Estimate your Librem 5 shipping

Jos says:

New data point for L5:
Order date: 2017-10-09
Address mail: 2021-10-05
Ship date: 2021-10-12
Arrival date: 2021-10-14

(updated chart in post 1)


Received my LIbrem 5 in the US

Order Date: Oct 9, 2017
Tracking Email: Oct 11, 2021
Delivery: Oct 15, 2021 (would have been Oct 14, but FedEx botched the delivery).


Trend’(x) should not be allowed to be <0 unless there have been returns.

Just to show how bad the chip shortage is:
Earlier this year, I went in to a Ford dealership in a busy part of Phoenix Arizona (Bell Road for those who know the area). After I parked my car and got out, there wasn’t a hoard of hungry sales people on me (as there usually would be) before I could get inside. In fact, no one greeted me. I went inside: Me: “hello, is anyone here?”. Voice from behind a cubicle/office wall: “can I help you?” (he didn’t bother to even stand up). Me: “Yes, I want to buy a Ford Ranger today”. Voice: “I couldn’t sell you a Ford Ranger now even if you paid cash”. Me: walked out without ever even seeing anyone. The lot was nearly empty. I had never seen a dealership empty car lot on a busy highway before.

So I went a few doors down to a used vehicle lot. No f-ing way was I going to do business there when I saw their prices. They tried to sell me a two-year-old used Ranger for the price of an off-the-lot new one. And they wanted cash or 24% interest. They didn’t care how good my credit is.

I ended up waiting three months for a top of the line remanufactured engine to arrive from Jasper and had it put in to my old 2000 Ranger. It cost me $7,400.00 installed (including lots of other under-hood parts replaced in the process also). It runs like a fine piece of machinery now and maintains ice cold air conditioning. If your current vehicle isn’t likely to outlast this pandemic, now might be a good time to start planning ahead.


Followed a link on Reddit to this review/1st impression:


BS unfortunately. I upgraded my Dec 2018 L5 order to USA edition on 5 July 2021. Still “Awaiting Shipment” after 100 days with no firm shipping date :grimacing:.


I feel ya. Feb 2021 USA order here. I received my confirmation email Oct 29. Still no tracking number yet.

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I know it’s a old post, but just wanted to say I’d love a device that does not have all those stalkers which may be the best thing to happen to “young adult/teen”s from what I’ve seen the ‘apps’ do. Might slow up that ride down the slippery slope to becoming automatons themselves.


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So if I ordered a regular Librem 5 in early 2019 I will be waiting another year or so at least? Does that sound about right?

No; distribution of orders over time was far from being flat. If all goes well, in “a year or so” we may have all orders already processed (this is not a promise though :stuck_out_tongue: )


? in the future?

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Well, you know, I got so sick of waiting, I built a time machine, FYI, 2041 is lit! :joy:

-Email was Sept 29-

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From Reddit / For sale in the UK:

(Already noted in the table at top of the thread.)


Ordered: August 29, 2017
Order receipt: Oct 13, 2017
Address mail: Dec 1, 2020
Ship date: Dec 17, 2020
Arrival date: Complicated. Since the order I had moved and replied to the address email with my new location. Unfortunately they sent to my old address, and support didn’t resolve the issue. So I had to go about recovering it.


It’s #FIRBATCH or die .

Hi nice chart here is what I just got :smiley:

Order: October 20, 2017
Address/modem email: October 25, 2021
Next steps: can’t wait :yum:


I have the same numbers as @Zouzou above:

Order: October 20, 2017
Address/modem email: October 25, 2021


Big jump from Oct 9 order date to Oct 20?

Order: October 19, 2017
Address/Modem Email: 26 October, 2021


Order: October 18, 2017
Address/Modem Email: 25 October, 2021