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Old 11-13-2006, 01:05 PM
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Okay there, i disassembled my sansa. There is of course the FM-Tuner Chip missing. But unfortunately it looks like there are also some resistors and other SMD-stuff missing.

Okay then, who needs a radio anyway

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Old 11-14-2006, 02:43 PM
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Default European version, Sansa e280

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I am from Germany too (Grüß Gott aus München); have ordered 8GB e280 from Amazon.com for $179.90 with US shipping address - fortunately I have somebody who is able to re-send it to me.

BTW I've heard that with the latest firmware FM tuner frequences start with 87.5 MHz - is it true?? Would be great to us Europeans!
Hallo to u and also hi to Micoud le chef,

it would be interesting to know if your Sansa-radio is operation well here in Germany. I also thought about shipping but I'm not too keen on paying duty. In case anyone is interested then there's a Swiss-site that claims to have the US-version of the e280 with the FM radio on it: http://www.K55.ch

I have been told by a retailer that he's expecting a EU-version of the e280 with a radio inside just for Germany... don't know if this is true but it's supposed to be called "Sansa e280 FM/AM ". Price and distribution date is not yet known. I'll post something should this turn out to be true! Has anyone found a German site that sells the US-vers. of the e280??

Wish you all luck in the meantime! Wünsch Euch was!

Viele Grüße

Bob
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:32 PM
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it would be interesting to know if your Sansa-radio is operation well here in Germany. I also thought about shipping but I'm not too keen on paying duty.
I own an US E280 I bought from the states and the tuner works fine in Saxonia.
There's just FGTH with "The Power Of Love" on 102.1
I paid the duty what is especially high because the Sansa counts as a video player having a higher duty than a simple MP3 player. It's a predation, 45,62 Euros.

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Old 11-14-2006, 04:56 PM
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Hallo to u and also hi to Micoud le chef,

it would be interesting to know if your Sansa-radio is operation well here in Germany. I also thought about shipping but I'm not too keen on paying duty. In case anyone is interested then there's a Swiss-site that claims to have the US-version of the e280 with the FM radio on it: http://www.K55.ch

I have been told by a retailer that he's expecting a EU-version of the e280 with a radio inside just for Germany... don't know if this is true but it's supposed to be called "Sansa e280 FM/AM ". Price and distribution date is not yet known. I'll post something should this turn out to be true! Has anyone found a German site that sells the US-vers. of the e280??

Wish you all luck in the meantime! Wünsch Euch was!

Viele Grüße

Bob
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Old 11-15-2006, 02:52 AM
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Thanks, you linked the opposite direction.
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:14 AM
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it would be interesting to know if your Sansa-radio is operation well here in Germany. I also thought about shipping but I'm not too keen on paying duty.
My player did not arrive yet but I expect it this week -- I will let you know then! All other Europeans were satisfied so far... and I hope it will be working well here in Bavaria if it works in Saxonia ;-)

Event if one needs to pay 45,62 Euro taxes/duties for an e280 -- all in all it costs about the same like European version here in Germany: $180 in the US = below 150 EUR = not much than 200 EUR incl. shipping and taxes (and incl FM tuner) vs. cheepest price 199 EUR incl. shipping on amazon.de.
Warranty may be a problem though...
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:21 AM
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Never-ending confusion!!!
This German site lists every model with "FM" (with FM / AM Tuner) and without "FM": http://n-tv.preissuchmaschine.de/kat2-73-339.html
Does any sansa have AM tuner?!
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:53 AM
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Smile even more confusion

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Never-ending confusion!!!
This German site lists every model with "FM" (with FM / AM Tuner) and without "FM": http://n-tv.preissuchmaschine.de/kat2-73-339.html
Does any sansa have AM tuner?!

...see what I mean? I'll investigate the sit. and ask these retailers if the damn thing is really fitted with a radio or not as the whole thing is getting on my nerves. Sandisk couldn't confirm this information that a FM/AM player would be coming out to Germany so I'm none the wiser.

Thanks for the links!
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:57 AM
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Here's some infos about the warranty- there should be no probs for u Germans who bought yr. players in the USA.

You may now return your defective product to a SanDisk distributor in your country. This has been implemented to save customer shipping costs to the USA.

It is recommended that you package your device in a padded, tamper-resistant mailing envelope and also have your self-paid package insured. This will provide a tracking number in case the package is lost.

PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SANDISK DISTRIBUTORS and they will inform you of the procedure for replacing your product.

Duttenhofer GmbH - Germany
Email: sandisk@duttenhofer.de
Tel: +49-931-9708-147
Fax: +49-931-9708-159

HAMA GmgH & Co. - Germany
Email: hama@hama.de
Tel: +49-9091-502-0
Fax: +49-9091-502-290

Ingram Micro Distribution GmbH - Germany
Tel: +49-89-4208-1666

Optimal Foto - Germany
Tel: +49 4744/821871

Hope you won't need to get it replaced. You would get a player without the radio, so I've been told by Sandisk.

Have fun, Bob
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:22 AM
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Does any sansa have AM tuner?!
I don't think so. This wouldn't match into the Sansa's body.

This can become a big problem to the seller.
The German Consumer Protection Law says by sense:
If a seller is selling a good saying it has a special property and the good hasn't it he has to deliver a good having this property for the same price.

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Old 11-15-2006, 10:25 AM
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Hope you won't need to get it replaced. You would get a player without the radio, so I've been told by Sandisk.
Even if the player is sold in Germany with FM tuner? No chance!
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:07 AM
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Big thanks to Mintzer re warranty!!

In the meantime, I've got my sansa 280.
Good news: the tuner works just great, better that in my old player, so I am happy with this device so far.
Bad news: I had to pay 50 EUR = more than $60 taxes and duties, what a brazenness!! All in all I have paid $179.99 for player, $14 for the "travel kit", $10.50 shipping to Europe, plus 50 EUR for the customs... makes 215 EUR -- not cheap... but still OK as amazon.de sells EU version for 199 Euro without tuner.
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Old 11-25-2006, 04:17 PM
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Big thanks to Mintzer re warranty!!

In the meantime, I've got my sansa 280.
Good news: the tuner works just great, better that in my old player, so I am happy with this device so far.
Bad news: I had to pay 50 EUR = more than $60 taxes and duties, what a brazenness!! All in all I have paid $179.99 for player, $14 for the "travel kit", $10.50 shipping to Europe, plus 50 EUR for the customs... makes 215 EUR -- not cheap... but still OK as amazon.de sells EU version for 199 Euro without tuner.
Hi Vygi,

& don't mention it. Glad to read that yr. tuner is working fine in Germany. I'm staying put and I'm waiting till the retailers have the AM/FM Sansa in stock. All in all I will have to pay about € 225,-- for the gadget so you've done very well getting yrs. shipped over for less. Pity about the duty- a rip off! That's why I decided to wait. Do you have any problems with the volume? I often read that the Sansa wasn't loud enough...

Macht's gut!

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Old 11-25-2006, 04:45 PM
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Hi m8s,

funny to watch that.

I were proud and happy to have a tuner in my e260, but folks its an mp3 player that we have in our hands !!!

If we need a radio sit in your car or living room and turn it on

Just an reminder, dont want to start a discussion LOL

PAC

PS: I had a radio
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Old 11-25-2006, 07:22 PM
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Do you have any problems with the volume? I often read that the Sansa wasn't loud enough...
Hey Bob,
yes, my e280 is loud enough, usually I listen at 60%, never need more than 80% (still with defaut sandisk headphones). In the new firmware, there is a possibility to set volume to "high" and I can imagine that sansa had volume problems in the past, with older FW, which did not have this setting.
The sansa tuner is better (more sensitive) than Creative Zen Micro BTW (my workmate has one), and I (still) very satisfied with my gadget. 8GB almost full and still fast navigation etc.
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:19 AM
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I often read that the Sansa wasn't loud enough...
It's louder than you can bear.

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Old 11-27-2006, 04:29 PM
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If you live in Europe and you really want the Sansa e200 with radio you can buy one from http://english.megastore.se
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Old 11-30-2006, 02:48 PM
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If you live in Europe and you really want the Sansa e200 with radio you can buy one from http://english.megastore.se
Hi, can you please send me the exact link? There is no sign of mp3 players on this site as far as I can see.

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Old 11-30-2006, 02:51 PM
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Hey Bob,
yes, my e280 is loud enough, usually I listen at 60%, never need more than 80% (still with defaut sandisk headphones). In the new firmware, there is a possibility to set volume to "high" and I can imagine that sansa had volume problems in the past, with older FW, which did not have this setting.
The sansa tuner is better (more sensitive) than Creative Zen Micro BTW (my workmate has one), and I (still) very satisfied with my gadget. 8GB almost full and still fast navigation etc.
Hi again,

can you tell me which retailer sent you your sansa and how long the "journey" took? Does anyone else know of any sites within the EU that sell the sansa e280 with the radio?

Rock on! Bob
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Old 11-30-2006, 04:52 PM
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can you tell me which retailer sent you your sansa and how long the "journey" took? Does anyone else know of any sites within the EU that sell the sansa e280 with the radio?
I have bought it on amazon.com with American shipping address. A friend of mine sent me to me then. Amazon does not ship Electronics to Europe.

PIXMANIA (http://www.pixmania.com/) is available in 28 European countries and claims to have quite chap radio sansas (e280 in Germany for 199 EUR or in UK for 134 GBP).

Several other German sites offer now e2x0 with radio as well, eg. http://www.mp3-player.de/artikel.php?ArtNr=4517&id=122 (delivery time 10-14 days, shipping to different EU countries available) or http://www.technikdirekt.de/main/en/...qesz/page.html ("coming soon, we'll keep you informed by e-mail").

Need more?...

In any case, I would double-check availability of FM before ordering!
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