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    Senior Member EnochLight's Avatar
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    Preorder? Duel and/or Controller stuff

    When the Transporter was announced, paid pre-orders were taken quite some time before its release. Just wondering why the same hasn't been offered for the Duet/Controller?

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    Preorder? Duel and/or Controller stuff

    Different Company, different needs for financing would be my guess.
    Transporter was a bigger commitment per unit, and pre-orders were probably
    a very good way to first, gain some funding to cover first batch, and also
    to have a good idea of demand for sizing that first batch.

    -kdf

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    > When the Transporter was announced, paid pre-orders were taken quite
    > some time before its release. Just wondering why the same hasn't been
    > offered for the Duet/Controller?




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    Founder, Slim Devices seanadams's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnochLight View Post
    When the Transporter was announced, paid pre-orders were taken quite some time before its release. Just wondering why the same hasn't been offered for the Duet/Controller?
    We did not actually charge anyone's credit card prior to shipping - it is prohibited by Visa/MC/Amex agreements with their merchants, so if anyone does that you should complain loudly. In the case of the Transporter launch it was largely just to get a handle on how many we would need to build and in what color for the first run. On other occasions we have taken preorders where we didn't want to lose sales during a product transition, or when we expected to be unable to build enough inventory to keep up with initial demand. These are not big problems for us now.

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    Senior Member EnochLight's Avatar
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    Thanks Sean!

    That said, I'd be happy to pre-order a brand spank'n new Duet. Nudge-nudge, hint-hint, know-whutta-mean..? ;-P

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    Senior Member EnochLight's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanadams View Post
    ..These are not big problems for us now.
    Well well - I'm glad you guys decided to do it anyway... ;^P I just pre-ordered my Duet. Looking forward to the new piece of kit, Sean!

    Cheers!

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    HA, funny.

    I was setting it up when you made your first post.

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    No promo code for pre bookers / long time users?

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    pre-ordering outside of the united states

    Hi,

    I'm from germany and very interested in the Duet. I wonder if this pre-order option is available for customers outside the reach of the slimdevices store?

    Emissary

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    Duet pre-order now available. No pre-order, however, for controller (or receiver) separately. I will pre-order a controller if made available, but do not need a full duet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
    Duet pre-order now available. No pre-order, however, for controller (or receiver) separately. I will pre-order a controller if made available, but do not need a full duet.
    I'm sure you could Ebay the receiver for enough (>$100) to make it no more costly to just get the whole thing, especially if the receiver is not available separately either.

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