UPDATE #56 The Next is about to ship! Review and update your address!

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UPDATE #56 The Next is about to ship! Review and update your address!

Postby mitja_i » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:18 am

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/18 ... ts/2734250

tl;dr: Go to Kickstarter, click on the Next campaign, Pledge and Survey. That's where you edit your address.
Backer 423 @ 37% funded, 10th hour. Base version. Shipping nr. 533. Received February 19, 2020.
Backer 1027 @ 141% funded, 10th minute.

Original 48K (issue 4b) with IF1, two microdrives and vDrive.
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Re: UPDATE #56 The Next is about to ship! Review and update your address!

Postby mrmatter » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:26 pm

And there was I thinking it might never happen ....... !

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Re: UPDATE #56 The Next is about to ship! Review and update your address!

Postby alanspec » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:27 am

Good news indeed.
Question though - I notice the updates only ever mention people who funded the kickstarter - what about people who bought in the shop?
Where do they stand with expected shipping dates, address changes etc.?

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Re: UPDATE #56 The Next is about to ship! Review and update your address!

Postby fgeva » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:29 pm

I don't have a source for this, but I seem to remember that the"shop" nexts were supposed to go out after the kickstarter ones, and as I understand it the kickstarter ones will go out in (at least) two batches, so I'd expect the shop ones to be at least a few weeks after the kickstarter ones.
That means I wouldn't be worried yet. Personally I'm waiting for a kickstarter next, which I think will be in a later batch, given that the update says that the base models are first.

Also, I don't know how many were sold via the shop, but maybe they deal with those in a different way that needs a shorter lead time?
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Re: UPDATE #56 The Next is about to ship! Review and update your address!

Postby Ped7g » Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:10 pm

As far as I know, the assembling-batches at factory are "per configuration", and the shop ones are treated the same as backers (as the shop was open for couple of days after the KS campaign, just adding the people to the total list, was not a regular shop of selling some big batch of extra units, but kind of "tail" of the campaign).

And the order of batches is per complexity of configuration, the first batch is the base model without any extras, the last ones will be probably the accelerated ones. I have no idea about the order within the single batch (whether is going per backing order - then shop items are probably last, or sorted by countries to make shipment simpler and faster, etc... who knows, I believe the SMS guys and the shipping company have their own recommendations and know much better than me). But I believe the shop ones are just like very-late-backer, and will be treated together with backer orders.

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Re: UPDATE #56 The Next is about to ship! Review and update your address!

Postby fgeva » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:02 pm

That's an excellent point. You're probably right. I blame my current headache for my lack of thinking :)
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Re: UPDATE #56 The Next is about to ship! Review and update your address!

Postby mitja_i » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:52 pm

Everybody who changed their address and got their order in the shop and NOT on the kickstarter should drop an email to info at specnext dot com.
Backer 423 @ 37% funded, 10th hour. Base version. Shipping nr. 533. Received February 19, 2020.
Backer 1027 @ 141% funded, 10th minute.

Original 48K (issue 4b) with IF1, two microdrives and vDrive.
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Re: UPDATE #56 The Next is about to ship! Review and update your address!

Postby alanspec » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:37 pm

Cheers guys - I don't need to change my address but just thinking of other "shoppers" rather than backers.
That's some great info you've provided - many thanks.

We can let ourselves get excited again now :)

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Re: UPDATE #56 The Next is about to ship! Review and update your address!

Postby afwlehmann » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:46 pm

mitja_i wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:52 pm
Everybody who changed their address and got their order in the shop and NOT on the kickstarter should drop an email to info at specnext dot com.
I think it would be a good idea to send out a short note to the "shoppers" in addition to the pledgers from the Kickstarter campaign (because I for one haven't received any news apart from the Kickstarter which I was still monitoring for the sake of staying up-to-date).

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Re: UPDATE #56 The Next is about to ship! Review and update your address!

Postby mrmatter » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:18 am

Anyone got anything yet?


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