Being featured in the Wall Street Journal!
Being featured in the Wall Street Journal! Our current supply of DIY kits is exhausted (as well as some Frivolous Engineers). We expect a parts shipment early this coming week and should be back in stock then. EDIT: Kits are now back in stock
Good News: If you placed an order for a DIY Kit before this announcement, it’s been shipped! All of the orders from Wednesday and most of Thursday’s have been shipped. We will be caught up on shipping by Monday.
We still have a couple dozen fully soldered Machines in stock ready to ship out first thing Monday if ordered this weekend!
More Good News:
April Fools day was made for the Useless Machine!
More, More Good News:
If ordered this weekend, they should be delivered in time for April Fools Day. (US & Canadian Customers who order fully soldered Machines)!
The Frivolous Engineering Company Inc. will be attending Maker Faire NYC this weekend so we won’t be shipping any orders until we get back.
All orders placed between Tuesday, September 25th through Monday, October 1st will not be shipped out until Tuesday, October 2nd. You are welcome to place an order during this time. All orders will be shipped out in the order they were received. Any orders we receive today (Monday, September 24th) will be shipped out without delay, and the cut-off time is midnight, tonight.
We hope that everyone attending Maker Faire will stop by and say hello. Our table will be located inside the Maker Shed.
We received our shipment of motors late this afternoon and we are getting kits packaged and ready for shipment first thing tomorrow (Friday August 3rd).
We will be shipping out the kits in the order they were received. We’ll be working a late shift tonight and if things go well we may be mostly caught up tomorrow. (Edit: All caught up and shipping the same day for any orders placed before noon EST Monday – Friday)
Not sure* what’s going on but today there have been a BUNCH of orders. I’m real happy about this but my shipping manager Blase is not liking it one bit.
Good thing we’ve stocked up on materials, parts and most important for Blase, 2000 custom shipping cartons. Nothing frivolous when I order stuff, and we pass the savings on to YOU!
Why does everyone want one?
Shipping is sexy!
* Edit: I think it may be due to +Jeri Ryan, she mentioned me and added me to her G+ circles.
Thanks Jeri! Blase will not like this, but please let us know where she should send your machine!
Bad news from the postal front: We cannot guarantee arrival of overseas shipments before December 25th.
We’ll ship out the orders as soon as we can, and Canada post will get them to your country in less than 15 days, but customs and local post may delay things. Shipments may arrive in time but don’t place any wagers on it.
US shipments are still no problem but you should place your order before December 10th.
Canadian orders for regular shipping, December 15th is the cut-off.
I’ll be adding a much costlier ($30 shipping fee) but faster shipment option for US orders in the next couple of days that SHOULD allow orders to be placed as late as Dec 15th and arrive before December 25th.
We are now accepting international orders.
The problem with overseas shipments is there doesn’t seem to be any affordable shipping that has tracking. Tracking for most destinations will cost over $60.
The only affordable international shipping we can offer at this time is Small Packet Air but it has NO tracking. It DOES come with insurance coverage up to $100 and many businesses are using Small Packet Air.
Shipping time to most overseas destinations will be less than 15 days (10 Business days) so any orders shipped before
December 8 should arrive in time for Christmas )Edit: December 6th). We’ve shipped out about a dozen machines using this service and they have arrived on time.
All US and Canadian orders are being shipped using a better service that DOES have tracking numbers and confirmation of delivery.
I hope to be adding some RUSH options for ordering as well.
PLEASE NOTE: At this time we are keeping up with orders, but sales have been increasing each day. Now that we are accepting overseas orders THIS MAY CHANGE. So if you are considering ordering a machine for Christmas please do not delay.
We should be able to get machines out in time for Christmas for all INTERNATIONAL orders taken before
December 8th (too late now).
United States and Canadian orders should make it in time if placed by Dec. 12th.