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Dear Shearwater; about your timing . . .

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by Jax, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. hroark2112

    hroark2112 Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Raleigh, NC
    Care to elaborate on this?
  2. Wookie

    Wookie Curmudgeon Apprentice ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

    Hahahahaha!! Americans forget that Christmas is about giving, not getting. I'm sure that the folks at Shearwater were desperate to introduce the new computer at DEMA, but it just wasn't quite ready. They let their best dealers know, but kept it from the public.

    If someone gave me a dive computer for Christmas, I sure wouldn't be disappointed. I don't think I'd get on a forum and tell everyone how I felt about it.
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  3. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    That's what gift receipts are for, no?
  4. Dos Cylindros

    Dos Cylindros Registered

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: California
    I got a brand new Petrel 2 SA for Christmas and while I made a post in jest about the timing in another thread, I'm not the least bit upset. I suspect that support for my SA Petrel will continue for long enough to last me until I need a new one. I do agree that it was frustrating timing, but not enough to cause me any regrets or make me feel like I have the lesser computer.
  5. pickens_46929

    pickens_46929 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Indianapolis, IN
    Ah yes, but remember... No matter when they release it... it's always before and after Christmas. :)

    Seriously though I had not heard of the Perdix model until now. Just looked online at one of the dive shops I use and it's showing up there for roughly the same price as the Petrel 2 (give or take $10).

    Looks interesting. Very similar to the Petrel 2 model without the Fisher connector.

    I'll have to compare side-by-side next time I am in the shop.

  6. thoga00

    thoga00 Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oviedo, Fl
    Ha, happened to me too.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk
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  7. manni-yunk

    manni-yunk Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Quakertown,PA and Cape May, NJ
    I have no problem with what shearwater did. If they announced the new computer sooner, they would have been at rick for the Osborne effect, which every technology company is hyper aware of its potential consequences.

    If they came out with the product BEFORE it was ready - they risked damaging their reputation and having more warranty issues.

    To release products on their naturally ready timeline without announcing the product until you have a firm ship date is the safest bet a tech company can make.
  8. lindenbruce

    lindenbruce Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Linden, Ca.
    I agree, bad timing. I bought a Petrel 2 last September. Love the unit. BUT, the slimmer Perdix sure would have been nice too. Oh well, maybe I will get a Perdix as a backup to the Petrel 2. B.
  9. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: AZ TX
    Y'all have been wonderfully kind to me, in PMs and such, about this issue. Thank you so very much! :worship:

    However, it is not about me. I am not a chase-the-technology person. I am perfectly happy buying castoffs from those who do.

    I have several friends that are about in tears . . . so I thought I'd bring it up to Shearwater. :hugs:
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  10. manni-yunk

    manni-yunk Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Quakertown,PA and Cape May, NJ

    If you have several friends that are at the point of tears because they bought the best dive computer in the world and now a slightly smaller version came out........then you have friends who's tear creating problems are on a completely different scale than anyone I know. LOL.
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