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Title: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: AdrianEvans on February 27, 2008, 02:26:12 PM
Hi All.

I'm starting to get frustrated as I'm still waiting for my ffc cable and connector. I'm sure many of you guys have experience buying from DIY beamer.

What's the usual delivery time?

cheers


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: Drewid on February 27, 2008, 02:37:01 PM
pretty quick usually, I got mine in less than a week IIRC.  It would be worth emailing.  The guy there is pretty cool.


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: Switz on February 27, 2008, 03:24:49 PM
I got mine a week after order.  I am in the USA.


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: AndreZX on February 27, 2008, 04:36:51 PM
Yeah, another vote for 'really quick.' I do believe it was less than a week.

The customer service there is great. He really seems to try his best to take care of his customers.


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: Monarch on February 28, 2008, 03:09:28 AM
My first order was lightning quick. (Like less than 2 weeks.) My last order was made on Feb. 6 and well it's Feb. 27th (as of today) and I sit with no response to e-mails and no order recieved. If it was not for Switz and doing an exchange I would be at a halt. They did however have no problem processing my paypal account.

As far as approval ratings go I am currenly sitting at 50/50.

Great googly moogly I'd be really understanding if DIY-Beamer just said that they were out of an item and were reordering, just e-mail me and let me know. The thing was supposed to have come expedited post (at least that is what I paid for...) Right now, I am in limbo with no FFC or PCB connector and an e-mail 3 weeks old saying that my order has shipped. WTF? ???

Monarch


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: Switz on February 28, 2008, 03:31:04 AM
You also never know about customs.
They are in Austria and anything could get held.


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: AndreZX on February 28, 2008, 04:57:34 AM
That's interesting. When I needed to contact them, Gerhard got right back to me.

I ordered the FFC, and then realized I forgot to order the connector. The next day I ordered the connector as a separate order. Not only did Gerhard ship them both in the same package, he refunded the shipping cost of the second order without my even asking. I saw that the refund had shown up in my Paypal account with a short message from him explaining what it was for.

I don't think I've ever dealt with another company that would've voluntarily refunded money without even being asked, let alone money that they had every right to keep.



Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: AdrianEvans on February 28, 2008, 04:53:09 PM
Thanks for the info on this guys. I emailed and got a response saying it had defo been shipped.... but still no cable.

I'm teetering on the edge of saying fuck the ffc cable and getting the soldering iron out.


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: Switz on February 28, 2008, 07:25:30 PM
Thanks for the info on this guys. I emailed and got a response saying it had defo been shipped.... but still no cable.

I'm teetering on the edge of saying fuck the ffc cable and getting the soldering iron out.
PATIENCE

WAIT
I guarentee you will break it if you rush.


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: Monarch on February 28, 2008, 11:19:29 PM
I second Switz's reply. WAIT!!!!

Focus on some other aspect of your build. Work on the case or something. Be creative. Patience is key here.

Monarch


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: Chems on February 28, 2008, 11:24:10 PM
He was great for me too, hes obviously a heavy pipe smoker (Not like crack!) because my packages always smelled strongly of smoke!


Id say if your having troubles have to hope nothings happened to the guy, DIY Cintiqs would be at a standstill with out him!


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: colinus on March 06, 2008, 03:03:51 PM
For me it was quick:
- ordered on-line the march 02
- arrived today the march 06

Wow! Ok, the Austria and Switzerland are neighbouring countries, it's easy for me!  BUT the Swiss customs are often so lazy that you wait minima one week...

Hurray!


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: AdrianEvans on March 13, 2008, 12:40:39 PM
I got it at last; yipee!!!


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: Switz on March 13, 2008, 03:51:55 PM
Nice!

Can't wait to see build log.


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: Drewid on March 13, 2008, 08:17:27 PM
Spiffing.


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: Monarch on March 20, 2008, 02:08:02 AM
That order I mentioned that I placed on February 6th has still not shown up. Gerhard gave me the honor of saying that I am the first US person who has never recieved his order. Great. He did say that he would track the next package so we will see. I have one piece from DIYBEAMER and I am done baby Done!


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: Monarch on April 02, 2008, 05:28:17 AM
Gerhard at DIY-Beamer came through! The FFC arrived today and I am ready to put it to the test. This is a folllow up to the previous posts. Note that this is the third attempt that he made to get the same parts ordered in February. God only knows where the other two orders are but I finally recieved my order.

Yes it did smell like smoke like Chems pointed out. More like wwwod burning stove than pipe or cigarettes.

The item was shipped post priority to my office and shipped on March 26th and I got it on April 1.

 Unfortunately after I ordered from him I have to place yet another order for a longer FFC for the UD1212R. Mine is 6 inches to short for my configuaration. Bummer.

 


Title: Re: ffc cable DIYbeamer delivery time
Post by: Chems on April 02, 2008, 04:11:04 PM
Lol, cant believe you remembered the smoke thing.

Make sure you buy the little kit he offeres with the connector, and tape it all up once youve got it connected cause they are delicate. Hopefully this one will only take 6 days as well to turn up.