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I got the same delayed notice

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..and not a big surprise, except that Amazon is still willing to keep on trying. Actually, I was expecting either a miracle arrival, an apologetic cancellation, or off-key humming as a carefully ignored deadline slipped by. Not another two months delay. And seeing the "Sold by: Amazon Export Sales, Inc." was strange.

My new estimate is:
Shipping estimate: January 28, 2007
Delivery estimate: January 31, 2007 - February 2, 2007

The order page was kind enough to remind me that the order will arrive -after- Christmas. ;)

FYI, The product page now lists it as "currently not available".

Update: I just logged in again to double-check the status, and they have changed the seller back to "Amazon.com". Extra strange.

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my current status

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Interesting... mine still says sold by amazon.com.

Also my message says:
" The following item will arrive after December 25, 2006. "

Also, of interest, when you search for fingerworks at the amazon
site, the keyboards are now coming back as "unavailable".

So either the remaining few were bought by people here on this forum, or they are up to some shenanigans.

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New Touchstream on eBay...

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... Track=true

With what seems to be a fair and reasonable opening bid price...
--Linda

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Post by drew »

I got a email from Amazon tell me they are canceling my order.

Hello from Amazon.com.

We are sorry to report that we will not be able to obtain the following
item from your order:

"Fingerworks TOUCHSTREAMLPDVORAK Touchstream Lp Dvorak"
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00074JPJ6

Though we had expected to be able to send this item to you, we've
since found that it is not available from any of our sources at this
time. We realize this is disappointing news to hear, and we apologize
for the inconvenience we have caused you.

We have cancelled this item from your order....

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Order for Touchstream Dvorak Canceled by Amazon

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Here is the explanation in their email message:

"Hello from Amazon.com.

We are sorry to report that we will not be able to obtain the following item from your order:

"Fingerworks TOUCHSTREAMLPDVORAK Touchstream Lp Dvorak"
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00074JPJ6

Though we had expected to be able to send this item to you, we've since found that it is not available from any of our sources at this time. We realize this is disappointing news to hear, and we apologize for the inconvenience we have caused you.

We have cancelled this item from your order.

While this item is not available directly from Amazon.com, you may be able to purchase it from one of the many other sellers with product listings on Amazon.com. Please click on the link above to visit the product detail page.
If the item is available from a third-party seller, you will see a "Used & new"
link on the product detail page that will provide a list of merchants currently selling the item.

Note: If you took advantage of a promotional offer when placing this order, this cancellation may affect your order's eligibility for that offer. If this is the case, please contact customer service; if we confirm your original order was eligible, we'll reimburse you for the value of the promotional discount. However, we can't reimburse you for rebates offered by manufacturers or by Amazon.com.

Your credit card will NOT BE CHARGED for this item because you only pay for items when we ship them to you.

Your order is now closed."
--Linda

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Post by The Juggler »

Yep, I got the cancellation mail today.

Sadness.

Ah well, I never really believed it would happen.

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I ordered one of these in October and they just notified me they were unable to fill the order. :(

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Aargh!

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Well, at least we got them off dead center so they seem to be no longer pretending to "sell" them.

I'm still convinced someone will come along and engineer something that works similarly; who knows... maybe even better? [Maybe even someone on this list?...]

Happy holidays to everyone ...
--Linda

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Post by ccompbell107 »

Actually, I worked for a turnkey engineering operation a few years ago that could do just that. But, what sort of patent and copyright trouble would it be? They could take them apart and build something very similar. They are set up with the right equipment. I was even thinking about some sort of repair of the units out there that are breaking down.

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Post by ivanw »

I believe that it must not be very difficult to learn more about the status of this patent from Wayne Westerman or John Elias. But I think that what made them stop Fingerworks activities would still be in the way of a rebirth. A simple achievement like making the iPod reliable for Apple is enough to bury the technology for generations. When you fight against big money, you loose anytime.

About a repair service, I don't think anyone could get in the way with some legal and justified demand. Big chances are that some damaged pads are currently collecting dust...

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