Got an Email today from Glowforge. “You can now find the shipping estimate for your Glowforge” So, check my account at Glowforge and it informed me Estimated Shipping Notification Date is Jan. 3, 2018.
But wait, the email also stated: "Based on our current production capabilities and with the ongoing efficiency improvements to our factory, this is the most accurate estimate we can make of when your order will be ready to ship. On or before that date, you’ll receive an email from us, at which time we’ll collect your current shipping address and initiate the shipping process for delivery in up to six weeks (usually less). "
So, I am pretty sure… it will be another year before I get my Glowforge. Just have to make do and see if we get lucky and production does picks up. Then would be a great Xmas present.