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Old 06 December 2016, 11:45   #36
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Originally Posted by PortuguesePilot View Post
Hum. Everyone's saying it elsewhere but no-one says it here? Dunno why. I think that forums are meant for communication and we can't communicate effectively if we don't share our true feelings, right? Well, then... somebody's gotta say it, so guess it's gonna have to be me: As it is, the Vampires are too expensive. When a board costs more than the computer that it's supposed to enhance, then it's too expensive. I'm not dissing the boards, mind you! Not by any chance! I love them and the work that was put into them is extremely respectable and worthy. I think this is the future and that FPGA will revolutionise the Amiga world. However, their current market cost is just too hight. I know that the production costs have to be met, the producers have to pay for the expense and still have some profit and that the market drives the price and that availability is a paid commodity, etc. I know. But, for me, they're just too expensive. Inevitably, the prices will drop sometime in the future and I guess I'll wait until they do. Anyway, don't let my stance deter you. I honestly wish you good luck with business, mates! Keep on helping the Amiga stay alive.
Sadly I'm inclined to agree with you, I had my name down on Brian's mailing list well before the price went up to €250. I only found out when it came time to pay, all my emails were ignored and had to go on Amibay to find out from other users what the deal was. Not even an apology for the months I'd wasted waiting and others have waited longer.

Saddens me to see so many enthusiasts being told they aren't proper Amiga fans if they aren't prepared to front such a large sum of money. Does more harm then good to the Amiga community imho.
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