Your Pint Shipping Date
@Rocketeer this is kind of crazy. Honestly the least they can do after all these delays is to expedite the shipping. I didn't order mine on the same day as the announcement but a few days later and mine is hopefully bring shipped August 7th. And as you know when we ordered there was no notion of this being pre-ordered. Only a few days later when I eagerly checked my order status I got June 25th as the ETA. Now after all these months they don't even bother expediting the shipment?
Kept my mouth shut so far, but gotta say I'm genuinely pissed now.
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@Franko oh that’s good to hear thanks for sharing! Perhaps I’ll place my order for those rail guards now 😉
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@sinah I'm pissed too. The lack of communication from FM is the worst part
I honestly don't understand all the hate here. Or the idea that "as you know when we ordered there was no notion of this being pre-ordered."
Anyone who ordered in March should have fully realized it was a pre-order; it was actually quite obvious with all the promotion they did, the discounted pricing/packaged offerings and the lmtd. ed. Sage colorway. I don't know why anyone would have expected the proposed shipping dates at that time to be anything more than estimates. I mean for pete's sake, they hadn't even finished building the factory at that point.
Frustration at the extended wait times, I can get behind. But outright anger, seems overly harsh.
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@a1katie I feel like, if u Did think it was a preorder back in March, u didn't pay much attn to the checkout process -- where they offered 3 options for shipping, one being 3 day air/expedited... imagine selecting that option, lol!
@a1katie said in Your Pint Shipping Date:
Anyone who ordered in March should have fully realized it was a pre-order; it was actually quite obvious with all the promotion they did
i agree -- i knew when i ordered on March 12th that it was a new item, still in the works, and i was ok with delivery in May. BUT i also agree that once they started hitting the original estimated dates back in May and suddenly extended them out by another month and a half again -- THAT was where i started to get upset, and i just wish they would be really up front with the deliveries for the Slate and Sand models now, because those people have been really putting up with a lot at this point.
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I canceled my pint order this afternoon but not because I was upset about the delay in shipping or the lack of communication by FM. I cancelled because I decided that I wanted a board with more range so I bought an XR. If they come out with a new pint in the future that has more range I'll consider it. I've been riding my V1 for 3 weeks now and I have found that the seven to eight miles that it provides is just not enough for me. About 3 weeks ago I ordered the two-x kit for my V1 so I can increase its range.
I've been riding my V1 for 3 weeks now and I have found that the seven to eight miles that it provides is just not enough for me. About 3 weeks ago I ordered the two-x kit for my V1 so I can increase its range.
i'm nowhere near maxing out the Pint range yet, since i'm still learning, but i'm also hoping that some sort of 3rd party battery extender modifier will show up because i am thinking at some point i'll need it.
@a1katie I feel like, if u Did think it was a preorder back in March, u didn't pay much attn to the checkout process -- where they offered 3 options for shipping, one being 3 day air/expedited... imagine selecting that option, lol
?? Why does that matter? If you selected 3 Day Air in March, wouldn’t you expect 3 Day shipping once it’s finally ready to be shipped?
Hey a quick note from my side at least. I didn't talk of hate. But am I upset? you bet I am.
Now you might have been following OW for years. I didn't know about their existence until a few days before I placed my order. I just saw someone riding one in the street and I really needed something like that for my commute (which I no longer need) and I searched all over the internet to find out what the heck was that thing because I thought it was really cool. When I figured it was the onewheel I headed to their website and just placed an order. I ordered Pint because it was more affordable for me. I actually had no clue whatsoever that it was just released and there was nothing on the website or anywhere in the order process that would tell me that. I remember placing the order and just wondering in the end "ok when exactly am I gonna get this?!" It wasn't until a few days later when I decided I really should figure that out and I found the DWMOW page and it told me June 25th. I was completely shocked but still didn't know this was a "pre-order". I searched online again and I think in their FAQ found something that said it'll take 8-12 weeks to make a OW. Now that I know more, I think that was back when they had released the XR. But again thought I'll just wait a bit longer. No big deal. Right? Then as the further delays happened, I dug more and only then figured this was actually a new release with a new factory and everything.
Still I kept my mouth shut and I waited and waited and waited and they just kept pushing my order (silently) further and further and further back.
So before you get on your high horses and say oh what's the hate for, see if I actually mentioned hate, or if I have good reasons to be upset. You're happy with your situation? Good for you. Don't expect everyone to have your situation or think just like you do.
And FWIW, if you leave in southern California you probably don't give a damn if summer is over before you receive your OW. I wouldn't either. Many people though would effectively have to wait for another year before they can enjoy their ride. The clock is ticking for me...
And just as I was typing this my date got pushed yet again.
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@sinah I... I shouldn't be laughing... Sorry...
As much as I love my XR, FM really screwed the pooch on the Pint launch.
And FWIW, if you leave in southern California you probably don't give a damn if summer is over before you receive your OW. I wouldn't either. Many people though would effectively have to wait for another year before they can enjoy their ride.
i don't live in S. Cal. either, but i do visit on occasion. i live in Northern NV, and we get all four seasons, with snow, etc., and FWIW, i've seen videos of people who live in the eastern and northern US riding their OW boards in wet and even snowy conditions, so i would not worry too much about only being able to ride it for 3 months out of the year. With the right tire, it might actually be almost an all-year-round ride.
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Yeah mine was Aug 20th and has slipped back a few times to the 28 now. Really hoping it moves up as it gets closer but at this rate I’ll be well into Sept...
@sinah you're right, you didn't say "hate" anywhere, that was just how I interpreted your last comment, that you were "genuinely pissed now."
I can certainly see where you are coming from after reading this. I'm guessing that the main difference between our 2 experiences is that I can't imagine a situation in which I'd throw down $1k for something I knew so little about. I researched the crap outta the pint and even then still hemmed & hawed over the purchase until the final day of pre-order availability. Maybe this purchase wasn't that big of a deal to you (no judgement and good on you if so), for me it was an investment and I needed to ensure I knew exactly what I was getting before I committed to it.
In May, when FM announced the delays, did they not send you the mini 3D printed Pint as compensation? I know that was a bit of a stab to the heart, but it was NOT by any means required of them and I felt FM really went above and beyond with that gesture.
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@a1katie thanks for your understanding. Yes I was upset. I AM upset, but I really don't equate being upset with hate. I keep watching every YouTube video and liking them with eagerness dreaming for the day I can ride mine.
Yes. You probably are right that when I dropped the $1k I didn't do as much research as you have done. I did some. But it didn't even occur to me to check when the product was released, and ironically I really needed it back then for my particular commute situation so I may have rushed it a bit.
I may even look into what Franko suggested and find out how/if I can safely ride during the raining season (I don't think I would do in snow) but that doesn't really change the fact that they dropped the ball on this and they keep doing it.
I did receive the mail back when they sent it but that actually came way after I saw delay after delay. I check my status like 50 times a day. That's how excited I am to finally hopefully one day get mine. Beside this last post, you can never find me complain about any of it. So I was surprised when you said you don't understand all the hate. It's all good. 😊
@a1katie said in Your Pint Shipping Date:
I'm guessing that the main difference between our 2 experiences is that I can't imagine a situation in which I'd throw down $1k for something I knew so little about. I researched the crap outta the pint and even then still hemmed & hawed over the purchase until the final day of pre-order availability.
i did the same thing. i fretted and researched and thought about it until the window for the Sage colorway was about to close, and then jumped in. i had seen OneWheels on the playa at burning man the year before, and i REALLY wanted one, but the price point was just too much for me until the Pint was announced. I think what else really went into my mindset was that i had kickstarted another product a couple years before that cost much more than the Pint (approx. $1400, all told, honestly) and i waited about a YEAR AND A HALF for that to finally be in my hands, so waiting 4 months was really not bad at all as far as i was concerned. now, i know the Pint wasn't a kickstarter product, but it's true that it was basically run like one, ahem...
i had kickstarted another product a couple years before that cost much more than the Pint (approx. $1400, all told, honestly) and i waited about a YEAR AND A HALF for that to finally be in my hands
Yeah. I had a somewhat similar kickstarter experience except that in my case after about the year and a half wait, they just filed for chapter 11 and I never saw a dime of my money back. Thankfully that wasn't $1400, but then again I was well aware of the risks when I backed the project, and still it was upsetting to be left with nothing after all of that. This time, it wasn't advertised as such to me.
Anyhow, right now I can't do anything but wait. That's not true, I can cancel, but I'd feel even worse if I do that being so close to the finish line. So I'll just wait :)
@sinah hang in there, your day will come!
Also, just putting it out there, I’ve seen video footage of people onewheeling in the snow! Granted it was a hard pack, but still snow!