Two announcements today: we’ve sold a total of $45M in lasers so far, and our preorder discount is about to end.
Q: Does this mean you’re about to ship?
A: That’s our plan! We’re scheduled to ship the bulk of our units this December. Details here.
Q: What will the pricing be after the discount ends?
A: We’re planning $3,000-$6,000, but as always, pricing may change.
Q: What is the exact date that the discount will end?
A: We’re not sharing the exact date. We’ll keep the current prices through September.
Q: $45M! Who are all those people?
A: Many of them you know from the forum, but we’ve seen that about a third of buyers (who tend not to hang out here) are universities, maker spaces, and big tech companies - just about every big technology company you’ve heard of has purchased a Glowforge printer (or three).
Q: So does this mean you’re absolutely certain you’ll ship on schedule?
A: No. Unfortunately our schedule can never be absolutely certain, because production surprises with far-reaching consequences can arrive at the last minute. We’re working every waking hour to get your Glowforge on time, but if you’ll forgive me repeating myself, meeting our schedule is the second-most important goal we have as a company - eclipsed only by making sure your Glowforge is as good as it can possibly be.
Thanks so much for your continuing support. We’re working hard to get your lasers to you shortly!