2+ years of waiting, and my Glowforge finally arrived! I opened it up, super excited to get printing, meticulously follow the unboxing instructions, pull it out…and it’s dripping wet. The outside of the box is totally undamaged, but inside the plastic bag protecting the machine is soaked. At first I thought it was condensation, but it’s way too much liquid. Plus, whatever this thing is covered in is definitely not water. It’s oily, smells bitter, stung my arms, and left a big stain on my wood desk.
As soon as we got it out of the box, I noticed that the liquid was also inside the laser tube, which led me to believe I probably should not turn it on.
I was so zen about all the shipping delays that maybe at this point, this is unreasonable, but was kind of the last straw emotionally. I’m so disappointed and sad. It’s like time and money spent waiting and then you think it’s over - lol, nope! And also now your desk is ruined. Double zing.
I also broke a nail getting it out of the box, so I think it’s time to go start drinking.