This post was from a few days ago, but I just read it:
Originally Posted by Xyst
Agreed, if they offered a trade up program I would be more inclined to give the .8 a shot. It would have to be a pretty solid deal though as I would not spend anywhere near that kind of money on a screen twice. If we're talking about a $100 shipping/restocking fee I'm in, but even a 50% discount wouldn't be worth it. I doubt this would be reasonable from a business sense though.
I too would be inclined to order the .8 now if they would let us trade up when the 1.4 ships again. To avoid abuse, they could make the following guidelines:
1. Side-by-side comparison encouraged at a local dealer to make sure they want the tradeoffs with the 1.4 gain; though it would only be fair to cut the dealer in on a little fee for this.
2. A nominal fee to pay for the material, say $100-250, since they already made profit on the .8 screen, plus S&H.
3. Return of the old screen to SI at customer's expense to avoid resales cannibalizing sales of new 0.8 and 1.4 screens.
4. If the customer ends up NOT wanting the 1.4 gain, they can return it, but pay a restocking fee since it can no longer be sold as new. This isn't as crucial for SI to do, as any returns can go out to other trade-ups, and the goodwill from NOT charging a restocking fee will be tremendous, as the S&H round trip plus the upgrade fee would already be a few hundred dollars.
What do you guys think? (Including SI?)