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Amazon.com has Dvorak touchstreams for 290

PostPosted: 24 Oct 2006, 23:38
by isaacs
I just ordered one. Not sure if it will go through. I got the confirmation and it should ship nov16-dec8. Check it out
http://www.amazon.com/Fingerworks-TOUCH ... lectronics
Isaac.S

PostPosted: 25 Oct 2006, 13:33
by ken gray
keep me posted!

PostPosted: 25 Oct 2006, 14:09
by thenn
I just ordered one too. Will let you know. It says will be shipped in 2-4 weeks. :?:

PostPosted: 25 Oct 2006, 19:30
by RAFH
That's bloody amazing. I sincerely hope it works out but I am sceptical.

We know they aren't making them anymore. So its got to be from stash.

I looked at the listing but couldn't find any indication of how many they have and who the seller is. Maybe you put it in your cart for that.

Anyway, I hope its real. I'd go for it myself but with three as it is I can't claim necessity and I don't think I could afford what the wife would want in trade.

Do let us know how it goes. Having these boards sitting in a warehouse collecting dust is criminal so I am glad to see them coming out on the market and especially at a reasonable price.

PostPosted: 26 Oct 2006, 00:09
by nomaded
Huh. And here I was going to post a comment about them showing up on Amazon again.

Well, I ordered one also. I figure, what the worst that could happen? Have $290 of credit tied up for a few months?

The seller is listed as "amazon.com", so I wouldn't be surprised if Amazon found a bunch in one of their warehouses. $290 is about the price they were asking a couple years ago.

I would love to have a "backup" sitting in the closet, just in case :).

Amazon & Fingerworks

PostPosted: 26 Oct 2006, 05:58
by optimist1125
It seems everyone thinks the worst, but here's what I think:

DVORAK didn't sell as well as QWERTY, so they are dumping the inventory -- either via Apple, or per contract, via Fingerworks. I do believe they have them, but I also think the lead times are despicable.

But, supply and demand being what it is, it's better to have these at that price, than not.

Re: Amazon & Fingerworks

PostPosted: 26 Oct 2006, 08:05
by Max
optimist1125 wrote:It seems everyone thinks the worst, but here's what I think:

DVORAK didn't sell as well as QWERTY, so they are dumping the inventory -- either via Apple, or per contract, via Fingerworks. I do believe they have them, but I also think the lead times are despicable.

But, supply and demand being what it is, it's better to have these at that price, than not.


Damn, they don't ship outside of the US. Arrrgh! Time to sign up for a forwarding address perhaps ...

PostPosted: 26 Oct 2006, 14:17
by thenn
They must have a lot of them:

subtotal = $290,699.01 :shock:
Make any changes below?


Shopping Cart Items--To Buy Now Price: Qty: 999 :idea:
Item added on October 26, 2006


Fingerworks TOUCHSTREAMLPDVORAK Touchstream Lp Dvorak - Fingerworks
Usually ships in 2 to 4 weeks


Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping


Add gift-wrap/note (Learn more) $290.99

*Don't worry, I cancelled my cart. 8)

PostPosted: 26 Oct 2006, 17:51
by ivanw
Take care of those selling robots. They could as well substract the whole planet from the universe by multiplying it by -1... :P

This means you would be sucked in along the process and we would be as well :cry:

PostPosted: 26 Oct 2006, 21:12
by RAFH
Don't get me wrong, I dearly hope its real and you all get yours. As I said, I'd be right there with you if ... ...

And Max, or anybody, you need a mailing address, I am sure we can facilitate that. Just ask.

I think anybody that really cares about FW products should have a spare in the closet. Maybe two.

Me too

PostPosted: 27 Oct 2006, 21:27
by staygood
I ordered one last night. I'm not actually getting my hopes up; the whole Amazon page is bare-bones no-details, and I half expect an empty box to show up on my doorstep in a month.

(I'm still bitter (little bit) that I missed the boat just because I took an extra week or two to make up my mind, and that's when FW closed up shop.)

PostPosted: 29 Oct 2006, 22:11
by RAFH
There's plenty of crossed fingers supporting your hopes.

Crossing fingers....

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2006, 04:10
by optimist1125
OK, I'll add crossed toes... I've one on order as well.

But since my username has a measure of optimism, I'll say they are in stock -- and we will receive them.

The only question is why so long? Perhaps a third party is doing fulfillment...

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2006, 04:30
by ken gray
I wonder if Apple didn't find a bunch hidden in a wharehouse somewhere and said, "Eh, get 'em on Amazon and see what happens."

the final throws of acquisition-liquidation.

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2006, 04:55
by optimist1125
Good possibility!

PostPosted: 30 Oct 2006, 23:52
by RAFH
Or it just takes that long for the paint to dry after the boys in Nigeria get done carving them out of wood.

J/K, J/K.

I prefer to be pessimistic, then when things turn out just OK, I am deliriously happy. But if they turn out badly, hey, I was expecting it, no big deal.

This stems from my optimistic point of view things could be worse as opposed to believing they are so bad it couldn't possibly get any worse.

Any results from Amazon?

PostPosted: 09 Nov 2006, 18:36
by optimist1125
Just curious whether anyone who ordered a Dvorak keyboard via Amazon has yet received it?

PostPosted: 09 Nov 2006, 19:54
by RAFH
Me too.

Not so much an estimate as a "whenever"..

PostPosted: 10 Nov 2006, 07:23
by staygood
I ordered October 26. Amazon is currently telling me:
Delivery estimate: November 10, 2006 - December 4, 2006

I'm not sure if this means that the keyboard will be refurbished from yet-to-be returns, or if it's being shipped by yak.

PostPosted: 10 Nov 2006, 15:06
by ken gray
has anyone's creditcard been charged for this?

PostPosted: 12 Nov 2006, 16:09
by The Juggler
I ordered on Nov 4, nothing yet besides the confirmation mail... my card hasn't been charged.

Exciting stuff, eh? :D

Holey Moley!!

PostPosted: 15 Nov 2006, 23:07
by deklund
I did not visit this forum for half a month and I miss the biggest news (at least for me) in a while...

I've been using my burgundy dvorak since early 2004 and am petrified of it ever breaking... This is the best news I've seen in a while... The better news would, of course, be if Apple got of their I-podish butts and put our lovely product back on the market..

Anyways, I ordered another one from amazon just now. Here's hoping it is not some extremely cruel hoax... (crosses fingers)...

PostPosted: 16 Nov 2006, 21:08
by RAFH
If this is a hoax, fraud, etc, there is no punishment horrible enough for the perpetrators. Its obvious we are wholely in thrall to these boards and to dangle them in front of us is beyond inhumanity.

Update today from Amazon -- Shipping Delay

PostPosted: 29 Nov 2006, 04:15
by optimist1125
Got an email with link to "agree/disagree" to an order delay... I agreed, and this was the confirmation message:

Delayed items--your approval required

Items Ordered Approve
Fingerworks TOUCHSTREAMLPDVORAK Touchstream Lp Dvorak
Updated Shipping Estimate: February 1, 2007
Updated Delivery Estimate: February 6, 2007 - February 8, 2007
Your approval required by: December 28, 2006

Apparently there are issues. We know production has ceased, but a shipping delay of 3 months for something that is likely in a warehouse somewhere? [Or maybe these have been jobbed out somewhere???]

The thing that bugs me the most is that there is seemingly no one to talk with about this. But the good news is that there are no charges to my credit card, apparently as with others who have posted here.

Oh, one more little detail... think I posted this a few days ago... the "supplier" changed from "Amazon" to " Amazon Export Sales, Inc.". Do you suppose the inventory was re-sold? Maybe by Apple? Hmmm...

Bottom line, I will stay with the process, especially since I've gone on a 4-month contract and had to bring one of my Touchstreams to my contract work environment, since I'll be writing courseware most of the day. [Definitely want a spare in the closet at home.]

Anyone else hear from Amazon? Same? Different? Please let us know your experiences with them regarding Touchstream Dvorak orders.

Thanks!

Amazon/Dvorak Order Delay ... Redux

PostPosted: 29 Nov 2006, 05:03
by optimist1125
Spoke with an Amazon customer service rep just now ...

Apparently source "A" can't supply quickly or can't supply, so they are continuing to source other suppliers.

He did NOT encourage me to cancel, and promised email updates as soon as they knew more. [I guess that's optimistic, overall...]

Just the same, please allow me to vent..... Aargh....!!! [OK, I feel better now...]