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DO YOU THINK DO WE THINK DO THEY!! THINK what atari hardware

Postby Guest » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:48 pm

http://sales1632.myzen.co.uk/acatalog/1 ... re_91.html

16/32 is really great and ive got several things over the years from them

now best site is a mess

this company of bods 16/32 seem to be better for some things

they seem to not do what best does and order 1000 chips from china at a time

DO NOT BE FOOLED best orders like 1000 dma controllers or combels from chinese stocks
they have heeps i know i ask i get offers

anyway non of them have cottoned on to offering the likes of satadisk or USD on licence

and let us too it

either they are like some redundant species
or dont know to offer ALL things an atari user needs

is it just me???

comments needed ! :?

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Postby nativ » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:13 pm

Yep, it would be nice to see some of the useful hardware getting made, and made available! it is a shame that these things have been kindly developed and have had limited supply, worse is that it stunts the current crop of Atarians from making the most of the machines, NETboard and Ultrasatan........

Could these be combined? :)

next along is the Zeus, but that is still in dev? although very promising!

It is a shame 16/32's site has cacked up again!


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Postby alexh » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:11 am

I believe the problem is that there is zero money in Atari for the vendors? They all probably do it for the love of Atari and not to make a profit. The problem with this approach is when the vendors get bored or their life takes a turn, their business / website / manufacturing gets put on hold.

Perhaps a more profit orientated functional company (such as AmigaKit) would be interested in starting an Atari section (AtariKit)?

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Postby AtariLikerMan0 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:36 am

There's still plenty on that shopping page. The more specialist stuff may well be left out as there wouldn't be enough market. So people make their own.

But that doesn't seem to hinder creativity. Maybe creativity is accelerated if designers don't have to consider clearing a huge tub of redundant parts if they need something else for the upgrade.




You can't have it all with an obsolete machine. With MIDI alone on other platforms, I think MSSIAH is plentiful but MIDINES is scarce, Mega Drive MIDI interfaces you need to make yourself, Game Boy ones aren't that plentiful and circuit-bent Atari 2600s only come on the market sometimes. Nobody clones Commodore 64 MIDI cartridges but they're often still abundant on Ebay.

So it's back to a cottage industry. You need masses of patience and money to invest if you really want that special something.

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Postby exxos » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:36 am

BEST are not a good company for distribution, We emailed them when we made PeST to offer people overseas without having to buy them from UK all the time and pay much postage. We offered them a 50% discount on a "small" bulk order ,BEST wasn't interested unless they could buy them for like £1 each, (we cant even buy the chip for that!) . It actually sickens me to see they get awards for best atari support site, when its clear to me they have no interest in actually doing so. Its about time the people actually doing some work got recognition, not just some company selling redundant stocks!

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Re: DO YOU THINK DO WE THINK DO THEY!! THINK what atari hard

Postby kristjanga » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:46 am

SIMBO!!
START A COMPANY!!
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Postby nativ » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:16 am

kristjanga wrote:SIMBO!!
START A COMPANY!!
:cheers:


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