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    Latest update and details on delayed shipping for the Asus Prime

    My aunt Tilda was riding on the number seventy-three Blue Line bus this morning in San Diego. She overheard a conversation between two Swedish business men discussing the Asus Prime. Of course my Aunt Tilda knows that I have ordered an Asus Prime tablet so her ears pricked up at the mention of a Prime. She says these two business men had just shared an EVA Air flight from Taipei with a senior executive from Asus. According to what Aunt Tilda told me the two businessmen were saying that the Asus senior executive had been using his Zenbook to frantically communicate with his secretary back at the home office. Allegedly one of the business men was able to read the privileged communication. Now his Hokkien was not really perfect but Aunt Tilda says that he said that the Asus senior executive was discussing rumors of water damage at the central Asus warehouse in Taipei. It appears that the water damage was caused by a leak from a malfunctioning overhead fire extinguishing system. It reportedly sprinkled thousands of pallets loaded with Primes ready for an express shipment. Aunt Tilda says that the Swedish businessmen said that the Asus senior executive received word from his secretary explaining that the tablets themselves were not damaged. But its possible that nearly all of the boxes were water stained. She says she heard that the cartons had been scheduled for immediate shipment to North America for distribution to Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo and Game Stop. I know everyone is very concerned and on edge about receiving their Primes so I hope this is helpful. This just may explain much of the current shipping confusion and the frustrating rumors that we are enduring this weekend.

    Perhaps I should mention that Aunt Tilda is just a bit hard of hearing so it's plausible that she may have misinterpreted pieces of the dialogue. While the two businessmen were carrying on their conversation in English it was heavily influenced by a Swedish accent. Under additional questioning she admitted that its possible that instead of the Asus Prime it could have been a conversation about Jesus Prima, owner of a Chula Vista lawn service, a broken water sprinkler and his buxom amazon-like mistress. If I get any updates from Aunt Tilda I will share them as soon as possible. No need to thank me.

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    I'll take a water stained box, $100 discount please.

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    Yeah, I was on that same flight which landed in LAX last night. I saw the two Swedish businessmen and the guy with the ZenBook, but I was a few rows back so I didn't see/hear anything about the Prime. In fact, I didn't even know they were Swedish. I only remember them because--and I don't know why Aunt Tilda would neglect to mention this interesting detail--they are midgets!
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    Wow I really do hope this is not true. I am dying to play with the tablet but I got in on the pre orders late and I had to order from expansys. From the rumors Ive heard expansys isnt going to get thier stock till mid January. I am really getting tired of all the delays and bs that has been going on with the Prime.

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    It's like shootin' fish in a barrel
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    Quote Originally Posted by toyotaking88 View Post
    Wow I really do hope this is not true. I am dying to play with the tablet but I got in on the pre orders late and I had to order from expansys. From the rumors Ive heard expansys isnt going to get thier stock till mid January. I am really getting tired of all the delays and bs that has been going on with the Prime.
    Hello and welcome to the Forum. I would take this with a grain of salt. It must be a joke as there is no info on any of the news services to confirm a water issue at the Asus factory

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    TILDA=Transformer International Delaying Activity

    All of those pallets would have been wrapped for shipment so any damage would be minimal.

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    I heard after further investigation the malfunctioning fire system wasn't an accident as first assumed. It appears that a group of works got together to cause the plant to go offline for a few days. This was shortly after their request for time off to play the prelaunch of swtor was declined by their managers. The workers have been detained and are expected to get 6-12 months in prison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCTech View Post
    It's like shootin' fish in a barrel
    You just made me spit out my drink. Is this Flula???

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    Quote Originally Posted by kariworld View Post
    You just made me spit out my drink. Is this Flula???
    I had to look that up... Flula. I'm not sure this qualifies as flula. According to my interweb sources, this is flula:

    Last edited by NCTech; 12-18-2011 at 08:41 PM.

 

 
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