45 days to go

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#1

So in theory, in 45 days GF should have shipped ALL of our preorders, right?

Are we still on track? Last update was 27 days ago.

Cheers.


I'm nervously excited November!
#3

But whos counting right? :wink: (…I am…)


#4

I’ve long since run out of fingers and toes for that. Fortunately I opted for not holding my breathe as well. :wink:


#5

Really wish I had ordered about 8 hours sooner than I did😕


#6

Not all. Only the Oct-2015 pre-orders. Pre-orders from Nov-2015 through today will be shipped sometime between 31-Dec-2016 and 31-Mar-2017.


#7

I’d love a quick “Yep, everything is on track” check in!


#8

My guess is if the hardware’s ready, they’ll ship by 31-Dec. Even if that means half-baked software since they can and will keep tweaking that on their side.

I know @dan said he’d rather deliver a perfect product that does everything it’s supposed to rather than deliver on time, blah blah blah. But I imagine they’re sitting there going “Well, crap… The software really isn’t quite ready. We can’t delay again or they’ll lynch us! The media, the customers, everybody will want our heads this time!”

So that’s all 100% speculation, of course. To be clear, I haven’t installed any surveillance devices at Glowforge HQ.


#9

And I TOTALLYYY haven’t been wearing a camo outfit and tiptoeing behind @dan for the past few months to figure out how things are going… I would NEVERRRR do that… :wink::wink::wink::wink:


#10

Probably won’t see any updates for a couple weeks. History has proven that changes aren’t announced until the ship has long sailed. And if they remain on schedule then they won’t announce because “on schedule” doesn’t mean an unknown won’t still pop up. Don’t mean this to be read negatively. Just is what it is.


#11

That’s okay. I’ve been known to lie. :smiling_imp:


#12

I neverrrr lie. :wink::wink::wink::wink:


#13

Since the User Manual is like the very last thing you get put together before releasing a product, I’m feeling pretty darn good these days. It means most things are almost done, and there are procedures in place for them, and they just need to get them written down so that us dummies can follow:

:blush:

Barring “force majeure” to quote the great JB…

:squeeee:


#14

Their original 30 day Pre-Orders were roughly 10,000 units (not sure where I read that, but it was somewhere so it must be true). That means that they need to ship roughly 200 per day starting today. It will be interesting to see if they can achieve those numbers. Here’s hoping!


#15

…orrrr…

simply ship the 10,000 on Dec 31st 2016 at 23:59 lol


#16

Yep :slightly_smiling_face:

Or create 10,000 UPS labels and wait for the brown trucks to show up after New Years.


#17

I’d be surprised if any (let alone all) preorders would have shipped just yet. Last I’d seen, the goal was to get crowdfund campaign orders shipped by the end of the year - so they still have weeks to get units out the door. I don’t have a link handy, but I recall reading something recently about aiming to ship the first units by the end of November… we’re a couple weeks away from that, and eagerly awaiting an email asking for shipping details.


#18

You can rest assured that the first person to get the e-mail requesting their address will post that event here somewhere. I don’d think we’ll have to guess when the shipping starts. :wink:


#19

I remember reading that too, but there were 10,000 units sold in the month long pre-order. So to ship them all before Dec. 31st and not starting shipping until end of November that means that they will need to ship roughly 300 per day. That’s a tall order for a small shop. But here’s still hoping…


#20

GF may be a small company, but apparently their manufacturing contractor is not (dan has hinted coyly). So ultimate production and shipping rates could be quite high (although you wouldn’t want to run continuously at those rates or you’d build up a backlog).


#21

Who’s to say they have not already started manufacturing and has been for weeks? months?

But this is heavily filed in the ‘speculation’ dept.

At this point all we can do is sit and wait.