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post #631 of 642 Old 11-01-2004, 09:54 PM
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perhaps they got smart, and realized that 5000 series units sell like hotcakes compared to 5500 so they "converted" their 5508s that dont sell well to 5080s and now it's a "deal" Oh well, I'm in, I never got my $30 5040 refurb, so this will have to do. though I would have rather had them say "I can give you a 5080 for $70 more" I would have said yes in a heartbeat.
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That is an interesting theory...I wonder if they did do just that? Weird how they're selling Refurb 5508s for $199 and NEW 5080s for $99 :-)
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Thanks once again mhargr03 for keeping us posted on these great deals.

How is it possible that every few weeks or so they find another stash of 5X units. Where could they possibly be coming from? And these are new units, not refurbs?????

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That is an interesting theory...I wonder if they did do just that? Weird how they're selling Refurb 5508s for $199 and NEW 5080s for $99 :-)
Well, they would have to change the serial number though since that's what distinguishes a 50xx from a 55xx, but that's probably pretty easy thing for them to change.

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Well, they would have to change the serial number though since that's what distinguishes a 50xx from a 55xx, but that's probably pretty easy thing for them to change.
I would imagine so. Quick question for you...does the VLC mod have an option to turn off the Commercial Advance?
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This is getting addictive.

Just grabbed a new 5080. Now... let's see, what can I tell my wife when the box comes? Hmmm...

I really don't need this one (yet).

I must not activate this unit.
I must not activate this unit.
I must not activate this unit.

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Damn! This will teach me to go to sleep at night :)
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Me too! I was helping a guy in the office get one, and it was in the cart and then dissappeared. I have never seen this in any type of online cart.... you usually can reserve an item in your cart, at least for a specified time period.

Oh well.
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I bought one yesterday, but I added one to my cart this morning around 8am eastern, no problem. I just hit refresh now at 830, and it says out of stock.

That was quick. Hopefully they just fixed their ordering system to accurately reflect stock levels now.... to NOT have the fiasco from last time with cancelled orders.

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I bought one yesterday, but I added one to my cart this morning around 8am eastern, no problem. I just hit refresh now at 830, and it says out of stock.

That was quick. Hopefully they just fixed their ordering system to accurately reflect stock levels now.... to NOT have the fiasco from last time with cancelled orders.
Well they did say limited quantities so I wonder just how many they had? Couldn't have been that many because even if they did reconfigure 5508s as 5080s, they must not have an infinite amount of 5080 brand new retail packaging remaining...

But yes, I too hope that this reflects more of a real-time inventory than last time, so that people don't have false hopes and cancelled orders.
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I would imagine so. Quick question for you...does the VLC mod have an option to turn off the Commercial Advance?
I believe pressing the F9 key when playing your show in the RTV-Optimized VLC disables CA.

By the way, I used your free shipping link to buy a few (uh, more than a few) 5080's. I think friends and family members will be getting them for X-Mas this year. I hope you get a referal credit for each unit, and not just each order.

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it might have just been a few more pallets that showed up. e.g. some high pallets they finally got down, or a pallet of 50xxs that were discovered with the 55xxs. There are manual factors and logistics involved with drying inventories.

I speculate they are under orders to sell them all by the end of the fiscal year for tax purposes and they are still finding a few.


"Sell them all by christmas, and don't take any returns or RMAs till the 1st"
Yeah, that's what the guy said I bet.
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