Got my GF Pro a couple of weeks ago. All is well. It’s a nice piece of equipment. Right now I’m working on figuring out how to best vent the exhaust to a window.
But near the top of my To Do List has been a different kind of “venting”…
I’ve unboxed many things over many years, and this is the first time I’ve ever encountered a box that needed step-by-step instructions for how to open it. Moreover, one finds out later that this box is required for shipping the GF for warranty repair! If the box is opened improperly or otherwise damaged, that will end up being a US$250 mistake!
Now, I admire how well the GF was packaged, and I appreciate the wisdom in keeping the packaging for later use, but I really, really, REALLY wish there was some sort of note on the box that warned me about the $250 mistake I was about to make.
So much about the GF bespeaks an uncanny degree of careful design and forethought, but a $0.05 sticker that said, “WARNING: YOU MUST READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE UNBOXING,” or “BOX MUST BE OPENED A CERTAIN WAY SO THAT YOU DON’T FLUSH $250 DOWN THE TOILET” right on the box would have saved me some pain and suffering (and, yes, some embarrassment, too).
It’s not so much the sting of making this $250 mistake; it’s more the bitter knowledge that I could have been so easily spared this bit of misery.
Anywho, apart from that, I’m loving my GF. I’ve been playing with an Epilog Mini for 4 years, and I am pleased to see that the GF can hold its own against it!