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No pre-orders shipping until Wednesday...

notsramnotsram Posts: 1,238
Wintermute
edited March 2016 in General
So, Palmer Luckey is now saying they'll start shipping midweek - most likely Wednesday.

Not too sure how to feel about this. It doesn't directly affect me, seeing as I'm all but sure I'm not in the first batch, but on the other hand, it's hugely disappointing for those who are in the first batch and got excited by him saying four days ago that the first pre-orders were already shipping.

Looks as though not many people are going to be getting their Rift this week...

*edit* I suppose we should at least be happy we're getting some information, even if it's not particularly good news :)
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  • maxpare79maxpare79 Posts: 1,792
    Project 2501
    Oh well... Like you said at least we have some news. He says that even if it ships Wednesday we will have it this week, but I am guessing he is talking about US orders. I don't think I will receive mine until next Monday.
    I am a spacesim/flightsim/racesim enthusiast first :-) I9 [email protected], 32gb RAM/ 2080ti Former DK2, Gear VR,CV1 and Rift S owner
  • dead4suredead4sure Posts: 263
    Nexus 6
    Oh that's a bummer!

    So right now there's one guy with a Rift CV1? :smiley:

    Did he say he had a PC at home to run it?
  • DreamwriterDreamwriter Posts: 1,101
    3Jane
    edited March 2016
    I don't get it, what's so terrible about people starting to receive their preorders this week? They promised they would start shipping out on Monday, but some people are even receiving theirs on Monday, so it's better than they promised.
  • gagtoongagtoon Posts: 45
    Brain Burst
    I don't get it, what's so terrible about people starting to receive their preorders on Wednesday? That's the earliest anyone should have expected them to start arriving, when they were shipping out on Monday.

    Start SHIPPING on Wednesday...
  • infamouzinfamouz Posts: 133
    Art3mis

    their shipping wednesday, and they'll be here friday probably, so yeah it sucks, so technically q2, very very sad indeed, we all had our hopes up, and instead of shooting us down early, they kept giving us hope, i dont know how to feel about it, definitely know im not happy about it,


    maybe they'll do next day air and its still in march, but we'll see

    at this point my excitement has gone very low, to the point of even when i get it i wont be excited anymore

    the crazy thing is we pre ordered a whole month and a half before the competitors hmd, yet they are going to get it delivered first, that's just nuts

  • EliteSPAEliteSPA Posts: 1,560
    Project 2501
    We need to know what is going to happen from people outside of the US.
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  • DreamwriterDreamwriter Posts: 1,101
    3Jane
    I still don't get it, what is terrible? What aren't you happy about? Why aren't you excited? We are getting them starting on Monday, they are starting to arrive this week. They never promised anything faster than shipping out in March, starting in the 28th, yet some people are actually receiving theirs today, earlier than they promised. Are you people seriously suggesting that this news that you will get yours a few days later than you (for whatever reason) hoped is the worst thing ever??
  • Vega55Vega55 Posts: 20
    Brain Burst
    edited March 2016
    Dreamwriter, you've been told already - they start SHIPPING on Wednesday. Also, who is exactly receiving the Rift today that you are referring to?

    UPD - ok, PL says KS backers will receive on Monday. Well, we shall see.
  • infamouzinfamouz Posts: 133
    Art3mis
    edited March 2016

    no kiks are getting them monday, peple who barely payed, us the people who fully payed have to wait till april 1 or 2 or 4

    we are upset because they said monday the 28th they would start shipping, but now its estimated wednesday, key word "estimated"

    another reason we are upset is because they toyed with our emotions by twittering that deliveries start monday for kiks and pre's, which isn't the case at all, only kiks get it


    i understand kiks supported them by half of 600 or so, but they really royally screwed us full paying customers with these kiks, i know for sure, next time i buy a hmd im going with htc


    some of us had vacation pre planned and now ruined, or terrible weeks, with the rift being the saviour to relieve us of our cun* co workers

  • DreamwriterDreamwriter Posts: 1,101
    3Jane
    edited March 2016
    Vega55 said:
    Dreamwriter, you've been told already - they start SHIPPING on Wednesday.
    Yes, and? What is that statement in referral to? Can you point to where I said otherwise in the statement you are responding to? The ones that start shipping out this week start arriving this week, that isn't bad news in any way that I can think of. As for who exactly is receiving them today, how have you missed that many people who got free preorders are receiving them starting today? Heck, it was mentioned in the very tweet that spawned this thread.
  • Vega55Vega55 Posts: 20
    Brain Burst
    Yes, I've updated my post. Still, we'll wait and see.
  • NokiBENokiBE Posts: 34
    Brain Burst
    Like 100% of europe has easter, the earliest shipping for us would be tuesday. Not so bad I guess. This way US cant get to far ahead on eve.
  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 4,290 Valuable Player
    Wow 1st world problems guys. Take a step back and get some context. We are talking a few days extra
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  • At least people have some idea of when their order is shipping. Support is absolutely useless and can't tell me anything about my order. 
  • LordJuanloLordJuanlo Posts: 304
    Art3mis
    Not all Kickstarters are on the first shipments, I guess most US folks are, but as far as I know, there isn't a single European Kickstarter who will receive their Rift today.
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  • comixcrozcomixcroz Posts: 210
    Art3mis
    edited March 2016
    infamouz said:

    their shipping wednesday, and they'll be here friday probably, so yeah it sucks, so technically q2, very very sad indeed, we all had our hopes up, and instead of shooting us down early, they kept giving us hope, i dont know how to feel about it, definitely know im not happy about it,


    maybe they'll do next day air and its still in march, but we'll see

    at this point my excitement has gone very low, to the point of even when i get it i wont be excited anymore

    the crazy thing is we pre ordered a whole month and a half before the competitors hmd, yet they are going to get it delivered first, that's just nuts

    You can't be serious right?  You should probably step back a bit and look at the bigger picture.  I waited at the website to make my order at the open of pre-order.  I got my order in within 10 to 30 seconds and got a confirmation on the screen in front of me.  I never got the email though and I kept waiting for it to come.  It turns out my order was never "processed" and I had to re-pre-order it.  By the time I knew (that the first one didn't take), it was around 11 pm that night and I have a May shipping date.  I would be so stoked to hear it was shipping on wednesday.  
  • MaligatorMaligator Posts: 36
    Brain Burst
    Comical that someone is so butt hurt about orders shipping two days after the day he *thought* (read "hoped") his unit would ship. Two days is enough to push him to another brand regardless of if it's better or not and more expensive? Funny stuff.

    And then to complain that people who put good money into kickstarter when it was little more than a hope and dream years ago are getting theirs first just because he ordered when it was a sure thing years later.

    I'm not a kickstarter, though I wish I even knew about it back then because I would have. I was hoping mine would ship today too, but I won't lose any sleep over it as it was never PROMISED to ship on any particular date at all. Who the heck schedules a vacation around a product release without a promised ship date anyway? Get a grip!
  • maxpare79maxpare79 Posts: 1,792
    Project 2501
    Guys it could be worst, we could have a Paper launch like they do with gpus meaning they are launching but you really can't find it anywhere... God I hate GPU launch
    I am a spacesim/flightsim/racesim enthusiast first :-) I9 [email protected], 32gb RAM/ 2080ti Former DK2, Gear VR,CV1 and Rift S owner
  • comixcrozcomixcroz Posts: 210
    Art3mis
    infamouz said:

    no kiks are getting them monday, peple who barely payed, us the people who fully payed have to wait till april 1 or 2 or 4

    we are upset because they said monday the 28th they would start shipping, but now its estimated wednesday, key word "estimated"

    another reason we are upset is because they toyed with our emotions by twittering that deliveries start monday for kiks and pre's, which isn't the case at all, only kiks get it


    i understand kiks supported them by half of 600 or so, but they really royally screwed us full paying customers with these kiks, i know for sure, next time i buy a hmd im going with htc


    some of us had vacation pre planned and now ruined, or terrible weeks, with the rift being the saviour to relieve us of our cun* co workers

    Wow - and I thought your first post in this thread was bad....

    Now I know you're an adult and have co-workers.   :#
  • AHeckmanAHeckman Posts: 214
    Art3mis
    i for one am a supporter of the original KS types getting a free CV1.  without them this never would have taken off, and their investment when the product and concept was damn near a moon shot should pay off.  Still not exactly pleased that per-orders won't ship till Wed, but it's still better than a kick in the junk.
  • VizionVRVizionVR Posts: 3,022
    Wintermute
    What is type of shipment? Next day? Two days? Ground? I ask because a two day shipment that goes out Wednesday could be a fun weekend for many many folks. But a ground ship means that many wouldn't get theirs till Monday next week. How many sick days do you suppose will be called in? :)
    Not a Rift fanboi. Not a Vive fanboi. I'm a VR fanboi. Get it straight.
  • VizionVR said:
    What is type of shipment? Next day? Two days? Ground? I ask because a two day shipment that goes out Wednesday could be a fun weekend for many many folks. But a ground ship means that many wouldn't get theirs till Monday next week. How many sick days do you suppose will be called in? :)
    I believe it ships two-day.

    As for disappointment regarding late shipping, maybe there's a least a tiny silver lining. I think I remember reading somewhere that the NDA for the Rift is completely lifted today at 10AM EST? Maybe we will see a flood of reviews and comparisons online today? Would be nice to finally see some real info.
  • notsramnotsram Posts: 1,238
    Wintermute
    edited March 2016
    I totally agree that Kickstarter backers should get theirs first :)

    Quick heads up. Looks as though Canadians have to pay import fees (KS at least. Pre-orders 'may' have import fees built in to the cost).

    https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/4c9p3r/get_ready_for_those_import_fees_canadians/  
  • DizzyreaperDizzyreaper Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    i pre-ordered mine in February so i could get eve will i be receiving mine this week also since i remember reading somewhere if you pre order with eve your oculus will be in the first wave 
  • przecinekprzecinek Posts: 596
    Nexus 6
    Many KS backers already got their shipping numbers so that means their orders are already on their way. So the launch date (28th) is true. It is Q1 launch after all. Pre-orders are shipping in March so Wednesday and even Thursday are fine.

  • SOTBMPSOTBMP Posts: 56
    Hiro Protagonist
    edited March 2016
    Dizzyreaper - In the first wave will be (or - are) Kickstarter backers.
    In the second one will be those who preorder in first 15 minutes when preorders starts January 6th.
    In the third... etc. etc.

  • SarlinSarlin Posts: 182
    Art3mis

    So when we pre-ordered and got a "March" Ship date... it said "March" right not March 28th?  Sorry forgot to screen shot it.  Wednesday is still March on my calendar.  Now if only we could get an idea who's Rifts are shipping Wednesday.... That is what I'm dying to know...

  • EliteSPAEliteSPA Posts: 1,560
    Project 2501
    I should love to know when are they shipping each batch? how long should we wait for the next batch?
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  • DoctorFateDoctorFate Posts: 168
    Art3mis
    edited March 2016
    I agree with EliteSPA, I feel strongly for those of you in the March batch that got pushed back two days as I know how despite it not being a huge delay would still be a very minor let down if I was in that boat, but being a member of the April batch due to the day one glitch, it is beyond frustrating that I will likely never know until mine ships when to expect it.  Is it the start of the month, the very end, who knows at all.  No one in subsequent batches have absolutely any time frame to go from outside of an entire month date.  I really want to see them nail down those time frames a little bit.
  • weasel47weasel47 Posts: 301
    Trinity
    i pre-ordered mine in February so i could get eve will i be receiving mine this week also since i remember reading somewhere if you pre order with eve your oculus will be in the first wave 
    If you pre-ordered in February, you'll probably get it in July.  That estimate should have been right there on the page when you pre-ordered.
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