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Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2018, 08:34:42 AM »
dkulp,
any updates on this ?

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Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
« Reply #46 on: May 04, 2018, 08:43:50 AM »
dkulp,
any updates on this ?



Yea.. There was some difficulty obtaining one of the components in the quantity we needed (out of stock everywhere) so I had to order and test a replacement part which delayed things slightly.  I got an email this morning stating that the F8-PB should be in production next week which included a picture of the first assembled board (they build one, send pictures to make sure everything looks OK, then build the rest).   If I don't here anything more by Wed/Thurs, I'm planning on starting to bother them a bit more often.   
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Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2018, 08:46:31 AM »
dkulp,
any updates on this ?



Yea.. There was some difficulty obtaining one of the components in the quantity we needed (out of stock everywhere) so I had to order and test a replacement part which delayed things slightly.  I got an email this morning stating that the F8-PB should be in production next week which included a picture of the first assembled board (they build one, send pictures to make sure everything looks OK, then build the rest).   If I don't here anything more by Wed/Thurs, I'm planning on starting to bother them a bit more often.

Thanks for the updates truly understand on the difficulty.
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Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
« Reply #48 on: May 08, 2018, 08:48:31 PM »
Will there be any availability beyond the group buy?

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Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2018, 08:52:50 PM »
Will there be any availability beyond the group buy?


In theory, yes.   I ordered an extra 15 or so mostly cause that triggered a couple of quantity discounts.  Example: the assembly labor is actually LESS to have them assemble 55 of them than it is for 50.  However, last years group buy did have a couple of boards that were not sellable (broken connectors, bad power buck, etc....)  so I need some extras "just in case".  Once the group buy boards are shipped, I SHOULD have extras to offer. 

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Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
« Reply #50 on: May 08, 2018, 09:17:11 PM »
Can I ask if one should become available for my name to be added to the list?

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Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
« Reply #51 on: May 08, 2018, 09:23:21 PM »
I bought in the group buy but was a little limited on funds at the time so would be interested in another should extras become available.

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Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2018, 05:39:54 AM »



Good news/Bad news....


Good:  The F8-PB and PocketScrollers are finished production, I got the pictures.  Things look good.


Bad:  The new F8-B's they messed up and put the BBB headers on the top.   At least it was caught before shipping, but they are going to have to fix those. 


I'm HOPING they can ship the good stuff out soon and not wait for the fixes to be done on the others.   I'm waiting to hear what they say about that. 

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Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2018, 05:47:20 AM »
Thanks for good & bad news, hopefully they will fix the issues.

Looking forward to seeing these coming out soon.

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Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2018, 05:33:59 AM »
Thanks for the update.  My company just started dealing with board houses and it's amazing how much they screw up.


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Re: [GROUP BUY] F8-PB and PocketScroller
« Reply #55 on: May 18, 2018, 07:32:15 AM »
Thanks for the update.  My company just started dealing with board houses and it's amazing how much they screw up.


I kind of got that feeling.    When I said they are wrong, I'm thinking "20 boards, 2 headers, each 46 pins, right next to a bunch of other components, how is it even possible to fix?"


They are like:  "not a big deal, should just take a day or two to fix".     I'm assuming they have a LOT more practice at fixing these types of situations than I do.     I wouldn't know how to even start.

 

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