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I have had my Fuze for ages and never had a problem, just rockbox it and enjoy.

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Well I can't remember how much the NWZ-A844 cost when it was launched but it might well have been outside the $200 limit, particularly around these latitudes... I sure lusted after it for a long time while I held on to my A818. Unexpectedly I managed to get it new for about $76, even though it's box was in a sorry state. Sounds great, comes with noise canceling headphones, now serves as a more portable companion to a NWZ-Z1060.

 

post #648 of 1413
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Nah, that's too polite IMO. Anyway, I think we should probably stop with this discussion as some people might be mad when they come here and see all these posts without any pics of budget rigs in them

They got back to me.

Hi Daniel

Thank you for your email.  There are many reasons why the prices differ between Australia and the US. All our US orders are shipped from our warehouse in the US, the overheads are also much lower.  We also have to take into account the GST and the exchange rate when the product was brought in to each country, so normally overall it is actually cheaper for us to ship to those customers in the US.  Currently we are running a sale in the US and that is why the headphones have been heavily discounted, this sale was also running in Australia until the 30th of August.  We are very mindful of our local customers and run many sales here.  Our next sale in Australia starts tomorrow and you will find that the headphones will once again be heavily discounted.   

 

If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Kylie Sharp
Customer Service Coordinator
post #649 of 1413

Well, hopefully they discount them close to that for the Australian buyers although with an explanation like the one they gave you, they'll probably still be more expensive. Honestly, how much money are they saving if they sell outside of Australia? They are quoting exchange rates and GST as if they can turn an iem they're selling for 10 bucks in US into a $70 one they are selling in Australia. 

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Well, hopefully they discount them close to that for the Australian buyers although with an explanation like the one they gave you, they'll probably still be more expensive. Honestly, how much money are they saving if they sell outside of Australia? They are quoting exchange rates and GST as if they can turn an iem they're selling for 10 bucks in US into a $70 one they are selling in Australia. 

I've gotten back to them, and I'll keep ya posted. smily_headphones1.gif

If the sale is no where near like that of the US, I'm just not gonna bother with them anymore.
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If it is a v2 model it should sound almost identical to the Clip series players. If it is a v1, the Rockbox tweaks will be more necessary.....and watch out for occasional CPU noise through the headphone jack, which some Clip+ and Fuze models also exhibited. I have a v1 and it's well suited for being a beater player....it's often the one I use at work, that I don't worry about.

Thanks, this confirms all of my research.

 

The $10 beater one is a V1 and does have the disk access noise you mention. I'm hoping the sealed one I just ordered is a V2, but I figured it was worth the risk.

 

The build quality on these is fantastic and I love the replaceable battery.

 

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Originally Posted by n0str3ss View Post
 

I have had my Fuze for ages and never had a problem, just rockbox it and enjoy.

 

I too had a Fuze and loved it until my kid decided to see if it would float in the toilet (it did not). Went to replace it and discovered they did not make them anymore. I bought one off the Sandisk outlet site but it had a crooked screen that annoyed me. Returned it and got another one with the same problem. Then I bought one of a Craigslist ad, it was great but the battery kicked it after a few months. So I kind of gave up on that dream. Great little player when they were being made but it's hard to find a good used one under $80 anymore, and if you find an NIB one you will pay through the nose and there's a good likelihood the battery will be gone.


Edited by Roboturner913 - 9/29/13 at 10:13pm
post #652 of 1413
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Thanks, this confirms all of my research.

 

The $10 beater one is a V1 and does have the disk access noise you mention. I'm hoping the sealed one I just ordered is a V2, but I figured it was worth the risk.

 

The build quality on these is fantastic and I love the replaceable battery.

 

 

 

 

Yeah, I've even seen the batteries on Amazon before. The one thing to watch for is the headphone jack....apparently the solder is a bit weak there, so try not to stress it too much. 

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post #654 of 1413
Thread Starter 
Nice TekeRugburn!

Love that DAP! biggrin.gif
We havn't seen you here in a while, welcome back!
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Nice TekeRugburn!

Love that DAP! biggrin.gif
We havn't seen you here in a while, welcome back!
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why thank you good sir.  Been away in California for a medical conference.  Good to see we have a price range now for "budget".  Is the 200 how much we spent or msrp?

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Thread Starter 
Basically if you can obtain it today on eBay, Amazon etc... for $200 or less then it's good to go.

No I received these AKG 3003's for free from my rich uncle and here they are with my Sansa Clip+ "Budget" shenanigans. biggrin.gif
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Revisiting the gr04 flagship. I was thinking of grabbing something different today and it's been resting in a box for months now, so I decided to go for it. I completely forgot how good it actually is.

 

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Thread Starter 
The C3 is just a great looking DAP!
Much love!
post #659 of 1413

Got my new Sansa e250 today. As I had hoped it is a V2. Put Rockbox on it, worked on a theme and had it up and going in 20 minutes.

 

Sounds great! As good as my Clip+. In fact I just did an A/B test with my Clip+ and I can't tell a bit of difference.

 

I am super-stoked about this thing. Can't believe it's damn near 7 years old. Why didn't I buy one a long time ago?

 


Edited by Roboturner913 - 10/4/13 at 12:08pm
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Don't get much more budget friendly than this.
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