They have to connect with other departments to arrange to obtain parts / replacements and have them shipped. That takes time, and is not a terribly transparent process, as they don’t respond back to the customer until they have something to report. Unfortunately for both of you, this is their busiest time of year and they’re being SLAMMED, so it takes longer for Support to get the information they need. This is why I keep asking people not to create duplicate tickets, because, as noted in the pinned post at the top of this section, that slows down their support process, and there are a lot of people waiting for support right now.
Also I just heard from my son that UPS is so overwhelmed they informed his company they would not be picking up any outgoing packages for a time because their system is too overloaded. I suspect the other shippers are having similar problems, which is probably impacting Glowforge’s ability to get reliable shipping dates for customers.
We all understand it’s hard to wait. Those of us who waited 2.5 years for our machines REALLY understand. We will gladly commiserate with you and help you hang in there, but let’s do it in Everything Else instead of in Problems and Support, so Support can get back to you as quickly as possible!