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May 23, 2013, 11:41:10 PM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/65-ghs-bitcoin-physical-ASIC-miner-/190844255633

someone (maybe someone here) has a 1st gen that's having issues for sale. Any others had similar problems? fixable?

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May 23, 2013, 11:46:10 PM
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Do people not realize that the whole purpose of putting a daily edition of the newspaper in a photo is to show a HEADLINE that can be matched to the date?  Cheesy

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May 24, 2013, 12:03:40 AM
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Do people not realize that the whole purpose of putting a daily edition of the newspaper in a photo is to show a HEADLINE that can be matched to the date?  Cheesy
noticed that too!

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May 24, 2013, 12:04:36 AM
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Avalon website says units shipped at the beginning of march yet she claims to have been running it for 4 months?
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May 24, 2013, 02:46:10 AM
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Avalon website says units shipped at the beginning of march yet she claims to have been running it for 4 months?
That explains it then, time compression is always hard on ASIC's.

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May 24, 2013, 02:59:09 AM
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Avalon website says units shipped at the beginning of march yet she claims to have been running it for 4 months?
That explains it then, time compression is always hard on ASIC's.

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May 24, 2013, 03:04:12 AM
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Avalon website says units shipped at the beginning of march yet she claims to have been running it for 4 months?
They started shipping late January: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=137534.0
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May 24, 2013, 03:29:45 AM
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Clears that up then, wasn't sure. Just going off the ship date from the Avalon website.
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May 24, 2013, 03:34:09 AM
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Clears that up then, wasn't sure. Just going off the ship date from the Avalon website.

They shipped early, actually
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May 24, 2013, 03:38:20 AM
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I think this auction might be a scam.

This is the second time it was listed.

The seller insists on a btc deposit up front  to cover ebay fees and a little guarantee ... from chargebacks".

That is a big sign of a scam.

Also originally the auction showed an order form for a batch 2 Avalon as an image.

I was the one that recommended showing a newspaper in the image. Seems like he took my advice.

I would be very wary of an auction that demanded a deposit up front in something non-refundable like a bank transfer or bitcoins.
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May 24, 2013, 07:52:13 AM
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From the images I've seen of Avalon Asics I've never seen them with multiple Ethernet ports and also it has a SonicWall part which is a network security company that is owned by Dell. The auctioner also only provides 1 photo of this "miner" and doesn't show the full device. I see a sticker at the top that says "Rack A", I'm getting the feeling that this is just some ordinary server that has a similiar looking part that identifies with the Avalon Asic (the 3 fan grills). Combined with the fact that the seller wants you to contact them before placing a bid does scream out scam.

A shame as I was about to bid but thought better of it.
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May 24, 2013, 08:20:08 AM
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Looks like the Sonicwall thing is just placed on top of the Avalon.

One way to recognise an Avalon is look at the bolts and nuts holding it together. It's a very special and ingenious way to construct a box like that, as long as you are careful not to drop a nut in the box and forget to get it out...
It's the first time I have seen such a way of constructing an aluminium box, pretty unique!

Do a search on bitcointalk.org for some Avalon images and compare them to the eBay picture, you'll see what I mean.

Don't hold me liable, but to me this looks like a silver Avalon.
(I do have one myself).

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May 24, 2013, 11:51:57 AM
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Plus the local pickup recommended, and the fact he's selling it as broken. I doubt a scammer would do that. Hmmm interesting, don't these things have a warranty or is it just "If it goes wrong, your problem"
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May 24, 2013, 12:06:34 PM
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From the images I've seen of Avalon Asics I've never seen them with multiple Ethernet ports and also it has a SonicWall part which is a network security company that is owned by Dell. The auctioner also only provides 1 photo of this "miner" and doesn't show the full device. I see a sticker at the top that says "Rack A", I'm getting the feeling that this is just some ordinary server that has a similiar looking part that identifies with the Avalon Asic (the 3 fan grills). Combined with the fact that the seller wants you to contact them before placing a bid does scream out scam.


Really?  Seriously?  You can't grasp the concept that it might be sitting on a shelf in a rack, and might have something (like a Sonicwall firewall) sitting on top of it?   Roll Eyes  Looks pretty obvious to me.


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May 24, 2013, 01:07:45 PM
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From the images I've seen of Avalon Asics I've never seen them with multiple Ethernet ports and also it has a SonicWall part which is a network security company that is owned by Dell. The auctioner also only provides 1 photo of this "miner" and doesn't show the full device. I see a sticker at the top that says "Rack A", I'm getting the feeling that this is just some ordinary server that has a similiar looking part that identifies with the Avalon Asic (the 3 fan grills). Combined with the fact that the seller wants you to contact them before placing a bid does scream out scam.

Really?  Seriously?  You can't grasp the concept that it might be sitting on a shelf in a rack, and might have something (like a Sonicwall firewall) sitting on top of it?   Roll Eyes  Looks pretty obvious to me.
Indeed... definitely a rack-mounted shelf with the avalon and a sonicwall sitting ontop of eachother... maybe he should have spaced them out a bit?   Tongue

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May 24, 2013, 01:13:32 PM
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BOARD DEVS - good opportunity to get CHIPS... 240 up for grabs if someone can go put eyes-on.

Based on quoted hash rate could be one bad module which would still be 80 chips for development if you wanted to hash with the other two modules.
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May 24, 2013, 11:39:44 PM
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and its gone. Either sold off-ebay or scam gone bad.
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