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Dave Owen
2005-03-01, 10:53
>Of course, whatever if anything they introduce I'm sure will be
followed by 50 messages to this list from recent >Squeezebox purchasers
about how screwed they feel to now be "stuck" with a Squeezebox. :)

Only 49 messages; I bought mine just before the price drop, but I'm
still happy.

Has anyone received a "color case" squeezebox to date? I was under the
assumption that they were only selling in colors now, so they were
shipping out the remaining wireless black boxes while waiting for the
new color cases to arrive. I could, of course, be totally and completely
incorrect; that's just the impression I got from the wait time when I
purchased mine.

That, or they finally realize that Roku is attracting people with (a)
the "show-off" style case, and (b) a strong retail presence at places
like Best Buy and Fry's. Pure pull-out-of-my-backside speculation, if I
were them, I'd be cranking out an alternative case, shiny cardboard
wraparound for their already terrific packaging, and getting units in
brick and mortar stores.

Chip Hart
2005-03-01, 11:24
Dave Owen wrote:
> Has anyone received a "color case" squeezebox to date? I was under the
> assumption that they were only selling in colors now, so they were
> shipping out the remaining wireless black boxes while waiting for the
> new color cases to arrive. I could, of course, be totally and completely
> incorrect; that's just the impression I got from the wait time when I
> purchased mine.

I received a blue one a few weeks ago after an (unexpected) 6
week delay. Days after I ordered, I noticed the site had posted
delay expectations. According to whomever I spoke to on the
phone, it was related to production delivery issues.

It was worth the wait, though.

> ...and getting units in
> brick and mortar stores.

I agree. Even @ $280, the boxes are below the price point for
many people with credit cards.

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