I am NOT a facebook addict, but when I found a Commodore user chat group over there (about 2 months ago), I joined it.
There are rampant Vampire discussions over there. A surprising amount of people are unclear about what Vampire is and still new posters are stunned to find out that it exists, even up to now!!!!!!!
The problem is, that because of supply side
shortages, other products are being sold to those that don't want to wait for NEW hardware. No word back from the makers of order status is a big thing
too. Antsy customers can easily be put off permanently!!!!!
Vampire needs every sale possible
.... And, even, things like Raspberry Pi (waste of time) will be settled on, when faced with the prospect of waiting 3 or more months to get one.
The Apollo Core Team/Vampire products, have potential sales
of more than 5,000 MORE
than they've already sold, I would say!!!!! This is without employing any kind of advertising
method, either! THAT is AMAZING! I am a FIRM BELIEVER in "word of mouth" and "low prices" to move merchandise. (Advertising is money thrown in the toilet. Want to advertise? Give away free systems to KEY PEOPLE. That translates back to "word of mouth".) Vampire can't do "low prices", but is still "flying
off the shelves".
I'm not saying this to blame anybody..... I'm just freaked out that we could fail
, where SUCCESS is NEARLY GUARANTEED!