Are we talking about the option of buying a pre-ordered EPIC or buying totally off-queue? Meaning $28K + premium? So if I had the cash to buy one of these hand-built EPICs now - would I still be able to go Stage 2 later?
What Mark said Jim,
I will seriously consider this, especially so it could allow me to go back to Italy
with Epic-X in my hands, not that I'm not happy taking the Red One MX,
but you know what I mean ;)
Look forward to hear more!!
It seems that so much gets taken out of context so I'll put in my 2cents..
A) This is likely to be a similar deal to what was originally to be the TATTOO program, just that now will
be expended to more STAGE II original reserves.
B) This is not BESIDES Stage II, as it seems obvious that once you have taken the possibility of buying
a Hand Build Epic-X it will be EXECUTING one of your ORIGINAL Stage II Reservations.
C) TATTOO or Stage I was to be paid in full @ 28k and not the discounted Stage II deal of 19.5K and
for this I say it could be very fair to pay this and possibly some more for an early Hand Build Epic-X.
D) All the Above stil off course will depend on time line of getting the early Hand Build Epic-X vs. the
rest of stage II production cameras.
E) As Jim stated that this early Hand Build cameras will not be effecting the Production line of the
other Stage II cameras, I trust there should be no concern at all to those not entering the early opportunity to an Hand Build Epic-X.
I will Echo Mark and Ketch, I will pay a premium to get EPIC-X in my hands shooting now while you build production line. I think this option is very fair for the customer and the demand certainly exist so lets get this ball rolling shall we.
Oh I almost forgot to mention! Happy Turkey Day Jim and Redusers! Enjoy the holiday.
No question that there will be some percentage of customers willing/able to pay a premium to get their cameras first. Given what some miguided people are paying for an Alexa, Red could double Epic's price and it would still be a bargain. Times being what they are though, there will be many who can't afford the premium - I am definitely in this latter category (and I'm grateful that Red is honoring it's original price, even if the delivery timeline remains uncertain).
Depends on price and how much time we would save compared to normal production line.
Safe to say there is interest, but Jim, you've got to give us a little more detail before you're going to have a meaningful read of who will buy. I'm not so interested in paying a premium to have an Epic body on my desk that I can't really use for production because none of the other stuff is ready. I don't think you would propose that, but I'm not sure what you are proposing.
So have a great Thanksgiving! I'm looking forward to hearing more after the holiday.
I'm sure it will be priced out of my range, but I think it is really awesome that you're offering this option. Bring on the EPICs and silence the critics.
The more of these you can get in the field, the less you'll have to listen to the "not shipping" critique and the closer I will get to my production model. And we'll get feedback from the folks in the field.
My only question is - what about recording media? It seems like all of the other RED accessories will work with EPIC until the full EPIC line is released, but recording media continues to be a scarce commodity - what is the word on being able to meet demand on recording media for the release cameras?
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