My shipping cost was $99, but I don’t believe they ask for an address at the time we ordered the GF unit. (I order the GF-PRO so I had additional cost related to the Air Filter shipping). I agree that a Pre-production model won’t be sent to Hawaii, because of that I didn’t sign up for those units.
However, just because the cost was the same at the time I ordered my unit was the same as someone who ordered their unit that lives on the “mainland” doesn’t mean that it will actually be the same cost. If all things are equal they will either; 1) have to charge more at the time they ship my unit once they know my physical mailing address. or 2) GF will have to pay the difference in relation to the increased shipping cost to Hawaii.
My question is also about the “gifts” we will get and potential future orders I may choose to make. Like International customers I will have to make the decision to order items online not only evaluating the cost of the individual items but also the cost related to shipping. Since many companies choose not to ship to Hawaii I am curious what GF will choose to do.
If shipping to Hawaii truly isn’t an issue or isn’t expected to be a dramatically higher cost I would feel more comfortable getting a response from an actual GF employee, like @dan but greatly appreciate your input @rpegg.