I haven’t been terribly active on the forums, but have been lurking since the crowdfunding campaign. Unfortunately, as Canadian Golden Email Day approaches, my wife and I have been reconsidering whether a Glowforge is right for us. The potential is there, but given the uncertainty around international warranty work and tube replacements the money is better spent elsewhere for us.
Given that we’re so close to Canadian units shipping, we’re hoping to take delivery and resell. Everything gets far more complicated if shipping is involved, so ideally the buyer would be able to pick up in Kitchener/Waterloo.
We’re looking for $4,500 (CAD) + whatever the final brokerage bill is. That includes one Glowforge Basic, shipping charges (excluding brokerage and taxes), the $150 worth of Proofgrade materials, and an estimated $320 worth of Glowforge store credit. The credit isn’t transferable, so we’d place whatever order you wanted before transferring ownership with Glowforge.
That price is with the Glowforge valued at $3000 (USD), or halfway between the preorder price we’re locked in at and the current sticker price. The Proofgrade and store credit is included at 75% of face value. Once it’s delivered we’ll confirm the final brokerage bill and add that to the $4500.
Current estimated “golden email” date is April 23rd, with delivery within 6 weeks of that. If you’re interested but not on the forum, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glowforge folks: I believe all of the above is above board, but if there’s anything you take exception to don’t hesitate to let me know.