It’s been a busy holiday and New Year’s season at Purism as we continue to ship out Librem 5s to backers each week. We know for those who haven’t received their Librem 5 yet, what they most want to know is when their Librem 5 will arrive. In summary, we will be providing shipping estimates within the next week to the backers within the original crowdfunding campaign (orders through October 2017), but not all backers yet, based on our confidence in the estimates . The rest of this post will explain what is going into our shipping estimates, and why we can’t yet provide shipping estimates to every backer.
Not necessarily. If the customer in question is not a crowdfunder then he or she will not get any estimate next week and the question makes sense. Whether Purism would answer that question - once the estimates are mailed out - remains to be seen. However yet another topic soliciting community posting of the information received would eventually get a fairly reliable answer.
Yeah I just meant that asking that question now doesn’t really make sense. I wouldn’t expect any Purism employee to keep that question on hold to answer it next week so why not just waiting for next week? Just wanted to open the perspective that some questions could be really annoying over time for the employees and I’m sure the usual suspect topics will be full of the estimates.
Since it may affect usability in a major way - meaning, it’s availability is as determining as is the phone’s - I 'd like to know, is there any estimate on the availability of the other modem? At this point I’m interested in “winter/spring/summer/later/nothappening” level of accuracy, and perhaps to know alternatively when good info might be available. Just to estimate, if it would be sensible to wait for them if they can be attached to the same delivery or if this is becoming more of a future feature (as there is other stuff to do too).
To make that summary I had to read the blog post. From it I assumed the estimates are ready and it just a matter of sending the emails:
So hopefully by the end of this week, or possibly the beginning of next week, we will be contacting a large group of backers who we feel we can provide a reliable shipping estimate.
Also, since they have the CPUs contracted, and can make reliable estimates and even published the blog post now, I assumed they know the scheduled for the just-in-time productions for the orders through Octomber 2017, so they can say when all these orders would be shipped.
Basically, I’m only interested how long this phase they estimate it would take, when would the last order would be shipped. I don’t need precision here. Specifying only the month, would be ok. @Kyle_Rankin
I will not be purchasing another product from purism. This whole process has been needlessly obfuscated, convoluted and nonsensical.
Purism knows they have thousands of orders to fill, but is piece mealing their irders.
Refining it isnt an excuse, evergreen is supposed to be the final iteration. The mass produced design.
"Oh you’re in evergreen, you’re just not in THAT evergreen orders.
Like holy hell if we were this dodgy at work, we’d be terminated. At this point I’d rather have my money back, I could us a chain saw amd some tools and pine64 and fxtec seem to be able to deliver on thier phones, which they’re building from the ground up, just fine.
I ordered in July 2018. Ok so I didn’t wait as long as the 2017ers yet but at least they are being promised something now and have some hope of delivery. Honestly this feels like I’ve been catfished. At some point im going to find out purism is actually a 56 y/o overweight neckbeard who’s been selling me all these sweet lies and even though I know In my heart it’s utter bullshit, I desperately want the phone so much Im convincing myself of the truth.