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Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
03-27-2009, 12:47 AM
It's been mentioned in a thread somewhere, but I thought it might bear re-posting as Jeff Martin mentioned it last night.
The April 1st price drop of the Propeller. I believe I heard $7ish?

This is the first year I will appreciate April 1st. Normally I run and hide somewhere till it's over.

OBC

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FearTurtles
03-27-2009, 12:54 AM
Wow I will have to pick up a half a dosen or so. LOL Now sure what I will do with them but the possibilities are endless. Guess I should have ordered more RS-232 chips. LOL

CannibalRobotics
03-27-2009, 01:29 AM
Parallax, is this for real?
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KPR
03-27-2009, 01:38 AM
April 1st .. I'm a newbie, but that just sounds too suspicious to me..

Computer Geek 101
03-27-2009, 01:45 AM
sweet...i am planning on making some lasertag (aka proptag) equipment for the kids in my youth group at church. that will help alot!

Basil
03-27-2009, 03:53 AM
KPR said...
April 1st .. I'm a newbie, but that just sounds too suspicious to me..


Couldn't agree more lol

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trodoss
03-27-2009, 05:08 AM
The reference that I know of·can be found here (on page 6, 3rd post on the page):

http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?p=775204


Ken Gracey said...
For those of us who are citing Propeller prices, I should let you know that they're going to get really better as soon as Lauren lets loose (Qty 1 of any package: $7.99). Right now we're in the mandatory "distributor notification period" and once that's done you'll know about it officially!

Basil
03-27-2009, 05:29 AM
Hmmmm...so its true. But April the 1st? :)

Will wait and see :)

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Jeff Martin
03-27-2009, 05:34 AM
It's no joke... I was in on the meeting where we decided it... $7.99 Qty 1, starting April 1st.

Easy to remember; it's less than a buck per cog!

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kb2hap
03-27-2009, 06:53 AM
WOW! If the Prop wasn't already amazing enough. $8 really makes this chip great.

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mctrivia
03-27-2009, 06:58 AM
how much for 10? i have a project that needs 8 props.

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Joms
03-27-2009, 07:15 AM
10 props X $7.99 = $79.90 plus shipping


sorry for the response, I couldn't resist...

Post Edited (Joms) : 3/26/2009 11:22:47 PM GMT

jazzed
03-27-2009, 07:32 AM
It should be fairly easy to infer the price breakpoints for specific quantities by looking at the current offering.
Looking at the table, the first price break happens at about 10% discount if you buy 20 pieces.

Maybe a smaller quantity price break would be appropriate ... I can't justify 20 for the lab, but I can justify 10 easy.

I guess it is an ironic twist that good and serious news would actually come April 1st.

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mikediv
03-27-2009, 09:32 AM
Wow what about us lugs who just bought 6 of them today??
I would have waited until April 1 if I had a clue
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mctrivia
03-27-2009, 10:09 AM
i bought 10 for my propmodules in february and still have 6 unsold. At least it will be cheaper in the future.

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jrjr
03-27-2009, 12:08 PM
Refreshing news.

Seems to be going back to the way things were a year or so ago, when my projections worked.

Hopefully the ~16.00 evb's or something similar will reappear as well. (prop plug version)
....I really enjoyed sawing them up....

Thanks for the head's up.

jack

Philldapill
03-27-2009, 01:06 PM
I think the "April Fools" joke, is that it IS for real. Many people seem to expect it to be a joke, but that's just it... The jokes on them!

This is so awesome. I can now justify using the Propeller in a product of mine, reducing complexity by 10 fold!

I love you, Parallax.

CannibalRobotics
03-27-2009, 09:55 PM
Well, I'm going to have to adjust my spending habits for a while.

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