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February 02, 2013, 03:36:38 PM
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Well that was brutal to say the least! I can't post in the ASIC thread due to newbie restrictions, but, considering the amount of money people were putting into this, you'd think any rational person (hell I didn't sleep last night) would just stay up and make sure things went smoothly, I mean 900 grand is no small sum of money. Anyways, launch was supposed to be 9:00 am EST, the "Yes I understand the fine print" button finally linked up to the store.avalon-asics url at 9:30.

And to everyones chagrin it was nearly impossible to add the items to your cart, session info was all messed up, people were seeing other people's shipping details. WalletBit was immediately AFK, and was failing hard on converting the posted price data to bitcoin... pricing the machines at 0.05 bitcoin each.

Finally, some intellectual realized that the Avalon guys were hosting the ecommerce across multiple domains (the pagoda base) which was merking all likelihood of cookies/sessions working out, so the trick was to go to the Pagoda URL, add to your cart, and then instead of clicking check out, manually entering the ?page_id=17 to the pagoda URL, at which point, with a little luck, everything worked out and WalletBit quoted the correct price.

Good luck to all, I don't begrudge these young men for this rough launch, and I can't imagine what is going on in the minds of those two fellows at this moment, but either way it's clear they are not web developers. Which is fine, so long as they deliver, or I at least get an email receipt for the 75.63785 + 0.05 bitcoins I just sent them.

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February 02, 2013, 08:57:12 PM
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Have you received anything back yet?

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February 02, 2013, 09:12:14 PM
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Are the batch #2 sales going to open back up?

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February 02, 2013, 09:18:38 PM
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Seems kind of shady that Avalon will only accept BTC as payment. I could just go with BFL if they have their ASICs ready.
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February 02, 2013, 10:10:57 PM
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Have you received anything back yet?

Still have not received any email / order confirmation / receipt or anything of that sort.

From what I gather they are going to be canceling all the incorrect orders, which will probably bring a fair amount of supply back for the batch, in which case, maybe they will have another launch sale when all the kinks are worked out to sell the rest?
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February 03, 2013, 12:03:40 AM
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Seems kind of shady that Avalon will only accept BTC as payment. I could just go with BFL if they have their ASICs ready.

If you're interested, this is the current status on the BFL ASIC line.

https://forums.butterflylabs.com/announcements/692-bfl-asic-status.html

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February 03, 2013, 03:10:22 AM
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It will be really interesting to see when BFL can bring to market. I can only imagine the load everyone is dealing with trying to bring these to market. Human ingenuity at its finest!
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February 03, 2013, 04:08:05 PM
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Unbelievably harrowing! I hope they give us some notice as to when the ordering is re-opened.

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February 03, 2013, 04:18:31 PM
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Well, WalletBit / Avalon should be making up to affected users soon, so put https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139704.0 on your watchlist.

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February 03, 2013, 05:40:26 PM
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I got jammed up on the order form as well  Undecided

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February 07, 2013, 01:24:28 PM
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Which is fine, so long as they deliver, or I at least get an email receipt for the 75.63785 + 0.05 bitcoins I just sent them.

If you contact WalletBit support we can confirm your order placement. WalletBit does not collect email addresses from payees and as a result does not have a system to send email confirmations automatically. If you would like manual confirmation we are more than willing to help.
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November 26, 2013, 04:23:13 PM
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Well that was brutal to say the least! I can't post in the ASIC thread due to newbie restrictions, but, considering the amount of money people were putting into this, you'd think any rational person (hell I didn't sleep last night) would just stay up and make sure things went smoothly, I mean 900 grand is no small sum of money. Anyways, launch was supposed to be 9:00 am EST, the "Yes I understand the fine print" button finally linked up to the store.avalon-asics url at 9:30.

And to everyones chagrin it was nearly impossible to add the items to your cart, session info was all messed up, people were seeing other people's shipping details. WalletBit was immediately AFK, and was failing hard on converting the posted price data to bitcoin... pricing the machines at 0.05 bitcoin each.

Finally, some intellectual realized that the Avalon guys were hosting the ecommerce across multiple domains (the pagoda base) which was merking all likelihood of cookies/sessions working out, so the trick was to go to the Pagoda URL, add to your cart, and then instead of clicking check out, manually entering the ?page_id=17 to the pagoda URL, at which point, with a little luck, everything worked out and WalletBit quoted the correct price.

Good luck to all, I don't begrudge these young men for this rough launch, and I can't imagine what is going on in the minds of those two fellows at this moment, but either way it's clear they are not web developers. Which is fine, so long as they deliver, or I at least get an email receipt for the 75.63785 + 0.05 bitcoins I just sent them.

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November 27, 2013, 12:22:38 AM
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Why the bump?
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November 27, 2013, 12:31:07 AM
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Was nice to see this blast from the past though.

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November 27, 2013, 05:06:22 PM
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Why the bump?

More of a saving for posterity thing.

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