All but one of the second batch of eShapeOko kits have been picked up by the couriers. I’ll email tracking numbers tonight. The remaining kit will be picked up tomorrow. It is a huge relief, as they were many weeks late.
The third batch is nearly sold out, but I’m not sure exactly how sold out it is because my inventory tracking has been sub-par, to say the least. I reduced the number of kits available in the store (so now they show out of stock) until I can count all the parts and make sure I don’t have any more surprises. Earlier this week, I was shocked to realize that I did not have enough end plates and motor mount plates to put together the last kit of the second batch. I immediately knew what went wrong, but it should not have happened in the first place, had I had a better system. The buyer graciously accepted my apology.
There will be a fourth batch of eShapeOko kits, but the delivery date for that is not certain (likely February). I never planned to sell them with a month or more of lead time — the idea was to have them in stock — but you guys keep buying them faster than I can put them together. (And, in hindsight, I’ve been too cautious about ordering large quantities of parts.)
Thank you for making 2012 a better year for the eShapeOko than I hoped for, and Happy New Year!