I was considering pre-ordering a set of beta kits (all of them) but am concerned that the page still lists an estimated shipping date in the past. Can anyone clear this up?
I recently updated the ordering page: http://www.contraptor.org/order-beta-kits
The status is that we've fabricated several kits to order, they'll be shipping after Christmas. One is already delivered. Right now we're making everything to order except for 10 sets of the perforated angle which have been drilled on Shopbot and are being cut to size. If you ordered now, your kit(s) would ship around first week of January.
I am sad that I missed out on the combination deal of linear motion and electronics/motors subsets, but I will get over that.
Is there any way to order multiple subsets at once, instead of going through the entire paypal checkout system 3-4 times?
I'll be changing the Buy now buttons to Add to cart buttons, but not before I work out correct shipping charges; currently each subset has a fixed shipping charge regardless of destination, which kinda works for US but not for international destinations.
The bundle deal pricing can work for most subsets except for electronics&motors, mostly because $150 is pretty much our cost of the stuff that goes into it. That is unless we're able to order this stuff in significant volume and/or switch to cheaper driver boards (untested Makerbot SMD v2.3? our own?).
Which subsets did you want to get?
We can take $50 off four subsets. If you get the structural subset with alpha angle (which is the only kind available right now), there will be additional $50 discount. Also, where are you located? We'd have to figure out shipping for multiple kits manually - Paypal shopping cart has a pretty limited shipping calculator with only five weight ranges.
I updated the buy page with alpha angle options, however we have a rather limited quantity remaining, enough for 2 mini CNC kits or 1 structural. There have been several people interested in mini CNC, so if you'd rather wait for production angle, I'll let them know that mini CNC kits with alpha angle are available.