Availability of M2


#1

I am looking for some clarification on the status of the M2.

I want to buy an UTH unit, but they are “backordered”. So they are still being produced, or you gathering enough orders to have some made or … ?

Estimated shipping: 30-60 days … so does that mean I will receive one in 1-2 months, or you will be sending them out in 1-2 months?

Cheers.


#2

Here’s a summary of the email I got back from the company, for those interested.

We are currently still at a 20-30 day lead time for M2. We are at the beginning stages of our production run, which is moving more slowly than we anticipated. We expect to be shipping our first backordered M2s in around 30 days. Shipping takes only a few days whether it is a domestic or international shipment (not counting any customs delays).


#3

I hear it’s going to be May before we see any UTH units. At least they could post something if they’re going to keep us waiting.


#4

Shipping speed is rather quick… the one I got during the initial Kickstarter was a beta unit, and I received it within days of it shipping.

A lot of people jumped in and ordered the units, so it’s understandable that they’re backordered. From my understanding they should be catching up pretty soon.


#5

They were saying 30-60 days in Oct. It’s now March and they’re still saying 30-60 days, so they don’t seem to have a very good idea.


#6

I would imagine that’s because the orders are still coming in, and the 30-60 day estimate is from the date of purchase. Had you ordered one in October, you would likely have it by now. At least, that’s my understanding of backorder shipping.


#7

No. They said “We have completed the UTD interface board run and now we are working on processor boards”

Goods are usually produced in batches.


#8

Ah okay.

I was assuming the processor boards were still the ones that were expected sooner, as they were a single large batch. That aside, they should be catching up soon. I was one of the 100 who sprung for the beta board, but for the production boards there’s over 1000 orders to be filled last I checked. It’s understandable that they’re behind, considering that they received almost 6 times the amount of the goal, and getting PCBs done with all these components can be tricky with suppliers.

I’d get your order in sooner rather than later, personally. It’s not that expensive and it moves you further up the queue rather than potentially being at the end of it for a few months to come. From my use of the board it’s been quite worth what I pledged. I like it more than my Tech2 scanner that costs a lot more :slight_smile:

That’s just my $0.02 though.


#9

Nah. I don’t pay for things that don’t exist.

I was told the production volume they have coming covers existing orders with inventory to spare.