Uh oh, another ship slip

  • @rageouse said in Uh oh, another ship slip:

    My July 10th ship day has held for the last week or so? It was July 9th before that.

    have you checked today? (heh, only slightly kidding)

    Don't forget everyone that it't only a ship date. We all won't get it till a few days after that as we wait on the FedEx delivery truck.

    oh, i know. arrghhhhhh, it's killing me.

  • @Franko I check every day, multiple times a day. It is a constant open tab on my browser for over a month now.

  • @rageouse haha, i'm glad i'm not the only one with a tab like that. : D

  • @Franko Does anyone how the manufacturing process is going?

    Are they all built and waiting for a software update to be bug free..?
    or are they semi ready but waiting for unique parts to come in from overseas for example?

    Or they have it complete but build time takes a while so they are stocking up before they send any out.

    Imagine if they only have 10% of units made and ready from all orders.. but it would take an extra 2 months to produce another 80% of total orders... It would make more sense to make everyone wait and send out the bulk batch when 90% of the orders are ready to send.

    Others would argue but imagine knowing some people have them.. how could they then justify a 2 month wait without exposing their shortcomings.

    Ps my current date is August 5th and I ordered on May 17th

  • @Daymos Imagine they have non made and only start making them next week. All these things went through my mind and this is why I cancelled my order after FM having my money for 3 months.
    Once the Pints are a stock item, I shall reorder one.

  • @Mark-Vlogs Your decision makes total sense.

    I've been watching progress for months and was ready to buy in March like you but there was zero info available on the dispatch date at the time.

    I've made slip back allowances for a few weeks but would consider cancelling if this were to get worse date wise..

    I'm hoping there are no problems with the first batches

  • @Daymos I’m keeping my fingers crossed for everyone that there are no issues, I’m hoping that the delays will mean the product is 100% ok and that there are no recalls needed.

  • Still hanging in there, bc they keep telling me I am shipping 1st day, but I was also rolled back again from 7/2 to 7/3.

  • @Vindigo75 Pleased you’re still hanging in, exciting times

  • @Vindigo75 wow, that's the earliest date i've seen yet -- i think you must be among the first, then. awesome!

  • @Vindigo75 Has it been shipped or is there a new shipping date?

  • Theres another post somewhere and we're on 7th July as the earliest.

  • I ordered a pint last week. I was given a ship date of August 17. I can't wait.

  • @kraken640 haha, you gonna wait...
    I ordered at May 19. showing August 6 for quite a while, went to August 5 then jumped between these two. Now 7 days pushback to August 13, not satisfied.
    I’m quite irritated about the fact someone who ordered last week is only 4 days later in queue than someone who ordered almost 2 month ago...

  • @crazy4-o mate in identical to you.. same dates as you and I ordered a couple months back.
    Strange that someone who ordered last week is just a couple days apart.

    This tells me they can produce the machines fast.. but I'm guessing they're waiting for bulk components to come in from somewhere like Asia.

    That's the only thing which FM has no control over and cant communicate.

    For example.. if they had all the components in their warehouses right now and they was building.. they could give and exact date because it's within their control.. waiting for components must be the issue.

    Or a software bug which cant be solved...

    What do you guys think?

  • @Daymos I really don’t believe that they are waiting for parts from China/Asia or wherever, and I know they ‘tell’ us that only one screw is the same as the XR, ALL of these products can be supplied immediately from the Middle East, the only thing that can’t is the motor.

    I absolutely love the product and the thought of owning a OW, however they need to change the way they’re working out f they want to survive, it’s ok having millions of dollars in the bank for Pint preorders, but customers and reviews are what keep a company on the right track.
    I really hope FM have learnt from this and in future don’t release a product until it’s on the shelf.

  • @Mark-Vlogs you make valid points.

    When I say waiting for parts and Asia.. It could mean any part and from any country.

    You mentioned a motor... could well be.

    I believe they are waiting for something to come it's like there are 2 main batch dates.. mid July and mid August whatever that means.

    I really dont know tbh...

  • @crazy4-o said in Uh oh, another ship slip:

    @kraken640 haha, you gonna wait...
    I ordered at May 19. showing August 6 for quite a while, went to August 5 then jumped between these two. Now 7 days pushback to August 13, not satisfied.
    I’m quite irritated about the fact someone who ordered last week is only 4 days later in queue than someone who ordered almost 2 month ago...

    I get that. I think that the August time frame was always going to happen. Too bad they couldn't have just put that out to begin with. Even last week when I ordered mine there was nothing in the verbage that said it was a pre-order. It did however say that shipments would start after July. Maybe that didn't happen with the orders placed previous to mine.

    Personally I think they have been ramping up for production and haven't built one yet. Well, except for the prototypes that are on youtube. I feel that they are in the same boat that Tesla was with the model 3 a little bit ago in that they're setting up the manufacturing equipment, processes, people and supply chain. At least at Tesla they called it pre-orders and everyone knew it would be a while until they got their car.

    This is a startup company. They came up with a great idea/product and the demand for it is probably more than they thought would happen. Now they have the burden of meeting the demand. I may be reaching but I don't think very far in that I feel that they have outside investors helping out. Our measly pre-orders or whatever you want to call them would never be enough. I admire the motivation and direction FM is going. I think they will hit it out of the ball park as the saying goes as long as they can get all of the business and production stuff figured out. Bottom line though I agree with you, it does suck waiting.

  • @kraken640 They’ve certainly received somewhere in the region of $5M in preorder sales. When the first orders where placed it didn’t say deliveries will start in X, later on it said deliveries start in May and now it says in July.
    Everyone keeps going on about this being a start up company, it’s not, it was a start up company in 2013 - 2015 but not anymore. It’s a company that’s created jobs, moved into a huge space (largest EV manufacturing plant in the Western Hemisphere) and now should be delivering a working product. A company should not be taking money without a delivery date, unless it’s on Kickstarter.

  • @Mark-Vlogs well said

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