Pyra News: Springs are brilliant!

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  1. Grench

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    Link? I would talk knives with you. Most of mine are antiques though.
    (Found it. Offtopic area on these boards folks.)

    On your above suggestion, I ordered one like your Swiss Army one. Victronox of course, the Wegner ones aren't orderable anymore.
     
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  2. pimaster

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    T.T.T.
    Put up in a place
    where it's easy to see
    the cryptic admonishment
    T.T.T.

    When you feel how depressingly
    slowly you climb,
    it's well to remember that
    Things Take Time.
    https://allpoetry.com/T.T.T.
    -edit- Trying to fix link
     
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  3. FBnil

    FBnil Ready to Champion the Pyra to the World...

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    @pimaster parse P.P.P.

    Pyra Preorder Payed
    becoming
    Paired Pads Patreon
    while
    Production Process Posted
    and
    Paradoxical Process Progress
    resulting
    Painful Palpitation Parcel
    for
    Pretty Palpable Pal
    while
    Passive Passenger Parlay
    finally
    Pyra Post Pandora
     
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  4. Mese96

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    probably perfect poetry
     
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  5. Mr_Loon

    Mr_Loon Can't Remember

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    A couple of bits of information that I'd like to receive :

    1) Do you still plan to produce the 2GB units bearing in mind that approx 98% of orders are for 4GB units?

    2) Is this idea possible / plausible (for future production runs) in terms of design costs / difficulty of changing the molds?
     
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  6. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    I have concerns that a large number of those that ordered the 4GB did so because they assumed that it was the same price as the 2GB (and why get 2 when you can get 4 for the same price) and will be incredibly surprised when EvilDragon sends them a letter telling them it's time to pay the remainder.
     
  7. pmprog

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    I don't remember that, but i think i remember the difference being quite small, but my memory isn't exactly great, so i could be wrong.
     
  8. Xcl4m4t10n

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    Nice try:

    The vile error raven cries:
    404 File Not Found
     
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  9. Mese96

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    I would like to say, it takes some time to find the file.
    But it is there if you add the dot after the third T
     
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  10. MrLimatex

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    Damn, I‘m still waiting for the pyra as my new bad ass handheld.

    But it‘s taking so long.

    I am part of the community for nearly 9 years now, but I still can‘t show patience.
     
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  11. Grench

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    I have a similar but somewhat broader concern that many of the pre-orders may think that they have paid in full when the end price has always been "to be determined". As far as I know, only the prototype pre-pre-orders are 'paid in full' (and if I recall correctly, the only order type that is non-refundable). The rest are effectively DragonBox store credit vouchers and a hold on a place in line. I could be wrong in any or all of this though. But, I'm hoping that ED's estimates were good enough that the end price is pretty close to the reservation price.
     
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  12. pimaster

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    Gar. Fixed the link. Don't know why the last . got moved outside the link.
     
  13. WizardStan

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    That's just it, they are all different prices, ED made estimates at what the prices would be and if people actually read the FAQ page before hitting the order button they'd know this, but if they didn't and just went straight to the store you'd see the 4GB for 400eur and right beside it the 2GB for 400eur. The concern me and Grench share is that the number of people that skipped over the FAQ and went straight to the store pages is going to be higher than anticipated: me specifically because the "2GB and 4GB are the same price so I'll get the 4GB" will absolutely skew the numbers, and may be enough to make it look like there's no market for the 2GB when in fact there could be a very large market, but Grench makes an excellent point about the general case as well.
     
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  14. pmprog

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    Ah, then yes, that could be interesting
     
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    I thought it was clear that these prices were a _deposit_? It's such a long time ago that I can't remember the details I read, but I do recall that it was clear to me at least.
     
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  16. pmprog

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    I must admit, going back to look at the Pyra page on dragonbox.de, it's pretty large text describing the costs. It's not like it's hidden away on a seperate link.
     
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    I am curious how follow through with preorders will pan out once final release details emerge. Just hoping there will be a positive surge.
     
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  18. zoranc

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    This completely matches my view too!
    I have a friend who waited to see it produced before ordering it, so I guess he is not alone and lot of new order will come once once Pyra starts shipping.
     
  19. WizardStan

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    It is indeed written several times on multiple pages that the payment is a deposit and that the final prices are estimates. Having worked retail I can assure you that anything that is written down can very easily be not-read, and also forgotten later. This is especially true of any paragraph more than two sentences long.
     
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  20. Kyodraken

    Kyodraken Pyra rediscoverer

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    Hi, I'm new to this forum because I rediscovered the Pyra recently. First heard of it about three years ago when my financial situation was not that good yet and completely forgot about it.
    Anyway, personally I preordered the Pyra about two weeks ago and I chose the 4GB model just because it wasn't that much more expensive. I think the estimated price difference was about 30€ to 35€. Honestly I don't know if the additional 2GB of RAM make sense for what I plan to do with the device, I just wanted to have the "more powerful" version because no one can really say when or if upgrade boards will be available.
    To me it was pretty clear that the price was just some kind of deposit. Hope that's the case for everyone. But I think most people who are into such a niche device like the Pyra probably take the time to read every bit of information they can get very carefully :p
     
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