Feedback Comments (2010 to 2012)

I've archived comments prior to 2013 in order to prevent the main feedback page from becoming too large.

NB: by definition I can't include feedback comments from people who collected in person, or those cases where I delivered in person, and most commercial companies don't tend to reply in any personal way when buying something. Suffice to say there are many other happy buyers out there besides those mentioned on these feedback pages. :)


Black base for O2 sent to Ireland:

Date: Friday, December 14, 2012 3:15 PM
From: "" <>

Hi Ian - the awesomely packed O2 base arrived today. Thank you! You must
have picked the best base you had, this thing is mint!

Kind regards,

SGI keyboards sent to England:

  From: "Francesco Mazzoli" <>
  Date: Friday, September 21, 2012 9:50 AM

  I just opened up the box, I have to say the packaging is incredible!
  And the keyboards are great too. Thanks a lot!


O2 skins parts send to Greece:

  From: "RiscKnight Aga" 
  Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011 7:50 PM

  Thank you for the O2 items; speechless to say the least from your
  packaging!!! I've never seen anything like that before :-))


  > ... Can I include your comments on my feedback page please?

  Of course Ian. You certainly deserve "great feedback" with no doubt
  whatsoever. I just wish that other people were so professional as well
  and took pride in their work like you do.

VW320 chassis and skins (plus a spare free extra skin set) to italy, for use in a PC mod project:

  From: "Vincenzo Tanassi" <>
  Date: Sunday, November 6, 2011 9:37 PM

  i have just received the box, beautifully packed, as always, thank you :-)

  and what about the stuff inside... a WS320 and a whole set of spare
  plastic covers, just awesome!

  i'm preparing the hardware for the fitting, i'll send you images of the
  modding and the final work.

  you have been very kind to let me have the full set of plastics, thanks :-)
  and the front panel with the classy cube/tube logo is awesome!

  thank you again, cheers... Vince

IRIX CD set sent to England:

  From: "David Smyth" <>
  Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 6:33 PM

  Hi Ian,

  CDs and memory arrived in the post today.

  Thanks very much for the effort you have obviously put in, it's all
  spot on, I'm very pleased.

  No doubt we'll speak again but all the best anyway.



Onyx2 demo CDs sent to Italy:

  From: "" <>
  Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 11:03 AM

  Hi,Ian, CDs have arrived, packing a real eye for detail, never seen
  anything like that compliments great service for maximum accuracy, I am
  very happy now, ... thanks for everything and goodbye, see you soon.


External 32X CDROM and IRIX CD set set to England:

  From: "Abri Aucamp" <>
  Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 3:11 PM

  Hi Ian

  I received your parcel in good order. Can I just say: wow! That has to
  be the best packing job I've seen. I doubt there is a postal service on
  this planet that can do damage to that!

  You also provided my kid with hours of entertainment, playing with the
  packaging left-overs...

  Including the setup instructions were really helpful - I've got the
  base system setup up (basesel64 - thanks) and will move on to the
  developer system next.  You're service is as good as your packaging.


  Kind regards

Mint maxed-out IRIS Indigo (R4K/150, 384MB RAM, 2 x 36GB 15K dual-boot 5.3/6.5.22, Elan), keyboard, mouse and manuals sent to France:

  From: "Mathieu JOB" <>
  Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:41 PM

  Hello Ian,

  The Indigo1 is arrived today, very quickly ! I was not present at this
  moment but the carrier has hidden the big packet in a good place.
  Hopefully, all is in good shape.


  How can I start... Once again and like always, the packaging was
  amazing, all is arrived in perfect condition.

  Many thanks for the owners and Irix guide, the Ram and the two HDD's
  with 6.5 and 5.3 ! These HDD's are excellent, modern and quiet. The
  keyboard and the mouse are in very good shape and they where very
  confortable (much more than the 4D mouse....)

  The Indigo1 is fantastic, much quiet than expected and very responsive.
  Build quality is awesome and the skin is in great shape. I think I can
  spend many hours to test all these demo and programs on this complete
  Irix 5.3 installation. Now I know why this machine is a must have for a
  SGI fan.

  I can only thank you for this new transaction.

  Best regards

  JOB Mathieu

R12K/300 O2 and 1600SW display sent to Sweden:

  From: "Richard Bygdin" (contact me if you'd like to talk to Richard)
  Date: Monday, November 8, 2010 7:38 PM

  Hi Ian!

  The O2 has arrived safely! And it looks absolutely beautiful!

  I'm not surprised it survived shipping since you must single-handedly
  be keeping the Edinburgh packing-material industry in business with
  packages like that. Everything was extremely well packed.

  Also, thanks a lot for the extras and the CPU, memory and HDD
  upgrades! I didn't expect all that. Didn't notice the memory upgrade
  until my fourth or fifth hinv. And the O2 Cam!?!? Wow. I'm speechless.
  Fortunately, not wordless, haha, so I can at least write THANKS!!! :)

  I started it up in the lab at work and everything I've tested so far
  works perfectly. ...

  Thanks again Ian, for this great O2!


Top lid for O2 sent to the USA (visually mint, but no catch, so half price):

  From: "Aaron James Rogers" <>
  Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:14 PM


  Received your package yesterday. I was trying to figure out how to cut
  it open, then realized you had drawn dashed lines across the edges to
  be cut. That brought a smile to my face - forget SGI sales, you should
  start a shipping company!

  Will try the velcro trick for the top cover. Thanks very much!


  Yes, you're more than welcome to add my comments to your feedback page,
  in fact I'm honored!

  I applied a couple of strips of adhesive-backed velcro to the blue
  plastic support bar across the top of the system, and the opposite
  sides to the underside of the top lid, and it sticks quite well. This
  little 180MHz O2 is ready to go - thanks Ian!


R12K/300 O2 sent to England:

  From: "Robert Fielding" ><
  Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 7:50 PM

  And it arrived !!

  Amazing. Thanks. And a mouse mat, cute! A slice of retro 90s! I'll
  frame that for the wall ;)

  The owners manual was a nice touch too.

  I've only had a quick look, but blender works great, demos look good.
  And it's snappy quick too.  Electropaint is my favourite screensaver
  and runs really well - much better than the xscreensaver rip off
  'stonerview' - you swear you can see the gfx quality compared to an
  nvidia pc.


  Thanks again for supplying this O2 unit in such great package. Not only
  that but all the installed software, freebies and a very helpful
  README.  A first rate sale.!

  Very interesting looking through the Birth of O2 and the artist
  renderings and vrml cosmo flythroughs. Quite inspiring.

  Not sure what's going on with Egghead and those sound effects but my
  girlfriend loves it!

  Anyways thanks again. I'm a happy customer :)

4GB RAM and new Revolution 7.1 card for Fuel sent to Germany:

  From: "Jürgen Blume (T-Online)" <>
  Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:59 PM

  Hi Ian,

  First of all, thanks a lot for sending me the parts! They arrived 48
  hours after sending them.

  On Saturday, I integrated all of them into my fuel and now it works like
  a charm :-))). Great!!! The next deal is definitive. I recommend it to
  business partners also working with this type of machines.

  The packaging and all of the contents were in a perfect condition when
  it arrived. I love parcel services being careful regarding foreign
  property :-)

  Best regards,

Original SGI HotMix CDs sent to Australia (image):

  From: "Chris P" <>
  Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 1:47 PM

  Hi Ian,

  I had forgotten to email you when the Hotmix CD's arrived, which was a
  couple of weeks ago... am really happy with them!!

  Thanks again for all you efforts in posting these CD's off...


Octane2 R12K/400 V8 sent to Greece (he bought an R12K/300, I included a free upgrade to 400):

  From: "Stefanos Vizikidis" <>
  Date: Friday, August 20, 2010 1:18 PM

  Dear Ian,

  Octane was delivered harmless and beutiful.

  The suprise came from the nice little upgrades (cpu, hdd) but the most
  beautiful was the nice IRIX installation you have done with all these

  The machine feels very responsive and quick and waits for some nice
  graphics apps to show its strength.

  Discussing with you was a pleasance and my next prurchase from you is
  coming in a while as i am now addicted to SGI !!!

  Thank you very much


Various parts/upgrades for IRIS Indigo and Fuel, sent to the Netherlands:

  From: "" <>
  Date: Monday, March 22, 2010 7:01 PM

  Hi Ian,

  Got the package last Friday and upgraded both my Indigo and my Fuel
  yesterday. Everything works perfectly. The Fuel is a *lot* quieter now.


  > PS. Can I include your comments on my feedback page please? Or feel free
  > to write something more specific I can use. 8)

  Another packet from Mr. Mapleson's extensive stock of SGI components
  has arrived! Great quality stuff for both my vintage Indigo and my Fuel
  systems, complete with all the necessary mounting materials and - as
  usual - very safely packaged.


Mint blue Octane2 R12K/400 V6, external CDROM, etc. sent to Spain [image]:

  From: "Francisco Javier Sánchez Chapado" <>
  Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:11 PM

  Hello Ian,

  I'm very Happy :)

  Last week (friday) the Octane2 station arrived to my house, and today's
  morning the mouse and the extra sled. All very well packaged.

  The Octane2 station, keyboard, mouse, external CD-ROM unit and cables
  works very well.

  The skin is in very good state and all other items too!

  The amount of software and it's configuration (IRIX and programs) is awesome.

  Your (8 cd's + 1 update cd !!!) SGI Nekoware collection and your (2 cd's +
  "extras" cd !!!) SGI GIFTS are fantastic. I will need a lot of time to
  investigate all the content!

  Thanks for the free extras and the free shipping of the mouse and the
  sled and for the excellent email communication.

  If i decide to buy another SGI system, you will be the seller ;)

  Thank you very much for all.

  Best regards

  PS: Feel free to put this email or part of it in your feedback section  ;)

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