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In the blog it says:[quote]
We estimate that up to 4,000 phones will be shipped before Christmas, and another 6,000 phones are expected to leave by the end of the year. Based on our current sales, the remainder of the pre-ordered phones will be shipped during the first half January.
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Thanks a lot for the update: I think most of us understand and support the fairphone decision about not having “temporary workers” to cut production time at the expenses of the workers welfare.
This being said, how reliable is the estimate that has been given for the first batch (4000 before Christmas)? I will travel between two countries, so picking the shipping address correctly is crucial for me (I’m number ~600).
Keep up with the great work!
I would recommend to talk about this with Fairphone support. If I were you, I would consider asking Fairphone to just delay my shipment until my shipping address is more calculable for me.
must have missed that part. thanks for clearing that up
So, I will receive my Fairphone 2 between Christmas and the end of the year… Not bad, I can wait.
Actually, you cannot change the address to another country. I have the same problem. I got order number ~500, but I moved countries in the meantime, which wasn’t planned. So Fairphone offered me to either have it sent to a different address in my old country, or to cancel my order and lose the special first supporter pack (whatever that is) plus the early number, and place a new order instead. That really sucked and still sucks. But it means that I have it sent to a friend now and won’t get it until January, despite the low order number and early support… Fairphone claims it has to do with tax reasons, despite moving within the EU… Ah well, I really hate that little extra patience, which I find highly unreasonable, but I support that extra patience needed for keeping their social standards up overseas!
In some respects EU is still a loosely coupled bunch of nation states, everybody trying to retain some control of his own…
With many benefits, though.
Regarding Fairphone those would include the Single Market Policies and the free movement of goods!
Mmmh be aware that they are said to be shipped, not delivered. You might have to wait a little bit more…
You are right… unfortunately
@leVin42 Definitely! Only, for some things tighter integration would help
Oh, I see! Well, that makes it way easier to decide; I’ll just wait to get back home after the holidays.
Thanks a lot for telling us!
Now the cards are on the table and for many a fairphone becomes more than a sparkling dream under the christmas tree. For me with luck I may take snapshots from the sylvester fireworks (PO 71xx) . However the moment of surprise shouldnot be too much , neither in positive nor in negative way. Because we have been widely informed about the inner secrets of what we wanted. And the secret was that a fair phone should not have any secrets.
News today is that we are still on schedule.
A few team members went to China to be there when final assembly starts and reaffirm that everything goes according to plan.
Meanwhile our designer @Beth_Russell is finishing the paper model that we can play with to fiddle with if our nerves are getting the best of us.
Hey @Douwe, thanks for the quick update that things are still going according to plan. It makes it easier to keep waiting patiently
Are there any news about the schedule for software publication?
Yes, I’m a curious guy
Here is the DHL transit time calculator: http://dct.dhl.com/input.jsp
Shipment of the first batch is planned for 21/12/2015, from the Netherlands, supposedly 1019 Amsterdam (?)
I think I need to change my shipment address …
Not from Amsterdam, from Eindhoven, where their new distribution center is located: FP1 Spare parts availability (batteries, displays, motherboards, etc. [out of stock!?])
EDIT: What is really interesting now, is which shipment method is used by Fairphone? I cannot believe that they invested 60+€ just for Express shipment (according to @boumbh’s link and filled with shipment details from Eindhoven to Austria). Although in my account the shipment method is declared as “Shipping - DHLExpress”. Maybe @Douwe can shed some light on this issue?
@Douwe did the final assembly start today as scheduled in the last mail?
We are working on an update. More news coming today!