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And that is why I buy abroad 
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2007, 03:24AM »
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Quote from: echoman on August  9, 2007, 02:20PM   

I love the look of this machine. It is definitely one of the best looking machines on the market. I do not understand why Novag stopped production.


I think thaT the Citrine is the reason, with that price in the great marker looks like better for the most sellers. Yes, it's stronger tha Citrine but ... fritz too much. Only chess computers lovers prefer the Star ....
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I love the look of this machine. It is definitely one of the best looking machines on the market. I do not understand why Novag stopped production.
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« Reply #3 on: August 9, 2007, 12:29PM »
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Quote from: goldorak on July 24, 2007, 02:26AM   


Quote from: Robert Weck on July 24, 2007, 02:17AM   


i would say, their prices are much too high! SD and Citrine cost >100 Euros more than expected!


Robert


Then you know how it is to live in Italy. 
Citrine is 400 € and exclusive mephisto 800 €. 
The shop "Le due Torri" is in absolute the most expensive store for chess related things.
Never ever buy electronic gear in italy.
In other countries, france or germany for example you will find that the prices are much more "normal".



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« Reply #4 on: August 8, 2007, 10:52AM »
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Quote from: Simon on August  8, 2007, 07:49AM   

Hi,

I have bought a chess computer from Peter Parr back in the eighties.  I paid it off in instalments at the time, and when I paid the final payment, he sent the item, and it arrived in one piece.  Unfortunately, the board and box looked decidedly second hand. 

Not a good experience, and who knows, it may have been a one off.

There are also a couple of other suppliers here in Australia that you might contact:

chesssupplies@nscom.com.au

and

www.gardinerchess.com

I know the second link had at least one, because I bought one from them less than a month ago.  Whether they still have them is another story I guess.

Still, FWIW, there you go.

Feel free to check it out.

The Novag Star Diamond is a top CC, and I have written an interface in Visual Basic which allows you to communicate with the board if anyone is interested.

Regards

Simon from OZ


Hi Simon,

Now you tell me there is one available somewhere else. 
Since I can't hold myself, I already bought one from Italy.  Which I received yesterday.  I will have to buy an adaptor local here, as the code standard are different.  I could have save a few bucks.  Oh well, next time.

Yes, I am interested in your program.  Can you tell me more of it's functions and features?

Thanks,

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« Reply #5 on: August 8, 2007, 08:01AM »
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Forgot this,

Here is a screencap of the interface program I have written:




All the best

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Scisys Executive
Scisys Turbostar 432
Scisys Turbostar KSO
Fidelity Excel 68000 (N/W)
Novag Jade
Novag Jade II
Novag Carnelian
Novag Star Opal
Novag Sapphire II
Novag Star Diamond
Mephisto Milano Pro
Saitek Cougar
Radio Shack 2150L (x2)
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« Reply #6 on: August 8, 2007, 07:49AM »
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Hi,

I have bought a chess computer from Peter Parr back in the eighties.  I paid it off in instalments at the time, and when I paid the final payment, he sent the item, and it arrived in one piece.  Unfortunately, the board and box looked decidedly second hand. 

Not a good experience, and who knows, it may have been a one off.

There are also a couple of other suppliers here in Australia that you might contact:

chesssupplies@nscom.com.au

and

www.gardinerchess.com

I know the second link had at least one, because I bought one from them less than a month ago.  Whether they still have them is another story I guess.

Still, FWIW, there you go.

Feel free to check it out.

The Novag Star Diamond is a top CC, and I have written an interface in Visual Basic which allows you to communicate with the board if anyone is interested.

Regards

Simon from OZ
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==============================
Scisys Executive
Scisys Turbostar 432
Scisys Turbostar KSO
Fidelity Excel 68000 (N/W)
Novag Jade
Novag Jade II
Novag Carnelian
Novag Star Opal
Novag Sapphire II
Novag Star Diamond
Mephisto Milano Pro
Saitek Cougar
Radio Shack 2150L (x2)
==================
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Re:Novag Star Diamond still on sale online !!
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2007, 05:41PM »
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Quote from: Larry71 on July 30, 2007, 09:47PM   


Quote from: Chest-Nut on July 26, 2007, 11:14PM   

  Hi Chest-Nut, yes, I saw some the other day. And sorry
for the delay in answering you, I've been away for several
days. It seems that a few on the shelf can disappear quite
quickly, the world is a small place nowadays, and he could
quite well have sold them to another retailer as a bulk lot.
Sorry about the disappointment.
  regards
  Larry



No problem Larry.  Hopefully, Novag will come up something new and better than the Star Diamond soon.

Thanks,

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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2007, 09:47PM »
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Quote from: Chest-Nut on July 26, 2007, 11:14PM   

Well, I just got a reply from the Australia Company, Peter who told me the Star Diamond are all sold out.
Larry, are you sure you saw some SD unit in the store?  If it is available just a few days ago and haven't sold out all these time, how can they sold out that fast? 

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  Hi Chest-Nut, yes, I saw some the other day. And sorry
for the delay in answering you, I've been away for several
days. It seems that a few on the shelf can disappear quite
quickly, the world is a small place nowadays, and he could
quite well have sold them to another retailer as a bulk lot.
Sorry about the disappointment.
  regards
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2007, 11:14PM »
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Well, I just got a reply from the Australia Company, Peter who told me the Star Diamond are all sold out.
Larry, are you sure you saw some SD unit in the store?  If it is available just a few days ago and haven't sold out all these time, how can they sold out that fast? 

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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2007, 01:29AM »
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Quote from: Larry71 on July 26, 2007, 01:09AM   


Hi Chest Nut, Yes I have had experience dealing with this
guy, and he's genuine, been selling dedicated chess
computers going back to when they started. I was in his
store just yesterday and saw some Star Diamonds on the
shelf, along with a number of other comps, including a
Sapphire11 with Universal board, new.
  Send him and email, I'm sure he'll reply, as he will send
things anywhere once he's been paid. He's Australia's
best known supplier of all things 'chess'.
  all the best
  Larry
PS Sorry to take a while to get back to you, I could'nt get
onto chesscomputers.org for a day or two.


Ok, that is great.  Thanks for the info. Larry.
I will wait for his e-mail reply to see the shipment cost.  If it is reasonable, I will get one from him. 

Thanks,

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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2007, 01:23AM »
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Thanks Mike. 
I live in Canada.  I am wondering how much will the shipment cost.  I just e-mailed the Aus. company and ask them a few questions.  I will see how is their response.  If everything in my satisfaction, I will order one from them.  I checked around some sites, it seems it was selling for $279 U.S. at one time.  So it is about 30% more expensive by comparsion.

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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2007, 01:09AM »
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Larry

Do you have any experience buying from this Australia company?  Online or in person?  Just wondering if they are reliable, as I live far away.

And anyone know the actual size of the square for the Star Diamond?
And what is the base size of the Queen and King?  I want to find out and get a feeling if the pieces look and feel too crowd on the broad. 

Thanks in advance,

Chest Nut

Hi Chest Nut, Yes I have had experience dealing with this
guy, and he's genuine, been selling dedicated chess
computers going back to when they started. I was in his
store just yesterday and saw some Star Diamonds on the
shelf, along with a number of other comps, including a
Sapphire11 with Universal board, new.
  Send him and email, I'm sure he'll reply, as he will send
things anywhere once he's been paid. He's Australia's
best known supplier of all things 'chess'.
  all the best
  Larry
PS Sorry to take a while to get back to you, I could'nt get
onto chesscomputers.org for a day or two.
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Re:Novag Star Diamond still on sale online !!
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2007, 12:49AM »
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Hi Chest-Nut

The Star diamond measures 35 x 30cm, with a 22x22cm board i.e. 2.75cm squares. The King Height is 4.9cm.

A very nice machine......... for a modern one.

You can pick them up on eBay for reasonable prices. I got this one back in May -

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190111109016

as new, everything still in its wrappers. Before I got it I telephoned the Australian company but they did not get back to me. Their price seems reasonable for a brand new one and shipping from Australia to Europe is not expensive. The Aussies are usually good to buy from, very reliable. Don't let them sell you one of their crazy power adaptors though.

All the best
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2007, 12:46AM »
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Anyone know about this company?  [/url]http://thechesscomputerstore.com/novag.html[url]

It seems they have the SD available, but I can't find any info about the company. 

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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2007, 11:39PM »
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Quote from: Larry71 on July 23, 2007, 07:48PM   

  Hi, If you want a new Novag Star Diamond, you can order
through this seller:

http://www.chessdiscountsales.com/

  Admittedly, he's in Australia so there would be shipping
cost to be considered, but it would probably be only
marginally higher.
BTW, I got from the tone of your post that the Star Diamond
is considered out of production now. Well the above seller
has a number of them on his shelf, all brand new with full
manufacturer's warranty.
  all the best
  Larry
PS $440 Aus = less than GBP200


Larry

Do you have any experience buying from this Australia company?  Online or in person?  Just wondering if they are reliable, as I live far away.

And anyone know the actual size of the square for the Star Diamond?
And what is the base size of the Queen and King?  I want to find out and get a feeling if the pieces look and feel too crowd on the broad. 

Thanks in advance,

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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2007, 02:26AM »
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Quote from: Robert Weck on July 24, 2007, 02:17AM   


i would say, their prices are much too high! SD and Citrine cost >100 Euros more than expected!


Robert


Then you know how it is to live in Italy. 
Citrine is 400 € and exclusive mephisto 800 €. 
The shop "Le due Torri" is in absolute the most expensive store for chess related things.
Never ever buy electronic gear in italy.
In other countries, france or germany for example you will find that the prices are much more "normal".
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Quote from: TurboKing on July 23, 2007, 04:56PM   

Hello
you might be able to buy NSD as new 
I was Google looking at Novag Star Diamond and found this  http://www.scacchi.biz/catalogo/catalogo.asp?P=1&lingua=E&CAT=f2&T=&C=
This website sells NSD !!
Is this real and is the price real (379 €) ?

i would say, their prices are much too high! SD and Citrine cost >100 Euros more than expected!


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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2007, 07:48PM »
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  Hi, If you want a new Novag Star Diamond, you can order
through this seller:

http://www.chessdiscountsales.com/

  Admittedly, he's in Australia so there would be shipping
cost to be considered, but it would probably be only
marginally higher.
BTW, I got from the tone of your post that the Star Diamond
is considered out of production now. Well the above seller
has a number of them on his shelf, all brand new with full
manufacturer's warranty.
  all the best
  Larry
PS $440 Aus = less than GBP200
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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2007, 04:56PM »
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Hello
you might be able to buy NSD as new 
I was Google looking at Novag Star Diamond and found this  http://www.scacchi.biz/catalogo/catalogo.asp?P=1&lingua=E&CAT=f2&T=&C=
This website sells NSD !!
Is this real and is the price real (379 €) ?

Best regards
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