ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

Postby Sparrowhawk » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:41 pm

To my mind yes. I guess it's whether you prefer Jetpac and Manic Miner or Gears of War! :D


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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

Postby Derek_Stewart » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:20 pm

I cancelled the funding, due having to over 10 months after paying for the computer.

Not a good way to do business.


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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

Postby vanpeebles » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:03 pm

Sparrowhawk wrote:To my mind yes. I guess it's whether you prefer Jetpac and Manic Miner or Gears of War! :D


Yes, I think I thought the same :D


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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

Postby stephen_usher » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:11 am

Sparrowhawk wrote:When I get mine I'll try to do a review of it running the QL core, if it's of interest to anyone.

It's not due til August 2021, so don't hold your breaths though :) (and KS1 had loads of delays, so who knows when KS2 will actually deliver)


Most of those delays were design problems with the keyboard. Given that there are relatively few changes (mostly to do with the PCB layout) there is less risk of delay. The team are also more experienced and have relationships with the manufacturers too. So, I don't see any real prospect of major delays other than from geopolitical events and chip suppliers.


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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

Postby stephen_usher » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:15 am

Derek_Stewart wrote:I cancelled the funding, due having to over 10 months after paying for the computer.

Not a good way to do business.


Ah, well, that's the point, you're not "buying" the computer, you are investing in a proposal for a project with the contracted reward for the investment at the end of its term being a computer. That's very different.

Your argument is like withdrawing funds from Sir Francis Drakes voyage to the Americas because he can't give you potatoes next week.


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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

Postby NormanDunbar » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:40 am

Hi Stephen,

stephen_usher wrote:... you're not "buying" the computer, you are investing in a proposal for a project with the contracted reward for the investment at the end of its term being a computer.


Agreed. 100%.


stephen_usher wrote:Your argument is like withdrawing funds from Sir Francis Drakes voyage to the Americas because he can't give you potatoes next week.


Maybe. Sort of. Perhaps!

Drake's voyage didn't (as I remember!) have an end date when potatoes, coffee and, bloody tobacco, would be available. "Kickstarters" do usually have a promised date when all benefits for the investors will be available given that funding is successful.

So, not quite the same as Drakes voyage to the Americas. ;)

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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

Postby vanpeebles » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:46 pm

Are we getting chips too? :lol:


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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

Postby stephen_usher » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:47 pm

vanpeebles wrote:Are we getting chips too? :lol:


Only micro ones. :-)


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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

Postby vanpeebles » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:16 pm

stephen_usher wrote:
vanpeebles wrote:Are we getting chips too? :lol:


Only micro ones. :-)


Gah! :D


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Re: ZX Spectrum Next Kickstarter 2 just launched

Postby bwinkel67 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:51 pm

I didn't mind waiting for the item. My only curiosity with the Kickstarter campaign (and perhaps lack of understanding) was that once they passed all of their stretch goals and went way passed it by £350,000 could they have reformulated the price and knocked it down for everyone. Does Kickstarter ever work that way?

They ought to be able to claim any losses from the 1st Kickstarter (no one should lose money doing this sort of thing) but does the price reduce at scale? Of course the scale is only in the thousands so it may not matter that much. I suppose I could have gotten 2 and stuck the 2nd one on eBay and list it for ever at $1200 (one has been listed there for a long time :-/)



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