Is it possible for us who live in Seattle to avoid the shipping charge and pick our Glowforge up in person when the time comes? Cheaper for us and eliminates the risk of the machine getting damaged in transit.
I live in Vancouver (WA, not BC), and I would probably do the same thing! Save $100, prevent shipping damage, maybe even get a tour of the Glowforge offices?
I wish we could do that! Unfortunately all the Glowforges are going to a giant logistics and shipping center, and from their straight to their destinations, without setting foot in Seattle.