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Didn't they update at the beginning of the month saying it's delayed to end of the month?
They even emailed a full explanation of the setback and how they are working to get around the problem.
We still have a few days left, why is everyone already throwing a fit?
- The original ship date when the drop ended was September 14th
- 1st delay, ship date moved to September 30th (due to design change)
- 2nd delay, ship date: NOT DETERMINED and it's what driving everybody crazy.
This is the post regarding the 2nd delay, about 2 weeks ago:
"Due to some ongoing backorders for parts in China, we decided it was in the community’s best interest to source the remaining parts in the states and send them over to China for soldering. The parts are currently clearing Chinese Customs, which are slightly delayed. Based on our conversation with our freight partner they should be through in less then a week or so. Once they arrive at the factory, it will take about a week for production to wrap-up and then we will get these put on a plane and on the way to our warehouse.
- We will keep you all posted and let you know as soon as these arrive stateside."
So basically the production of the amps hasn't even started in middle of September. MassDrop isn't going to make the goal ship date of September 30th for sure. At this rate, we would be lucky if we get it before November...
It's more about MD just keeping us in the loop. Because of the delays, a lot of participants are annoyed that something they already bought is taking so much longer than originally told.
Simply updates help us understand where our product is now.
As Irons pointed out, they emailed us on Sep 17th (11 days ago) saying that they would take about a week to clear Chinese customs. So something they could have done is told us if the parts have made it to factory yet or are still waiting to clear customs.
I do appreciate that we have the chance to buy items for a (usually) much cheaper price on MD, but with delays happening often enough and the lack of communication from their part, I'm starting to believe it's not worth spending less to wait more.
I'm waiting for a 3rd update saying there will be even more delay, because first week of October is Golden Week in China.
Wait, what design change?
It's on page 45 of the thread. Go there and read the entire post by Will, along with the picture, in case you missed it. It's all cosmetics.
"- Important points include the matte finish (as opposed to brushed), most lettering replaced with symbols, and the upgraded volume knob.
- The matte finish for the front panel will look the same as the matte metal finish this O2 currently sports on all surfaces but the front panel.
- The volume knob has been upgraded to a full metal option (as opposed to hollow metal and plastic) with rubber grommets for a smooth grip."
I thought second delay is just an explanation for the first delay.
Missing a few parts doesn't mean production is completely hindered. But honestly, expecting any sort of time frame when waiting for items to clear any customs is unrealistic. We should all know that lol. Then there's the return trip, with more customs...
Anyways, there's still a day or so left, and then we can all throw a riot lol