• Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Posts: 2685 from 2006/3/21
    From: Lake Arrowhead...

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > I had no knowledge of the plans to use the "P" series of PPC CPU's for later
    > AmigaOne systems/boards, when I first made my decision to buy the X1000

    These plans were first mentioned by A-Eon at AmiWest 2010.


    Yes, I believe I made my decision to get an X1000 before then, though I had not yet signed up to purchase one until some time long after I first decided that I would be getting one. So, I did not contradict myself, though it probably seems that way.


    > Trevor [...] could never recoup the development costs, and personally made
    > very little (if any) profit for himself, from the sales of the X1000.

    Either he didn't recoup development costs or he made a profit. I don't see how it can be both at the same time.

    Maybe this will make more sense for you; Trevor couldn't recoup the development costs "because" he took so little profit from each X1000 sale for himself and A-Eon. Profit for the X1000 project is a different thing than profit of each sale, as the development cost was not factored into the sale price of the X1000 and Trevor knew he would not be able to get that development money back. AmigaKit, as the distributor/reseller of the X1000 certainly made a profit from the X1000, but Trevor and A-Eon did not. Is that more clear?

    I think you understood my previous post, but enjoy pointing out any part of a message that may seem contradictory. ;-)

    Edit: I wonder if Trevor's decision to not give A-Eon any (or enough), profit on each X1000 system had anything to do with the split with Ben Hermans? Hyperion got a license fee for the included AmigaOS4.1 and future 4.2, included with each X1000 sale, but maybe Ben was also expecting a little more money from each X1000 sale, as a partner in the original A-Eon company. We will probably never know.

    [ Edited by amigadave 08.06.2016 - 22:36 ]
    MorphOS - The best Next Gen Amiga choice.
  • »09.06.16 - 04:26