Do I buy the Monome?

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logic_user99
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Do I buy the Monome?

Post by logic_user99 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:17 pm

I've just had my order confirmed as 'ready' and they're asking for payment. Now, I just bought a new laptop that's stung me a sorry sum, and don't know if I should add the cost of a Monome onto my credit card...

Anyone sell it to me? Or is it just a cool toy... I dunno! I guess it's going to be one of those 'if I don't know right now, I probably shouldn't buy it' moments!
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Post by Bagle » Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:19 pm

couldnt help

but i do know you could probabyl pass it on and earn yourself a tidy sum

these bad boys are in demand
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Post by madhattared » Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:33 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmWsTD62AFY

samething happened to me couple weeks ago. bought it anyway
this convinced me

http://www.makingthenoise.com/sevenup/
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Post by chalkline » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:26 pm

Go for it, I am loving my monome.

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Post by t1mp » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:54 pm

also, you won't find a monome cheaper than the 'monome's' price.

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Post by dj superflat » Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:33 am

don't do it.

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Post by beats me » Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:55 am

I passed when my order was ready. Oddly my life has continued to go on.

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Post by Tone Deft » Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:09 am

it's an opportunity to check it out, they don't have them at Guitar Center.

selling at a 2x profit sickens me. it's capitalism, I guess, don't know how people can do that. in comes a good thing, out goes a profit margin.

I can't imagine a company not making a monome killer sometime soon, they're easy to make they just make them too slow. Sony could put these on shelves by Xmas by the million.

get it, try it, love it or ask friends of they want to cover the cost of buying it.
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Post by dj superflat » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:53 pm

doesn't this just mean monome is underpricing it's gear? (as i recall, they don't make you promise you'll never resell after buying.) put another way, monome has only itself to blame -- it's just giving money away to scalpers that might as well go to monome (they don't have to profit from the profit, they can just give it to charity or whatnot, or use it to pay for filing a patent, or to improve the website, or whatever).

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Post by robotsound » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:10 pm

i just checked my spam box and there it was, my order confirmation a week to late. god damn it. so pissed right now. so very very angry. i waited 6 months. fuck.

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Post by 8O » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:14 pm

madhattared wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmWsTD62AFY

samething happened to me couple weeks ago. bought it anyway
this convinced me

http://www.makingthenoise.com/sevenup/
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Post by Tone Deft » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:23 pm

dj superflat wrote:doesn't this just mean monome is underpricing it's gear? (as i recall, they don't make you promise you'll never resell after buying.) put another way, monome has only itself to blame -- it's just giving money away to scalpers that might as well go to monome (they don't have to profit from the profit, they can just give it to charity or whatnot, or use it to pay for filing a patent, or to improve the website, or whatever).
you really don't get it? seriously?

fuck this world, even 'musicians' don't get a good deed when they see one.
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Post by dj superflat » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:46 pm

why is it a good deed to give money to scalpers? why is it a good deed to price things below what demand would justify? look at it this way -- they could sell monomes for more, and then offer a large number free to those who can't afford them but are deserving. it's not like they're cheap now. what is it you think i don't get?

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Post by dj superflat » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:47 pm

also: why would musicians be any more likely to recognize a good deed than someone else?

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Post by Tone Deft » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:50 pm

the unimportance of maximizing the bottom line while distributing open source hardware and software while trying to run the business all as environmentally conscious as possible.

whatever...
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