[time-nuts] Thunderbolt Group Buy, part 1
d.seiter at comcast.net
d.seiter at comcast.net
Wed May 7 02:42:10 EDT 2008
My feelings exactly, I would have done the same except that (1) I already have a Tbolt, and I had so many messages, that I (2) started in the middle of the flood...
The original message should have been worded in such a way to avoid a massive reply. At this price, I really had to convince myself that I *didn't* need another one! ;-)
-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Chuck Harris <cfharris at erols.com>
> Before you get all angry, consider how most people view the list:
> IN LINEAR ORDER OF MESSAGES SENT!
> They see TVB's message about a new supply of Thunderbolts, and quickly
> post a message saying: "me too!"
> It isn't until it's too late that they see the message saying that there
> is no list, and don't bug the group (or TAPR) with requests for cheap GPSDO's.
> The real problem is TVB shouldn't have made the announcement until
> TAPR was ready to deal with taking orders. (Can you blame him for
> being excited?)
> And, I don't think there is any cause for you to insult list members and
> call them cheapskates. They just want in on what turned out to be a much
> better deal than was ever contemplated. Remember the earlier deal was for
> several hundred dollars each. The new price changes the calculus completely.
> -Chuck Harris
> Bill Hawkins wrote:
> > How about a firm statement that there is NO list being made of people
> > who are clamoring for a cheap Thunderbolt. As long as the possibility
> > exists that there is a list, people will keep ignoring John.
> > Me, I invested $600 in Lucent boxes and have no return on them. I'll
> > not throw good money after bad.
> > Meanwhile, we get the names of the cheapskates . . .
> > Bill Hawkins
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
> > Behalf Of SAIDJACK at aol.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 8:54 PM
> > To: time-nuts at febo.com
> > Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt Group Buy, part 1
> > Hi John,
> > people are not getting it, and keep sending-in requests to this list...
> > Is there any possibility to set up a mail alias that can get all these
> > requests, and keep the noise off of this list as well?
> > thanks,
> > Said
> > In a message dated 5/6/2008 09:57:55 Pacific Daylight Time, jra at febo.com
> > writes:
> > As I said below -- we will first send ordering information to those who
> > were on the pre-order list last year, and then will announce how others
> > may order. Please stay tuned, but also please don't clog up the TAPR
> > inbox!
> > Thanks,
> > John
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