TBred2, TBred2. Oh, Where Art Thou, TBred2?

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Until it is no longer necessary, we’re going to report on the availability of the TBred2 processor, weekly.

Unless circumstances change, we will focus on the 2400+.

Our reference point will be Pricewatch (except where noted). We will also check each website to see if it is actually available, and if not,
when the reseller expects it to be.

If a company does not provide such information, it will not be listed here, and such companies should be avoided. Don’t reward companies that tell you less and punish those who are trying to be honest with you.

(There’s only one company that fits this bill, and there is a Reseller Ratings article from a 2400+ complaining that they didn’t have the processor in stock when he ordered it.)

Accubyte
No
Pricewatch blurb indicates ETA 10/29/02
buymstar
No
Only real indicator is product webpage where they state “limited quantity on 1st shipment.”
cbwnet
No
Product webpage indicates ETA 10/28/02
PCProgress
No
Product webpage indicates ETA 10/14/02
Monarch Computer
No
Per webpage, orders made by 10/6 will start shipping 10/11; post 10/6
orders will start shipping 10/17.
Lynn Computer Products
No
ETA mid-October per Pricewatch comments
Spartan Technologies
No
Product webpage indicates ETA 10/14/02
Computerhq
No
Webpage only indicates “due in”
Newegg
No
2400+ has briefly been up for sale twice over the last week, then yanked. No Pricewatch price recorded.

I think the “Nos” have it.

Just about all these companies were on Pricewatch two weeks ago. Most have had to push their initial ETAs back. More ominously, the most recent updates have tended to push arrival back to the end of October.

This makes the 10/14 estimates a bit questionable. Maybe they’ll show up, maybe they won’t. Maybe the reseller is BSing, maybe they aren’t.

If you don’t want to tie up your credit for what may end up being a while, probably would be best not to pre-order, but rather order when these are available, no ifs ands or buts about it.

If any resellers out there could (anonymously) provide more insight into this (especially if it’s a matter of the supplier pushing back the dates), I’d appreciate it if you sent me a note.

Hopefully, this will be better in a week’s time.

Ed

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