[Noisebridge-discuss] Laser Cutter Now!

Sean Cusack sean.p.cusack at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 12:07:24 PST 2011

Starting to collect the dollars is still probably a Good Thing since we'll
likely need cash for air compressors, sweet rotary attachments, etc. even if
we do win the Epilog (and, as long as the donors are cool with giving their
cash for those types of things).


On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 11:30 AM, Taylor Alexander <tlalexander at gmail.com>wrote:

> I said this in the other thread, but it bears repeating. It seriously makes
> sense to wait until the instructables contest ends. I know waiting to order
> something like this is painful (trust me, I'm as impatient on new toys as
> they come, I constantly refresh tracking info pages and often pay for
> overnight shipping), but a 1 in 30 chance of winning an $8000 laser cutter
> is worth waiting for. I know having two would still be useful, but I'd
> rather spend the 2 grand we've raised on accessories or something else.
> I'll donate no matter what, but I'm not comfortable with us placing the
> order a few days *before* the contest ends.
> -Taylor
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 11:02 AM, Shannon Lee <shannon at scatter.com> wrote:
>> Hello Noisebridge,
>> I am pleased to announce that as of last night, enough money has been
>> pledged for me to buy the laser cutter.  I intend to place the order Friday
>> afternoon.
>> This cutter is perpetually back-ordered from the company who makes them;
>> this is both good news and bad -- bad news because it means it will likely
>> be a month before we actually get the thing; good news because they have a
>> practice of giving away an air compressor to everybody who places an order
>> while the thing is back ordered.
>> So... the upshot is, if you have made a pledge, the time is now to make
>> good on it.  You may do so by paypal-ing me at shannon at scatter.com; you
>> may also give me cash or check.  I work in downtown San Francisco, I live in
>> Berkeley, I hang out in the Mission, so if any of those places are
>> convenient to you, I will be happy to meet you there to arrange the transfer
>> of physical tokens of monetary value.
>> Thanks everyone, and, soon, happy cutting...
>> --S
>> --
>> Shannon Lee
>> (503) 539-3700
>> "Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science."
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