Subject: Re: Netpliance Iopener booted with NetBSD...
To: John Hayward <John.C.Hayward@wheaton.edu>
From: Michael C. Ibarra <email@example.com>
Date: 03/21/2000 22:50:52
At 09:11 PM 03/21/2000 -0600, John Hayward wrote:
>When I ordered mine a Circuit City I was told I could only get one
>per family. He however did allow me to get two. You might have trouble
>if you walked in and tried to order 10.
Not really, at least not if you had gone in last week. I've already ordered
three for myself, 1 per request from my wife for use in the kitchen, 2nd
to be used in my old 65 Impala (MP3 player is *alot* cheaper than buying
a whole stereo system, plus I cab do GPS :-) 3rd unit to be used in our
new company offices by visitors, job applicants, mainly for browsing a
standalone company intranet. For those of us in the states, you can still
place your orders online at www.netpliance.com, assuming you don't mind
getting ripped for the shipping and handling fees ($40 bucks!, but then I
am told that they are coming here from Taiwan...)
Anyhow, I did manage to get several other units, just brought some co-
workers in with me. Most of those units are now spoken for by persons
in Sweden, Finland and Norway (all NetBSD'ers, so hopefully this will
help the NetBSD-iopener project alive their as well :-)
BTW, as recommended by another iopener user, after ordering go
back in the next day with a fake mustache order another, then again
the day after and see a different salesman...
>On Mon, 20 Mar 2000, Michael C. Ibarra wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 23:29:28 -0500
> > From: Michael C. Ibarra <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: Jukka Marin <email@example.com>, Ari Reen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
> > Antti Kantee <email@example.com>
> > Subject: Re: Netpliance Iopener booted with NetBSD...
> > At 12:53 PM 03/17/2000 +0200, Jukka Marin wrote:
> > >On Fri, Mar 17, 2000 at 08:06:17AM +0200, Ari Reen wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I'm also interested so make it five pieces.
> > >
> > >Ok. Now who is willing to help us Europeans to get our share of these
> > >toys? :-)
> > >
> > >Please? :-)
> > >
> > > -jm
> > OK, do people across the pond still want these? I suppose I could be
> > convinced to order a few from my local Circuit City, I understand the
> > wait is about 2 1/2 weeks. Comes to approx. $108 with sales tax, plus
> > shipping, depending on where you are, would still make it much cheaper
> > than those of us here in the states who are paying Netpliance $40 for
> > shipping.
> > -mike