: Some dealers just get the units from japan, change the
"language=jp" to "=en" and call it a localisation.
2nd: Others (cough) import devices, invest lots of money and
weeks of workload in localisation, finetuning, CE/FCC testing,
writing a manual, stocking parts, offering exchange devices in
case of repair... Simply: Work like you could expect it from a
major manufacturer. Not mentioned supporting Zaurus-related
Linux projects with free or massively discounted stuff.
If you think you'll able to collect all informations from the net and
just look for the best price: Get it from a japanese exporter and
have fun with your Zaurus.
If you want a solution that works right out of the box including the
"make me happy with support and warranty": Go to a professional
That's all. Look what's behind the scenes and contact the source
before you buy. We daily support devices from self-importers and
bought from other sources. From what we see there we urgently
recommend that everybody who's spending his hard earned money
should closely look what he's getting for it.
@Lizzard: Regarding the manual and ressources:
You're right that we provide it in our free download section. We
don't see a reason why we should restrict our localisation sets
and informations only to our customers. The idea of Linux is a
free and open system with free informations for everybody.
We also know that very "smart-shoppers" use these ressources
to set up their self imported devices (about 700 downloads
monthly for the manual). But we also see that a lot of customers
choose us or StreamlineCPUs because of this.
To say it clear: Every user is free to use our ressources. But only
we (TRIsoft) and our US partner (StreamlineCPUs) are allowed
to deliver it with their devices.
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