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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #50 on: Tue, 08 January 2019, 23:18:07 »
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All DCR supporters will get this board line for free ;D ;D ;D
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Thanks! Updated this in the first post.
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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #51 on: Wed, 09 January 2019, 04:52:23 »
Great design. I'm in. ;D

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« Reply #52 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 00:05:35 »
Great design. I'm in. ;D

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #53 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 17:41:53 »
Hello All,

Welcome to the ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR GB. I'm not trying to cause trouble, but I wish to inform buyers new to ALF manufacturing and what to expect.

Caveat Emptor folks!

Alf has a history of delays, look at dc60, alf x3 renova, alf x2, and currently doro67 and x11 are behind schedule.

My dc60 order and 19 other orders are still waiting for Alf to ship the replacements, after 2months since everyone else has received orders. I am not attacking Alf, but simply tell the facts as is. iLouise has been doing his best, but beyond daily reminders to Alf, there isn't much else he can do to get the remaining 20 dc60 orders shipped.

Delays happen and that understandable, but Alf has made countless promises on when items would be shipped, and have missed those dates.

You may say that I am picking on Alf when there are other GBs with more significant delays and sub-par quality products. The state of other poorly run GBs are fairly well known, but I thought with Alf regularly taking new orders. His style of manufacturing should be highlighted. Delays may be the norm, but we should have better communications and not false promises. Secondly, these other GBs are not taking on new orders and projects while existing orders are still behind schedule. Alf is running this as a business, and yet we as customers are being treated as second rate.

I know I am going to ruffle some feathers and take some heat for speaking out, oldcat/SugaaH is going to defend Alf. But I felt it was necessary to point out the issues before it got any worse. I hope I don't get attacked too severely for getting this off my chest.

I hope you enter this GB knowing the situation and that Alf is taking 2 projects at the exact same time, this round. G80 and the 65% Dolch.CR

Kind Regards,

P.S. Did not expect this to become an open letter, but as I was typing and editing, it sort of became one.
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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #54 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 18:20:10 »
I would like to echo the above post. I made a more detailed post of my recent experience here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96616.350

Frankly resolving peoples incorrect orders from 2 months ago doesnt seem to be a priority for Alf.
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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #55 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 19:29:24 »
Hello All,

Welcome to the ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR GB. I'm not trying to cause trouble, but I wish to inform buyers new to ALF manufacturing and what to expect.

Caveat Emptor folks!

Alf has a history of delays, look at dc60, alf x3 renova, alf x2, and currently doro67 and x11 are behind schedule.

My dc60 order and 19 other orders are still waiting for Alf to ship the replacements, after 2months since everyone else has received orders. I am not attacking Alf, but simply tell the facts as is. iLouise has been doing his best, but beyond daily reminders to Alf, there isn't much else he can do to get the remaining 20 dc60 orders shipped.

Delays happen and that understandable, but Alf has made countless promises on when items would be shipped, and have missed those dates.

You may say that I am picking on Alf when there are other GBs with more significant delays and sub-par quality products. The state of other poorly run GBs are fairly well known, but I thought with Alf regularly taking new orders. His style of manufacturing should be highlighted. Delays may be the norm, but we should have better communications and not false promises. Secondly, these other GBs are not taking on new orders and projects while existing orders are still behind schedule. Alf is running this as a business, and yet we as customers are being treated as second rate.

I know I am going to ruffle some feathers and take some heat for speaking out, oldcat/SugaaH is going to defend Alf. But I felt it was necessary to point out the issues before it got any worse. I hope I don't get attacked too severely for getting this off my chest.

I hope you enter this GB knowing the situation and that Alf is taking 2 projects at the exact same time, this round. G80 and the 65% Dolch.CR

Kind Regards,

P.S. Did not expect this to become an open letter, but as I was typing and editing, it sort of became one.

Thanks for the message. It’s a great point. But I would add that the shipping time also depends on how much designer pushes Alf. Sirius from the UniGo66 GB delivered many before estimated timeframe.
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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #56 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 19:44:52 »
Thanks for the message. It’s a great point. But I would add that the shipping time also depends on how much designer pushes Alf. Sirius from the UniGo66 GB delivered many before estimated timeframe.
Having to be reminded to manufacture and ship products is not exactly something to be bragged about. Just emphasizes the point that buyers should be wary of Alf products.

Also as a gb runner. Louis has been absolutely fantastic and responds to all messages, tags and posts in a timely manner. Doing his best to update us and push Alf for information regularly. The blame is not on anyone but Alf.
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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #57 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 00:02:07 »
Thank you for your support for ALF studio, and for showing interest in our products. As for your issues with the delay of DC60 and X1.1, as I know, the issues do exist. For X1.1, it is because ALF made wrong PCBs and they were re-designed and re-made. ALF has been actively working on it. For DC60, part of it is that the SF Express messed up a number of orders, and some were found to have issues. Therefore, ALF decided to re-make those DC60, and rest assured, they will be delivered to your door. As part of them are already shipping.

For the above 2 reasons, we can provide pictures about the wrong PCBs we made and the problematic DC60 because of the shipping process. Believe me, we really wanted to ship early but there are unforeseeable issues for GBs at this scale.

As for the issue you raised about whether we do new GBs when old GBs were not delivered. I want to clarify the composition of the ALF team. ALF is a team with designers and manufacturing individuals. Many of the GBs are actually manufacturing jobs, e.g., Doro67. The author is a working partner but not part of ALF. Oldcat is a special case as he has been providing pro bono help for many of the GBs to lower the GB runner-related costs.

For Doro67, all the items have been done and awaiting 80ultraman's QC examination, and they will be packed and shipped by 80ultraman.

Again, thank you for your support and trust. The DC60 and X1.1 you purchased will be delivered to you soon. We felt bad about the delay, but please trust that we have been diligently working on all the problems that arose without we expecting them.

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #58 on: Fri, 11 January 2019, 03:40:50 »
Nice work!!
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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #59 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 13:06:29 »
Nice work!!

Thanks! Cary puts a lot of time into this one!
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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #60 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 01:30:34 »
to avoid any kind of delay and possibly deliver early, Cary has started the CNC process for Dolch.CR! Still time to join to get this amazing board!

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #61 on: Thu, 17 January 2019, 00:27:48 »
First buy first entertained

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #62 on: Thu, 17 January 2019, 11:07:13 »
As for recent criticism of shipping speed of DC60, I have chatted a number of times with Cary, and he said he is doing his best to ensure there is no delay, and targeting early shipping. And he will improve the process to ensure the shipping address accuracy.

In doing that, he already started the CNC process (based on current estimates of the total GB numbers) in advance to make sure of that. And Cary will fulfill all the boards.
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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR (1 week left)
« Reply #63 on: Fri, 18 January 2019, 11:22:36 »
I am new to group buys on geekhack and I have a question.
For the payment, the form say paypal email. Does it mean I need to have a paypal account or is it just a paypal invoce (no account needed)?
Thanks!

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR (1 week left)
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 18 January 2019, 22:42:41 »
I am new to group buys on geekhack and I have a question.
For the payment, the form say paypal email. Does it mean I need to have a paypal account or is it just a paypal invoce (no account needed)?
Thanks!

Hey you will need a paypal account I believe. Put in your paypal email in the GB form, and Cary will send an invoice.
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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR (1 week left)
« Reply #65 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 01:56:16 »
Typing demo featuring little Cary

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR (1 week left)
« Reply #66 on: Tue, 22 January 2019, 02:17:19 »
3 days left!
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