I find this answer a bit confusing:
"Why is international shipping so expensive?
Dan Shapiro 03/11/2016
With limited logistics time and resources, we had to go with traditional package delivery as the cheapest option we could launch with. The prices listed are the commercial rates for carriers like Fedex and DHL. Shipping dimensions of a Glowforge are 46" x 29" x 16" and 70 pounds. The Glowforge Air Filter is 46" x 29" x 12" and 40 pounds."
You seem to be saying that it should be cheap while the question is about why it’s expensive.
What does ‘traditional package delivery’ mean for international shipping? I know the GF is big and heavy but at $1700 (in my case) I would expect it to be flown (in first class) and delivered within 24hrs(!)
Could you confirm if international orders will be by air freight or… sea?
It would help in understanding what a December shipping date would mean for the overseas community in terms of getting their GF.