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March 20, 2013, 01:17:10 AM
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I am planning to buy Avalon batch 3..is batch 3 invitations only?

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March 20, 2013, 01:22:01 AM
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No, it will be open just like the previous ones. The site doesn't work properly atm because they're most likely busy with other things. They are just finishing shipping for the first batch/starting shipping for the second one, so I guess there's still a while to go until they announce the third batch. I say don't worry, we'll have plenty of forewarning.
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March 20, 2013, 01:23:41 AM
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The web page is under preparation. Where did you get the information of "invitation only"?
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March 20, 2013, 01:54:31 AM
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The web page is under preparation. Where did you get the information of "invitation only"?

+1 alot of folk keep talking about invitations.

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March 20, 2013, 02:19:51 AM
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yes it is invitation only plz send 2 btc to 1LXDXP7366xoEh2eDHXfug9mQHCmAT8jmH and I will give u an invite.
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March 20, 2013, 02:53:52 AM
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yes it is invitation only plz send 2 btc to 1LXDXP7366xoEh2eDHXfug9mQHCmAT8jmH and I will give u an invite.

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March 20, 2013, 02:59:49 AM
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I am doubtful on the invitations, it may be a way to reserve your spot so we don't create another DDoS attack on their servers.  Yifu said a main stated goal was to secure the network by getting as many units into as many hands as possible.  That is a reason for the 3 unit limit on this last batch (yes, I know some people got around this).

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March 20, 2013, 04:39:25 AM
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I am doubtful on the invitations, it may be a way to reserve your spot so we don't create another DDoS attack on their servers.  Yifu said a main stated goal was to secure the network by getting as many units into as many hands as possible.  That is a reason for the 3 unit limit on this last batch (yes, I know some people got around this).

There was a 3 unit limit on batch 2 or will be on batch 3? Do you have a link to more info on this?
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March 20, 2013, 06:08:54 AM
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yeah, they should do invitations. if you have ordered asic from batch #1 or #2 you can invite someone. Amount of invitations is proportioned to amount asics you've bought. So, you can either invite yourself or someone else. Those invitations would be sold nicely, huh? Grin
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March 20, 2013, 06:47:11 AM
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I am doubtful on the invitations, it may be a way to reserve your spot so we don't create another DDoS attack on their servers.  Yifu said a main stated goal was to secure the network by getting as many units into as many hands as possible.  That is a reason for the 3 unit limit on this last batch (yes, I know some people got around this).

There was a 3 unit limit on batch 2 or will be on batch 3? Do you have a link to more info on this?

On batch #2 it was 3.  It has not been announced for Batch 3.

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March 20, 2013, 07:35:00 AM
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I am doubtful on the invitations, it may be a way to reserve your spot so we don't create another DDoS attack on their servers.  Yifu said a main stated goal was to secure the network by getting as many units into as many hands as possible.  That is a reason for the 3 unit limit on this last batch (yes, I know some people got around this).

There was a 3 unit limit on batch 2 or will be on batch 3? Do you have a link to more info on this?

On batch #2 it was 3.  It has not been announced for Batch 3.

Interesting. I had ordered pretty early that day and did not encounter any limit or message stating such. A friend of mine also had ordered more than 3 later in the day and had no problems either. Was this something that happened at a later point in the day after the payment processor issues, etc?
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March 20, 2013, 08:00:29 AM
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It is not invitation only. According to ngzhang, the Batch#3 will open very soon at a much higher price.

http://bbs.btcman.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1550&extra=page%3D1

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March 20, 2013, 08:33:14 AM
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http://Http://store.avalon-asics.com/?product=avalon-asic-unit


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March 20, 2013, 08:33:42 AM
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It is not invitation only. According to ngzhang, the Batch#3 will open very soon at a much higher price.

http://bbs.btcman.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1550&extra=page%3D1
Rather, it is not much higher, but "improved". It may be "much lower" Wink

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March 20, 2013, 08:55:12 AM
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Rather, it is not much higher, but "improved". It may be "much lower" Wink
The price will be from BTC88 to BTC115 depending on number of slots.

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March 20, 2013, 09:10:33 AM
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wow 5200$  Huh

hope the trade in price stays at 1500

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March 20, 2013, 09:19:23 AM
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Rather, it is not much higher, but "improved". It may be "much lower" Wink
The price will be from BTC88 to BTC115 depending on number of slots.

88 to 115 btc? If the specs are similar to the units of the first 2 batches that price is SO wrong. They have been advertising 1.500usd until a few days ago. At that price, it was a "safe" gamble. At +5.000usd, if the GHs are still 65 to 85GHs, the gamble is very risky. With both the btc price and the difficulty is skyrocketing, it's much safer to hold on your BTC, and way for a "second gen" ASICs.

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March 20, 2013, 09:26:54 AM
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BTC88 - BTC115 !!!

Wow! Greed takes over. This is a sure shot losing proposal for anyone purchasing these.
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March 20, 2013, 09:35:26 AM
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I thought it was mistake but I guess it's not?  Huh

Yeah, that pretty much destroys my plan for getting one device from batch#3.

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March 20, 2013, 09:39:10 AM
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BTC88 - BTC115 !!!

Wow! Greed takes over. This is a sure shot losing proposal for anyone purchasing these.

Yeah, now it's PURE GAMBLE with negative expected value. If btc/usd skyrockets and difficulty climbs reasonably low (meaning that no other player delivers ASICs), it may be profitable in quite a long term. If difficulty climbs fast (meaning more ASICs reaching miners), btc/usd stays pretty much the same, at this price AVALON ASICs is a losing bet for sure.

Greed takes over. Pretty bad move from a consumer point of view.

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