Total newbie here, I haven’t even gotten my Glowforge yet (Feb 1st I’m told ) Anyways, I was checking out the catalog and I see there is a 50% off sale going on right now. Does anyone know how long the sale is running and does Glowforge run sales often?
Thank you in advance!
They’ve only been doing sales for a few months, so probably nobody has a good idea what to expect. From my observation I’d say there seems to always be something on sale although selection is limited. It’s a rotating array of material types. Like sometimes it will be certain sizes and colors of acrylic for example. If you see something you’d like, I wouldn’t count on it being on sale again for a few months.
I suspect that they have to buy in large quantities, and doing so need to get rid of slower selling stuff, they also had a special price on newly available types of materials (light plywood)or as was the case with the acrylic (they said) they got a super deal for a large quantity at the pre-covid price and passed on the savings.
Depending on your current abilities, if you are not familiar with a vector and a raster image editor, you do not need a glowforge in-house to start learning them. Inkscape is the key free software for vectors and Gimp is free also for raster graphics with both as powerful as expensive software and of course, everything is expensive in terms of the effort needed to learn how to use it.
That is why it is good to start that as soon as possible.
There are good and bad everywhere. Talking about specifics here will help a lot as among all of us there are not many places untried. I have overbought exotics that I need to use up, and as I frequently do deep relief carving PG medium is not the best deal.
If you want to just cut and assemble then PG can be the best deal.