No More Super Minis?
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Looks like fixup has stopped taking orders. From his website:

" I made the amps originally for myself only. I did think of offering them to some friends or anyone who appreciate them and my effort but I never expected so many orders. I sadly found that not all people appreciated my effort though. In order to avoid more confusions and misunderstanding, I stopped selling these amps on 10/21/02. Great, now I can get more sleep. As we have stopped, now I can tell you that I never really charged anybody $125 and all the buyers after the price increase still got their amps for $79.99 even though the amps do worth more than $125. Again, the price increase was only to reduce more orders flooding in."

Geez, glad I ordered mine late last week.
 
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All I have to say about the whole thing is, what an interesting saga. I'm sure it hasn't ended yet.
 
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i feel sorry for him. Im happy i didnt post anything about how its so wrong of him charging that much. he was NOT a large business, just one guy and alot of orders. I couldnt believe how many people starting bashing it after the price raise, especially after all the praise its gotten.
good for you fixup.
 
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So wait, now he's not selling them at all (or so he says) and the price increase was just a lie... and this makes him a good guy? Interesting take on things.
 
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Capitolism at its finest.
 
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From my perspective, two big mistakes happened. First, Fixup came through with a poorly-timed price increase that caused people to assume he was taking unfair advantage. Second, head-fiers condemned Fixup without giving him a chance to set things straight.

Was Fixup given a window of time to respond before people started attacking his reputation? If Fixup came back a day later and said the earlier price was still in effect for two more weeks for head-fiers, I suspect everyone would have felt they were being treated fairly. Why didn't people suggest this before writing about sinister motives? If head-fiers asked for the price-break and received it, we'd know it was a simple mistake; if Fix-up refused, then comments about his business style would be fair.

I believe all of this ugliness could have been easily avoided.
 
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We didn't do those things because of the way FixUp behaved prior to his departure from Head-Fi.
 
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Poor guy.

Why did he leave the forum? I missed that 'episode'
sorry, couldn't resist! (SMACK!!! Slap on da wrists!)
 
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BoardC3,
I kindda feel bad about starting that thread. Then again, all my intension was to say that at that price the Meta42 (my Meta42 with AD845, I also has the Super Mini amp) sound much better. The price/performance ratio during the time of my purchaed was excellent and now is different. You are getting less for what'd you paid for. Anyway, things should had resolved easily. I didn't expect him to stop making his amp. Well, if Fixup announced that the price of the SuperMini and Mini will be raised to 125 dollars, b/f he actually raised the price.....then....things should turn out much and much better, and many would understand his situation.

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Boo Friggen Hoo. So people will now have to ask JMT, Tangent, eric343, or someone else to make an amp of equal quality for less money. What a friggen tragedy.
 
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I think you guys have misunderstood his message. I think the price increase was purely a "facade" designed to reduce the number of orders. When an order came in at the higher price, FixUp revealed that the "real" price. That's my take on it.
 
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I'm just posting what it says on his homepage.


Quote:

[10/21/02] The amps are stopped, until my new design is out. In addition to more improvements, the new design will reduce the building time significantly. I.e., by then, I will no longer have to put a high price to prevent orders and, instead, be able to take all orders and ship them timely. Even though the cost for parts will increase significantly with the new design, I won't increase the price (might even drop it because of the building time decrease). Hopefully they'll be available again in 1-2 weeks but could be much longer.

For those who already ordered an amp, your order will be shipped within about 1-7 days, depending on your position in the waiting line. Nobody has been really charged for $125. Even though you ordered after the price increase, you were still charged for $79.99 only (plus S&H). The listed high price was just a way to reduce orders but still to allow those who are willing to pay more to get an amp. Anyway, the amps do worth more than $125.


I'm just a newbie here, but maybe people judged fixup too quickly. I can believe that he got too many orders, because at the $80 price it was an attractive offer. When I discovered the head-fi forums a little over a week ago, I seriously considered ordering it, but didn't because of wallet condition at the time.
 
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Will this thread?

A) Die on its own

B) Get locked
 
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I think it bears repeating that Fixup's first language is not English , so it's perfectly possible that there was some confusion in what he wanted to say and what people thought he was saying.

devil's advocate mode off
 
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