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20th Dec ... Still apologies to all still waiting, i have mailed all v600s that have been paid for and will start asking money from people in batch 2 that have not paid. I have the boards built, they just need to be boxed up so the process shouldn't take long. First paid, first served. Remember i have a handicap (pun intended) so be patient. please read info below concerning the black vampires, this applies to batch 2 also

12th Dec ... Apologies to all still waiting, i have had surgery a year in the waiting and as a result i have lost the use of my left hand for a few weeks so i am stumbling through orders, please be patient.

here is a picture, if you are squeamish, dont look

 

 

27th Nov ...*** Batch 1 is completed and they are boxed ready for labels. For those who wanted a black version, i cannot guarantee that a final x13 core will work as of yet so i will not ask for any extra payment from those who have requested a black (Batch 1 group). I will however send them a board that i have tested and believe are black capable.  If they do turn out to be black capable then feel free to make a donation to my paypal, if not then so be it.

 Please note: all V600s are shipped with an X11 standard core,  Black cores are planned to be released later and are not yet available to the public.

http://www.kipper2k.com/mailing.jpg

 I am now collecting payments for batch 2, if i haven't sent you an email yet requesting money, even though i sent you an email stating you are in batch 2 don't panic...  if you have paid and i didnt reply yet, don't panic, as long as you have paid you will get your board. This is a pretty long process and i am alone at this. (occasionally bugging the wife). Batch 2 boards have actually arrived and i am hoping to get them completed by the end of next week and i will be asking for money as soon as i get batch 1 on the move, i will also be sending out more emails to people for the upcoming batch 3, so standby.

http://www.kipper2k.com/video/batch2.jpg

(parts were wrapped, i just unwrapped them all to show).

 One more thing. I did order some small screws over a month ago that are perfect for the new mount design i have adopted but i am still waiting for them, so i have included the small 3d part and screws used in previous batch. 

 

 

UPDATE (New pricing V600) 10th Nov 2016

 Hi Everyone,

 Todays update is a mixed bag of news. As you all know, production of the Vampire 600 is very slow and there are obvious pitfalls of this including very high resale price of the V600s on Ebay and other websites.

   The obvious problem is the lack of time available in producing these and getting them out to the customer in a reasonable time. I think everyone knows by now that we have attempted to keep the price low by producing these boards by hand and avoiding the high cost of commercial assembly. The orders are much greater than the production rate and i cannot cope with the demand. The only option available is to have the boards assembled by a board house to increase production. This means also that we will need to pay their prices for components and labour and ultimately it is the customer who will pay the price.

 A standard V600 will sell at 250 Euros, This version will be able to operate at x11 clock speed.  The price for a "Black" version will be 289 euro that will be capable of running at  x13 clockspeed. This translates into a sysinfo score of 110 MIPS and 130 MIPs respectively. Sysinfo can be used as a (generic) indicator of speed.

    If we do not address this issue now then this will cause a snowball effect on the completion and production of the other Vampire models.  We intend on ramping up production to get these boards into your hands as soon as possible. Thank you for your support and we intend on delivering the best add on for your Amiga you have ever imagined.

   We understand that this price hike appears high, Prices have been held low from day 1 and all prepaid orders on Amibay are being honoured by Majsta at a loss.  These preorders have allowed the development of the project to be completed so the people who have supported the project from the beginning will reap the benefits of their investment.

   We hope you understand the reasons behind this price increase and if you wish to cancel we fully understand. The process for payment will be...

  We will send a request for payment to 100 customers at a time and will allow 7 days for payment, once we have 100 customers then the batch will be ordered, this will take approx 3 - 4 weeks and then final programming/mailing will take another week. Customers can help this process by replying to their emails promptly so we know whether to move down the list or wait a few more days.

  Thank you for your support and we hope to promise much more features and enhancements in the future

.UPDATE 2nd Sept 2016

 To be added to the waiting list for the Vampire 600 please go here to register your interest.  There is currently no preorder list for any of the other Vampire/Phoenix products.

    http://orders.apollo-accelerators.com/

    In order to keep up with other notifications and notice of new preorders please check our forum.

    http://www.apollo-core.com/knowledge.php?b=0

    Our IRC channel will be the first to notify people when new preorders open up. (link at top of page )

 

UPDATE 20 August 2015

Please Read.

 Paypal policies dictate that whenever someone purchases goods then the seller is responsible for the delivery of these goods to the buyer.  

From now on, Whenever a buyer wishes to buy items from me and wants to use the "buying goods" option then they will be required to pay the higher postage rates that offer tracking and insurance options. The actual rates can be found on www.canadapost.ca website and vary from country to country with the average cost about $46 CAD for European/Australasia continents. N. America is a lot cheaper. The buyer will pay the actual cost of postage.

 If a buyer wants to pay as gift then items will be mailed as Small packet Air which is the cheapest international (air) option that Canada Post offer. This option has the risk that in the event of loss then there is no tracking or insurance and I would not be liable to paypal. For the smaller items this is not really an issue, for the more expensive items then thought should be given as to which option to use. It has reached a point where a loss of a package hurts my pocket and also my enthusiasm to continue in providing Amiga parts for the community. I believe I charge a fair price for my items and I do not make much profit, and this is done on a spare time basis.   I do realise that this will have an effect on people deciding not to order from me and I do regret this, but I have no choice other than to abandon all my new projects (which are funded by profits) and close up shop or sell on to a distributor only.

 Brian

 

 

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