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Subject: Re: Koss Porta pros
From: Fred Maxwell (rockbox_at_anti-spam.org)
Date: 2004-06-18


Tom

I successfully ordered the PortaPros for $25, though, as noted, Koss's
web site was seriously confusing. I created a one-time use credit card
through my VISA card holder with a $35 limit -- just because their site
gave me pause. I got a confirmation e-mail with a price of $49.99, a
discount of $0.00, shipping of $6.00, and a total of $31.00! I always
wondered what happened to the accountants from Enron.

As to the SportaPros vs. the PortaPros, here's a review that says that
the PortaPros are the better headphones:

http://www.goodcans.com/HeadphoneReviews/porta.htm

I've heard that from others, too.

Regards,
   Fred Maxwell

Green, Tom wrote:

> Hmmm, that's strange...
>
> I just noticed that Amazon is listing the SPORTA Pros for $25 (actually
> for sale by J&R Music World). See link below or search amazon.com for
> "Sporta Pro"
>
> These might be an even better deal because apparently they,
>
> 1. Have a headband that can be worn on top of or BEHIND the head.
> 2. Have a MUTE switch on the cord.
> 3. Have the SAME specs as the Porta pros. (?)
>
> Link =
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00001P505/qid=1087592486/
> sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl23/103-4995046-5999844?v=glance&s=electronic
> s&n=507846
>
> Tom
>
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
>
> [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]
>
>>On Behalf Of Fred Maxwell
>>Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 1:58 PM
>>To: Rockbox development
>>Subject: Re: Koss Porta pros
>>
>>I tried the link, got all of the way through the ordering process and
>>was at the submit point, having entered the coupon code and the price
>>was still shown at $49.99. Needless to say, I did not press "submit."
>>
>>I tried again with the same results, despite deactivating my filtering
>>proxy server.
>>
>>The web ordering form never indicated whether the coupon codes was
>>rejected, accepted, not valid for my country, etc.
>>
>>At $25, they are a *great* deal. At $50, they are dangerously close
>
> in
>
>>price to the much better Grado SR-60 headphones, which can be had for
>>about $70.
>>
>>Regards,
>> Fred Maxwell

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