An update'ish on order #74**



  • I really wish all of those bitching about delays would just cancel already. My board will ship sooner. Good lord.



  • @e-ball said in An update'ish on order #74**:

    I really wish all of those bitching about delays would just cancel already. My board will ship sooner. Good lord.

    It's not so much about the delay it's about how they handle it the lack of transparency with lead times and the causes for it is just ridiculous. There are so many scenarios where this would not be acceptable for example what if someone bought this as a gift and gets it 2 months after the promise date.. I could see countless scenarios where customers would be frustrated. For me personally it's the lack of communication or the amount of false information given to me directly by FM not once not twice bout countless times. If I ran my business like this I would have no customers period.



  • @s2kboy sorry man, all I'm hearing is wah wah wah. People have $1500 laying around to buy a freaking toy - you'd think they have other things to occupy their time rather than repeating the same "they aren't telling us enough" b.s. and complaining about delays.

    I ordered during the founding member period (78xx) and I wanted my board to have on the beach this week. You know what? I'm still having a great time at the beach and I'll still enjoy my board when it arrives.



  • @s2kboy couldn't agree more with you! I personally purchased the OW+ as a birthday gift for my son. It is extremely frustrating to not have any updates from FM as to a realistic shipping date.



  • Just trying to imagine, for some its like being on a waiting list for a heart transplant and others can just ride it out.

    I have lived long enough to understand that " In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Ben F.



  • @COKids said in An update'ish on order #74**:

    @s2kboy couldn't agree more with you! I personally purchased the OW+ as a birthday gift for my son. It is extremely frustrating to not have any updates from FM as to a realistic shippping date.

    you should probably just go ahead and buy a V1 for him which will become yours when the plus arrives



  • @CBR-954rr sure! Good idea! Hey can I borrow a few bucks? I think $1,000 should do it . ;-)



  • Has anyone received shipping notices this week? Shipping again but I don't many happy posters who received notice. I'd be happy just see progress on shipments.



  • @Eliminator Yeah I was hoping to see some posts about shipment notifications, but except for maybe 1 or 2, I feel like I haven't seen any in 2 weeks. I am about 50 away from the highest number posted so far, but still I wait, impatiently!



  • @e-ball There seems to be a pattern emerging from comments to "stop whining": they usually refer to OW as a toy.

    I'd like to remind them that OW can also be purchased for utilitarian reasons. It is a personal transportation device, after all. And the best/most convenient way to quickly get around in the city.



  • @SeattleCommuter It's true. I'd go crazy without my OW to get places in Chicago. Last time I had to send it in to FM I paid for overnight delivery and it ended up being gone just 4 days. It was a tough 4 days. Glad I'll have my PLUS as a backup now!



  • @COKids said in An update'ish on order #74**:

    @CBR-954rr sure! Good idea! Hey can I borrow a few bucks? I think $1,000 should do it . ;-)

    I'd lend it to you but $3,200 of my disposable income is already tied up with nothing to show for it....



  • @SeattleCommuter We personally use it for recreation only, so to us it's just a play thing. A great one if it matters.

    But , recently at a Hyatt Resort
    I had a confrontation(friendly kine) with the security guards and said whoa "dats wat we need!" Apparently they were seriously looking into getting some utilitarian scooter to cover more grounds. They were so serious they had to get the boss and show her what I had been riding.

    We talked a bit about how I can out manuveur their golf carts and so on .

    So there may be other purpose for the One Wheel , regardless we all need to stand in line to get one .



  • @fruitygreen I never said there's anything wrong with getting a OW just for fun. My point is simply that the wait can be harder for some than others.

    But mostly, I believe people are 100% allowed to express their discontent without getting talked down to. It's a good thing to have an avenue for upset customers to vent their anger. It's cathartic and makes the wait a little more bearable.



  • V1 rocks.
    I don't need no damn extra few miles.
    Then again, maybe not...



  • @CBR-954rr said in An update'ish on order #74**:

    you should probably just go ahead and buy a V1 for him which will become yours when the plus arrives

    Does anyone know if the V1's are shipping? In all honestly, I'd cancel my order for a OW+ with no delivery date in sight (order #100xx) and order a OW if I knew it'd be here before summer.



  • @skyman88 ASAIK they are. If you don't need OW+ I'd definitely do that.



  • @skyman88 A V1 would be at your door in a week! Send me a message and I can have FM to send you a free fender with a v1 too ;)



  • @SeattleCommuter There are 3 OWv1's at my local Best Buy. You may want to check a store near you if you don't mind paying full price for an original.



  • @SeattleCommuter said in An update'ish on order #74**:

    ASAIK they are. If you don't need OW+ I'd definitely do that.

    I've been interested in OW since Kick Starter but never pulled the trigger. Then I saw a whole slew of ads recently online and made the decision to get the latest and greatest; Ferrari vs GTI according to their promo video... but I'll take a GTI now over a promise of a Ferrari someday.

    @slydogstroh let me think this over tonight but more and more I like the idea of having something to ride for the summer.


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