I ordered and paid for my Librem 5 on September 24th, just a few days ago. I thought I would share a few of my reasons here for not waiting any longer to place my order.
As soon as we start seeing the promises-made about the Librem 5 being fulfilled as described by those who are about to receive the first shipments, I expect there to be a stampede of demand.
So many people have been willing to take risks here, to make the Librem 5 become a reality. Even as a believer in the cause, I wasn’t willing to risk my money until the company reaffirmed their shipping date as that date passed. I wasn’t willing to wait for the positive reviews because I wanted to be in the Evergreen group, not in the Willow (or whatever they call the groups two or more years from now) group.
Once the positive reviews start rolling-in, I expect to see Evergreen and Fir fill up fast and I didn’t want to wait any longer, considering that the risk has now dropped to an acceptable level in my mind, not that the risk was ever very high to begin with.
I am just a customer and have no other financial or other interests in Purism.