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April 12, 2013, 11:48:42 PM
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I'm talking about these bad boys: https://products.butterflylabs.com/

Lots of delays releasing them out into the wild, and lots more speculation about them being legit.

The 5GH/s is actually low enough in cost for me to impulse buy, but I'm naturally weary of buying anything that's not actually out yet.

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April 12, 2013, 11:54:58 PM
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erm yeh me im one of the first batch when they eventual release them iv got a small 4.5ghs so yeh... its a shame you didnt get on before they added an extra $100 to the price of the small ones

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April 12, 2013, 11:57:51 PM
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Ooh, had they been only $175? I had gotten into bitcoin mining several years ago and have been out of the loop for quite some time.

I'd always thought custom integrated circuits would be the way to go.

Please do let us know when it arrives, would love to get confirmation it's legit!

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April 13, 2013, 12:27:56 AM
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Yeah I ordered the 4.5gh and 60gh
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April 13, 2013, 01:15:24 AM
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe they haven't shipped any. From what I understand, they have changed the ship date several times, and are now over a year behind schedule.
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April 13, 2013, 01:19:12 AM
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^^ thats what i heard too.  Can anyone confirm that its not vapor-hardware?
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April 13, 2013, 01:34:13 AM
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They are way behind schedule, but far less than a year behind. Their first (broken) deadline was October, 2012 as I recall.

There is a thread showing known outstanding orders. You'll see many familiar names there.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=89685.0

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April 13, 2013, 02:01:42 AM
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I would not trust them at all. Its very likely that they are an elaborate scam. Please get a refund while you still can. They can run away with your money any minute. Just buy AFTER someone reports receiving a unit.

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