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mode1charlie
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posted 12-18-2012 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately I was on travel and so missed out on the offer entirely. If the SpaceX marketing people are reading this, I think they can safely assume they have just scratched the surface in the market for these patches.

Gonzo
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posted 12-19-2012 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The lot on eBay (130820387513) just closed at $182.50. Totally ridiculous.

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posted 12-19-2012 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my SpaceX patches on Monday and they look terrific. I bought two sets, but not with a view to re-selling...I usually double up on patches as $$ permit.

I had no idea they'd sell out so quickly, or that eBay prices would spike like they already have. One cS member has already contacted me off-site about buying a set...in the (unlikely) event that I change my mind, he'll have "first dibs."

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 12-19-2012 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two more complete sets have been listed for start prices of $99.99 and $149.95 and Buy It Now's for $156.00 and $250.00.

Gonzo
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posted 12-20-2012 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ilbasso:
Got my set yesterday, but without the tote bag (perhaps because I didn't order one).
Got my set Tuesday. I didn't order the bag either but there was one in the envelope...

And the bag is a nice, heavy drawstring plastic bag. Very similar to Apple's, if you know those.

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posted 12-20-2012 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JFS61   Click Here to Email JFS61     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Drats. I missed out as well, as I was not only out of town, but under the weather as well. Certainly hope they consider making more.

James913
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posted 12-04-2013 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for James913   Click Here to Email James913     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a heads-up: the SpaceX website store is once again offering complete patch sets (up to CRS-2) for $20 plus tax and shipping.

(Looking more closely, it appears that the flight 4 patch may not be included. Still, good deal.)

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posted 12-04-2013 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cascader   Click Here to Email Cascader     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just to let you all know that the set is in fact 11 patches. The pictures are to be updated.

JBoe
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posted 12-04-2013 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the tip! Do you know how long they are going to be offering the set?

Cascader
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posted 12-04-2013 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cascader   Click Here to Email Cascader     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry no idea. I found out about patches by emailing shop. I think they came online today.

J Blackburn
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posted 12-04-2013 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered mine last night and was told the set included 11 patches. They are also offering a really nice poster set for $25. If the patches are anything like last year they will be limited.

Gonzo
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posted 12-05-2013 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ordered two more sets this morning to get the new patches. From what I can tell from the store that only shows nine patches (there are 11 being shipped), this set looks to include all the original nine from last year and two new patches. So for those of you that didn't get a set last year, here's a second chance to get them all in one shot.

Personally, I don't like that they chose to do it this way because the "limited to 200 sets" last year now is pretty meaningless. On one hand I'm glad they are offing them again so those that didn't get them last year now have a shot of adding them to their collections.

On the other hand, I ordered (and still have) two sets from last year that I thought were going to be "limited." Seems I'll now have four sets of the nine from last year and two sets for the two US flights this year.

(To be clear, I believe there were four flights this year, but only two were for the US. The other two were for Europe and Thailand. We'll have to see which flights the "new" patches were for once they start arriving in our hands, unless someone knows already!)

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-05-2013 08:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To date, there have been three Falcon flights in 2013:
  • For NASA, Commercial Resupply Services-2 (CRS-2) to the International Space Station (March)
  • For MDA (Canada), Cascade Smallsat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer (CASSIOPE) satellite (September)
  • For SES (Europe), SES-8 telecommunications satellite (December)
The launch of Thaicom 6 (Thailand) is targeted for later this month, though whether it takes place this year is still be seen.

Gonzo
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posted 12-05-2013 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So I sent SpaceX an email... From their reply (SpaceX Marketing/Communications):
...actually includes all 12 missions up into the SES mission only 9 are pictured but there's actually 12 included in the set.
So, there you go! This set appears to include the patch for EVERY mission that has launched thus far. (Which means these include more of the first 9 that were a "limited edition of 200 sets" last year.)

Gonzo
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posted 12-05-2013 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And the latest word from SpaceX is that calling them a "limited edition" last year was a misnomer. There are currently approximately 1000 in stock and those will be sold until stock runs out or the first of the year, whichever comes first.

From their email:

They are not limited edition, there is a limited run at a limited qty. They will only be available until they run out, or until the first of the year. There is just another 1,000 left in stock.

butch wilks
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posted 12-05-2013 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The poster and the patches sets have been taken off the site. I'd emailed them to see if they are still for sale as they have only been on the site for a few hours.

And as I get paid at 12.00 p.m. GMT, it looks as if I may have missed out on them one more time.

Update: Just had a email back from SpaceX —  The patches and posters will be available again, there was an issue due to an overwhelming response of orders. They said to please check back periodically.

spaceman
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posted 12-05-2013 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Too few people buying too many sets. I missed out the first time and again today. They are going to be relisted with a control on purchases to make it fair for all.

Gonzo
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posted 12-05-2013 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But I only bought 2 sets! ...Really!

butch wilks
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posted 12-05-2013 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We'll see if a set or two goes on eBay in the next few days.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-05-2013 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX says the patches and posters will be available for order again on Friday (Dec. 6).

JBoe
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posted 12-05-2013 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just want to send a BIG THANK YOU to all of you for the tips and status!!!

I too missed last year's offer, but made sure to order a set before I left for work this morning.

butch wilks
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posted 12-07-2013 01:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did not see the patches set come back on the site yesterday, only the poster sets. Maybe they are going to do one set a day?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-07-2013 01:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX is still working to restore the patches and posters. The posters were briefly added back to the site on Friday, but removed again.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 12-07-2013 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The first set of 12 has just been listed on eBay. The first set has SOLD. The same seller has listed a second set of 12 patches.

The same seller has also listed two sets of the three 2013 SpaceX patches. How come the mark-up on these patches is so high? (Five time!!)?

lucspace
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posted 12-08-2013 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Weird thing is that I visited the online shop on Dec. 3; at that time, the patches were listed and available separately, at $7 each.

With SpaceX only offering them as a set now, how are earlier buyers supposed to keep their collection complete if each new patch is only available as part of a new and expanded 'full set'?

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posted 12-08-2013 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well if they hold their current pricing, it is cheaper to buy the set at $20. then three individual ones at $7 each.

butch wilks
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posted 12-09-2013 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Been to work today for 10+ hours. Have the patches set been on the site today (as I cannot get on the web at work)?

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posted 12-09-2013 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, the patches (nor the posters) have been restored to the site as of yet.

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posted 12-09-2013 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you. Looks as if I'll be asking this for a few days as I must get a set of the patches this time.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-09-2013 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sure someone will update this thread when the patches are again available (and if not, I will).

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 12-09-2013 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I keep checking their website Butch. As soon as they relist the set of 12 patches, I will post it here.

I received your e-mail and answered it.

butch wilks
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posted 12-09-2013 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Kevin. I got your email, thanks.

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posted 12-09-2013 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got lucky and ordered as soon as I saw the post, 4th December, and they arrived today in the UK. Fantastic service. Nine of the patches are identical to the first set, no variants. Hope everybody who wants a set gets the opportunity to buy one this time.

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posted 12-09-2013 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my (single) set today (overseas!).

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 12-10-2013 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The $20.00 set of 12 SpaceX patches are back as of 21:00pm GMT Tuesday 10th Dec. (It still says it is a set of 9 patches).

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posted 12-10-2013 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks... I got my order in this time finally!

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posted 12-10-2013 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Page with patches won't come up, getting error.

Update: Now its gone again. Maybe they ran out?

Gonzo
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posted 12-11-2013 07:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Be patient and keep checking. The last word I had from them (see above when I got my order in) was that they still had 1,000 sets in stock. I doubt they sold them all in just a few hours.

Jim Behling
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posted 12-11-2013 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been noticing some of the patches online missing the four leaf clover.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-11-2013 08:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patches for the first three flights did not include the clover. It was because the fourth flight had the clover and it was the company's first successful flight that the clover became a fixture on future patches.

That said, not all the patches being sold on eBay are SpaceX-issued. In fact, one of the dealers now reselling the patches ordered from SpaceX's current on-again and off-again sale has been also selling knock-offs for some time now (in particular, the patch for CRS-2 but others as well).


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