The naysayers are being converted!


#1

I posted the Aztec calendar engrave and two of the biggest glowforge naysayers in the laser forum on FB have started to come around and admit how impressive it is… results speak for themselves! People are starting to realize the hype was true!


#2

Thanks for calming down the “peasants with their pitchforks”. They have actively been bashing the GF since crowdfunding .


#3

Yay!!!


#4

I’ll throw this link in here for people looking at this thread in the future…

(I’ll delete this post if I notice the link is added to the OP.)


#5


#6

Surprised they are not saying it was made on another laser or something they are so stubborn.


#7

Yeah I know right! I made sure to record video of it engraving just in case. =)


#8

I have never quite understood their animosity. Unless you have invested in a Glowforge, what difference does it make whether it is delivered on time or capable of great things? I don’t bash them for owning the laser of their choice and doing whatever they choose to do on it. Perhaps they fear competition in the marketplace. I am excited to get a Glowforge someday soon, and I hope they continue to be happy with the choice they have made.


#9

I’ve read some of the negative posts about the Glowforge and get the feeling that they may not be berating the Glowforge so much as they are berating the people who have pre-ordered one…thinking that we are foolish and gullible. We shall have the last word! :relieved:


#10

Wow. I’m pleasantly surprised!


#11

I get it. The fear of having made a significant investment and then to have a better cheaper version come along a short time later. It’s tough. You really want to have made a good decision and not be stuck with an inferior product. Also, your investment loses value, because now it’s that much harder to move. Anyone who spends that kind of money will buy the better machine so now yours rests at a lower market value. At least they still have more working space. That’s something.


#12

I recommend Takitus for 100% referral bonus. That engraving will sell a lot of Glowforges.
Outstanding work.


#13

I already have full referral bonus, so if this were true I would have to relay it to a school or makerspace for youngsters. Thanks for the nomination though! =)


#14

I mean 100% as in free.


#15

Oooo that would be nice. I actually got enough real referral bonuses to cover the cost if it went that high, but as we all know the cutoff is 1k.

I’m actually just really privileged to even have a pre-release! I’m incredibly grateful.

I think if I could actually really ask for anything it would be a 0,0 home position and numeric poitioning/sizing of objects. And world peace


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#16

Your priorities are in proper order :wink:


#17

Ah, world peace! Wouldn’t that be great!


#18

Maybe fear of change/new technology? What found really strange was how much effort and energy people put into convincing others that glowforge was going to be crap or was a scam. I remember one post on Reddit where someone “reviewed” it just based on the promo video and wild speculation - a whole, long review. I can understand if you were afraid others would waste their money or be conned by something obviously fake, but that never seemed to be the motivation. Because that would take a few sentences. But people seem to invest a lot of time and energy into it solely to be negative.


#19

I think it’s the same effect that digital DSLR cameras had on the photography industry. People had spent a lot of time and money to mastering photography and film developing and they were considered professional photographers; it was an art form that limited people had the knowledge and skill to be really proficient at. All of a sudden, digital shows up and every Tom, Dick and Harry had access to equipment that allowed them to take 100’s of instant photos and it really closed the gap between professionals and amateur photographers.

A lot of the argument I hear about the GF is similar in that a “toy” home laser can"t possibly be viable machine. I think it threatens some folks to think that someone will be able to produce the same thing on their $3,000 machine that they currently make with a $20,0000 machine. There really is room for both commercial and hobby machines. One isn’t better than the other, they just have a different niche to fill. It’s been good to see a few die-hard haters admit they are impressed with the engraving the GF has produced and Takitus has done a great job being an ambassador.


#20

Great points