Non-Americans getting Production Units?

pre-release

#15

Americans, as a whole are not that great at geography. No exception here. Pretty sure I could name all the States in Australia, but not sure I could even point to Kansas or Iowa on a U.S. map.


#16

Went to Santa Fe once. Enjoyed a rant from one of the locals complaining about all the USAians telling him he lived in a different country.


#17

when i lived in france this issue was discussed because i lived with a french-speaking woman from chile. she took umbrage that only people from the US are considered americans, and the term “les Etats-Unisiens” has popped up in french occasionally as a result.


#18

Gets even more challenging when you realize we aren’t the only United States, either.


#19

true! tho most other places go by more pronounced alternate titles


#20

no plan survives contact with the enemy” (Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke)

I agree that this is/was certainly the plan… but if they are unable to flood the USA Basic buyers with :glowforge: units then i find it hard to believe they are storing the X number to ship across all the UK, or Australian (for example) units.
@Dan has already (elsewhere) said that the cost of sending OS is a lot more expensive than they planned so it would not make sense for them to send individual units when they could ship a container to a Country or Forwarding Port and thence on to buyers.

I think that realistically they will do as many of the USA buyers first for reasons of ease, practicality and product control


#21

I’m in no place to contradict the plan that they’ve stated.


#22

FYI non-USA Purchasers


#23

:frowning:


#24

Unfortunately international shipments are simply not as predictable as domestic. There’s nothing we can do to eliminate the chance that customs sits on the product for a month, for example.


#25

Understandable! I’m just praying that my unit or basically every international peeps get theres by the end of this year :slight_smile: haha


#26

That only tends to happen with post. Couriers seem to get through customs very quickly if the documentation is correct.


#27

Surprising how much package documentation gets through quickly when signed by celebrities: superman, Donald duck, and many others. I sure wasn’t putting my name on what was being sent. Not to mention too, the incomprehensible off-handed scribble.


#28

FYI:
Sydney, Australia
Basic Glowforge
Estimated Date: 1st March 2018 (a few weeks ago it was 27th March so it has moved forward in estimation)


#29

My pro to the UK has been rock solid at Jan 24th. I won’t be home for any six week period before that anyway.


#30

That’s pretty cool, be interested to see what your first projects are gonna be


#31

Probably some elaborate contraption to vent out of a casement window.


#32

Wow, my expected delivery date has blown out from March 1 to April 2nd.
:frowning:


Pushed Back a Month From March to April
#33

Mine from March to May :scream:


#34

Yeah, these are pretty extreme… more bad news coming one would expect