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June 16, 2018, 04:14:23 AM
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Sidehack:

So I know you've mentioned before that any one who resells your work and doesn't provide customer service (leading folks to have to turn back to you for repairs) can be banned from being able to buy from you in the future.

With this news of new miners on the horizon, I'm eager looking to get some but will probably have to sell my existing ones to get the liquid coin to purchase.

Long question short: how can I responsibly resell my used miners?

What I'm worried about is reselling them with all the intention to provide support or returns, but the dude ends up reselling them and they change hands a few times.  Then when the crap hits the fan you look up the serial number and decide not to sell to me anymore while I'm blissfully in the dark that the miner I sold 1 year ago is sitting on your repair table after being resold on eBay and Craigslist a half dozen times...
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June 16, 2018, 04:59:33 AM
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Honestly for used stuff, it really hasn't come up much. I'm mostly worried about folks who bulk buy with intent to resell and then don't support the customers they hand new stuff to. The whole point of prioritizing resellers instead of doing everything myself is because it offloads all of the customer service I currently don't have time for.

But if it's just one guy who bought a used stick off eBay, I'm probably not gonna sweat it that much.

Also I don't keep track of which serial numbers go to which people.

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June 16, 2018, 06:09:40 AM
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Ok cool. That's good to know.

I really respect what you do and how you run your business. Looking forward to being a long term customer.
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June 16, 2018, 06:24:50 PM
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https://www.semiwiki.com/forum/content/6895-standard-node-trend.html

Explains a lot about the current and near-future "announced" nodes from the main names.


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July 21, 2018, 07:23:06 PM
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I believe stock speeds you'll want 1-2A per usb port for a 2pac. I had one running stock on my surface port which was fine and kind of fun distraction through the day. If you want the a well built and quality USB hub for mining Eyeboot is doing some good work.

Edit: definitely go with a powered hub some will even use atx psu in case you have spares or older ones lying around.

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July 22, 2018, 05:24:20 AM
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There are some cheaper options for hubs just make sure the amps per port are sufficient.

Off topic note:
Why sell the 1080? drop that thing to 60% power with OCs, stack some shitcoin, and drop some bags on a pump. Or trade for BTC. Alts will make you profits or add to bitcoin holds. Profit is made not given (getting off soapbox now).

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July 22, 2018, 03:41:12 PM
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Made, or taken? Because some can see trading pumped shitcoins for something with real* value as "selling magic beans". If you're not creating value, you're taking it from somewhere else, hence why mining bitcoins and mining alts to trade for bitcoins are philosopically quite different.

*based on utility as a widely-accepted means of exchange for goods and services

Eyeboot does make pretty solid stick-minering hubs. All my test stations are Eyeboot hubs, and that's not a compensated endorsement. A few minutes of searching will turn up a number of other recommendations for the 10-port neighborhood. The most important thing to consider is total available power; secondary to that will be harder to verify, and that's the strength of the internal power wiring. USB2 versus USB3 will mostly be a matter of compatibility with your controller, because the sticks themselves are USB2 devices but operate at approximately zero bandwidth compared to the USB2 spec. Power is the limiting factor in most setups.

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August 17, 2018, 01:19:43 AM
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ahem

http://www.kano.is/worker.php?a=1BURGERAXHH6Yi6LRybRJK7ybEm5m5HwTr_newpac

Five sticks, same power draw as stock 2Pacs.

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August 17, 2018, 01:22:14 AM
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Exciting!
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August 17, 2018, 02:56:32 AM
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Yes please!
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August 17, 2018, 04:45:44 AM
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WTF is this? I still haven't collected the pacs mfb bought. I'm upto 4 now though. Hopefully there mining and not in a fucking drawer somewhere. .. .

I would love to shout about preorder's after your own announcements. I wish we've moved more units since we listed but hopefully the Amazon algo is getting you more sales? or maybe my marketing is terrible. . .. or maybe just the market in general.

Still, some great numbers. Congratulations on the hard work.


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August 17, 2018, 12:48:14 PM
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My only general sales outlet is a single eBay listing. If you see them anywhere else (including Amazon), or any eBay listing that's not my "factory direct" lot, it's a reseller. I'd guess upwards of 90% of 2Pacs were doled out by resellers.

The market in general is pretty bad. We were moving upwards of 400 per week (700 before Christmas) until about March when the bottom dropped out, and now I'm doing good to sell 200 a month. Not really surprising since, objectively, they're not that good anymore.

This stick isn't as good as I was hoping. The hashrates are great, but the new integrated controls package is taking too long to iron out the kinks so I rolled it back to a dummy stick like the 2Pac was, which means my guys can get back to manufacture instead of busywork and it buys more R&D time to work on controls. I haven't heard back from Innosilicon in about a week, hopefully it's just because they're busy doling out new gear, but I'm hoping to use their new chip on the next gen, with full instrumentation, before much longer.

No preorders though, at least not from me. I've only taken in preorders to raise money for an initial batch and that after prototypes were completely proven. I have the budget now so I won't start selling until they're stocked for shipping, which will be end of the month at best. There'll be an official announcement sometime.

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August 17, 2018, 03:12:07 PM
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Then someone has made it appear the sticks are sold by GS, unless amazon is warehousing them. We don't like our prices being beat unless it's by a manufacturer. Wink

I'll keep an eye out the announcement, cause I know i'll want some myself.

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August 17, 2018, 03:19:27 PM
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The one guy I know for sure that's selling fresh stock on Amazon is 419 Mining, and it's FBA so Amazon does warehouse.

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August 17, 2018, 03:48:05 PM
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All my test stations are Eyeboot hubs, and that's not a compensated endorsement. A few minutes of searching will turn up a number of other recommendations for the 10-port neighborhood. The most important thing to consider is total available power; secondary to that will be harder to verify, and that's the strength of the internal power wiring.
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September 19, 2018, 06:59:32 AM
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https://bitfury.com/hardware/asic
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September 19, 2018, 09:33:27 AM
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^ Bitfury has a new ASIC chip coming. It is called Clarke.
https://youtu.be/r60CQPgl4Lw

Maybe mr. Niko Punin could still help this project with those new ASIC chips?

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September 19, 2018, 12:41:30 PM
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That'd be more interesting if I hadn't just bought a buttload of samples from Innosilicon.

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September 19, 2018, 12:43:35 PM
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That'd be more interesting if I hadn't just bought a buttload of samples from Innosilicon.

Ooh - awesome news. Will be nice to see what comes out of the lab next.
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September 20, 2018, 02:32:00 PM
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That'd be more interesting if I hadn't just bought a buttload of samples from Innosilicon.
I am excited to see your next announcement.

Casual Miner: 3x 2PAC and 3x Moonlander 2
Retired HW: 2x AntMiner S7-LN, 5x AntMiner U1, 2x ASICMiner Block Erupter Cube, 4x AntMiner S3, 4x AntMiner S1, GAW Black Widow, and ZeusMiner Thunder X6
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