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Reissue of HDA Humanscale

Postby iab » July 25th, 2017, 12:39 pm


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I'm in. Now's your chance.

Humanscale was discontinued 30 years ago. If you have the coin, you can get a full, used set off of ebay for $600-$1000. I know Kickstarter postings are not fully sanctioned here, but this one is well worth every bit of the $199 for the full set. 30 days and $110,000 until they hit their goal. While I am not a sponsor of this project, selfishly I urge you to sign up because I still regret not getting a set 30 years ago.


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ia ... n=48d40c56

Re: Reissue of HDA Humanscale

Postby AndyMc » July 29th, 2017, 9:52 pm

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I've just backed it. It will be satisfying to own a copy, I wonder if this is a 1 off or if they will have enough demand to do it again.

Either way, they've already hit their funding minimum 5 days in.

Re: Reissue of HDA Humanscale

Postby cwatkinson » July 31st, 2017, 10:42 am

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I would love to buy one, but spending $199 (well worth the value) does not = a purchase on kick-starter. i.e you pay $199. it is a investment - if something falls through you are not guaranteed a return. (no product - no refund) even if they have met their goal for funding.......

Re: Reissue of HDA Humanscale

Postby AndyMc » August 1st, 2017, 7:42 am

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Thats true. I've only backed 1 project that failed, which happened to be a watch. Luckily I 'pre-ordered' through their website rather than actually backing on Kickstarter, which meant I got my purchase refunded.

I'll take the risk for a cheap set of these, my chances of failure can't be any worse than buying off Ebay :lol:

Re: Reissue of HDA Humanscale

Postby iab » August 8th, 2017, 12:08 pm


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cwatkinson wrote:I would love to buy one, but spending $199 (well worth the value) does not = a purchase on kick-starter. i.e you pay $199. it is a investment - if something falls through you are not guaranteed a return. (no product - no refund) even if they have met their goal for funding.......



Yes. But it is IA Collective out of Chicago sponsoring the project. They are a reputable ID firm.

That said, anything can happen and I could be out $200. Not the end of the world and I would rather "gamble" on this current piece of unobtainium and delaying any purchase of electronic junk until I make up the loss. If I have to wait an extra month or two to buy the latest and greatest phone/headset/fitness tracker/or whatever crap, bfd.

Re: Reissue of HDA Humanscale

Postby Brian_Donlin » August 10th, 2017, 9:03 am


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IA Collaborative is respected here in Chicago, I'm sure they're going to do a great job.


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