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    Slim Devices at Amazon

    So I go to every UK reseller listed on this site. I email them, none of them reply. Most only sell the new SB. A couple list the SB2 but then you find out they have no stock. I'd rather save £50 and get another SB2 especially as there is really no difference between 2 & 3 other than looks.

    Personally I think slim devices and the SB product are brilliant but it seems to me that any kid with a website and a bedroom for stock can be a SD reseller.

    Isn't it time SD moved up a gear and got a proper distribution network going? The products should be available from Amazon and retailers that reach the masses.

    But for now, where can I get a SB2 from?

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    Slim Devices at Amazon

    On 11/23/05 8:22 AM, "Orb" <Orb.1yyjzn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

    >
    > So I go to every UK reseller listed on this site. I email them, none of
    > them reply. Most only sell the new SB. A couple list the SB2 but then
    > you find out they have no stock. I'd rather save £50 and get another
    > SB2 especially as there is really no difference between 2 & 3 other
    > than looks.
    >
    > Personally I think slim devices and the SB product are brilliant but it
    > seems to me that any kid with a website and a bedroom for stock can be a
    > SD reseller.
    >
    > Isn't it time SD moved up a gear and got a proper distribution network
    > going? The products should be available from Amazon and retailers that
    > reach the masses.
    >
    > But for now, where can I get a SB2 from?
    >


    Contact cooltopia.co.uk...they have some SB2 in-stock. Otherwise, you can
    order from Slim Devices directly.

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    Cooltopia.co.uk have them but they wont ship to Ireland.

    The only Irish reseller (http://www.gadgetsonline.ie/) don't seem to be bothered to have a website.

    You see my point? Why cannot Slim stop faffing about with these bedroom bandits and get their products with a proper retailer like Amazon?

    Yes I could order it direct from SD but then I get hit with not only the huge UPS postage costs but also 21% Vat upon arrival.

    You know, Im feeling really quite p***ed off!!!
    Last edited by Orb; 2005-11-25 at 07:42.

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    ebay ?? You'll save more than £50 too !

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    We do ship to Ireland, delivery is £10.

    You need to call us though to place the order as we don't process Irish orders online. Call us on 0871 871 9747

    Thanks

    Paul
    Progressives Consumer Electronics Ltd

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    Stuart Cooper
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    Re: Slim Devices at Amazon

    We ship to Ireland - although Rep of Ireland costs the same as mainland
    Europe with DHL (approx £35) - Northern Ireland is our standard free
    delivery on Squeezebox. If you'd like to buy one from us, and you're in RoI,
    you can order online and choose the EU Delivery option.

    Would you really prefer to deal with the faceless Amazon, rather than a
    company that knows the product and can help you with technical and pre-sales
    queries? You won't see them generating interest and championing the product
    in the UK or anywhere else. I've had the Squeezebox on CH5's Gadget Show and
    reviewed in a number of magazines; I also made the first contact with Radio
    IO and Radio Paradise, although initially neither were particularly
    interested - now RadioIO is a part of the interface!

    With regard to eBay, we've had more than one call from customers who've
    purchased an SB2 from eBay only to discover it was an SB1 on arrival. Doh!

    Stuart.
    www.multitask-computing.co.uk

    P.S. Will ask my missus if she thinks I'm a "bedroom bandit" - am expecting
    laughter sadly. :-(

    -----Original Message-----
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    [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Orb
    Sent: 25 November 2005 13:23
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    Subject: [slim] Re: Slim Devices at Amazon


    Cooltopia.co.uk have them but the wont ship to Ireland.

    The only Irish reseller (http://www.gadgetsonline.ie/) don't seem to be
    bothered to have a website.

    You see my point? Why cannot Slim stop faffing about with these bedroom
    bandits and get their products with a proper retailer like Amazon?

    Yes I could order it direct from SD but then I get hit with not only the
    huge UPS postage costs but also 21% Vat upon arrival.

    You know, Im feeling really quite pissed off!!!


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    Stuart Cooper
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    Re: Slim Devices at Amazon

    See "Orb" - we’re fighting over you now! LOL

    Stu.

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    Sent: 25 November 2005 16:01
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    Subject: [slim] Re: Slim Devices at Amazon


    We do ship to Ireland, delivery is £10.

    You need to call us though to place the order as we don't process Irish
    orders online. Call us on 0871 871 9747

    Thanks

    Paul
    Progressives Consumer Electronics Ltd


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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerneil
    ebay ?? You'll save more than £50 too !
    I've been watching ebay and I have concluded that 2nd hand SB's often sell for more than new ones!!! Some guy bid £156 the other day for a SB2. It didn't even include the £10 P&P. Mad, quite mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultra238a
    We do ship to Ireland, delivery is £10.

    You need to call us though to place the order as we don't process Irish orders online. Call us on 0871 871 9747

    Thanks

    Paul
    Progressives Consumer Electronics Ltd
    Paul, do you have a website?
    Do you have SB2 wired in stock?
    How much is it?
    Where are you based?
    £10 delivery!!! I am warming to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Cooper
    We ship to Ireland - although Rep of Ireland costs the same as mainland
    Europe with DHL (approx £35) - Northern Ireland is our standard free
    delivery on Squeezebox. If you'd like to buy one from us, and you're in RoI,
    you can order online and choose the EU Delivery option.

    Would you really prefer to deal with the faceless Amazon, rather than a
    company that knows the product and can help you with technical and pre-sales
    queries? You won't see them generating interest and championing the product
    in the UK or anywhere else. I've had the Squeezebox on CH5's Gadget Show and
    reviewed in a number of magazines; I also made the first contact with Radio
    IO and Radio Paradise, although initially neither were particularly
    interested - now RadioIO is a part of the interface!

    With regard to eBay, we've had more than one call from customers who've
    purchased an SB2 from eBay only to discover it was an SB1 on arrival. Doh!

    Stuart.
    www.multitask-computing.co.uk

    P.S. Will ask my missus if she thinks I'm a "bedroom bandit" - am expecting
    laughter sadly. :-(

    -----Original Message-----
    From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
    [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Orb
    Sent: 25 November 2005 13:23
    To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
    Subject: [slim] Re: Slim Devices at Amazon


    Cooltopia.co.uk have them but the wont ship to Ireland.

    The only Irish reseller (http://www.gadgetsonline.ie/) don't seem to be
    bothered to have a website.

    You see my point? Why cannot Slim stop faffing about with these bedroom
    bandits and get their products with a proper retailer like Amazon?

    Yes I could order it direct from SD but then I get hit with not only the
    huge UPS postage costs but also 21% Vat upon arrival.

    You know, Im feeling really quite pissed off!!!


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    Stuart,

    1. I went to your website and got excited when I found SB2 wired listed. I clicked on it and got "NO LONGER AVAILABLE - NOW REPLACED BY NEW SQUEEZEBOX".
    If its no longer available why bloody list it???

    Not a good start.

    2. How on earth can you charge £35 to send it less than 150 miles south of the Northern Ireland UK Border?

    3. I would prefer to deal with the "faceless Amazon" as you put it because I can go to their website, order it, have it turn up within 48 hours without any fuss. I mean, I've been looking to buy (Credit card waiting) for the best part of a month now. How bloody difficult should it be to buy the product?

    I'm not having a personal dig at you Stu and forgive me if my tone comes across that way. I am just very VERY frustrated.

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