Most asked question of the drop in VIC chip replacement is: when will I be able to buy it. The trick is that I would be TERRIBLE at supporting a “consumer” product. Apparently “I find you too annoying to answer this question” is not a good tech support response. #commodore

Let’s say $75 retail and a generous 8% profit back to me (this is probably high). A niche product INSIDE a niche market… 1000 sold over a few years:$6000. Works out to like $1.25/hour PLUS the pain of tech support and entitled consumers. I’ll open source the design: my sanity