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Falcon pixel controller reshipping (shipping forwarder from US)

Discussion in 'Computers, Cabling & Other Miscellaneous Hardware' started by Marko, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Marko

    Marko New Elf

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    Hi all,
    I am new to this hobby and wondering if anyone knows if there is a controller anywhere for sale?

    I need to get my display setup and tested....
    All the hardware and programming is done but I have not been able to source a controller.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. B4IGO

    B4IGO New Elf

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    I'm also after a controller! Is the next group buy the only option for us in Australia?

    cheers,
    Mike
     
  3. darylc

    darylc Full Time Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    The other option is to buy from pixelcontroller.com and use a re-shipper to get it to Australia. The downside to that is if you have any problems with it you will need to pay to ship it to/from the US again.
     
  4. WesternLights

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    Hi @B4IGO, I have also been looking t getting a Falcon controller. I contacted pixelcontroller.com and asked how I would go about getting one before end of January 2018 so I can play with it. They suggested the best method for me if I want it before end of January was to set up an account with a re-shipper like shipito.com. It looks like it will cost around $80-100 for postage.
    I was thinking we could combine orders to split freight but I am in Adelaide so that makes it hard to organise so I am still finding a way.
    If I find a better method to get one, I will let you know.
     
  5. livetoride

    livetoride Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    Ive got a Po box in the states ill see what it will cost to get a couple of the boards sent
     
  6. B4IGO

    B4IGO New Elf

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    Thanks guys! Appreciate the responses!!

    I do visit Adelaide from time to time as my family is still over there, so that’s certainly not out of the question @WesternLights! Next time I’ll be back will be the Easter week/weekend though. If that’s the most economical way for a few of us to get hold of one a bit earlier, then that sounds great to me!

    Otherwise I assume there will be a group buy next year with similar delivery time frames to this year...

    I have a lot of learning to do between now and next xmas, but figure it’s better to start as early as possible!!
     
  7. Matthew Thompson

    Matthew Thompson Santa's Little Helpers

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    I'm keen for a bulk order for 2018 and the earlier the better. I am in Perth. Want time to play with it and always seem to lose time throughout the year and end up in a mad dash at the end of the year.
     
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    Hammo (Bryan) Hammo (bryan)

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    I use shopmate from austpost and it costs me $27 to get it sent to Australia..
     
  9. MacArthur St Light Fusion

    MacArthur St Light Fusion Apprentice Elf Generous Elf

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    Thats a good price... is that the same price most times?
     
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    Hammo (Bryan) Hammo (bryan)

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    So far, everything I have gotten from David has been $8US from his location to shopmate and $27Aus to get it from there to Aussie..
     
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    MacArthur St Light Fusion Apprentice Elf Generous Elf

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    Thats pretty good... Thanks
     
  12. WesternLights

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    Yeah that is not too bad. I am going to try Shopmate. Thanks for the info.
     

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