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Title: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 10, 2013, 11:34:18 PM
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CLOSED

Do not post any more bitcoins to the payment address they will be in limbo.

Good news though, a second International Group Buy is starting at;-

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=219598.0

Thanks to everyone who has helped made this group buy a success.

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This is a group buy for Bitfountain Block Erupter USB devices.  If you have found your
way here you probably already know what they are and what they do.  Just in case you
need a refresher though you can find the details here;-

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=195004.0 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=195004.0)

You might already know who I am as well but if not you can visit my website at;-

http://mineforeman.com/ (http://mineforeman.com/)

If you already know everything you feel you need to know and just want to get on with it
go here;-

https://satoshimine.com/ (https://satoshimine.com/)


FAQ

Q: How much are they at the moment?

A: 2.6 BTC all included from here.

Q: Why is this website so basic?

A: I am not very good at making things look nice and the basic look is better than
anything I could manage.

Q: What are the terms?

A: Click the order link above and they are there, by submitting an order agree to them.

Q: Do you need my email and postal address?

A: Yes.

Q: Why are you more expensave then some other group buys?

A: I intend to do this right.  This includes import/export charges and taxes.

Q: Will you help me evade my local customs/taxes?

A: No.

Q: Can I see other peoples usernames and what they have spent?

A: No, that is between them and I.

Q: What happens if you dont get the minimum 300 unites Bitfounten requires?

A: I will return all BTC minus any network transaction fees.

Q: Will you post to XXXX country? (replace XXXX with your country).

A: I will do my best, if I cannot I will return any bitcoin minus network transaction fees.

Q: Will there be another group buy after that?

A: Possibly, it depends on how well this one goes.

Q: How safe is this server?

A: As safe as I can make it, I have done servers for a living though for the past 20 years.
It is its own Amazon EC2 instance with nothing else on it and it does not contain any
private keys.

Q: Why is your spelling so bad?

A: I am dyslexic (no joke).


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: CanaryInTheMine on May 11, 2013, 12:01:17 AM
order here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=195647.0 for as little as BTC2.03496 per unit when ordering 5


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 11, 2013, 12:04:06 AM
order here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=195647.0 for as little as BTC2.03496 per unit when ordering 5

Agreed, do as Canary says if you are in US.  I cannot even come close to his prices.  This is mainly for the International people.


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: BTCClicks on May 11, 2013, 03:11:52 AM
Can you update the page or thread with how many people have joined the group buy as it occurs?


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 11, 2013, 03:17:02 AM
Can you update the page or thread with how many people have joined the group buy as it occurs?

Sure, no worries.

As of yet there have been 11 people to express interest (i.e. get a payment address) and 3 actually paid for.

Neil


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 11, 2013, 11:07:51 PM
Lots of new enquiries, some of them I even have had to use goggle translate on :) .

Neil


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 12, 2013, 09:38:48 PM
12 orders so far, the main problem is that people are waiting for others to put their orders in.

It is a chicken and the egg problem!


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: bitcoinspot.nl on May 13, 2013, 12:20:10 PM
try to get your group-buy site on the bitcoinchannel or something like that.
If i can find some time tonight i will make a post on my dutch bitcoin site.

Greetz Roland.


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 13, 2013, 09:04:03 PM
try to get your group-buy site on the bitcoinchannel or something like that.
If i can find some time tonight i will make a post on my dutch bitcoin site.

Greetz Roland.

Hi Greetz,

Thanks for your advice, I will look into it.  And anything you can do to spread the work would be appreciated.

In the mean time;-

UPDATE:

Due to on of my posts on my blog (Last Forking Warning (http://mineforeman.com/2013/05/13/last-forking-warning/)) getting onto the front page of Slashdot;-

http://it.slashdot.org/story/13/05/13/0423216/last-forking-warning-for-bitcoin (http://it.slashdot.org/story/13/05/13/0423216/last-forking-warning-for-bitcoin)

I have been inundated with orders and it looks like the buy in will succeed!  In the last 18 hours I have received about 800 orders, many of them don't have bitcoin at the moment but a few do.  I am in the process of assisting those who don't have bitcoin at the moment to buy some but there are all over the world and speak many different languages so it is tough going at times.

One question that keeps popping up is "What order will you ship in?", the answer to that is I am going to ship in the order that I received payment.

Thanks for everyones support, this has made my month (if not year).

Neil


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: tidus_13 on May 13, 2013, 09:15:45 PM
wow 800 orders that's good ;)


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 13, 2013, 09:18:26 PM
wow 800 orders that's good ;)

I am not so sure, it seems to be a lot of work from where I am standing!  I have to assist a lot of them in buying bitcoin now.


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 13, 2013, 11:29:09 PM
Fixed the countdown, it was counting down until the 17th at 00:00:00 UTC whereas it should have been counting down to the 17th at 23:59:59.... duh..

Neil


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 14, 2013, 11:35:59 PM
I will just be reporting on paid and confirmed orders, I am working with so many others and I am not sure how many will come through.

24 Confirmed and paid for!

I have had a few enquiries on when I will be sending these out, so I am going to include here what I have sent to them;-


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Apparently the first batch is built and ready to ship, assuming I get the numbers before the 17th I will order immediately and expect delivery some time before the end of the month.

I would have time to get all the packaging etc. ready by the time I get them and I would then have them on the way to you.

At least that is the plan ;) .
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Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 15, 2013, 09:09:02 PM
26 paid now!

Having a lot of fun trying to help a pile of people buy bitcoins.  This MtGOX stuff does not help.

Neil


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: alibert on May 16, 2013, 10:31:34 AM
I am also in the process of getting the required BTC. Will not happen before next week, since I need bank account verification :(


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: caish5 on May 16, 2013, 02:36:44 PM
Well I'm in! Spent a little of my Yacoin windfall on one!
Can't wait to have the coolest new miner on the block.


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 16, 2013, 09:17:41 PM
I am also in the process of getting the required BTC. Will not happen before next week, since I need bank account verification :(

You're not the only one in that boat unfortunately, all I can say is keep trying.

Still only 24 paid but with many more committed.  Can I be as bold as to ask people who have committed to git their payments in ASAP so we can start getting an order together.

Remember, if it does not go through you will get a refund in full!

Neil


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: caish5 on May 16, 2013, 10:35:11 PM
Is it that hard to get bitcoins around the world?

In Australia we have bitpiggy.com and spendbitcoins.com and it's been trivially easy since 2011.
Maybe we're spoiled!


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 17, 2013, 12:14:16 AM
Maybe we're spoiled!
We are, to tell you the truth I have never bought bitcoins before and this is a bit of an eye opener for me, for example, have you ever tried to get ahold of bitcoins from Zimbabwe?  I have, it's not easy.

Anyway, less than 24 hours to go, send in your coin's or miss out!!


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: caish5 on May 17, 2013, 02:28:16 AM
My coins are in.
Are you close to getting the 300 orders you need?


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 17, 2013, 08:13:57 AM
My coins are in.
Are you close to getting the 300 orders you need?

Starting to come in fast now, 37 paid and a lot committed!


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 17, 2013, 11:01:20 PM
One hour till closure, unfortunately it does not seem as if a lot of people are going to be able to get their bitcoins together in time.

Because of that I am going to extend this until people can get their bitcoins together.  If anyone wants a refund just contact me but this IS HAPPENING, I probably should not have put such a short time limit on it.

Neil


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: gambitv on May 18, 2013, 02:54:22 AM
For those with a New Zealand bank account and wish to take up this offer you can use https://coined.co.nz/buy/ (https://coined.co.nz/buy/). A spot price in NZD for BTC based on other markets locked in for time of purchase. Price changes every 15 minutes.

Or you could try https://bitnz.com/ (https://bitnz.com/) but I am not having much luck at the moment with this site. The owner is very slow on communicating.

Edit Just got my funds! My mistake, did not specify my  'code' when making cash deposit to link my funds to my account.



Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: tingwahk on May 19, 2013, 02:04:50 PM
Does MinePeon support the ASICMiner Block Erupter USB or do you think it will have support fairly soon after receiving the equipment?


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 19, 2013, 08:16:12 PM
Does MinePeon support the ASICMiner Block Erupter USB

It does (in theory, I have yet to test it)  It will most definitely require a powered hub though!

My Butterfly Labs ASIC is running directly off it but it has its own power supply.

UPDATE ON GROUP BUY: Everything has come to a halt over the weekend as people attempt to get bitcoins, I am still accepting new orders though.


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: CrownCloud on May 19, 2013, 08:25:00 PM
How many orders till now? Prices look good too ;)


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 19, 2013, 08:34:19 PM
How many orders till now? Prices look good too ;)

I managed to get just over 50 paid and done for before the weekend and everything went dead because of the banks closing (and I hit the mattress exhausted).

It's just coming up 9am Monday morning here in New Zealand so I expect the banks to start opening again throughout the world and the race to begin again (I am not sure when I offered to help people to buy bitcoins but I might regret it :P )

Neil



Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: CrownCloud on May 19, 2013, 08:37:55 PM
How many orders till now? Prices look good too ;)

I managed to get just over 50 paid and done for before the weekend and everything went dead because of the banks closing (and I hit the mattress exhausted).

It's just coming up 9am Monday morning here in New Zealand so I expect the banks to start opening again throughout the world and the race to begin again (I am not sure when I offered to help people to buy bitcoins but I might regret it :P )

Neil



Sounds good, hmm, when would be the "cut-off" date for orders ?


Title: Re: [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 19, 2013, 08:52:01 PM
Sounds good, hmm, when would be the "cut-off" date for orders ?

I will try to give warning, I have to keep in mind that the people that have already paid want theirs ASAP but I also have to keep in mind that people are working hard to get the bitcoins and get included.

In short, there is no "cut-off" date at the moment but don't procrastinate.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 20, 2013, 10:42:24 PM
UPDATE:

This has to be the most frustrating undertaking I have ever done in my life..

ONE extra confirmed payment in the past 24 hours.... ONE!!!

The issue is getting currency into bitcoin, fortunately ASICMiner has not even started shopping the devices yet so I am going to lie and say that is the holdup :P .  With any luck now the weekend is fully behind us I will get 400 payments today (now I am lying to myself).

I have put together a few notes for people planning to do future group-buys (or if I do one myself).

1. Don't count a 'sale' a 'sale' until you have the bitcoin.

2. It is a lot of work, make sure that there is enough margin to reward yourself.

3. Don't think your going to fool customs (In my calls to customs both here and overseas I get the impression that they know about these group buys and are talking to each other about them).

4. Some people are funny, they will insist on not paying until others have paid leading to others not paying because others have not paid (circular logic at its finest).


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: caish5 on May 20, 2013, 11:11:10 PM
4. Some people are funny, they will insist on not paying until others have paid leading to others not paying because others have not paid (circular logic at its finest).

To these people, I've paid, you can go ahead now!


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: tingwahk on May 21, 2013, 10:27:27 PM


friedcat's announcement today about the Block Erupter USBs:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=212085.0 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=212085.0)

Would ours be the ones with the front cases?

http://i42.tinypic.com/bhx7wo.jpg


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: ninjaboon on May 22, 2013, 05:13:29 AM
UPDATE:
3. Don't think your going to fool customs (In my calls to customs both here and overseas I get the impression that they know about these group buys and are talking to each other about them).

Not all the customs ppl know about it. I think the ones here are quite clueless.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: gambitv on May 22, 2013, 06:48:15 AM
I think they will know about it in NZ now, I am sure a few of them are idling their time away on the net browsing forums like this one.

And to those holding up the show, I have paid as well. So don't be shy, part with your coins.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: jeroenn13 on May 22, 2013, 11:49:25 AM
Can I still order them from you ?
Please let me know I am very interested.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 22, 2013, 09:05:52 PM
UPDATE:
3. Don't think your going to fool customs (In my calls to customs both here and overseas I get the impression that they know about these group buys and are talking to each other about them).

Not all the customs ppl know about it. I think the ones here are quite clueless.

Perhaps, but it is just something I am not willing to risk.  I would be mortified if I spent all of this time collecting up over $70,000 USD of your guys money only to have it seized at the border and impounded.

I know other group buys are planning to ignore it all together or do some wonky math with the declared value but for the little bit extra that people are paying per device with this group buy it is protecting us all.

Can I still order them from you ?
Please let me know I am very interested.

Yep, go ahead, I am still working on getting orders transferred into actual bitcoins and your actual bitcoins will help everyone out.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: yxt on May 22, 2013, 10:25:03 PM
UPDATE:
3. Don't think your going to fool customs (In my calls to customs both here and overseas I get the impression that they know about these group buys and are talking to each other about them).

Not all the customs ppl know about it. I think the ones here are quite clueless.

Perhaps, but it is just something I am not willing to risk.  I would be mortified if I spent all of this time collecting up over $70,000 USD of your guys money only to have it seized at the border and impounded.

I know other group buys are planning to ignore it all together or do some wonky math with the declared value but for the little bit extra that people are paying per device with this group buy it is protecting us all.

+1

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1. Don't count a 'sale' a 'sale' until you have the bitcoin.
How many paid units in this gb?


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 22, 2013, 10:36:26 PM
1. Don't count a 'sale' a 'sale' until you have the bitcoin.
How many paid units in this gb?

We just went through 50.

I am not sure if everyone realises it so I will say it in plain english;-

IF EVERYONE PAID WE WILL BE ORDERING TODAY!!

I realise that most of my orders came through slashdot and many will never pay (or get devices) but if under 50% of the orders that I had would pay we would be done.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: yxt on May 22, 2013, 10:52:25 PM
ok

just wondered because
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We already have the numbers, we are just waiting for people to pay so we can start shipping




Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: stripykitteh on May 23, 2013, 04:41:39 AM
Ordered 2 yesterday, just paid for them now (pending confirmation).  :)


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: intron on May 23, 2013, 07:21:28 AM
Just curious, what's to total count now?

intron


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 23, 2013, 07:25:10 AM
Just curious, what's to total count now?

intron

Depends... if your counting orders then it is well over what we need.

If your counting payments, a tad over 50 at last count.  I have done/doing all I can, its up to you guys when we finish.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: stripykitteh on May 23, 2013, 08:11:09 AM
If we've already paid do we receive some sort of confirmation from you that you've received the funds? Or do you need a signed message from the address we used to pay?


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 23, 2013, 08:22:38 AM
If we've already paid do we receive some sort of confirmation from you that you've received the funds? Or do you need a signed message from the address we used to pay?


There is no payment confirmation email.  If you want to see your details you just use the link that was sent in the first email and it will tell you how much BTC has been received and how many devices that buys.

Neil


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: stripykitteh on May 23, 2013, 08:36:45 AM
If we've already paid do we receive some sort of confirmation from you that you've received the funds? Or do you need a signed message from the address we used to pay?


There is no payment confirmation email.  If you want to see your details you just use the link that was sent in the first email and it will tell you how much BTC has been received and how many devices that buys.

Neil

D'oh, should have thought of that. Yes, that worked a treat. Thanks.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: alibert on May 24, 2013, 11:42:48 AM
If anyone here wants to buy BTC via bitcoin.de I must warn you, that it will take you up to 3-4 weeks until you get the BTC. This is what I am going through right now.

1. Make account, enter your bank account
2. Wait for a test transaction to your bank account and enter code (takes up to a week)
3. Buy BTC
4. Transfer money to seller (takes up to a week)
5. Wait 14 days until bitcoin.de lets you pull your BTC from their wallet into yours.

Where is the dislike button when you need him


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 24, 2013, 10:45:10 PM
If anyone here wants to buy BTC via bitcoin.de I must warn you, that it will take you up to 3-4 weeks until you get the BTC. This is what I am going through right now.

1. Make account, enter your bank account
2. Wait for a test transaction to your bank account and enter code (takes up to a week)
3. Buy BTC
4. Transfer money to seller (takes up to a week)
5. Wait 14 days until bitcoin.de lets you pull your BTC from their wallet into yours.

Where is the dislike button when you need him

Ouch!!!

If it makes you feel any better your not the only one feeling the 'buying bitcoin' pain.  Because most of my orders came from people that did not have bitcoin in the first place there are a lot of you.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 25, 2013, 02:15:56 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-Bitcoin-ASIC-Miner-IN-HAND-Ships-Immediately-NOT-BFL-or-AVALON-pre-order-1-/121115396672?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c330a4a40

Now that is a good way to make a margin on these devices!

I hve one guy in this group buy who says he is doing exactly that with the 10 he has paid for.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on May 25, 2013, 02:24:36 AM
Definitely a rip-off, if not bordering on straight out scamming - comparisons to BFL/Avalon etc and details about ASICMINERs blades, but only one small mention of the actual speed.

People are going to be buying that expecting 5GH/s and getting rather pissed off. That can't be good for the image of BTC at all.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: gambitv on May 25, 2013, 10:55:40 AM
Is it worth contacting some of the other Block Erupter Group Buys and combining forces. If we managed to get 2 other groups to combine, we could all aim for 100 units each instead of the big ask of 300.

Then between the three groups arrange one order of the units, with one person passing on the units to the other two group leaders. Thoughts?


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: intron on May 25, 2013, 12:18:28 PM
If anyone here wants to buy BTC via bitcoin.de I must warn you, that it will take you up to 3-4 weeks until you get the BTC. This is what I am going through right now.

1. Make account, enter your bank account
2. Wait for a test transaction to your bank account and enter code (takes up to a week)
3. Buy BTC
4. Transfer money to seller (takes up to a week)
5. Wait 14 days until bitcoin.de lets you pull your BTC from their wallet into yours.

Where is the dislike button when you need him

No idea if this helps, but I buy my BTC here: http://www.happycoins.nl/
(Dutch company). They are rather quick, people from the SEPA region
(Single European Payments Area) can have the coins within a day or so.

intron


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 25, 2013, 10:51:29 PM
Just put out a new version of MinePeon;-

http://mineforeman.com/2013/05/26/minepeon-beta-1-code-name-butterfly-bob-released/

I mentioned this group buy in it, hopefully it will get things going.

Still sitting at just over 50 paid.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on May 26, 2013, 06:10:07 AM
I'm in Australia, could you give me a better price if I buy 5? 2.6 BTC is a lot


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 26, 2013, 07:00:18 AM
I'm in Australia, could you give me a better price if I buy 5? 2.6 BTC is a lot

I could, but at the risk of sounding like a total ass---- I really don't want to.

The thing is, I priced it at 2.6 BTC to make sure that if I sell a single unit and pay all of the shipping, customs, taxes etc I would not be loosing anything.

While there is economy of scale, and multiple purchases do save on shipping and packing etc I was kind of hoping that I would get to keep the extra (yeah, I am an evil capitalist).

Shoot me  :P


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on May 26, 2013, 07:20:38 AM
I'm in Australia, could you give me a better price if I buy 5? 2.6 BTC is a lot

I could, but at the risk of sounding like a total ass---- I really don't want to.

The thing is, I priced it at 2.6 BTC to make sure that if I sell a single unit and pay all of the shipping, customs, taxes etc I would not be loosing anything.

While there is economy of scale, and multiple purchases do save on shipping and packing etc I was kind of hoping that I would get to keep the extra (yeah, I am an evil capitalist).

Shoot me  :P

lol, I'm a capitalist too -- which is why I need to get a decent return on my investment. If I buy five, it will cost me 13 BTC for 1650MH/s. According to 50BTC.com, I will be mining 70 mBTC per day. This means it will take 185 days (over 6 months) to start making a profit. According to this forum, a 6 month return on investment is average. You also need to factor in market volatility and the difficulty factor. So now you can see where I'm coming from.

In fairness to you though, the USB Erupter does use very little power, and it is very compact. I plan to use MinePeon on my Raspberry Pi, which is your software. It would be nice if we could come to an arrangement :)


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MikeMike on May 26, 2013, 12:03:42 PM
MineForeman.com,

Interested in an order between 5-10 units.

Bitcoin in hand...



Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 26, 2013, 09:36:59 PM
MineForeman.com,

Interested in an order between 5-10 units.

Bitcoin in hand...



You're welcome to join, especially if you have bitcoins in hand and trust me enough not to do the dirty on you, the faster we get to 300 paid the better.

We are getting close to hitting 60 payed for (57/300).

Neil



Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: stripykitteh on May 27, 2013, 12:52:08 AM
I guess I'm not the only one to notice that these are attracting bids well over $400 on eBay, so 2.6BTC delivered doesn't seem like a bad deal.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 27, 2013, 01:02:07 AM
I guess I'm not the only one to notice that these are attracting bids well over $400 on eBay, so 2.6BTC delivered doesn't seem like a bad deal.

Funny you should say that, in another thread this is being discussed because of an ebay auction topping over $1000 for a single unit and I just posted a reply to it as follows;-

I cannot imagine that very many will sell for that kind of price (if they buyer intends to pay at all) but I've been wrong before.

Don't count on it, one of the things I have learned from running my group buy is that there are many more people who want these things that only have normal currency than people who have BTC to spend on them.

And by many I mean 50 to 100 times.  The demand for them using normal currency is pushing the price up to 4 or even 5 times the BTC price.

Neil

And I am not kidding, I literally have hundreds of emails from people asking me if they can pay with normal currency, even if it is 2-3 times the cost in BTC.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: caish5 on May 27, 2013, 01:10:05 AM
And I am not kidding, I literally have hundreds of emails from people asking me if they can pay with normal currency, even if it is 2-3 times the cost in BTC.
Are these people insane?
Even at the normal price is it more of a curio than profitable mining proposition.
I mean they are cool, but 2-3x cool?


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on May 27, 2013, 01:11:34 AM
Are these people insane?

Yes!


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 27, 2013, 01:17:08 AM
And I am not kidding, I literally have hundreds of emails from people asking me if they can pay with normal currency, even if it is 2-3 times the cost in BTC.
Are these people insane?
Even at the normal price is it more of a curio than profitable mining proposition.
I mean they are cool, but 2-3x cool?

If they have no other way or it is just too hard to get bitcoin it does make some sense.  In most places in the world getting bitcoin is a pain.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: alibert on May 27, 2013, 03:58:26 AM
Check out my post on page 3. Takes me weeks to buy BTC. Simple wire transfer is a 1 minute task.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 27, 2013, 04:03:41 AM
Good new everyone, ASICMiner has reduced the minimum order to 50 ( https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=217104.0 ).

That means we are done!!!!

I am starting preparations to close this group buy, stand buy for details!


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: stripykitteh on May 27, 2013, 04:34:22 AM
Good new everyone, ASICMiner has reduced the minimum order to 50 ( https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=217104.0 ).

That means we are done!!!!

I am starting preparations to close this group buy, stand buy for details!

You know what, I went and bought a raspberry pi today to drive mine, come back to find this! Excellent!


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on May 27, 2013, 05:42:58 AM
Awesome, order in, organising bitcoins.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: gambitv on May 27, 2013, 06:27:47 AM
Brilliant News. I am looking forward to getting one. Interesting so many people have trouble getting bitcoins. And it is getting more difficult lately as the price has jumped a bit since May 15th. ( was around 110USD then ).


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: intron on May 27, 2013, 07:57:28 AM
Good new everyone, ASICMiner has reduced the minimum order to 50 ( https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=217104.0 ).

That means we are done!!!!

I am starting preparations to close this group buy, stand buy for details!

Nice!!!1!! ;)


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 27, 2013, 09:05:24 PM
Now the payments start to flow in....

I think I have uncovered some sort of world wide conspiracy to stress me out  :P .

Neil


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: tingwahk on May 27, 2013, 09:15:41 PM
Now the payments start to flow in....

I think I have uncovered some sort of world wide conspiracy to stress me out  :P .

Neil

LOL  - hang in there  :)


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on May 27, 2013, 11:45:15 PM
Agreed, how many are you up to now, paid for?


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 27, 2013, 11:58:34 PM
Agreed, how many are you up to now, paid for?

More than 50, and that is what really counts!

I am not sure what I will end up with though, I am hoping for 100+ but there are plenty of people scrambling to get bitcoins (with my assistance).  If you really want I will update you with actual numbers when we close but at the moment it is uncertain.

Talking of closing, I am getting ready to email everyone with confirmations of how many and delivery address.  It will be very important for people to check over this email paying particular attention to the delivery address, after all this work I would be very disappointed if the devices did not get to you because of a simple error.

Neil


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on May 28, 2013, 04:09:18 AM
Woohoo, BTC transferring now!

EDIT: Double Woohoo! Order page shows my deposited BTC and number of units! Now to play the waiting game. . . .


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 28, 2013, 04:22:55 AM
Woohoo, BTC transferring now!

EDIT: Double Woohoo! Order page shows my deposited BTC and number of units! Now to play the waiting game. . . .

Exciting inset it?

Want to hear something ironic?  I started this group buy so I could get hold of a few for my self, the way it has worked out though I fell sorry for a few people who were desperately close to getting coins and forwarded the bitcoins out of my personal stash. It works out that I cannot afford to buy any myself!!

C'est la vie

In other news, the confirmation email is about to be sent out (going to my sisters for dinner first so give me a few hours).  Check everything that I send you and get back to me if there are any errors.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on May 28, 2013, 04:33:47 AM
Sorry to hear that, mate. Maybe a few people will fail to reimburse you, so you can just keep their units.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on May 28, 2013, 04:47:39 AM
It works out that I cannot afford to buy any myself!!

That sucks, how much have you chipped in for others? Sounds like the extra you've put on for handling doesn't cover it?

I'll have an order in later today or tomorrow, I'm borrowing some coins from a work colleague to cover the amount I'm short.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on May 28, 2013, 06:47:43 AM
Hi Neil,

It looks like my order confirmation email bounced due to AWS/EC2 - I've emailed you directly to your address listed on your website.

Can I get it re-sent please?

Ta!


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 28, 2013, 06:54:45 AM
Hi Neil,

It looks like my order confirmation email bounced due to AWS/EC2 - I've emailed you directly to your address listed on your website.

Can I get it re-sent please?

Ta!

Caught it, you should find an email from me in your inbox.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 28, 2013, 06:58:13 AM
Sorry to hear that, mate. Maybe a few people will fail to reimburse you, so you can just keep their units.

Its not the end of the world, I am sure I will get my hands on some sooner or later.

It does mean however that I am probably going to have to use the "warranty" one to test and compile MinePeon support, if anyone objects pleas speak up ;) .

Neil


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Binford 6100 on May 28, 2013, 08:44:26 AM
I'll stress you too : )


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on May 28, 2013, 10:05:16 AM
Sorry to hear that, mate. Maybe a few people will fail to reimburse you, so you can just keep their units.

Its not the end of the world, I am sure I will get my hands on some sooner or later.

It does mean however that I am probably going to have to use the "warranty" one to test and compile MinePeon support, if anyone objects pleas speak up ;) .

Neil

It'd be great if you could do that for us! Currently I'm hoping this (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/7-Ports-AC-Powered-USB-3-0-Smart-Hub-for-PC-Laptop-with-AC-Adapter-/360657086241?pt=AU_Laptop_Accessories&hash=item53f8d66721) will power my five units. It can deliver 3A of current, hopefully that will be enough!


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on May 28, 2013, 10:38:09 AM
Caught it, you should find an email from me in your inbox.

Yep, thanks!


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Mehaniak on May 28, 2013, 06:14:19 PM
I wanted to order also.

Is it still possible?
Are you also sending to Belgium?

i tried the website but i am not getting a mail with instructions.

Also mailed you on the mail adress i found on the website.

Hope i can still take part on this order.

pm me or mail me .

Ty in advance.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: tingwahk on May 28, 2013, 10:11:37 PM

It'd be great if you could do that for us! Currently I'm hoping this (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/7-Ports-AC-Powered-USB-3-0-Smart-Hub-for-PC-Laptop-with-AC-Adapter-/360657086241?pt=AU_Laptop_Accessories&hash=item53f8d66721) will power my five units. It can deliver 3A of current, hopefully that will be enough!

I believe that should be enough power for 5 units.  They each draw 500-510 ma (.51 A) https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=212085.0 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=212085.0)

You may have to worry about to much heat being generated unless you add a fan to cool the units.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 28, 2013, 11:44:22 PM
Order confirmation emails going out as we speak.

Please pay attention to what I have sent you and make sure that the details are all correct, in particular the delivery address is the one that I will be putting on your package so make sure that it is correct.

Neil



Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 29, 2013, 05:20:47 AM
Did anyone receive that confirmation email?

I have not had a single response and I cannot believe that I got everyone's details correct.

Neil


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on May 29, 2013, 06:04:53 AM
No confirmation email for me.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 29, 2013, 06:12:30 AM
No confirmation email for me.

How about now?


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 29, 2013, 06:18:30 AM
Spotted the problem,  $mail = true is not the same thing as $mail == true .

Rooky mistake, you should all be getting confirmation emails now.

Neil



Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on May 29, 2013, 06:27:44 AM
No confirmation email for me.

How about now?

Yep, got confirmation email, details are correct.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 29, 2013, 06:32:12 AM
No confirmation email for me.

How about now?

Yep, got confirmation email, details are correct.

Excellent!  I am now receiving a pile of emails from people saying that they left their name off the delivery address :D .

Neil


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Mehaniak on May 29, 2013, 07:46:26 AM
Also did not receive any mail yet.
I am already mailing you just awaiting reply.

Greets David


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 29, 2013, 07:49:51 AM
Also did not receive any mail yet.
I am already mailing you just awaiting reply.

Greets David

Already mailed you and awaiting reply, your turn :D


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: intron on May 29, 2013, 07:52:47 AM
Did anyone receive that confirmation email?

I have not had a single response and I cannot believe that I got everyone's details correct.

Neil

Yes, received it.

intron


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Mehaniak on May 29, 2013, 07:58:47 AM
Also did not receive any mail yet.
I am already mailing you just awaiting reply.

Greets David

Already mailed you and awaiting reply, your turn :D

Yep reply back on its way.
so i can expect 4 then right?


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 29, 2013, 08:05:58 AM
so i can expect 4 then right?

Confirmed, check your postal address again and get back to me if there is a problem.

Neil


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Mehaniak on May 29, 2013, 08:10:21 AM
so i can expect 4 then right?

Confirmed, check your postal address again and get back to me if there is a problem.

Neil

That looks good to me, cant wait to have these here :)

Ty for the adjustment.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Dice on May 29, 2013, 12:30:24 PM
Can i still buy some? If so when will they ship e.g. if i gave you payment today?


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: caish5 on May 29, 2013, 01:56:43 PM
Received my email, address is all good.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 29, 2013, 07:42:49 PM
Can i still buy some? If so when will they ship e.g. if i gave you payment today?

Yep, you will need to be quick though, gust over 4 hours left.


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 29, 2013, 09:26:40 PM
Right, 9:30 AM here and I have gone through all my PM's and emails and fixed everything up.  There is an AMAZING amount of people that forgot to put their name on their delivery address!

Anyway just over 2 hours to go and I am in the process of getting a payment address from Friedcat for in excess of 100 units.

Neil



Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 29, 2013, 11:59:29 PM
####################################################
####################################################
CLOSED

Do not post any more bitcoins to the payment address they will be in limbo.

Good news though, a second International Group Buy is starting at;-

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=219598.0

Thanks to everyone who has helped made this group buy a success.

####################################################
####################################################


Title: Re: OPEN [Group Buy] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on May 30, 2013, 02:28:06 AM
Anyway just over 2 hours to go and I am in the process of getting a payment address from Friedcat for in excess of 100 units.

Nice! What was the actual tally?


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 30, 2013, 02:43:46 AM
115 Units, Just finished processing the payments,  If you use your confirmation link you should now see no bitcoins in your account but a message underneath your address something like;-

Confirmed: 2 units.

Fun Facts;-

1 person cut it so fine that there were only 2 confirmations on their transfer.

1 person stiffed me for .1 bitcoin!!!!!!  You know who you are, you will be hearing from me  :P .

I have not got a payment address from Friedcat yet but I have all of the bitcoins ready to go.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 30, 2013, 06:26:45 AM
They are on their way to me!!

Looks like the shipment will be broken up into smaller units, first payed will be first shipped as was mentioned in the terms.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Mehaniak on May 30, 2013, 04:43:42 PM
They are on their way to me!!

Looks like the shipment will be broken up into smaller units, first payed will be first shipped as was mentioned in the terms.

Neil

You mean you are getting them in smaller shipments?
and
Does this mean i will be one of the last to get mine? since i was one of the later ones to get my payment in :)



Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: intron on May 30, 2013, 04:45:35 PM
They are on their way to me!!

Looks like the shipment will be broken up into smaller units, first payed will be first shipped as was mentioned in the terms.

Neil

Nice! Do you have a tracking code? Just for fun....

intron


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 30, 2013, 07:58:21 PM
You mean you are getting them in smaller shipments?

Yep, first one is in Hong Kong already.

Does this mean i will be one of the last to get mine? since i was one of the later ones to get my payment in :)

Yep, you snooze your last :p

In other news;-

* Labels are printed.

* About 40% of the customs forms done.

* Post Shop did not have enough of the boxes I wanted so the rest should be in today.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Mehaniak on May 30, 2013, 11:10:09 PM
If the first ones come in can you please take a pic... ;D

I am really happy i am going to have these and not specially for mining but for novillity most :)

btw do we get the cool colored ones or the ones with the simple heatsinks on?

and nice job on the work you did already good to see you preparing so fast
Specially on customs papers  (I hope belgium is not going to give any troubles)  :P





Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 30, 2013, 11:26:52 PM
If the first ones come in can you please take a pic... ;D

Will do, they will be labeled "Miner Porn".

I am really happy i am going to have these and not specially for mining but for novillity most :)

Glad I am not the only one that thinks in 10-15 years these will be museum pieces.

btw do we get the cool colored ones or the ones with the simple heatsinks on?

They are the colored ones.  There is no way of knowing what color they are until they are taken out of the packages though so you get what you get.

and nice job on the work you did already good to see you preparing so fast
Specially on customs papers  (I hope belgium is not going to give any troubles)  :P

Talking about customs, I am shipping at least one unit to every continent on the planet (excluding Antarctica, I hear their internet is not stable enough for mining though).  I hope everything goes according to plan but with the amount of packages I am shipping experience tells me that it won't.

Anyway, if need to buy more help me out with the seccond group buy ( https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=219598.0 ).  I am hoping that I will be able to buy a few for myself in that lot :P .

Neil



Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: derekleong75 on May 31, 2013, 03:50:10 AM
Don't worry lads.  I have a feeling I am one of the last few to receive. Grrr.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on May 31, 2013, 05:28:23 AM
I'll be near the back of the queue too, I only paid the day before it closed.

Work mate however will be at the front!


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: alibert on May 31, 2013, 05:40:47 AM
One guy posted his new setup: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=195004.msg2324943#msg2324943


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on May 31, 2013, 05:45:25 AM
One guy posted his new setup: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=195004.msg2324943#msg2324943

Where can I get some of those fan's?


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on May 31, 2013, 05:47:51 AM
One guy posted his new setup: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=195004.msg2324943#msg2324943

Where can I get some of those fan's?

Search amazon for Arctic Breeze


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: derekleong75 on May 31, 2013, 07:55:25 AM
Those look sweet!
If only I had the dough and the balls to buy all 30+ of em beauties.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on May 31, 2013, 08:42:53 AM
The dough and lack of brain cells, you mean? (Yes, I've ordered 2, but that's for reasons other than straight mining!)


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Mehaniak on May 31, 2013, 07:55:18 PM
I really want to show ppl these and explain about BTC without the need of a big mining rig or to inv ppl over to see.

Just easy to take allong to some friend who you want to explain btc to.

and also cause they look cool :D



Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: derekleong75 on June 01, 2013, 01:35:31 AM
I really want to show ppl these and explain about BTC without the need of a big mining rig or to inv ppl over to see.

Just easy to take allong to some friend who you want to explain btc to.

and also cause they look cool :D



What he said...


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: tingwahk on June 01, 2013, 02:34:19 AM
One guy posted his new setup: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=195004.msg2324943#msg2324943

Where can I get some of those fan's?


Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-USB-Powered-Portable-Cooling-Solution/dp/B003XN24GY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370054098&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+fan (http://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-USB-Powered-Portable-Cooling-Solution/dp/B003XN24GY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370054098&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+fan)


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: gambitv on June 01, 2013, 05:41:49 AM
In New Zealand they have a local distributor.

Altech Computers   Distributor   New Zealand   1060   Auckland

Altech Computers

Unit 3. 99 Carbine Road Mt. Wellington
1060 Auckland
New Zealand
sales@altechcomputers.co.nz
altech (http://www.altechcomputers.co.nz)


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 03, 2013, 01:22:04 AM
The first 50 are in New Zealand now with customs.  The rest have not left ASICMiner yet :( .

I would love to be a fly on the wall while these customs dudes try to work out WTF they are.


Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: stripykitteh on June 03, 2013, 01:30:39 AM
The first 50 are in New Zealand now with customs.  The rest have not left ASICMiner yet :( .

I would love to be a fly on the wall while these customs dudes try to work out WTF they are.


Neil

Thanks for the update.

I've just created my MinePeon SD card image and will be getting my Raspberry Pi fired up tonight!


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on June 03, 2013, 01:34:49 AM
The first 50 are in New Zealand now with customs.  The rest have not left ASICMiner yet :( .

I would love to be a fly on the wall while these customs dudes try to work out WTF they are.


Neil

Sweet.

How many total units did you order?

I suspect NZ customs will just think they are USB storage devices!



Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on June 03, 2013, 01:36:04 AM
The first 50 are in New Zealand now with customs.  The rest have not left ASICMiner yet :( .

I would love to be a fly on the wall while these customs dudes try to work out WTF they are.


Neil

Thanks for the update.

I've just created my MinePeon SD card image and will be getting my Raspberry Pi fired up tonight!

You may wish to wait until MinePeon is updated with cgminer 3.2.0, which should support auto-detection and hot-swapping of USB block erupters.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 03, 2013, 01:39:10 AM
You may wish to wait until MinePeon is updated with cgminer 3.2.0, which should support auto-detection and hot-swapping of USB block erupters.

I have the next version running now with 3.2.0 and I am doing test with it at the moment, as soon as I can verify it I will be releasing it.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: stripykitteh on June 03, 2013, 01:50:29 AM
You may wish to wait until MinePeon is updated with cgminer 3.2.0, which should support auto-detection and hot-swapping of USB block erupters.

I have the next version running now with 3.2.0 and I am doing test with it at the moment, as soon as I can verify it I will be releasing it.

Neil

Thanks for the tip. For now I'll just test my Pi boots with MinePeon and will upgrade when the new version is available.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: caish5 on June 03, 2013, 02:22:58 AM
Once you're all setup bring you Erupters to the Bitvolcano to do their work.

Just a bit of a P2Pool node I set up with a new look for us block erupter owners.
Located on a fresh server of twice the power of my other altcoin pools.

http://btc.bitvolcano.com:9332


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: derekleong75 on June 03, 2013, 02:52:26 AM
Yay!  In hand soon!  Can't wait!  ;D


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on June 03, 2013, 05:41:32 AM
Once you're all setup bring you Erupters to the Bitvolcano to do their work.

Just a bit of a P2Pool node I set up with a new look for us block erupter owners.
Located on a fresh server of twice the power of my other altcoin pools.

http://btc.bitvolcano.com:9332

Nice looking layout.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: piit79 on June 03, 2013, 08:42:37 AM
Would anybody like to buy my order for 1 unit?


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: alibert on June 03, 2013, 03:24:23 PM
Would anybody like to buy my order for 1 unit?

How much you want for it?


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: piit79 on June 03, 2013, 03:30:46 PM
Would anybody like to buy my order for 1 unit?

How much you want for it?

I'm not greedy, just what I paid for it. 2.6 BTC


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: alibert on June 03, 2013, 03:42:45 PM
I would take it, but as I stated earlier in this thread, I get my BTC from bitcoin.de on friday, if that is ok for you and MineForeman


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: piit79 on June 03, 2013, 04:05:41 PM
I would take it, but as I stated earlier in this thread, I get my BTC from bitcoin.de on friday, if that is ok for you and MineForeman

OK, that's no problem. Do we have a deal then? I will ask MineForeman if he'd mind changing the delivery address.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 03, 2013, 07:19:44 PM
I would take it, but as I stated earlier in this thread, I get my BTC from bitcoin.de on friday, if that is ok for you and MineForeman

OK, that's no problem. Do we have a deal then? I will ask MineForeman if he'd mind changing the delivery address.

Morning,

I have no problem with this, can I ask both of you to drop me an email at neil@mineforeman.co.nz with the details and I will get it done.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: piit79 on June 03, 2013, 07:32:23 PM
Morning,

I have no problem with this, can I ask both of you to drop me an email at neil@mineforeman.co.nz with the details and I will get it done.

Neil

Thanks Neil. I will send you the new delivery address when I get it on Friday. I will reply to the e-mail I received from your ordering system and will sign a message using the address I paid from.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 03, 2013, 11:42:47 PM
The first 50 devices for batch one are somewhere between where I live (Rotorua) and Auckland and the remaining 65 have just left Hong Kong.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on June 03, 2013, 11:51:18 PM
The first 50 devices for batch one are somewhere between where I live (Rotorua) and Auckland and the remaining 65 have just left Hong Kong.

Awesome, how long was the first lot from HK->Auckland?


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 04, 2013, 12:00:12 AM
Awesome, how long was the first lot from HK->Auckland?

It seemed to take ages if you asked me, 5 days... It did have a weekend included but I was hoping for much faster.  Not much I can do about it though.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on June 04, 2013, 12:03:19 AM
It seemed to take ages if you asked me, 5 days... It did have a weekend included but I was hoping for much faster.  Not much I can do about it though.

That's not actually too bad, I always allow 7-10 calendar days when buying stuff on eBay from HK to get to me here in Adelaide.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 04, 2013, 12:05:19 AM
It seemed to take ages if you asked me, 5 days... It did have a weekend included but I was hoping for much faster.  Not much I can do about it though.

That's not actually too bad, I always allow 7-10 calendar days when buying stuff on eBay from HK to get to me here in Adelaide.

It probably seemed longer because I keep the DHL tracking page open refreshing it every 30 seconds, watched kettle never boils and all.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on June 04, 2013, 06:14:59 AM
It seemed to take ages if you asked me, 5 days... It did have a weekend included but I was hoping for much faster.  Not much I can do about it though.

That's not actually too bad, I always allow 7-10 calendar days when buying stuff on eBay from HK to get to me here in Adelaide.

It probably seemed longer because I keep the DHL tracking page open refreshing it every 30 seconds, watched kettle never boils and all.

Neil

So you've received the first shipment of Block Erupters?


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 04, 2013, 07:26:14 AM
It seemed to take ages if you asked me, 5 days... It did have a weekend included but I was hoping for much faster.  Not much I can do about it though.

That's not actually too bad, I always allow 7-10 calendar days when buying stuff on eBay from HK to get to me here in Adelaide.

It probably seemed longer because I keep the DHL tracking page open refreshing it every 30 seconds, watched kettle never boils and all.

Neil

So you've received the first shipment of Block Erupters?

Not yet, DHL says Forwarded for delivery for the first 50 so it must be any time now.  The second lot says Departed Facility in SINGAPOE - SINGAPORE so it is in the air somewhere over the pacific.

Exciting stuff!

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: derekleong75 on June 04, 2013, 08:44:13 AM
Yes, it really is exciting.  Can't wait to get my hands on my first real ASICs.  I have my little miner all set up and ready to go.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: alibert on June 04, 2013, 03:49:17 PM
Morning,

I have no problem with this, can I ask both of you to drop me an email at neil@mineforeman.co.nz with the details and I will get it done.

Neil

Thanks Neil. I will send you the new delivery address when I get it on Friday. I will reply to the e-mail I received from your ordering system and will sign a message using the address I paid from.

I cannot send you emails (?)

 <neil@mineforeman.co.nz>: Host or domain name not found. Name service error for
    name=mineforeman.co.nz type=A: Host not found


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 04, 2013, 08:41:28 PM
I cannot send you emails (?)

 <neil@mineforeman.co.nz>: Host or domain name not found. Name service error for
    name=mineforeman.co.nz type=A: Host not found

Oops, sorry about that, try neil@mineforeman.com .

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on June 05, 2013, 01:03:17 AM
Are you going to email people or update the order status page when you ship each order out?


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 05, 2013, 01:18:42 AM
Are you going to email people or update the order status page when you ship each order out?

I will fire them an email telling them to look at their order status page and the details will be there.

Both packages now say Auckland by the way and I am making calls to find out exactly where and when I can get ahold of them.

Neil



Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 05, 2013, 07:05:23 AM
After driving half way across the country (not really, only about 50k) I tracked down the first package and the first 50 have arrived!

http://mineforeman.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/First50s.jpg

As you can see I have arranged them all spitting on top of the sticky labels of their owners ready for me to stick in boxes (not in camera shot).

The second lot is still in Auckland with customs.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on June 05, 2013, 07:12:07 AM
Great stuff, Neil. Thanks for driving. :)


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 05, 2013, 07:13:45 AM
Great stuff, Neil. Thanks for driving. :)

They would have been delivered tomorrow, but I just could not wait.  This lot at least will be in on the way tomorrow (its now 7pm here).

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Mehaniak on June 05, 2013, 08:49:28 AM
Exciting stuff!

cant wait to get them :)

Would have drived as well :p


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: intron on June 05, 2013, 09:04:30 AM
After driving half way across the country (not really, only about 50k) I tracked down the first package and the first 50 have arrived!

http://mineforeman.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/First50s.jpg

As you can see I have arranged them all spitting on top of the sticky labels of their owners ready for me to stick in boxes (not in camera shot).

The second lot is still in Auckland with customs.

Neil

Nice! Think that little box there on the left is mine:)

intron


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 05, 2013, 09:12:24 AM
Nice! Think that little box there on the left is mine:)

intron

How did you know!  Second one down on the left is yours (behind the stack of five).

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: intron on June 05, 2013, 10:36:00 AM
Nice! Think that little box there on the left is mine:)

intron

How did you know!  Second one down on the left is yours (behind the stack of five).

Neil

LOL:) Thanks very much for putting in all this effort.

intron


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on June 05, 2013, 01:11:07 PM
*itching to receive*


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: derekleong75 on June 05, 2013, 05:31:57 PM
Neil, thanks for the additional effort to get the shipment and take the pics. Really appreciated!


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 05, 2013, 10:38:38 PM
Second shipment just passed customs (with the required payments) so hopefully that will be here tomorrow.  It got held up a bit, must be something to do with the kilo of crack that friedcat sent me (jk).

I am leaving work today at 2pm (it is 10:30 am here now) to finish getting shipment one on its way.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 06, 2013, 05:47:51 AM
First 50 are out the door (51 actually, I shipped the warranty one).

Now I am going to sit down and watch the news.

I will update the satoshimine site and send out emails when I get the energy. :p

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on June 06, 2013, 06:25:12 AM
Sounds like you deserve a rest :)


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Mehaniak on June 07, 2013, 06:04:52 PM
Rpi on its way it going to be delivered next monday or the day after :)

Hope these will reach me also somwhere next week, so i can get this up and running asap.

Any updates yet on the second batch already at your place or not?

And are the Belgium ones already shipped?


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 07, 2013, 10:27:39 PM
Hi All,

It seems that my update script for the shipment notifications did not work as intended, go to your order page on satoshimine to see if your got shipped in the first batch.

I still have not received the final 65 and I am about to go for a drive to see if I can locate this one as well :D .

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on June 08, 2013, 01:34:12 AM
That's a surprise, mine says shipped, thanks! (I was expecting to be in the last 65 - you must have had a last minute rush on payments)

Did you send with tracking?


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on June 08, 2013, 04:01:04 AM
Woohoo! My order has been sent and tracking says it's somewhere over the Tasman sea. You rock, Neil!


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: caish5 on June 08, 2013, 05:46:24 AM
Where does one find a tracking number?

Mine says shipped at the satoshimine site but that is it.
Tracking would defiitely ease the anticipation!


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Elanthius on June 08, 2013, 09:22:07 AM
Mine says shipped. There's no way. I ordered in the last 13 hours! Also +1 to request for tracking number.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: stripykitteh on June 08, 2013, 11:51:20 AM
Mine says shipped. There's no way. I ordered in the last 13 hours! Also +1 to request for tracking number.

I wonder if they've been shipped in reverse order? I paid on the 22nd of May and mine haven't shipped.

A friend paid for his on the 28th and his *have* shipped!  ??? Neil said he's dyslexic, I guess he wasn't kidding.  :)


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: derekleong75 on June 09, 2013, 01:45:39 PM
How do you tell if they are shipped?
Did you receive an email or something?


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: gambitv on June 09, 2013, 01:53:28 PM
How do you tell if they are shipped?
Did you receive an email or something?

Check your order on https://satoshimine.com/order/Your_Code (https://satoshimine.com/order/Your_Code)

where Your_Code is your id assigned by Neil something like: 0736642f0223345667e165f62711707777ffeff0c2f6537a70ac3bc21d96fcf39/.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: derekleong75 on June 09, 2013, 02:10:29 PM
It just says confirmed.  Guess it's not shipped yet.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: bigtimespaghetti on June 09, 2013, 07:42:29 PM
Thanks for the updates Neil, your efforts are appreciated.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 09, 2013, 09:56:29 PM
Just had a screaming match with DHL, even though I had paid everything for the second part of the shipment it sat in their office over the weekend!  To make things worse the tracking said it was on their way I only found out because I ran them to find out exactly where it was thinking that I could get in my car and pick it up.

I apologize that I am not packing these right now as I expected, I know international shipping is frustrating at times.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 10, 2013, 11:08:29 PM
Had another loud discussion with DHL as to where the last 65 miners are, they assure me that they will arrive this afternoon, I only hope that it is time for me to repackage and send out again today (I have all the packaging ready, just need the miners to go in them).

I am leaving work early again today to make sure I have time (my boss has 10 in this shipment, so he is eager as anyone to get this done).

Truth be told, I was expecting them the day after the first 50 but you know how it goes with best laid plans etc..

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on June 11, 2013, 12:35:51 AM
Package arrived first thing this morning. Super excited! Only problem is I'm still waiting for the necessary USB hub!!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21355755/USB_block_erupters.jpg


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: stripykitteh on June 11, 2013, 03:30:28 AM
Just had a screaming match with DHL, even though I had paid everything for the second part of the shipment it sat in their office over the weekend!  To make things worse the tracking said it was on their way I only found out because I ran them to find out exactly where it was thinking that I could get in my car and pick it up.

I apologize that I am not packing these right now as I expected, I know international shipping is frustrating at times.

Neil

Don't stress Neil, we appreciate your efforts.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Mehaniak on June 11, 2013, 09:42:01 AM
Package arrived first thing this morning. Super excited! Only problem is I'm still waiting for the necessary USB hub!!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21355755/USB_block_erupters.jpg

where do you live?
maybe to get an estimate :D


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on June 11, 2013, 11:00:14 AM
Canberra, Australia


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: dextryn on June 11, 2013, 02:34:15 PM
Anyone have ideas of what the best usb hub for these are?


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: piit79 on June 11, 2013, 03:15:42 PM
Anyone have ideas of what the best usb hub for these are?
A few people including me are using these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005NGQWL2
It's a bit pricey but comes with 12V 4A (48W) power adapter and is able to power full 10 sticks.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on June 12, 2013, 02:17:52 AM
Got an SMS from my wife to say they arrived in the post this morning. Now I have to wait till I get home :(


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: derekleong75 on June 12, 2013, 03:21:38 AM
Nice DD!
I wonder if the 2nd shipment has been received.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 12, 2013, 04:17:42 AM
Hi All,

I apologise I have been a bit quiet about updates, the truth is I wanted to wait a bit and see if a problem would get sorted out.  I am glad to say that it has though.

DHL lost the second shipment!

They were very reluctant to tell me but finally came clean yesterday after noon that they had absolutely no idea where it was, apparently some time after I paid all of the charges due it just disappeared.

After a day of threatening them with the Police, Interpol, CIA, FBI, CSI, IRD, GST, ABC and any other three letter acronym I could think of it has mysteriously appeared again.  I have just got off the phone with them and apparently the packaging is damaged but there are defiantly 7 smaller packages in it (ASICMiner ship the miners in boxes of 10 so that sounds about right) they are now counting the individual packages for me to make sure that it adds up to 66 individual smaller packages.

I apologie to everyone for the delays but it is nearly over.  My stress levels are finally starting to fall.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: gambitv on June 12, 2013, 04:23:29 AM
You would think in this economic climate people would be interested in giving good service so they can keep their job. Sounds like a good time to create a reliable courier company. Relax Neil, we all know how hard you are working on this for us. We appreciate the effort.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: derekleong75 on June 12, 2013, 04:58:51 AM
Damn DHL!
I hope the sticks arent damaged and that they would compensate in some ways.  Maybe your next batch gets some priority clearance from customs.
Hope you receive the shipment soon too...


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: LogicalUnit on June 12, 2013, 07:24:18 AM
I'm just glad we paid the extra BTC to make sure everything was insured!


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Elanthius on June 12, 2013, 08:56:16 AM
Are there tracking numbers for the first shipment?


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Mehaniak on June 12, 2013, 09:19:47 PM
Got an SMS from my wife to say they arrived in the post this morning. Now I have to wait till I get home :(

Lucky you you know you have your little toy in the box ready when you get home :D

I am from Bemgium might take to next week for the delivery :(
But my Rpi is ready and waiting to be used ;)


DHL lost the second shipment!
 

I have just got off the phone with them and apparently the packaging is damaged but there are defiantly 7 smaller packages in it (ASICMiner ship the miners in boxes of 10 so that sounds about right) they are now counting the individual packages for me to make sure that it adds up to 66 individual smaller packages.


i hope this does not happen to me :(
Or that i get a broken erupter trough shipping :(



Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 13, 2013, 05:19:01 AM
They are here!

I only had to drive about 100 km.  Unfortunately it is after 5pm here so I wont be able to ship them out today but it is top of my list for tomorrow.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: stripykitteh on June 13, 2013, 12:35:13 PM
They are here!

I only had to drive about 100 km.  Unfortunately it is after 5pm here so I wont be able to ship them out today but it is top of my list for tomorrow.

Neil

Thanks for your continued efforts to move things along. I appreciate it.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: TechCF on June 13, 2013, 04:19:49 PM
Got mine today! Good packaging and fast shipping. Thank you so much! They are mining away with minepeon ;)


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 14, 2013, 02:04:16 AM
Done!

All Eruptors have been shipped, please check your satoshimine page for the update.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: derekleong75 on June 17, 2013, 07:10:36 AM
Thanks a lot Neil!
Can't wait to have them in hand.  The satoshimine page hasn't changed for me so far.  Am I able to track the shipment?


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: intron on June 17, 2013, 10:09:56 AM
Got'm:

http://imgur.com/nouiUbi

Thanks mate:)

intron


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Elanthius on June 17, 2013, 11:37:45 AM
I got a note about unpaid tax on a delivery yesterday so I'm hoping it's this. 38 of tax :( but I sort of expected that. With luck it should be here today or tomorrow.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: piit79 on June 17, 2013, 11:47:12 AM
I got a note about unpaid tax on a delivery yesterday so I'm hoping it's this. 38 of tax :( but I sort of expected that. With luck it should be here today or tomorrow.
Yes, same thing unfortunately happened to me...26.84 in VAT, 8 handling fee - 34.84 total.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: caish5 on June 17, 2013, 02:30:11 PM
Mine arrived in Oz today.
Hashing away right now!


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: Mehaniak on June 18, 2013, 09:12:45 AM
Stil havent heard from my package :(
11days underway now, probably customs trying to figure out what they are or something.

hope they get here soon


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 18, 2013, 09:49:55 PM
Stil havent heard from my package :(
11days underway now, probably customs trying to figure out what they are or something.

hope they get here soon


Can you fire me an email (neil@mineforeman.co.nz) with your order details, I will track it down for you.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 21, 2013, 02:27:03 AM
Update: There has been a small hiccup that wont effect most of you, you can read it here;-

http://mineforeman.com/2013/06/21/more-info-on-the-mtgox-temporary-hiatus-on-u-s-dollar-withdrawals/

I just want to assure everyone that are having shipping problems they will be sorted be sorted.  There are only three of them anyway (any we are working it out).

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: daemondazz on June 21, 2013, 02:36:41 AM
I really hope that you can get this sorted out in a timely manner. Why is it always the good people that seem to get the short end of the stick :(


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: ZBC3 on June 26, 2013, 02:25:17 AM
How long does it take to send the little buggers to the states? Still waiting on 3 to show up from group buy 1. Neil, did you mention that you had tracking numbers? Could you check on the status of mine please? Thank you for putting the group buy together.


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 26, 2013, 03:12:42 AM
How long does it take to send the little buggers to the states? Still waiting on 3 to show up from group buy 1. Neil, did you mention that you had tracking numbers? Could you check on the status of mine please? Thank you for putting the group buy together.

Can you reply to your satoshimine email (the one with the big long number in it) so I can associate you with your order and I will track it down.

Unfortunately I have had a couple of sticks go awry and I am actively tracking them down.

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: ZBC3 on June 26, 2013, 06:47:31 PM
Thank you again for everything. They arrived today! 


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on June 26, 2013, 09:38:49 PM
Thank you again for everything. They arrived today! 

Thats good to hear.

Some of these packages are taking AGES to get to where they are going.  In future (if I have a future after the MtGOX event) I am going to have to make sure that people know how slow their shipping options are (and offer more shipping options).

Neil


Title: Re: CLOSED [Group Buy Batch ONE] ASICMiner Block Erupter USB INTERNATIONAL
Post by: MineForeman.com on July 11, 2013, 11:28:32 PM
Hi All,

I have reopend for anyone who wants some more;-

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=254603.msg2709963#msg2709963

Neil