UPDATED: Response from Butterfly labs at the bottom.
After the bad news last week that Butterfly Labs missed their power estimates for the new range of BitForce SC ASIC bitcoin miners and the under performing glance Luke-Jr showed us of an actual device hashing Butterfly Labs has shocked the bitcoin mining industry by altering their entire product line.
The BitForce Jalapeno that was to do 4.5 GH/s and cost \$149.00 will be replaced with a 5 GH/S Bitcoin Miner for \$274.00.
The BitForce Little Single 30 GH/s Miner for \$649.00 will now be a 25 GH/S Bitcoin Miner costing \$1,249.00.
Finally The BitForce Single 60 GH/s for \$1,299.00 is replaced with 50 GH/S Bitcoin Miner for \$2,499.00.
Unfortunately the BitForce Mini Rig for 1,500 costing \$29,899.00 is now marked as out of stock and has no replacement at present.
I have not been able to find out what will happen to people with 'pre-orders' as of yet (some going back a full eight months) but when I find out, I will update this article.
UPDATE: A person that I am in contact with has received a response to an email from Butterfly Labs and has kindly allowed me to re-post it here.
First the enquiry;-
On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 3:43 PM, \<[email protected]> wrote:
Dear BFL, I ordered the 60GH model and paid through wire transfer MTS-TRN 00000000-000000 in the amount of \$1333.00 as stated under my account with email [email protected]
My question: Please tell me I will receive the 60GH model for the price that was paid as I see you have changed your pricing model and I am almost down to my last couple of dollars but risked it all with your company.
Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.
To summarize: I just would like clarification that I will receive the 60GH that I ordered. Before the price/model change a few days ago I spoke with Dave on the phone he said they will ship sometime in June.
And now the response;-
From: Butterfly Labs Inc \<[email protected]>
Date: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: New mail from contact form
To: [email protected]
Everyone will receive the gh/s rate within 10% of their stated hash rates that they paid for.
If you do not have a paid preorder number for the previous products, and you want more hashing power you will need to place a preorder for the new models.
Names, email address and transaction codes of individuals have been altered.