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« on: February 25, 2007, 07:00:18 AM »

just a question to everybody:

how much did you pay for for wacom and which one?
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007, 07:31:27 AM »

around 350 dollars, but keep in mind I bought a dremel, messed up like 40 times so I had to keep on rebuying things and I spent over 100 usd on shipping alone

I could do it again though for under 100 after what I have learned from this project
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007, 10:50:21 AM »

i spent €120 for a used Wacom UD-1218-R means: Ultrapad Digitizer II A3 12*18".
i have seen some week ago a GD-1218-R (Intuos I A3, 12*18") has gone on Ebay at €166, bargain!
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007, 07:58:44 PM »

hey switz was that 350 total, monitor wacom, tools etc?

i was planning on using a introus3 9x12, they are not cheap.  around 380 just for the introus3 alone.
but everybody seems to have better results with them.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2007, 08:53:52 PM »

Yeah, tools plus take away around 100 for messing up and shit (just buying wrong shit)
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2007, 10:37:25 PM »

It's worth searching on ebay for an old PC with one in the bundle, especially if the listing isn't done very well.
You can sell the PC on afterwards, probably for the same amount.
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2007, 02:36:14 PM »

does anybody its worth it to buy a brand new wacom introus3 and dismantle it?
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2007, 12:01:18 AM »

Ive just bought a new intuos3 A4 and am going to dismantle it.


It all depends on what your going for. There are builds on here that are huge, and others that are more botch jobs. I got a cheap monitor. £50 with shipping plus £20 which came to £70. I bought one tablet, but it was ABD for Mac, I got it for 109, and I sold it for 190, so I made £80 profit there. I spent £7 on a fan. I spent another 220 on a brand new Intuos3. Plus another £25 for Import Tax and Handling cause I got it from the US. Still cheaper than buying over here thou I think. I spent another £15 on various wires and connectors. I also bough a soldering iron which cost me £13 plus P+P which was £2. The Tablet Arrives tomorrow, and I think I will need to do some more fabrication, but hopefully I wont spend anymore.

The point is that I probably spent more than I needed to, I bought the wrong fan, which cost me 2quid to replace, I also had to double order from DIY beamer cause I got the wrong parts. I of course got the wrong tablet then splashed out on a new Intuos3. I probably spent the best part of 50quid more than I needed to.

Overall Ive spent roughly 350quid. But I could have done it all for cheaper. It depends what you want. For me Its more for the fun of it than for scrimping. I enjoy making things and I hope to end up with a decent item.


The moral of the story, check, check check and check again before you buy. Post here before you buy and we can point out errors, I was rash in some of my buys. My best buy was the screen for 50quid.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2007, 01:05:26 PM »

forgive me for being stupid what are quids?  stupid American Huh stupid American Huh stupid American Huh stupid American Huh
thanks to everyone for the info, this by far one the nicest and most helpful forums around.
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2007, 03:23:51 PM »

lol quid is the slang British Term for Pounds. Pounds Sterling.

I just got my tablet today, and it will require a large amount of cutting into the case to get it all to. And it wont be a flush fit back together, there will be a 1cm gap all the way around.
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2007, 09:31:33 PM »

pounds?  pound of what?  u guys use a unit of measurement for currency?
is it like the barter system "i'll trade you a pig for near mint intuos3"?

just kidding!  thanks chems!
can't wait to see the pics of the build.
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2007, 02:54:54 AM »

Nice, why do I seem to always find the best deals Tongue  you spent more then I spent buying 2 of those lol
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2007, 12:36:24 PM »

anybody think this is worth the price? 
http://www.academicsuperstore.com/market/marketdisp.html?PartNo=789548
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2007, 01:13:30 PM »

Thats what Ive got, I highly recommened. I bought my tablet from a 10pack from that shop someone was selling on ebay.

The only problem is that you need to use some spacers to get it all in the case. And you will need to cut through the case to get the screen showing, and the FFC out the back and then mount them on the rear. Also the shortcut buttons will need modding for them to work.

But its all very doable and I shall be doing so as soon as I get some bigger screws to space it all out.
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2007, 01:55:07 PM »

i just ordered the wacom yesterday, can't wait.
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