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Is There A Christmas Discount/Sale This Year?

Hi there,
as far as I remember there was a nice discount on the developer kit last year around christmas.
Is/will there be a nice chistmas-/New Year's Eve deal again?

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Bill

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#26  
@someassembly , I'm sorry to hear you feel left out. The purpose of the pre order is to give members a chance to buy in at a reduced rate before the kickstarter is kicked off where the prices will go back up to normal. I can tell you that the V3 ezb was $132 by itself before v4 and you can pre order the v4 at a lower price. This is the chance for those members who have been around a while contributing to the overall spreading of ez robots success to get a great deal. Then they will close down this store for the kickstarter. I am not privileged to have any ideas of how the kickstarter teirs will be organized but what I am sure of is the prices will be higher than now.
#27  
i didn't know the 99.00 tag was preorder tag.....if I remember correctly it was increased to 99.00, so now there is a second increase coming? bummer....

ive been waiting to buy a v4 because of what I thought was backorder issues.
Most Kickstarters give you a great deal on the product before they go on sale....will ezb do the same?

and yeah, I agree, I think its just a little weird that the co. is up and running and is now shutting down to re start?

I mean I get it, if its better for the co. overall then do it.....but, at the cost of current loyal customers convenience"

I don't know man.

p.s. please do not take this as me being critical of this co. (I love it too) just speaking my mind.
#28  
I don't feel left out! I feel glad that I have not yet invested in a company that is uncertain ( future/commitment ). While there are some great potential here I think that too much youth is in control and there is no direction for the company. I for one will not be investing where all could be lost in a moment. This is a great idea, but the direction the company is moving makes me want to build it myself. I don't want to have the rug pulled out when ever they want some vacation money. Their current customers must wait even longer before they can get product, but that may not be a concern for them. Kickstarter takes time and many will move along and not wait for this fledgling company to get stable.
Most small start ups don't make any profit for the first five years. I wish you all the best.

All I can say is "It's not for me, and I will do for myself".



@jstarne1

Your attitude is one of respect, I applaud that. Pre ordering a product that as yet is not even in existence/available with a company that threatens closure is not where I feel any security. When they get their act together I may look again, but I think there will be many options by then.

Mike
#29  
daaaaaaaaaaam Mike (expect some hard core brown nosers to be super mad with you, even if this is an open forum)..... I don't feel that strongly about it. but I do have my issues with it.

lets get it together.
the store is open, then its not, no one in these forums is really clear on pricing.
homepage shows support for both android and apple os, but we barely get a hint of anything going on with the updates.

I do get a feeling of the co. saying "well, we have a cult following, but we need more"

and I get that. that's cool, it's just....again, I say this with love. your making it kinda hard on us.
and by us I mean the average guy who just got into robotics because of this simple amazing board.
#30  
@Hoolegan , there will be support for both I-phones and android devices. Android devices are much easier to code for and honestly most of the users reported by a landslide in a survey they already used a high end android device. The staff had to order special equipment to make coding for the apple app practical. They had to buy a mac book pro because it makes it easier to develop and compile the X code. Because the apple following is large so it makes sense to have a mobile app for both. They are coming but Android first;) I'm super excited about the android app , it makes demonstration of robots away from a computer much more practical.
#31  
Thanks @hoolagen1

I am just Disappointed. I will back away now and leave all to peace.

All the best

Mike
#32  
Yo. I get that. What I was pointing out are the inconsistent info we get. Again its a bummer and I roll with it. Just not as mad as other might get.

I don't think its too much to ask for postings on the home page to be accurate.
PRO
Belgium
#33  
what does this all mean.there are no parts ?
#34  
@nomad18.08 They are still in the process of manufacturing them.... As mentioned before the new delivery date of the EZB4 is around mid to late January 2014.....
PRO
Belgium
#35  
does that counts for the servo's too.
#36  
Probably not, but what good are the other items in the store without an ezb controller? The servos are generic so you can get them just about anywhere... Yes, some people (myself included) have ezb3 version, so having some peripherals to sell right away would make sense.... However, if I needed a another camera or servo right now I can just get them on eBay...
United Kingdom
#37  
I believe everything is delayed until the V4s ship so servos too.

The information given is not inconsistent and there are many updates about the V4s delays, android and iOS apps etc. both on the forums and via email news letters. The EZ-Robot team have explained the problems which have caused the delays. They have also explained about the price increases.
PRO
Belgium
#38  
i ordered two servo's.thats why i asking.i need a flat camera .
#39  
Could have just bought the servos on eBay and got them right away... EZB4 uses a proprietary camera so you can't buy one on ebay. You must use the one that EZ Robot sells (will sell) in their store.... EZB3 can use just about any camera that windows can use so eBay would be a good place to get a camera for the old version of the controller....
United Kingdom
#40  
Windows version of ARC can use any camera that shows up in Windows so the V4 isn't limited to just the V4 camera, the V4 camera is limited to use on the V4 EZ-B. In other words, if running from PC you can use any camera that Windows can see (via dongle, wired or IP)
PRO
Belgium
#41  
i got the camera first one from ez.but he's too big for the head.and the other one the lens is in the wrong angle for me.
i wanted to use an i-qbot cause he has allreddy pan and tilt in the head.
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#42  
The new camera (wrong angle or not) won't be any good to you unless you have the V4 board, anyway.... If you have an ezb3 board you might be able to find a camera that will be small enough to work for you from Ebay or another store...
PRO
Belgium
#43  
oh.i ordered the ez-v4.i need an ezb3 then.thanks
United Kingdom
#44  
If you ordered an EZ-B V4 then you can use the V4 camera. You are unable to order a V3 board now since they are no longer available other than as second hand.

You would be better discussing this in it's own topic rather than one about Christmas discounts, that way you will receive more help as more people may view the topic. It would also then meet the forum etiquette.
PRO
Belgium
#45  
i cant use the v4 camera ,its the wrong angle for me.
you said i couldn make another topic.
anyway this will not work for me cause i dont have enouch knowledge from englich language.
my fault sorry.by