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#26 FABombjoy OFFLINE  

FABombjoy

    Moonsweeper

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  • Location:Lansing, MI

Posted Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:14 PM

Order placed: April 9, 2013

Acknowledgement email: October 20, 2013

 

2014's not looking too good, so here's hoping that 2015 will be the year I can pay & take delivery :D



#27 wood_jl OFFLINE  

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    Quadrunner

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Posted Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:20 PM

No money is taken until the product is ready for shipment.  Unlike many other homebrew projects when money is paid and products still haven't shipped in 1, 2, 3, 4, even 5 years or more.
Yes, the website should be updated.  If the website stated that it took 1-2 years to get a MegaCart, people might be less frustrated.  However, it's a great product and from what I hear is well worth the wait.


Quite, indeed. He doesn't take money up-front. Never. Sometimes it takes a long time - like up to a year. If one finds this unacceptable, they're free to go elsewhere to purchase a Mega-Cart. Good luck with that. As you've mentioned, the guy is great to deal with, but you just have to wait, or do without. But what is undeniable is that the guy *DOES* deliver, unlike so many other homebrew products that go 4-5 years. That says enough about the integrity of the guy.
 
 

The maker of the Megacart just replied to an email I sent him a few days ago, inquiring about my order. He was very nice and explained that he's pretty busy and it sometimes takes him a while to catch up on emails... and I totally get that and understand. :) Just glad to see that he has INFACT received my order.... now we wait? :)


Yup, he acknowledges receipt of order, and it may take a year. I've been through this process twice, over the course of about 3 years, and he is circumspect, but lets you know this is a hobby project. You'll get yours. Don't sell it - like I did - and then wait another year for a replacement. You never know when he'll get tired of this and retire. Same goes with the 1541 Ultimate for the Commodore 64. Order yours now while you can, and then wait. Both are worth it and may never be available again!

#28 7800 OFFLINE  

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    Dragonstomper

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Posted Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:27 PM

Yup, paid and waiting for the 1541 too. Gonna have my VIC-20 and C64 right next to each other plugged into the same monitor. Yeah, I will never sell them. 






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