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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:50 am 



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Question to BuckoA51 /VGP:

Will you sell the FBX audio board on VGP?


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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:43 am 


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Deubeul wrote:
Question to BuckoA51 /VGP:

Will you sell the FBX audio board on VGP?


Interested in that too, since FBX doesn't ship outside the US.


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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:56 am 


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since FBX doesn't ship outside the US.

of course he does. Just send him a PM or an email.


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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:10 pm 



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Sure, But FBX said somewhere that the shipping fees outside the US would be pretty high (something like 30$ IIRC but I can't find the post).


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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:52 pm 


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International shipping from the US can get ridiculous. I have had UK customers send me a package for very reasonable prices. Then when shipping it back, the same shipping would be 3-4x more.
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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:23 am 


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I can ship internationally, but it's a chore and you get two options: Expensive, or roll the dice for cheap and takes forever. I believe VGP is making some boards to sell internationally, which would take a huge headache off my work load. As it is, I have to manually keep international orders on a text ledger, then fill out forms to declare the items, mummify the flate-rate boxes in brown tape, weigh the box, send the estimate to the customer, have them do a private payment, and then finally ship it out. With domestic shipping, I just click two buttons and get a pre-paid label to put on the box for less than $8 bucks. SO much easier.
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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:19 pm 



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Mobiusstriptech wrote:
International shipping from the US can get ridiculous. I have had UK customers send me a package for very reasonable prices. Then when shipping it back, the same shipping would be 3-4x more.


I've ordered something from Japan for $80 before and there was an issue with it. Shipping to the US was very minimal. Shipping back was so high that the seller said "just keep it" and cut their losses.


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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:38 pm 


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It's largely because the US Postal Service bends over backwards accommodating other countries shipments without compensation, while those same countries will not receive foreign mail unless their internal rates are paid.

This can be blamed on the Universal Postal Union which consistently has forced the US to subsidize foreign mail delivered to it, and to lean more conspiratorially, by certain entities within the US who let it happen to further erode the USPS's financial solvency.


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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:20 pm 


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I am working on finishing the documentation for DIY installs. I wanted to do fancy professional pictures but I will probably just take "real" pictures I already have and use them. The page for the boards is all ready to go for when they are ready for sale.

I will be accepting Paypal, Stripe, and Square for payments. So there are choices for those that don't like PayPal or do like PayPal. I am also trying to get the discount for multiple board purchases worked out. That way I am not charging the built in shipping fees on everything. Per request I added in the ability to optionally have the FBX audio board installed at the same time. I will not be selling the boards myself. They must be provided by the customer and purchased from FBX.

A few people asked about a Donation thing. I probably won't have anything like that on the site. If someone really feels strongly, I can provide a link or way to do so but it's really not necessary and I am not requesting donations from anyone.

With any luck, the boards will be in today or tomorrow. Then I can do testing and sales will open. I will get the email out to the pre-order list first. If you weren't on the pre-order list, don't worry. There should be plenty of boards to go around.
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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:36 pm 



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Bratwurst wrote:
It's largely because the US Postal Service bends over backwards accommodating other countries shipments without compensation, while those same countries will not receive foreign mail unless their internal rates are paid.

This can be blamed on the Universal Postal Union which consistently has forced the US to subsidize foreign mail delivered to it, and to lean more conspiratorially, by certain entities within the US who let it happen to further erode the USPS's financial solvency.


How much the USPS charges/pays when accepting/sending international mail is determined by the Universal Postal Union (part of the United Nations) Check out this great video explaining.. The huge difference in international postage rates between USPS and foreign equivalents must be due to subsidization of postal services by foreign governments. The WTO should really put a stop to this. As it artificially lowers the price of foreign goods.


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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:15 pm 


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The huge difference in international postage rates between USPS and foreign equivalents must be due to subsidization of postal services by foreign governments.

this is the reasoning one would wish for, but when a country's postal outlet charges MULTIPLES of what private courier services ask (which are not subsidized in any way) and MULTIPLES of what nearly every country asks from its customers, then you have to questions why's that.

It's correct that some countries had been over-subsidized within the UPU's system (like China), but that's changing right now (the UPU changes have already been published) and it will cause a huge drop in small items shipping from China for next to nothing (that's what's actually hurting the postal system worldwide).

The USPS's international rate system is simply incredibly complicated. Splitting it up in service types AND package types simply makes no sense and if you use their postage calculator you're presented with a number of silly expensive options, most of which making no sense whatsoever for their average customer.


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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:11 am 


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Mobiusstriptech wrote:
I am working on finishing the documentation for DIY installs. I wanted to do fancy professional pictures but I will probably just take "real" pictures I already have and use them. The page for the boards is all ready to go for when they are ready for sale.

I will be accepting Paypal, Stripe, and Square for payments. So there are choices for those that don't like PayPal or do like PayPal. I am also trying to get the discount for multiple board purchases worked out. That way I am not charging the built in shipping fees on everything. Per request I added in the ability to optionally have the FBX audio board installed at the same time. I will not be selling the boards myself. They must be provided by the customer and purchased from FBX.

A few people asked about a Donation thing. I probably won't have anything like that on the site. If someone really feels strongly, I can provide a link or way to do so but it's really not necessary and I am not requesting donations from anyone.

With any luck, the boards will be in today or tomorrow. Then I can do testing and sales will open. I will get the email out to the pre-order list first. If you weren't on the pre-order list, don't worry. There should be plenty of boards to go around.

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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:43 pm 


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DIY documentation is done. I spent a large part of last night finishing it. The website is almost ready. I'm still trying to figure out how I want to handle the shipping/discount deal. What I may do is drop the unit price and just charge a flat rate for the item for shipping, except for international. I have a plugin for my site that simplifies the customs process to make it easy on all of us.

So for the rest of the weekend, I need to finalize all of the last minute details and assuming the boards arrive today.... I will be doing testing on every one. Plus still have customer work to do. It's a busy weekend. Please don't take my comments as complaining, I am just trying to keep everyone informed because I know the hype around this is very high. I think the longest I have slept this week is maybe 4 hours straight.

As soon as I have an update on boards, I will let everyone know. They "should" arrive today.
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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:29 am 


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Alright. The update everyone wanted. SSDS3 FU-RGB boards are in my hands. I am in the process of validating all of the boards. The test rig is built and ready to go, so it's just a matter of popping them in and watching everything go.

I have a lot of boards to validate. I will not sell a single board without personally testing it. My plan is to basically spend the next 2 days doing pretty much nothing but testing. For those who were kind enough to fill out the pre-order survey, I have the emails drafter. All of you will be alerted to the availability of boards before anyone else. When the product goes live on my site, which has now been up for a few days, they will be the first to know.

For anyone who had already noticed the site was live, there are listings for install services but not for the boards. The boards will have install options built into the listing. So you will not need to add multiple items to your cart. My goal is going to be having the boards officially available Monday or Tuesday.
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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:46 am 


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FU-RGB boards are now available. Link below. Every single board was tested with my oscilloscope and also on my TVs. I tested RGBS via SCART, HDRetrovision cables, and composite video. Every board is 100% in working condition at the time of shipping. They are. All shipped in ESD bags as well.

I lived up to my promise and all boards are sold at cost. So is shipping. International shipping unfortunately, there isn't much I can do about.

https://mobiusstriptechnologies.com/pro ... s3-fu-rgb/
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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:02 pm 


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Just ordered. Order # 594. :shock: :)

Lots of demand indeed. Thank you again, for all of your tireless efforts, mobius. I've got the FBX audio board sitting in cue, and once FU-RGB shows up, I'll tackle both at the same time. Will post some results.


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 Post subject: Re: Super SD System 3
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:45 pm 


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Please do. I am very interested in seeing other people's experience.
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