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Philldapill
04-01-2009, 09:02 AM
Just in case anyone hasn't heard, the Propeller is going to drop in price to $7.99! My mind is full of all sorts of things that I can now justify at this price... About $10 for a complete "brain" in any of my projects.

Go grab a bundle!

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
04-01-2009, 09:18 AM
Watch someone at Parallax list them for 79.99 in the morning.

They know everyone will be watching, would be a great April fools joke. :)

OBC

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Philldapill
04-01-2009, 09:41 AM
Yeah, but I think a few people would be VERY upset with it. The Propeller is not something to joke around with. I've heard of people marrying a Propeller chip before. I saw the legal documents and all. True story.

kwinn
04-01-2009, 11:12 AM
I've heard of people marrying a Propeller chip before. I saw the legal documents and all. True story. said...


Now that sound like an early April Fools joke to me.

mctrivia
04-01-2009, 11:26 AM
stranger things have happened:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/woman-marries-dolphin/2006/01/01/1136050339590.html

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hinv
04-01-2009, 01:33 PM
Maybe this is a sign that we will see a new product soon....like the 8x32B or maybe even Prop II
Just speculation....

Doug

rjo_
04-01-2009, 01:37 PM
Well, it is now tomorrow and it isn't a joke... and it isn't $7.99... the new price is $7.53.

http://www.parallax.com/Store/Microcontrollers/PropellerChips/tabid/142/List/0/CategoryID/18/Level/a/SortField/0/Default.aspx

Tubular
04-01-2009, 02:25 PM
I think $7.53 just the old 5000 off price...

Look forward to seeing the new prices tho (qty prices included)

tubular

* edit: unless you're april fooling in which case you got me http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Timothy D. Swieter
04-01-2009, 02:51 PM
Well - I don't know about April fooling. In another thread Ken said that they were dropping the price soon and that they were going through the 30 day vendor notices. That was a couple weeks ago, so perhaps they can now drop the price. That would be wonderful!

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Mike Huselton
04-01-2009, 08:08 PM
The prices are the same as they ever were (Talking Heads Reference).

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Microcontrolled
04-01-2009, 08:33 PM
I just looked at the prices this morning; they haven't dropped. Of corse if they update there website at noon (9:00 PTM) they just haven't annouced it yet.

This is probebly the best arpril fools day ever.

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Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
04-01-2009, 09:36 PM
James Michael Huselton said...
The prices are the same as they ever were (Talking Heads Reference).


Thanks alot.. I didn't need that stuck in my head all day..

:)

OBC

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Rayman
04-01-2009, 09:56 PM
I want to order 25, so I've been waiting for the drop! I'm hoping that Digikey will also drop their price...

So far, no signs of falling prices..

bambino
04-01-2009, 10:41 PM
Steedy as she goes guys,
It's probably like the Deal of the day in that it doesn't get updated for another 15 ot 20 minutes!

bambino
04-01-2009, 11:30 PM
But then again it is April first!!!!!
Having a birthday this month means I'm doomed to fall for this things.
I still have garfield!!!!!

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
04-02-2009, 01:32 AM
Whoo Hoo! The prices are now $7.59 for singles and $5.99 per thousand!

www.parallax.com/Store/Microcontrollers/PropellerChips/tabid/142/List/0/CategoryID/18/Level/a/SortField/0/Default.aspx (http://www.parallax.com/Store/Microcontrollers/PropellerChips/tabid/142/List/0/CategoryID/18/Level/a/SortField/0/Default.aspx)

Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

@Parallax:
Any chance of this price affecting the Protoboard prices??

OBC

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mctrivia
04-02-2009, 02:18 AM
digikey.ca still at $17.50 :(

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rjo_
04-02-2009, 02:22 AM
McTrivia...

only $17.50? That's still a bargain.

I don't need to make my design more secure, but I just love your PropMod...

Are you planning to go to either of the Expo's this summer?

Rich

mctrivia
04-02-2009, 03:49 AM
I would like to go to the one in california but it is only a month before my wedding. a little short on cash but I will try.

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rjo_
04-02-2009, 03:53 AM
Bring enough PropMods and you could easily turn a profit... and if that is the case, then you can't afford to not go:)

Rich

mctrivia
04-02-2009, 04:00 AM
well that was the thinking. bring propmod and my new propcomputer(7 propeller more details later tonight)

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