Normally V.A.T is only paid by the final customer. Once a customer buys a Pyra, and pays the VAT, ED can show the government that someone did pay the VAT and the government will reimburse him.but Dragonbox GmbH pays 19 % for most of the parts as some where sitting for years on Stock??
So, it has been over 5.5 years of prototype developmentProbably end of July / early August.
The PCBs have all been populated already, only waiting for the heat spreaders and the case coating, everything else is already done.
The server was down because the rootfs was out of storage
“Good things come to those who wait”...So, it has been over 5.5 years of prototype development
hellsince you started work on it up till the likely date of mass production of the whole Pyra parts for assembly and shipping to customers. Wow, what a grand time it has been watching all of it from the sidelines. All the toil, the toil...
Touchingly putIt's getting closer for me to being here for six years, first as a lurker and as a member a few months later...
I didn't know back then what I was getting into, but I've always been glad to have been here for the journey. I'm not as much into emulation as I was back then, as now I'd rather play the original systems (with maybe an exception for PS1 with accurate geometry and texture mapping though, and arcade cabs/expensive consoles because collecting those would be a nightmare). Yet I'm still interested in having both a capable gaming laptop and a smartphone in one compact form factor, and I want to learn Linux with it. And of course I'm not letting go of my preorder number !!!
In all seriousness, I've been waiting for it for so long that even if I didn't want one anymore, I'd still want to see it for myself if it's been worth the wait. And I'm sure it has. I still keep my pamphlet from the Libre Software Meeting in 2017 and will hold on to it in memory of all the false hope and enthusiasm we shared along the way
I remember the keyboard layouts, the color polls, the trouble with the molds, the noisy capacitors, the doubt over the GPD Win...
And losing @moxie...
It's been a long road and there is still some ahead. But here we are, getting closer to release with each passing day. And surely I might not be the only one having trouble believing it to be this close and tangible.
With lives and priorities shifting, people interested/invested in the Pyra come and go but (not unlike the Pyra itself) we, as a community, live on.
This is why I just want a formal process for paying the rest of my system off, as opposed to trying to figure out how much credit to put in.Does anyone know if there's a way to check on the status of 'gift cards' on dragonbox.de. I've been putting money in to the Pyra pot over the years but have lost track of where I've got to with the payments!