[Cyborg] LASERS HAVE LANDED!!! (was lasers stuck in customs)

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Tue Jul 20 20:24:48 PDT 2010


Lasers Are Here!  They are in my hot little hands even as I type (which
is awkward let me tell you).  As you may recall, Eric Boyd who placed
the order has left town for some months and I am handling distribution
and collecting payment on his behalf.

I'm looking at this page:

https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Small_Laser_Module_Order

I see a number of names there I'm not familiar with.  If you are one of
the following people, please email me to arrange for payment and pickup:

Kristin ~14 pc
MetaMind $10
Sean 20 units
Reto, $50

Everyone else, who I know, I'm emailing you right now.

Rachel

Andy Isaacson wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 10:48:55AM -0700, Eric Boyd wrote:
>> Our lasers have been halted in Ontario California (near LA) for 6 days.  
> [snip]
>> In the mean time, I'm sorry if people are upset that our lasers are not  
>> here - I'm upset too.  I'm super excited to make stuff with them, and  
>> this waiting is hard.  I'll send another message when I see the status  
>> change, or you can watch it yourself: 1ZV8631R0497737474
> 
> This is pretty common, around 10% of shipments (in my completely
> nonscientific sample of people ordering electronics from Taiwan / China)
> sit in customs for anything from 12 hours to 12 days.  I've never heard
> firsthand of a shipment being turned back, but apparently it does happen
> sometimes.
> 
> Them's the breaks.  I'm bummed of course, but *shrug* not a whole lot we
> can do about it.
> 
> -andy
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