I should start this post with an introduction. I am the project manager and CTO for a small environmental tech firm based out of Calgary Alberta Canada called CleanO2 CCT. We've been developing our technology over the last 7 years and have spent a considerable amount of money in R&D. Since we are privately funded, making every dollar count for an SME is incredibly important(as I'm certain the founders of Robo 3D will agree). I have been following various manufacturers of 3D printers for a number of years as the industry grows. I have been very skeptical of the viability of this technology until recently. I read the various endorsements provided within the CES community on the Robo 3D and thought, given the price point of your printer and our escalating manufacturing costs I could get my partners to agree to invest in a printer to help save us some serious coin. They were more skeptical than I was. After several meetings I was able to convince my colleagues to buy a printer. There was a catch. The alloted budget for the printer was less than the price of the R1. Time to get creative. I found a PLA beta model on eBay for $600 (including shipping). It arrived a little over a week ago. As with buying anything used, you may have to deal with a few problems. As with buying the first version of any electronic device you are likely going to deal with even more problems. Combine the two and well...... You get the picture. I have experienced a fairly sharp learning curve but all in all, the Robo 3D printer along with the incredible online support make this one of the best investments our firm has made (second only to our own technology ). Thanks to Robo 3D. Sincerely Jaeson Cardiff CleanO2 CCT inc.