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What happened to Xim Apex prices/availability?
« on: 02:43 PM - 11/07/21 »
Like a month ago every place, like Amazon.de, ebay, etc. Was full of Xim Apex, Im from EU and want to get another one, but I cant find any place, and all the ones that have it, sell it for 250-300, @#$%?
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Re: What happened to Xim Apex prices/availability?
« Reply #1 on: 03:02 PM - 11/07/21 »
Sorry to hear that. We've been hit with the same global supply issues in the same way as many other companies (which is the reason you can't find an Xbox Series X or PS5). We don't have any plans for a future batch at this time.
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Re: What happened to Xim Apex prices/availability?
« Reply #2 on: 03:12 PM - 11/07/21 »
Thanks OBsIV for explaining! Fingers crossed it will get sorted 👍
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Re: What happened to Xim Apex prices/availability?
« Reply #3 on: 01:02 PM - 11/10/21 »
Sorry to hear that. We've been hit with the same global supply issues in the same way as many other companies (which is the reason you can't find an Xbox Series X or PS5). We don't have any plans for a future batch at this time.
Is it changing the 2021 release date for the nexus?
Also can I use the Nexus in place of the Apex?

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Re: What happened to Xim Apex prices/availability?
« Reply #4 on: 04:54 PM - 11/10/21 »
NEXUS is a motion controller. APEX is a mouse & keyboard adapter. They're different products with no cross-over between them, except that they both support the same games.

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Re: What happened to Xim Apex prices/availability?
« Reply #5 on: 09:20 PM - 11/10/21 »
NEXUS is a motion controller. APEX is a mouse & keyboard adapter. They're different products with no cross-over between them, except that they both support the same games.
Ok thank you. I was really hoping it would would have that  functionality built in since itís like an apex with a gyroscope built in. Maybe it would add too much ms delay or something with extra code built on top of it or something.

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Re: What happened to Xim Apex prices/availability?
« Reply #6 on: 09:40 PM - 11/10/21 »
NEXUS is a controller, like an Xbox controller. It has nothing to do with APEX.

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Re: What happened to Xim Apex prices/availability?
« Reply #7 on: 12:55 PM - 11/13/21 »
Sorry to hear that. We've been hit with the same global supply issues in the same way as many other companies (which is the reason you can't find an Xbox Series X or PS5). We don't have any plans for a future batch at this time.

Wait. No plans for a future batch? Even when things straighten out a bit? This is terrible news.

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Re: What happened to Xim Apex prices/availability?
« Reply #8 on: 01:13 PM - 11/13/21 »
We didn't say that. When things finally ease up (which may take awhile given the signs right now), we will look at the gaming landscape and see if console mouse adapters continue to make sense. If they do, we will produce more.
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Re: What happened to Xim Apex prices/availability?
« Reply #9 on: 02:52 PM - 11/13/21 »
We didn't say that. When things finally ease up (which may take awhile given the signs right now), we will look at the gaming landscape and see if console mouse adapters continue to make sense. If they do, we will produce more.

Ahhh thanks. Pardon I misread that. Well I'm on the waitlist, I have one but I want another. So count me in for an order if you do. Right now there are just a few used ones on ebay and all over $200. Everywhere is OOS.

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Re: What happened to Xim Apex prices/availability?
« Reply #10 on: 05:30 PM - 11/13/21 »
OBsIV, just so you know - I've been running a wait list for XIM APEX units since we sold out in September. That list of customers wanting a XIM APEX is into the hundreds after two months.

Australia is a small market, about the size of one big US city and there's no way everyone who wants an APEX is adding themselves to my wait list. I imagine the demand is still in the thousands of units per month globally for APEX.

If we can work out a PS5 solution, demand is going to more than double for APEX. Toss the upcoming PC Smart Translators into the mix and it triples at least.

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Re: What happened to Xim Apex prices/availability?
« Reply #11 on: 06:51 PM - 11/13/21 »
The problem is that if a new batch were to happen right now, it would probably have to cost much more than 99$ the unit. Some suppliers ask double if not triple the price they did prior to the shortages. I wouldnt be surprised if Apex has to cost 150$ onwards to not be sold at a loss.

Still a better deal than eBay right now ofc.
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Re: What happened to Xim Apex prices/availability?
« Reply #12 on: 01:55 PM - 11/14/21 »
The problem is that if a new batch were to happen right now, it would probably have to cost much more than 99$ the unit. Some suppliers ask double if not triple the price they did prior to the shortages. I wouldnt be surprised if Apex has to cost 150$ onwards to not be sold at a loss.

Still a better deal than eBay right now ofc.

That's fine with me. I see XIM as an honorable company that will charge a fair price based upon the situation they have to deal with. I think a lot of people would be fine with paying $150 if that was what XIM deemed a fair price, and not by someone on eBay trying to make a bunch of money based on scarcity.

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Re: What happened to Xim Apex prices/availability?
« Reply #13 on: 02:38 PM - 11/14/21 »
We are watching how this is being handled. Some companies are raising their prices to compensate. Others are keeping their prices as is and must be eating the cost. We aren't sure what we are going to do with our upcoming XIM NEXUS release.
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Re: What happened to Xim Apex prices/availability?
« Reply #14 on: 07:41 AM - 11/17/21 »
We are watching how this is being handled. Some companies are raising their prices to compensate. Others are keeping their prices as is and must be eating the cost. We aren't sure what we are going to do with our upcoming XIM NEXUS release.

Those companies probably had existing contracts with the oversea suppliers.

If they did not, and going forward bringing a new product to market, the price will reflect the increase in cost until the supply chain issues settle and the major semiconductor manufacturers (INTEL, Samsung, TI, QUALCOM & TSM) are operating at full production capability

Of course, if China goes into Taiwan, we can all kiss that statement 'goodbye.'

Unfortunately, one downside is when companies see what they 'can' potentially charge for a product, those prices typically stay even after the cost associated with manufacturing that product decrease. (ie any Apple iPhone newer than iPhone 8)

The winners are usually smaller tech companies, like XIM Tech, that are able to ride out the storm without sucking the life out of their customers, but it is also a difficult road to navigate without a product to help generate revenue.

It sucks right now, I know. I am an engineer at Fortune 500 energy company and the supply chain has literally come to a halt.