LOCKED- READ THREAD, BUYER BEWARE - Xoxbox group buy ~ $450?
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LOCKED- READ THREAD, BUYER BEWARE - Xoxbox group buy ~ $450?

by Helyx525 on Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:29 pm

Hi all.
I have always wanted a Xoxbox, but never had the time to build one. I am mostly interested in hacking the sequencer with extra features.

I recently found someone that is building completed xoxen, but I have to buy several units to make it worth his time. I know I just joined the forum today and that looks suspicious. I will provide any info you need to prove I am not some scammer.

I only want one, so Is anyone interested in buying the extra xoxboxes for about $450?
I might be able to get them for $400 if enough people are interested.

-Dan Gendreau
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Re: completed Xoxbox group buy, ~ $450?

by mome rath on Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:37 pm

Helyx525 wrote:
I recently found someone that is building completed xoxen, but I have to buy several units to make it worth his time.



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Re: completed Xoxbox group buy, ~ $450?

by Helyx525 on Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:45 pm

Its a group called Technology Transplant. They sell vintage synth replacement parts on ebay and they are starting to build xoxboxes now too.
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Re: completed Xoxbox group buy, ~ $450?

by altitude on Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:15 pm

Cy is getting into the x0x biz? wowza. I have bought all sorts of the TT parts over the years and they are a class act IMHO. Cy knows his business...

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Re: completed Xoxbox group buy, ~ $450?

by textile on Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:01 pm

Yeah and they are cheap too . Well he has direct access to NOS parts.
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Re: completed Xoxbox group buy, ~ $450?

by Helyx525 on Thu May 06, 2010 11:34 pm

Still looking for one more buyer. Any takers?
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Re: completed Xoxbox group buy, ~ $450?

by isak on Fri May 07, 2010 7:51 am

yes, p.m.
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Re: completed Xoxbox group buy, ~ $450?

by Helyx525 on Mon May 10, 2010 1:22 pm

Thanks Isak! Thats 5 more people! It looks like we will hit the lower price point with this many.

We are planning to place our order on the 24th of May.

If anyone else in the USA or Israel are interested, PM me(USA) or Isak(Israel) for specifics.
Other countries are welcome, but we will have to work out shipping costs from the USA.

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Re: completed Xoxbox group buy, ~ $450?

by isak on Mon May 10, 2010 3:53 pm

now we 6 from Israel :mrgreen:
dont miss this opportunity guys its very cheap only 400$ for a complete working x0xb0x :!:
dont left behind :wink:

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Re: completed Xoxbox group buy, ~ $450?

by mome rath on Tue May 11, 2010 12:02 am

can someone post the link to the group buy so I can see what the projected price/committed buyer is? I can try to round up some people that don't come around here much if it will go any lower
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Re: completed Xoxbox group buy, ~ $450?

by Helyx525 on Tue May 11, 2010 9:01 am

We dont have a website set up for the buy. We have been organizing it here via PM and by email.

The unit we are buying is listed here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/290416244666
You have a choice of red, blue or white LEDs.

The price points are:
3+ units: USD$450
12+ units: @USD$400
25+ units: @USD$375

We are now at 10 committed units. I would rather not, but I am willing to buy up to 2 extra units to push us to the 12+ price and then sell those later either here or on eBay, so at this point we will hit $400/unit.

I want to have all money collected by Monday May 24th. Shipping from me to anywhere within the USA should be about $11 via USPS flat rate box. If you want a shipping estimate in Israel, you will have to PM Isak for details.

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Re: completed Xoxbox group buy, ~ $450?

by spybar on Tue May 11, 2010 3:11 pm

Dear Dan,

That seems very cool & very tempting! :)
I've been sniffing for x0xb0x for a long time & I'm really thinking of joining you guys.

I'd be grateful if you can help me with some info...

I. The payment is gonna be done via Technology Transplant's PayPal?

II. Do we get any Technology Transplant's commitment for supplying the x0xb0x?

Cheers mate!

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Re: completed Xoxbox group buy, ~ $450?

by phono on Tue May 11, 2010 3:31 pm

spybar wrote:I. The payment is gonna be done via Technology Transplant's PayPal?

II. Do we get any Technology Transplant's commitment for supplying the x0xb0x?


these are very good points and for the sake of the community i really hope these are addressed.

http://www.technologytransplant.com/contact_us.php
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Re: completed Xoxbox group buy, ~ $450?

by Helyx525 on Tue May 11, 2010 4:12 pm

I. The payment is gonna be done via Technology Transplant's PayPal?


This is distributor pricing, so CY has asked me to handle collecting individual payments and distributing the units. For the lower price, he does not want to deal with individualized shipping or payments. I will ask again though.

II. Do we get any Technology Transplant's commitment for supplying the x0xb0x?


I trust CY at his word that he will deliver what we have ordered. Do you mean as far as Warranty? As far as I know it is covered by the same Warranty as when you buy a single unit, but I will ask him just to be sure.

If you are concerned about me collecting the money, I am willing to post my address and a photo of myself infront of my house so you can confirm it with Google street view. If you need a character witness, PM dnigrin. He and I worked on an MC-202 Hack application a few years ago. Would any other info help?
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Re: completed Xoxbox group buy, ~ $450?

by spybar on Wed May 12, 2010 4:09 am

Hi Dan,

Thank you for your reply mate. :)
I believe that your aim is true.

The thing is that I'd feel more peaceful paying about $500 (x0xb0x for $400 + shipping & taxes) if there will be at least small involvement / statement of Technology Transplant. In the end Technology Transplant should receive their money for building the magic boxes. Who knows if some errors will come up - and then, what should buyers do? Google Earth might not be enough... :)

I think it's kinda reasonable that the payment will be via Technology Transplant's PayPal...

Is there any obligation for the time it will take to build & ship the magic boxes?

And of course a Warranty statement is very welcome as well.

Appreciate your help very much & looking forward your reply! :D

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