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George Van Wagner
2005-02-22, 19:25
I don't know about others, but I'm perfectly willing to answer the
question. I didn't buy a Squeezebox because every time I've looked at
ordering one, the wireless units are listed as a 6-8 week wait. Not
once have I seen an "in stock" listing there. So, my options were to
pay more money and wait a couple of months (or possibly more. seeing
something listed as always a wait doesn't lead me to much confidence in
quoted delivery times), or walk around the corner to Fry's and get a
Roku M1000. I like SlimServer, and use it for Internet Radio, since I'm
a Live365 VIP subscriber, but when Roku gets support for my Live365
account happening, I'll be just fine with that. If I buy a second unit
(which is quite possible) it will quite probably be a Squeezebox, but
for the immediate satisfaction factor of getting my music served to the
stereo system in the living room, the SoundBridge won because it was in
stock.

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Never get involved in an eye-for-an-eye situation if you've only got
one good eye in the first place.

Michael Peters
2005-02-22, 19:43
On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 18:25:31 -0800, George Van Wagner
<vanwag (AT) earthlink (DOT) net> wrote:
> I don't know about others, but I'm perfectly willing to answer the
> question. I didn't buy a Squeezebox because every time I've looked at
> ordering one, the wireless units are listed as a 6-8 week wait.

Very first time I looked - they had wireless in stock.
Haven't seen them in stock since.

I'm going to be buying a wired anyway (once my eBay sales are
finalized etc.), though - so it doesn't make that much difference to
me, but I can understand your frustration.

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momerath
2005-02-22, 22:01
I just picked up a wireless model from a company called something like
seattle sunglasses company. They sell sunglasses and squeezeboxen (I
guess the owner must really like the SB) I found it with froogle.
They were a pleasure to do business with.

Paul Miller
2005-02-23, 01:35
Ordered mine from DABS - no stock. 2 weeks later it had changed to
"Long lead time" for both models!

I went to broadbandstuff.co.uk and got a wireless model in 48 hrs.


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Paul