Ithic.com: US/Canada Open Pandora Platinum ReBirth Edition & 1GHZ Free US Shipping UPS Ground

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^ no. xD


but, regarding shipping the new unit, I would just be afraid I send that in and then be on wait for 3 years :p


Now, how would shipping in my unit work? Would I be responsible for that?
Nobody has waited for units to ship from Ithic.com. I don't do preorders.


You are responsible for shipping in your old unit at your cost. It needs to be insured and packaged properly on your end too.


Someone last week sent me a unit for RMA, their SD card reader was detaching from their current Pandora, so I asked them if they wanted to upgrade to a 1GHz unit. They did. They now have a 1GHz unit.
 

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I just purchased a 1ghz unit from ithic.com and everything went smoothly. Unit was packaged correctly for shipping, all items were included, and nothing was damaged. I ordered it late in the evening of Dec 6th and recieved it in the afternoon on Dec 13th. I live in Alaska, so if you're in the lower 48 you'd probably get it faster.
 

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I just purchased a 1ghz unit from ithic.com and everything went smoothly. Unit was packaged correctly for shipping, all items were included, and nothing was damaged. I ordered it late in the evening of Dec 6th and recieved it in the afternoon on Dec 13th. I live in Alaska, so if you're in the lower 48 you'd probably get it faster.
Thanks for the feedback. :)
 
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Please don't advertise tablets in this thread. We are talking about the Open Pandora here, not alternatives minus control.
 

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Please don't advertise tablets in this thread. We are talking about the Open Pandora here, not alternatives minus control.
I have to say that I'm a bit tempted by the cases. Apart from their being extra room in the Underwater Kinetics boxes, is there any other reason to get one over the Pelican? Also, how much bulk does the case add to the unit, roughly?

For $25 + shipping it looks like a good deal. Well, especially compared with ruining the unit if it rains or gets dropped.
 

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Basically it comes down to what do you want to have with your Pandora in its box.  The Pelican only has room for the Pandora itself, and a few of the smaller microfiber cloths I sell.  Maybe a set of earbuds.  The Ultrabox 308  while slightly bigger than the Pelican has extra room in the lid for a battery and a USB charging cable, and some earbuds.  If you want the full on Pandora power cord with you, with wall plug, then you'll need a Ultrabox 408. 

Regarding bulk, the Pelican case can fit in a large cargo pocket or hoodie pocket, the Ultrabox 308 not so much there, but it doesn't take up much more space overall, and for the extra that it carries, I think it is worth the sacrifice.  Pelican has also moved some of their production to China whereas the Underwater Kinetics stuff is still US made.  Some people could care less about that.
 

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Other people couldn't care less about that.


What do you think about contacting university bookstores / computer stores? If you do a trial run of about 20, you can see if any of them show interest, then continue if they do.
 

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?

I'm answering the question from someone above. 

Why do you think college students are a demographic for the purchase of a Pandora?  Microsoft was giving away FREE XBox 360s to college students.  What makes you think they want to drop $479-$609 on a handheld gaming machine?  Morally I don't feel right preying on someone who might be spending a student loan check either.  College students have no clue how much debt they are accumulating, it's literally a racket.  There are better markets to pursue, and I'm working on it. 
 
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Well if they are studying computer science they might appreciate a *nix type box in their pocket. And it's better than blowing their money on an Ipad or cannabis or some other consumerist junk. Do they still teach unix/bsd nowadays?
 

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Well if they are studying computer science they might appreciate a *nix type box in their pocket. And it's better than blowing their money on an Ipad or cannabis or some other consumerist junk. Do they still teach unix/bsd nowadays?
Actually it would be "*nux box".  iPad is spelled as such.  US college students don't know what "cannabis" is Per se, however, pot, herb, ganja, smoke, Mary Jane, 420, reefer, grass, tea, or marijuana would be much better understood by today's US college age population.

I would bet they still teach BSD at the University of California in Berkeley. 
 
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Basically it comes down to what do you want to have with your Pandora in its box.  The Pelican only has room for the Pandora itself, and a few of the smaller microfiber cloths I sell.  Maybe a set of earbuds.  The Ultrabox 308  while slightly bigger than the Pelican has extra room in the lid for a battery and a USB charging cable, and some earbuds.  If you want the full on Pandora power cord with you, with wall plug, then you'll need a Ultrabox 408. 

Regarding bulk, the Pelican case can fit in a large cargo pocket or hoodie pocket, the Ultrabox 308 not so much there, but it doesn't take up much more space overall, and for the extra that it carries, I think it is worth the sacrifice.  Pelican has also moved some of their production to China whereas the Underwater Kinetics stuff is still US made.  Some people could care less about that.
Thanks, that's good to know. I'll have to think about it for a bit, especially since I don't know where I'm going, but it does sound like the Ultrabox is going to be the way to go, if for no other reason than having the option of throwing in any extra SD cards if I have to for some reason.
 

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I would bet they still teach BSD at the University of California in Berkeley. 
Well I just googled for linux and university and these came up with linux system programming on the first page. Email to these educators might get the pandora in some student hands.

Oregon State University

http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/hess/research/linux/


Berkeley

http://extension.berkeley.edu/cert/linux.html


Penn State University

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.55.7075&rep=rep1&type=pdf
 

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I would bet they still teach BSD at the University of California in Berkeley. 
Well I just googled for linux and university and these came up with linux system programming on the first page. Email to these educators might get the pandora in some student hands.

Oregon State University

http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/hess/research/linux/


Berkeley

http://extension.berkeley.edu/cert/linux.html


Penn State University

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.55.7075&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Thanks.  PSU is one of my Alma mater.  Contacting these folks is a good idea versus the bookstores. 
 

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I would bet they still teach BSD at the University of California in Berkeley. 
Well I just googled for linux and university and these came up with linux system programming on the first page. Email to these educators might get the pandora in some student hands.

Oregon State University

http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/hess/research/linux/


Berkeley

http://extension.berkeley.edu/cert/linux.html


Penn State University

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.55.7075&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Thanks.  PSU is one of my Alma mater.  Contacting these folks is a good idea versus the bookstores. 
I live nearby PSU, in State College, about an hour - 1 hour and 30 minutes. :)
 

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I'm curious how Link is able to undersell Evildragon/Craigx? Evildragon/Craigx sells for $700 while Link sells for $610. Are Link's units refurbished?
 
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