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HTH is offline Old Post 03-24-2004 06:19 AM
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LOPE i-Tee case

I've been wanting to get one of these LOPE i-Tee cases for awhile now, but I can't seem to find a vendor willing to sell them.



I contacted one company in the UK with a website that had an orphaned page that had the case. After altering the HTML to allow someone in the US to register with them, I asked if they could still sell me one. A response came saying they could, advised about the shipping (40 pounds, approx. 80 dollars) and offered to tell me their current price for the case.

They haven't yet responded to my two e-mailed responses.

I can't find any US vendors for this case, so I'm asking here if anyone in the UK knows of a vendor that still sells them and will ship to the US.

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XCase sell them in the UK, but it isn't obvious that they will ship to the US.

Vesalia sell them in Germany and appear to ship anywhere.

Krome distribute them in New Zealand.

I should imagine shipping costs will be quite high from anywhere, given the weight.

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Email the likes of dabs and simply with the link. They may get there buyers on the case if there is enough interest.

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I placed an order with XCase. Cost me around US$250, but it gets me a unique case.

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Wow - clever design, I want an orange one.

I was particularly tickled by some of the Taiwnglish on the exploded diagram (http://www.lope.com.tw/i-tee-explosion.htm)

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Nice design, but you'd need to be careful when you shut the back, in case an internal cable ends up stopping the CPU fan. They should also have stuck a handle on top for Lan Parties. Having the cables come out sideways could be useful in some situations.

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I hope the power supply is switchable to 60 Hz power.

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Bad news. Case still hasn't arrived (their e-mail said 2-3 days) and XCase has had more than the weekend to respond to a request to trace the order. Gonna have to check my credit card statement.

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It was a 4-day Easter week-end in the UK.

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I've alloted for that. But still, it's been three weeks since I placed my order and not even a tracking number from them.

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And still no reply from two messages sent on Friday. They say on the website that they reply by e-mail 7 days a week, but I've received no responses from them on any of my messages on the 16th or 9th. Not even an acknowledgement that they'd received my message.

Next message will be Cc:'d to jamo there in hopes that that will escalate the issue beyond just contacting sales. Coming up on 4 weeks wait Wednesday on a 2-3 days shipment. I worry that the charge may have been on the previous credit card bill and already paid.

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Finally had to make an international call at 9 AM CDT, 3 PM BST. Turns out they were holding the order because their website underreported the shipping charge by £20. I don't know why they couldn't tell me this by e-mail either proactively or in response to one of my four messages to them.

Also found I can't make international calls from my cell phone. So I guess it is a good thing MCI hadn't yet disconnected my long distance like I'd asked them to do.

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Cancelled the order today. 31 business days of waiting, a response to query ratio of 1:6, and an international call that took a week for them to realize was made. I won't be ordering from XCase again unless I can arrange for the item to be picked up and taken on a commercial flight.

Next attempt will be with Vesalia in Germany, and that will be awhile until I know I can afford it. (Talking with anothers here with experience, the only place where shipping costs more to the US than the UK is New Zealand.)

I think I'll snail-mail hard copies of all my attempts to contact them so they can appreciate my frustration.

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shame i'm not buying quite so many guitar bits'n'pieces these days otherwise we'd have a bit of batering to do.

hope it goes well this time hth.

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I'm next headed to New York in September. I could bring a case for you if you still want one by then!

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There'd still be the matter of getting it from New York to Nebraska.

It also bothers me that Vesalia doesn't take credit cards. I'm not sure I want to have a PayPal account.

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