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Michael Chadwick
08-25-2006, 08:02 AM
I wasn't sure where to post this, butˇthe sandbox seemed as good a place as any.

With the latest Parallax E-bay auction announcement, I decided to get in on the Boe Bot action, having been an SX guy only, never messed with the stamps etc.ˇ So I decided it might be fun and I promptly put in some bids.ˇ (Good Christmas presents for the kids too.) (Yeah, yeah, that's the ticket!)

Anyway, I dove in, but decided I was only going to go as high as half the price of the new stuff.ˇ I promptly got outbid on the Boe Bots, I guess they are pretty popular.ˇ Lest anyone feel pity on me, I did score a Scribbler, BOE and Stamp activity kit.ˇ But I digress.

Whilst looking around on www.microcenter.com (http://www.microcenter.com), for a completely other reason, I stumbled across this:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=244196

Zowie! Thought I, that's less than what they are going for on E-bay. So I bought two.ˇ Should be here tomorrow, which I've decided is one advantage to living in Ohio, where MicroCenter got started. The 'bots appear to be coming from Columbus.

I hope this proves useful to anyone on a budget, I've pretty much blown mine for the rest of the year!ˇ I just hope I can get the kids interested. Really.

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Chris Savage
08-26-2006, 03:39 AM
Michael,

ˇˇ Let us know how you make out with your purchases.

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Chris Savage
Parallax Tech Support
csavage@parallax.com (mailto:csavage@parallax.com)

RonB
08-28-2006, 10:10 AM
I got one of the MicroCenter $49 Boe-Bots too. It got here Friday and I've hardly been able to tear myself away from it all weekend! ...so much for chores!

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Michael Chadwick
08-29-2006, 05:52 AM
To Chris,

It appears Micro Center got them from Radio Shack, as one of the two I bought had a Radio Shack price sticker on it for $149.99.

Both kits appear to be complete and identical, with version 2.2 of the book. Haven't had time to play yet! :(

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Chris Savage
08-29-2006, 09:58 PM
Yeah, I guess they could've come from anywhere, but definately not new.ˇ Okay, thanks.

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Chris Savage
Parallax Tech Support
csavage@parallax.com (mailto:csavage@parallax.com)

Michael Chadwick
08-30-2006, 04:30 AM
Well, I would say new old stock, based on what I see in the boxes. I'm guessing that when Radio Shack started carrying VEX, they unloaded all their Boe Bots?

MicroCenter is already out of them, I should'a kept quiet!!!

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