One of the discouraging things about ordering a personal 3D printer is that once you get excited enough to place your order, then you wait, and wait. Often months.
That was the case over at Makerbot, where an order would take 12 weeks to fulfill. But not any more — the delivery times for the flagship Replicator 3D printer ($1749) is now only 30 days. Or less. We say or less because a Makerbot blog post says:
Even though we are quoting a 30-day lead time, we are shipping sooner than that in many cases. In fact, last Thursday, for the first time in company history, we took an order and shipped a MakerBot in the same day.
I don’t know if it’s to keep competitive against the increasing competition, or if it’s more manpower. But as Makerbot blogger Andrew said, “Get ‘em while the gettin’s good!”