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Subject: Re: Very confused about models/Battery type
From: Michael T. Kupietz, wearing a pointy hat (reginald_at_kupietz.com)
Date: 2004-05-12


You know, a few months back in the archives, I found an email from someone
who ordered a "Special Edition" from Amazon, and got a V2 in a box that
said it included NiMH rechargeable batteries with a manual that said the
same, but inside, obviously, the V2 only had an internal Li-Ion.

Add to that the fact that all these people are advertising a "Special
Edition" which, strictly speaking, isn't a model according to Archos, and a
picture forms:

The new V2 comes out, but Archos still has a bunch of extra "V1" packaging
laying around. So they put the V2's in them, slap on a promotional sticker
saying "Special Edition V2!" and sell them that way, with the feature set
of the old model still listed, leading to confused eBay sellers everywhere.

Just supposin',
Mike

PS. Your domain name and website rock. Aw-right Hamilton!

At 9:44 PM -0700 5/11/04, Brent Geery wrote:
>On Wed, 12 May 2004 00:20:29 -0400, Brian Wolven
><brian.wolven_at_verizon.net> wrote:
>
>> Michael T. Kupietz, wearing a pointy hat wrote:
>>
>> > For instance, here's a very typical reply that I got. Is this guy (and
>>most
>> > of these people) just talking out of his bellybutton? (Auction is at:
>> > <http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3095946338>)
>>
>> Under "Features" that page says:
>>
>> Rechargeable NiMH batteries with 10 hours of playtime included
>>
>> Down below under Technical Specifications:
>>
>> Internal Power: flat Lithium-Ion battery. (ARCHOS type only). This
>> battery will last for the life of the product (need not be changed)
>>
>> Seeing as how they say it's unused and sealed in the box, I'd say the
>> seller doesn't know *anything* about it except what they read somewhere
>> - and they seem to have read specs for two different products. =) I
>> wouldn't trust them for *either* version at this point.
>
>Is there a question he could ask, like a description of some part of
>the packaging maybe, that would clearly point to the unit being of one
>vintage or the other?
>
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