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Announcement   Announcement : Sam440 price drop
   posted by m3x on 3-Oct-2009 13:52:34 (4984 reads)
Bassano del Grappa, 03-Oct-2009

Starting from today ACube Systems announce a price drop of 5% on the Sam 667 Mhz and Sam Flex 733 Mhz models.


New prices are:

Sam 667: euro 442,00 + vat (if applicable)
Sam Flex 733: euro 390,00 + vat (if applicable)
Vento complete system: euro 563,00 + vat (if applicable)

For further info please visit the hardware section on ACube Systems website.
    

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marko 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 3-Oct-2009 14:53:44
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The price goes in the right direction!

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Antique 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 3-Oct-2009 15:35:48
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This is good news.

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amije 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 3-Oct-2009 16:02:37
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too little, too late...

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Troels 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 3-Oct-2009 16:28:19
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@amije

Depends on what you mean.

If you are talking about getting the Amiga back in the mainstream it's certainly to little to late but as a hobbysystem all price reductions are welcome and the SAM system is a fine piece of hardware.
Just like everyone else I would of course welcome a better spec. system but the SAM is ok for current users and developers.

Last edited by Troels on 03-Oct-2009 at 04:29 PM.

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Rob 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 3-Oct-2009 16:37:12
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Any reduction in price is welcome.

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1Mouse 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 3-Oct-2009 17:03:34
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I have notice with other products that when an item is reduced it usually means they are reducing their stock before a product comes out.

I hope the same can be said here.

I just checked amigakit and the prices haven't changed on their yet.

Last edited by 1Mouse on 03-Oct-2009 at 05:21 PM.

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Templario 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 3-Oct-2009 18:24:48
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Good news with this new prices, but the people now have that give the next step, buying these boards and that ACube will begin to design the next board with a CPU of 1GHZ that this I'm waiting to change the Sam.

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BigC 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 3-Oct-2009 18:27:01
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The price drop for about to be obsoleted by new model products is usually much more.
Amateur radio is another market that has few companies scrambling for millions of $ in annual sales when bottled sugar water sells millions of $ per day.

Acube must make a profit if we want ANY new Amiga hardware;they are the only ones to DELIVER any board in years.I had hopes for efika since it is more powerful than many Amiga classic WITH added PPC cards but no AOS.

Sales in the U.S. no doubt hurt because "our" politicians messed with market forces and destroyed value of dollar.

I only wish that I had been smart enough to buy SAM 400 board at clearance price a couple years ago when euro:dollar almost equal.

I could of had a V8,....er....... SAM/Amiga system for under $500.

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meet.mrnrg 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 3-Oct-2009 18:31:36
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Hi Everyone,

in light of ACube Systems special priced 5% discounts, TryTerra computers is please to match the current price point, as long as stock is available at the given price.

The eBay item should reflect the 5% discount within an hour or two.

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/TryTerra-Computers

Last edited by meet.mrnrg on 03-Oct-2009 at 06:32 PM.

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Zylesea 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 3-Oct-2009 18:32:01
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At least a step to the right direction. Unfortunately a little step only, but a step.

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BigC 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 3-Oct-2009 18:40:41
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Do you mean that you think many people will now wait for new faster SAM ?

That is way to make sure Amiga will fail.

Best thing is if all those who want new Amiga computer and can afford one, will buy what is available NOW. Then when Acube makes new,better,faster SAM ,those people who insist on latest can buy that one and sell their old ,slow, SAM to Amiga lovers who are not so wealthy.

Here is what happened in CB radio in U.S.:millions of people were buying and using 23 channel set,then new 40 channel models were announced-to be available in 6 months.Everybody decided to wait for 40 channel,sales dropped,companies had warehouses full of 23 channel model.Dealers,distributors,and manufacturers went out of business.Where used to be dozens of choices now only very few.

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klx300r 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 3-Oct-2009 21:42:19
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great...so that means us recent Sam owners (i.e less than 1 month of ownership) will be getting a 5% refund back soon

..or maybe we will setlle for a backplate and Amiga sticker

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Troels 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 3-Oct-2009 21:59:34
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Quote:
great...so that means us recent Sam owners (i.e less than 1 month of ownership) will be getting a 5% refund back soon
Does it usually work that way in the computer industry

I see any discount as a good move, even if it isn't because of new products are just around the corner.

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klx300r 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 4-Oct-2009 0:57:23
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@ Troels
hehe it would be nice though a backplate would be more realistic

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NovaCoder 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 4-Oct-2009 7:54:13
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hehe it would be nice though a backplate would be more realistic


Is it really that hard for ACube to make a little bit of metal with a few holes in it? Is this 2009 or 1899?

Anyway, good news on the (slight) price drop...hope more will follow.

Last edited by NovaCoder on 04-Oct-2009 at 10:48 PM.
Last edited by NovaCoder on 04-Oct-2009 at 07:54 AM.

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elwood 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 4-Oct-2009 11:49:04
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@Novacoder

It's not a stupid piece of metal...

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QuBe 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 4-Oct-2009 13:40:09
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Tis good news all round... looking forward to seeing if there is a 1GHz Sam on the way!

Q!

"i am home"

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ChrisH 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 4-Oct-2009 15:13:36
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@NovaCoder
I'm sure that ACube want to get the backplate right, and so take their time with it. But yes, the long long wait does seem ridiculous for something that ought to be pretty simple....

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tonyw 
Re: Sam440 price drop
Posted on 5-Oct-2009 21:57:23
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It does seem ridiculous that people spend months complaining about the lack of a backplate, when with an old jam tin and a pair of scissors, they could make one in half an hour...

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Samwel 
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Posted on 6-Oct-2009 10:01:42
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@tonyw

Sorry Tony, but it's the principle of it rather than the explicit need for a backplate.

(And yes, I understood the joke)

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