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Fanatec direct drive in the making?

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2018, 07:45:55 PM »
that looks interesting
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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2018, 09:33:10 AM »
Fanatec posted an Australian auction time of 8pm awst Monday for the DD1. 10pm eastern
https://twitter.com/fanatec/status/1030525816529190912?s=19
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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2018, 06:40:22 AM »
Just got an email which says 8pm aest

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2018, 12:18:25 PM »
I wonder how many they are auctioning and what they will end up going for,  I will try for one, but wont go over a $1000
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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2018, 05:14:59 PM »
From the email;
We’ve tried to make participation as simple as possible. Firstly, you’ll need to log into your Fanatec account on our site. When the auction system is up and running, you’ll see an ‘Enter Auction Page’ button on the DD1 product page, which will take you to a secure bidding area that is hosted on Amazon’s servers and has been thoroughly tested for stability.

After that, you can click to bid as many times as you wish. Each click automatically increases the price by a fixed increment of 10 AUD. After every new bid is placed, a 90-second timer will reset. If there are no new bids after the timer reaches zero, the auction will complete, and the winner will receive payment instructions via email. After this, a new auction will begin immediately at 1 AUD.

Auction units are limited to one per customer. Auctions will continue to run, one at a time, until further notice. The system will prevent bids from going above the retail price. We will also ensure that several units are sold under 1500 AUD, and you’ll be able to see the previous winning bid values.

This will guarantee that many customers will secure a pre-order well below the retail price. These units genuinely have no reserve, so bid carefully!

I'll be on night shift so I'll probably miss it, but If I get chance I was thinking to try between 500-1000

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2018, 08:08:55 PM »
First one has sold for $1481, looks like I was dreaming when I though I may get one cheapish
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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2018, 12:13:25 AM »
Out of about 17? Most were between 1400-1500, a few between 400-800, with a couple of lucky ones at a $1. I under estimated the demand for near retail prices, a discount is still a discount though. I connected to the flaky wifi in the pit at work and with the traffic at their end I had no chance.

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2018, 08:13:44 AM »
$1??? Wow.
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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2018, 06:15:19 PM »
Given what fanatec said in the email, they must have manually ended a few auctions early.

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2018, 07:40:38 PM »
what am I missing? logged on and on the dd1 page and cant see any auction banner

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2018, 11:10:09 PM »
what am I missing? logged on and on the dd1 page and cant see any auction banner
That was 8pm last night, ran for a bit over an hour

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Re: Fanatec direct drive in the making?
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2018, 08:25:56 AM »
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