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Old 17 November 2010, 23:01   #581
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@Amigakit, I wasn't aware of the Loyalty bonus scheme.

I just checked my bonus situation... I see that I have to spend a total of 3000 for a 2.5% discount and a huge 10000 to achieve 7% discount? Am I reading the scheme right?
If so, the potential savings for a significant investment do not look at all attractive. Particularly when a bit of gentle haggling in most shops can often secure a 10 - 20% discount.
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Old 17 November 2010, 23:02   #582
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The coupon code EABDISCOUNT works on many products but we thought it was fair to introduce a discount scheme that incremented based on how much customers spent with us.

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Are you haggling now ;-) So now that we have introduced this scheme you will benefit from an extra discount that wasnt available previously.

Unlike many discount schemes, the spend total does not expire or go back to zero. It is the total spend that a customer has ordered from us since the first order they placed. A lot of our customers have been shopping with us since 2004 so they have achieved maximum discount instantly.

If we offered 20% customer discount on items, we would make a loss on many products. Most retail business would not offer 20% discount- that would be financial suicide (unless their margins were very large in the first place).

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Old 17 November 2010, 23:06   #583
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Awesome news Matthew! I can't wait getting an ACA630 and the future ACA1230@56 and Indivision AGA mk2!
AmigaKit all the way \o/
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Old 17 November 2010, 23:13   #584
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Thank you Marios!
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Old 17 November 2010, 23:27   #585
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@amigakit, I appreciate that your margins are tight on some lines

You are right, I am looking a gift horse in the mouth!!

I am definitely not haggling, just pointing out that relative to mass market discount schemes the figures in the amigakit scheme "look" small. I fully understand that the economies of scale are against you all the time and you rarely have end of line stock to shift at huge discount.
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ACA-630/25 Stealth Accelerator should be open very shortly for pre-ordering within the next week. Hope this helps!
Well, no, actually I realized pre-ordering will be available soon. Just wanted to know if you had a rough idea of the timespan from pre-order to delivery - 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 16 weeks.

If you don't want to go out on a limb, I'll just keep it in my pants and check estimated delivery time once the pre-order is up.
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@photon, I really think you should keep it in your pants mate, just in case kids are using the forum
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Old 18 November 2010, 00:47   #588
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I'm sorry again for my annoying persistence on this, but It's a buying factor to me. How did those thermal tests go? Now that preordering the ACA630 is almost there (even you can do it at Vesalia, as seen before) any info about it will be much appreciated!

Any info about the future of Zetro's A608 project will also be appreciated too! As I've explained before (here and here), I have to make a decision between one or the other, so I need as much input as possible from both sources to check which suit my needs the best!

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Old 18 November 2010, 01:42   #589
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Well iv'e made an order for the ACA1230 or at least iv'e added to the cart.I can't seem to do much past that so i presume it's preorded- i'm not exactly bright

A nice xmas gift
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...If so, the potential savings for a significant investment do not look at all attractive. Particularly when a bit of gentle haggling in most shops can often secure a 10 - 20% discount.
But the most shops you're reffering to do not specialise in such a niche market. And therefore have so many more customers, so much more stock, and a much quicker turnaround on their stock. Which means that they can afford to sell their stock for much lower profit margins and still make a profit.

My local hi-fi store may offer a 10-20% discount on high-end items if I ask for one, but it knows that if I don't like their price I could always go to a competitor with a minimum of inconvinience.

Besides, a marketing trick often employed by retailers of high end items is to inflate the "ticket price" 10%-25% higher than the price the retailer is actually willing to sell it for. Which means the sales staff can offer what seem to be amazing discounts, which theoretically leaves the customer walking away with the warm-fuzzy feeling of having attained a bargain, and a fondness for the store which provided it.

So you're not really getting a 10-20% discount at all, you're just falling for a simple marketing trick.
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Old 18 November 2010, 11:36   #591
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ACA630/25 is now available for pre-ordering. Individual Computers have authorised this today :-)

@Adropac

If the item is just in your cart, then it is *not* pre-ordered. You need to complete Checkout and the stock will then get allocated to you.

Once pre-ordered you can check your order in Order History section of the website.

Any problems with Checkout, please let me know and I will help you out.
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Just ordered and paid!
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I don't seem to have an add to cart option - only shipping estimate and review...?
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Weird. I oreded it and the "add to cart" button really disappeared from the product page summary
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Weird. I oreded it and the "add to cart" button really disappeared from the product page summary

Have you bought all of them...?
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Old 18 November 2010, 12:04   #597
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Ordered my ACA1230 last night from AmigaKit and read this thread this morning to discover the discount code, Doh! Never mind at least I have an order in place for this bit of kit
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I bought 50, they're on my Amiga Shop:

FitzMiggy.com for 155

Only kidding, I don't see 'add cart' either

But also I have about 50p in my account so no ACA630 for me, unless they still have the pre order open on pay day
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@Peter

Please try again. There is now a Buy Button!

@Predseda

Many thanks for the order
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Ordered my ACA1230 last night from AmigaKit and read this thread this morning to discover the discount code, Doh! Never mind at least I have an order in place for this bit of kit

I am still puzzled as to whether we have to enter a discount code or not...?
Amigakit - please confirm... yes or no.

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