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hungarianhc
2009-10-22, 12:36
Hi All,

I've had a tough time finding retailers that have the Squeezebox. I'm going to the gym now, and when I get back, I'd love to get in my car and go buy a Squeezebox Radio. Does anyone know where I can get one? If i have to order it, I will... I'd just prefer to go pick this thing up now. Thanks! Looking forward to more posting in this forum!

SuperQ
2009-10-22, 13:21
You could always go down to Mountain View and pick one up will-call from the main office. You will need to make an online order from www.logitechsqueezebox.com.

Since Best Buy doesn't have them anymore, your only option is probably Fry's. There arn't any good electronics stores in SF, you have to go out to the burbs for that stuff. Except maybe Central Computers on Howard.

hungarianhc
2009-10-22, 15:10
Yeah I hear ya. Thanks for the recommendation of Central Computers. I just called them up, and they don't have it. Bleh. Well, I have to go to work in San Carlos on Monday so maybe i can just swing down to their HQ on Monday... I want one NOW though! Don't want one badly enough to drive 2 hours round trip for nothing though... maybe worse as I'd hit traffic on the way back.

snarlydwarf
2009-10-22, 15:17
If you hurry (and call perhaps), and it gets out in today's UPS, you'd probably have it tomorrow.

hungarianhc
2009-10-22, 15:18
Yeah - then I need to pay shipping. I'll just go grab it on Monday when I go to San Carlos. I was just hoping maybe some retailer in San Francisco had it...

snarlydwarf
2009-10-22, 15:51
Yeah - then I need to pay shipping. I'll just go grab it on Monday when I go to San Carlos. I was just hoping maybe some retailer in San Francisco had it...

Free UPS Ground...

HURRY!

hungarianhc
2009-10-22, 15:59
Haha thanks for the heads up! I ordered it just now, but I'm not hopeful I'll receive it tomorrow! If I get it Monday, at least it saves me a trip to Mountain View!

I'm really excited to set up my network of Squeezebox devices. I'm giong to have a Slingbox Radio in my bedroom and then a slingbox boom or slingbox radio in the living room. Working on building my squeezecenter server!

eap
2009-10-22, 16:21
You could always go down to Mountain View and pick one up will-call from the main office. You will need to make an online order from www.logitechsqueezebox.com.

Since Best Buy doesn't have them anymore, your only option is probably Fry's. There arn't any good electronics stores in SF, you have to go out to the burbs for that stuff. Except maybe Central Computers on Howard.

Why doesn't best buy carry them? I don't see this in any stores in the Philadelphia area either. It seems like you can ONLY buy it online. What's up with the lack of store distribution?

Even the store where I bought my Duet, only shows these squeezebox products:

http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?keyword=squeezebox&category=

snarlydwarf
2009-10-22, 16:36
Haha thanks for the heads up! I ordered it just now, but I'm not hopeful I'll receive it tomorrow! If I get it Monday, at least it saves me a trip to Mountain View!

I'm really excited to set up my network of Squeezebox devices. I'm giong to have a Slingbox Radio in my bedroom and then a slingbox boom or slingbox radio in the living room. Working on building my squeezecenter server!

When I ordered my radio a couple weeks ago, it was around 2pm, and UPS picked it up around 5pm I think.

If you made today's shipment, and I think you would, then UPS should be able to get it to you tomorrow.

But, yeah, I left the Bay Area 25 yrs ago, and do not miss the traffic at all. (Oakland -> Hayward, 26 miles against traffic and it still took 45minutes... I don't want to think what it's like now.)

But I guess it's time to go home now, off to my 7 mile trip home, which takes me 12 minutes....

toby10
2009-10-23, 05:07
Is Best Buy dropping the SB line? They are still in local BB's here, but not much stock. In fact a brand new BB just opened in my town, open for less than a month, and they did have a single boxed Boom and Duet on the shelf. Seems odd they would bother stocking any in a brand new store if they are soon to not carry them.

Of course, as usual, finding where the SB's are located in the store is always a challenge. It took four department heads, 5 minutes on their inventory computer, and a lot of me explaining what they were used for, all to find the lonely two items in boxes on a very lonely shelf. :(

gdpeck
2009-10-23, 10:20
Is Best Buy dropping the SB line? They are still in local BB's here, but not much stock. In fact a brand new BB just opened in my town, open for less than a month, and they did have a single boxed Boom and Duet on the shelf. Seems odd they would bother stocking any in a brand new store if they are soon to not carry them.

Of course, as usual, finding where the SB's are located in the store is always a challenge. It took four department heads, 5 minutes on their inventory computer, and a lot of me explaining what they were used for, all to find the lonely two items in boxes on a very lonely shelf. :(

A few weeks ago, I was in my local BB. The space were the Boom and Duet demos were previously sitting was filled with the Sony Altus stuff. I asked them if they still had squeezeboxes, and was told that they still sell them, but don't keep them in stock. The person I was talking to, told me that they get an inquiry about squeezebox about once a week.

I also just checked BB on line and they list the radio as being backordered, although 5 of the 6 best buys close to me showed both Boom and Radio in stock. I live in Mesa AZ (suburb of Phoenix).

I also don't miss Bay Area traffic ;-) (lived in East Bay for 6 yrs.)

eap
2009-10-23, 10:46
I also just checked BB on line and they list the radio as being backordered, although 5 of the 6 best buys close to me showed both Boom and Radio in stock. I live in Mesa AZ (suburb of Phoenix).

I also don't miss Bay Area traffic ;-) (lived in East Bay for 6 yrs.)

Its now available at the best buys near me as well (but back-ordered for online delivery). Its on sale for $189 (instead of $199):

Logitech - Squeezebox Network Radio
Model: 930-000101 | SKU: 9560986

Backordered: Usually leaves our warehouse within 1-2 weeks Estimate Arrival Time

Store Pickup:

PLYMOUTH MEETING PA - Available
SPRINGFIELD PA - Available
KING OF PRUSSIA PA - Available

Reg. Price:$199.99
You Save:$10.00 Sale:$189.99

barbados
2009-10-23, 20:56
I used to drive through this from Dublin to San Francisco for 22 years:

http://id.mind.net/~barbados/bay-bridge-traffic.JPG

I hated it and also moved to Oregon. My commute now is 8 minutes on a bad day.

I just got a Squeezebox-Boom a few days ago and you know what? I'd drive through that traffic again in a second to buy another.

It's that good.

Period.

Thanks, Logitech, you're the best! :)

-Dave-
Medford, Oregon

Goodsounds
2009-10-23, 21:42
In the SF Bay Area, the East Bay commute routes (in any direction) consistently rank near the top of the "Worst Commutes" lists the newspapers periodically prepare. And that's nothing new, it's been that way for a long while. Most people don't have to put up with quite as much abuse as the East Bay folks do.

BUT, so long as everybody likes where they are and has the right equipment to listen to the music they like, that's all that matters.

toby10
2009-10-24, 02:51
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I also don't miss Bay Area traffic ;-) (lived in East Bay for 6 yrs.)

It is nutz there. I just spent a week in SF in Sept., lot of fun but crazy to get around when I was driving. By sheer luck I was there over the Labor Day weekend when they closed the Bay Bridge (Friday evening through Tuesday morning) so us tourists had then entire city to ourselves. That was nice! :)

It doesn't help that I grew up in a town with a single stop light (still that way today) so big cities are very intimidating to me to begin with.