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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


Wow. Actually though - [cranking up rationalization engine] - considering I
only paid $182 after everything, and the V2 I won is definitely under
warrantee, having to deal with the Li-Ion battery isn't *so* bad. The
warrantee was really important to me, I've had too many bad experiences
with electronics to buy something with no guarantees. Plus the V2's
slightly smaller shape is a bit of a plus, I guess.

Just out of curiousity, here's something I haven't found any mention of:
Li-Ion batts tend to die at 18 months or so. How long do NiMH tend to live?
If they die also, maybe the V1 is not really that much more desirable, now
that I know an online vendor who sells the right LiIons for the V2. What I
was really afraid of was having to send it back to Archos for the eventual
battery replacement.

Thank you all for your help & good input, by the way!

Mike

At 8:53 AM -0400 5/12/04, Randy King wrote:
>Michael, I sent this message on 5/4. What I received from this website
>was indeed a V1 with the 4 AA NiMH batteries,
>when I talked to them on the phone on the 5/1 they said they had about
>twenty left.
>
>**I have found a place here in the U.S. that is selling brand new
>factory sealed Recorder 20's (version1) for $249.20, Archos part
>#500277 http://store.yahoo.com/softbyweb/arjump3re20.html. Their
>website says they also have Recorder 10's for $225. I called them
>because I didn't believe that it was a, version1, I made the guy make
>sure it was a #500277, he said they have about twenty more. I just
>received mine today I order it on 4-30. I haven't tried it yet but it
>has blue bumpers, hopefully it is flashable the one have had for a year
>isn't.
>The only problem I see is this from their website:
>/*All defective/opened merchandise must be returned/replaced with the
>manufacturer. There is no store warranty on any product(s), unless &
>otherwise specified on our website.*/
>Will Archos refund (for a discontinued product) if the unit is defective?**
>
>He who hesitates....
>
>Randy
>
>Michael T. Kupietz, wearing a pointy hat wrote:
>
>>Hi, new subscriber, please pardon the newbie question but I've been
>>reading
>>the list archives for a few hours and am still unclear on something.
>>
>>I've been shopping for a still-in-package 20GB AJR on eBay. Pretty much
>>everything I find looks like the V2/FM form factor, however some of the
>>descriptions say specifically that it takes NiMH "AA" batteries & comes
>>with them - I've even contacted some sellers and they confirm this. Is
>>this
>>possible? If I buy one of these will I get it and find that is, in fact
>>Li-Ion only?
>>
>>Confusing the issue, they seem to freely mix and match the "V2" and
>>"Special Edition" in the model names. Whether they use either of those
>>terms, or neither, seems to have nothing to do with the batteries they
>>claim they take, and, like I said, allll the pictures show the newer,
>>sleeker form factor.
>>
>>???
>>
>>Can anyone shed any light before I buy something that's not exactly what I
>>want? Based on what I've read I would GREATLY prefer the NiMH AAs. Are all
>>the sellers that claim that's what I'll get mistaken?
>>
>>Thanks!
>>
>>Mike
>>
>>
>>
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