New Post: Librem 5 Update: Shipping Estimates and CPU Supply Chain

Not yet, 26th September 2017 order here.

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There are some people here who are not Moderators but think they are and just love to argue , judge and passively aggressively insult those who post things they don’t like or agree with. Don’t have to mention names as they know who they are.

Please don’t stray off topic. Also, I can’t help but notice that you’re doing exactly what you describe. Next time you are passive aggressive I’ll keep your post hidden after it’s flagged.


Yay, just got my delivery announcement from asking me to confirm my delivery address! I am going to get a #librem5 a mere 3.5 years after paying for it :grin:. Excited. P.S. before you ask, I backed on Sep 27, 2017.


Received my estimate today!
Order date: 20 Sept 2017
Notification mail: 27 Jan 2021
Shipping estimate: February 14th - 19th, 2021


Ordered my Librem 5 on September 24, 2017 and just got my shipping estimate email.

Shipping estimate is between March 1st - 5th, 2021


Ordered 18 Sept 2017
Shipping estimate email 27 Jan 2021
Shipping Estimate 14-19 Feb 2021


Just got the email :slight_smile:

Ordered: September 27th, 2017
Shipping estimate email: Jan 27th, 2021
Shipping estimate: March 15th 19th, 2021


So far, it looks like 500 phones / month.


Note that it does not mean that 5000 phones will be shipped in 10 months :wink:
The rate is increasing as Purism set up their delivery services and verifies the hardware.


Hi there,

my situation is like this:
* order to Germany on 20th of September 2017
* assigned to Evergreen
* got a Shipping Estimate Mail today (27th of January 2021)
* it estimates shipping between February 14th - 19th (2021 :slight_smile: )


Got my estimate :slight_smile:
Ordered: Friday 29th September 2017.
Shipping estimate email: Wednesday 27th January 2021
Shipping estimate: March 15th 19th, 2021

@Kyle_Rankin I very much appreciate the updates about what progress has actually happened, and what the next steps are. It seems to me that most of the disquiet on the matter of updates has come not from news in general but from differences in interpretation about whether future dates were given as promises, estimates or complete guesses. I never really took any of the future dates as absolute promises, so I’m fairly contented with how it’s all gone. I don’t want to get into assigning blame for the differences in interpretation.


I think a lot of the disquiet has also come from mismatched expectations. i.e. specifically when Purism said Evergreen would start shipping in November I think a lot of people probably assumed that meant the entire batch and backlog would be produced and shipped around then (within a few weeks max).

I think the idea that multiple production batches over multiple months would be needed to ship the entire batch hadn’t occurred to a lot of people at all at that point, though it’s since become obvious that for Purism, that was always going to be the case and perhaps was thought so obvious, it wasn’t highlighted enough in communications.

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  • order to UK on 28th of September 2017
  • assigned to Evergreen
  • got a Shipping Estimate Mail today (27th of January 2021)
  • it estimates shipping between March 15th - 19th (2021)

Holy crap, I ordered Jan. 2019, I’ll probably get mine next year…lol.


I also ordered in January 2019, but from what I’ve seen estimates point to the purchase density not being linear and in turn order date is less important than order number for those of us farther out.

Based on the non-official estimates I’ve seen once we get past the November 2017 orders we should start seeing months of orders go out instead of days. It appears that there is a much higher order density in the first 90 days of orders than all of 2018.


right first 3 months were generating 1k orders a month, while three next years were generating 1k orders a year (very rough approximation). So if we take 500 phones a month (shipment) that would make 6 months (5, one already passed) to cover backlog. Give or take for speed increase / order volume increase after Q3’19.


I ordered in August

I see with happines that the order date of people who got their mail (here 28th of September) is coming closer and closer to mine (October 7).

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