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R2 Shipping update?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by supernovae, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. supernovae

    supernovae New Member

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    Any updates on the R2? Forum and kickstarter has been quiet regarding the R2 and as far as I can tell the R2 hasn't even gone to production yet and the last update to website pushed in back to late February for preorders.
     
  2. Geof

    Geof Moderator
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    That may be a better question for robo directly. They don't frequent the forum, maybe try their social media outlets
     
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  3. mark tomlinson

    mark tomlinson Volunteer Admin
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    The stuff is all coming from Asia anyway which means there is a fixed lead time.
    If they tweak production with changes that adds to the delay.

    They can probably give you a better guess than any of us here :)
     
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  4. supernovae

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    Found a video they posted on Facebook recently. They're not expecting to start deliveries of R2 until March. I'm going to cancel my order and wait it out a bit. I was hoping to have it available for some robot prototyping during last half of FRC build season but its obviously not "Late January" from when i made my order anymore... i can wait out the first rev units of first batches and let them work out the kinks.. (and i'm not interested in giving a free loan to a public company)
     
  5. Geof

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    I dont know that you can back out of the kickstarter now that its closed. Yes its unfortunate that its not a coupon/discount like they said, but instead a machine that was literally just a kickstarter, but thats the ropes when backing on kickstarter :D. Kind of a get what ya get type of deal.

    Its likely someone would buy your backing?
     
  6. supernovae

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    I just had a regular pre-order, not kickstarter. When i ordered in December It was on the late January delivery timeline which fit my project schedule, but i'll need to find another printer to use for the time being.
     
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    Ah gotya. The r1 + was a good machine but there are alot better at the price point these days
     
  8. mark tomlinson

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    Yea, that is the thing. The first one (the beta) was a killer deal at the price point (at least back then it was)

    They need to get the R2 features to where it is also a great deal at its price point.
     
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    Seems like they sold the crap out of a machine that didn't exist yet lol. I was suprised since my opinion is there are alot better machines at the R2 price point as well ;)
     
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  10. Ed Ferguson

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    Geof - I'm curious which machines you feel are better than the R2 at its price point, and what attributes make them a better value.
     
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    Thats probably a better discussion for your own thread and not this one if you'd like opinions on the R2 set up.
     
  12. WheresWaldo

    WheresWaldo Well-Known Member

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    A lot of these sales are based on aesthetics, Robo has done a good job making it look good. Some backers will deny that looks play a roll but not everyone wants the look of a Prusa Mk2 even if it might perform better. You have to factor that in also as part of the appeal to the C2/R2.
     
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