VIA's entry into the low cost computer market


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by mahjongg » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:59 pm
real programmers use a plug board :mrgreen:
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by Joe Schmoe » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:01 pm
Agreed on that.

It's getting to be like the cr*p they sell on TV - where the shipping is about the same as the advertised price (in best case scenario). Sometimes, the item is actually sold as "free [you just pay the P&H - and of course, they never mention the P&H on air]". Or another version of it is "Buy one, get the second free [you just pay the P&H on the second one]". In all of these cases, the P&H is about what you'd expect to pay in toto anyway.

Anyway, it is ridiculous to pay 38$ shipping on a $49 item, unless you live in Timbaktu or something. I can't believe those are the prices for shipping to the good old US of A.
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by jamesh » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:14 pm
Golem wrote:I feel good about the company and I want to be an early adopter with this product. I don’t mind the shipping if it gets here fast once released in July or August. I found APC to be professional overall and ordering was a breeze.


Good luck with that July/August date. And the maturation!
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