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Vectrex CLEAR Cartridge Case/Shell Production Campaign

I was talking to Sean Kelly about buying some CLEAR cartridge cases and he informed that, although he had no clear cases available, he could have them produced. The downside of this situation is that the manufacturer has a 2,000 piece minimum for the order and, quite understandably, Sean can not front the entire production cost only to HOPE that we will buy enough for him to recover his investment in a reasonable amount of time.

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With that in mind, I am posting this info to gauge interest in a CLEAR cartridge case production run. These will NOT be 3D printed units or low quality knock-off cases...we are talking about exact clones of the original case design with the same quality material but made with CLEAR plastic. Why CLEAR cases? I suppose I would blame Vectrex Roli because I saw him putting homebrew PCBs into the clear cases for protection and display...do they not look great in the picture?

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Sean is willing to have the clear cases made if we can get at least 1,500 units reserved/spoken for BEFORE he places the order. The price will be $5 per case BUT please keep in mind that the price could change depending on exchange rates and material costs or a few other factors.
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**At this point NO money needs to change hands**
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We shall start by building a reservation list to see if there is enough interest in our community to make this happen. IF we reach the goal of 1,500 units, I will post specific payment instructions so that we can move to the production phase. Once all the payments have been received by Sean, he will place the order to have the the cases produced and it SHOULD take approximately 6 weeks for Sean to receive the cases. Please note, I will NOT be receiving any payments nor will I be shipping any cases. ALL payments will be made directly to Sean Kelly and he will handle the shipping.
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Please do NOT message Sean with questions about this campaign directly. Just post up any questions you have right here in this thread so we can all keep track of all questions and responses.
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Finally, if you are interested in getting some of these top quality clear cases, reply to this post with the number of cases you want and what country they will be shipped to and I will keep a list of all buyers and quantities updated. Also, if you have already posted a reservation in the FaceBook Group: Vectrex Fans Unite! you do not need to reply here. If you are not a member of that group, come over and join.
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Here is a link to the current reservation list, it will be updated as new reservations are made:

2016 Clear Cart Reservation List

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5$ a case... Even if the price double that's still a deal.

I would only need one, but I talk some friends around me about JFMateos multicart, so they could be interested by a case as well.

I'll take 5 of them.

I put 1 Mateos cart into a blue clear shell, which looks great of course, a 2nd one in a dark grey one, at the 3rd I failed using a repro Vectrex cart shell, as the rotary switch did not stick out far enough, that one I built into the 3D printed case you can buy from a forum member on eBay, with that one I had slight issues with the position of the hole for the pause button though. So it depends which version of the Mateos cart you got, it seems there were slight differences.

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You can put me down for 20 cases. I don't need 20, but if it helps get things closer to the goal, I'll find a use for them. Besides, you know after the run happens someone is going to ask "are there any more clear cases left?" and bam, right there to help them.

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