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If it makes anyone feel better, my pledge number is 317 of 313. I will probably be the absolute last one to get a LeanChair.
Hi, I paid the max pledge to get the earliest estimated delivery of October 2015. Below, you said a few LeanChairs went out in February, and many more in March, but I did not receive mine yet. I really expected to be among the first. Has anyone received a LeanChair, and when can I expect mine?
There will be a few LeanChairs going out this month, but many more in March.
I really expected it to be last month, but on one particular part we had to go
from CNC high-def plasma to CNC laser because we just couldn't get the close
tolerance required. We ordered 100 pieces (enough for 50 LeanChairs), just
to confirm it would work, and we've done that. So we'll be ordering more.
I just didn't want to spend the money without confirming it.
One other thing is that we're powder coating (like painting, but with powder
that melts under high heat) 40 parts per LeanChair, and that's just an outrageous
number of parts and very time-consuming. So the only way to speed that up is to
outsource that, which I'm working on. We'll do it in-house in the meantime, because
we do have the equipment, but if I can get that solved, things will speed up tremendously.
That's the low-hanging fruit. The next big process improvement will be to move
out of our dinky shop into our new facility. 10 miles away, but 10x the size.
But there's a time cost for doing that. I have a plan, though. We'll pre-make a bunch
of parts on one piece of equipment, and then move just that piece of equipment.
And then repeat until we have all the equipment in the new place.
Every subsequent batch will go faster than the previous one. I'll be very suprised
if we can't reliably produce 10/week during March, then 20/week in April and May.
That'll pretty much take care of the KS backers.
Hello Wayne and backers.
I'm a bit frustrated and concerned. I backed this project 2.5 years ago. I was suppose to receive the desk in Dec. 2015. We are now mid-February 2018. I'm at the point where I either want the desk or want my money refunded. Please help me to proceed one way or the other. I'm tired of waiting. -Shawn
Are there any approximate shipping dates you can provide for planning purposes this year?
Elissa Heyman 828 E. Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Just to follow up... we do the metal and tubing parts in an un-insulated building w/o central heat, and it's just been impossibly cold the last week or so. -1 degrees (F) last night. It's super-cheap, but it really cuts into productivity when you can't feel your toes. We're going to be moving to another, bigger/better space shortly, but not until we've shipped the majority of Kickstarter orders.
Hi Newguy, here's what I said...
"I suspect future updates will just be personal updates for users to indicate approx shipping date, eg. because issues have been worked out and at this point it’s just about production speed and where you fall on the list. We’ve had a much needed holiday break but will be diving back in this week producing LeanChairs."
Stephen, would you mind posting wayne response, I don't have a facebook acount and can't see the post. Thank you
I have reached out on facebook and got a response from Wayne. Here's a link to the post: https://www.facebook.com/leanchair/posts/1644097898969673…
It would be great with an update of the current status of the project.
Rocky I've no idea what the delays are. I have to confess I really don't think its money issues. Wayne had a rather healthy waiting list. If he need money he could have opend up orders and watched the dollers rolling in.
Hopefully we will get an update shortly - I am an optimist.
It’s now the new 2018.
Clearly funding issues are affecting the shipment of the Leanchair.
Hopefully, the finished product would be enough to search for an investor or distributor willing to step in with cash.
Great product, no cash, and lacking a distribution system will delay deliveries.
2018 will bring Leanchair hope for all of us.
I was hoping for a Lean Chair for my home office. Here we are looking at a new year. It looks like I'll be retired by the time the product ships, if indeed it ever does.
I like your confidence Rocky - we can but hope
No words, great pics and videos, end of year.
This can only mean that the Leanchair elves are busy for Christmas.
Open up your chimneys for Leanchair deliveries.
I’ve made plans for a placement in my office.
Rocky I have been an extremely supportive backer
over the last few years - especially with this project as I believe the concept is so good
Unfortunately my success with kickstarter has been very poor. another project just annouced that they had run out of money. The project was delayed due to numerous redesigns and hey presto, another straight out loss for me
I'm basically now putting in £5, for any projects that interest me, so that I can follow along and buy if it suceeds.
So I'm afraid I cannont fully argree with you. I want this project to succeed and I would rate the chances of that happening at over 50%. If we get more regular updates I would be much more confident.
Wayne has previously said that he prefers getting his hands dirty and getting problems sorted so that he can give backers the good news, rather than outlining the problems being faced.
I just wish we got mhre regular updates, after all we did put in over a hundread thousand dollars
We can agree that we will get our promised Leanchairs.
Looking back at the previous design, currently posted on the http://leanchair.com landing page, this latest rendition is much more preferable.
Except for the lesser communications & prolonged delivery date, we will probably be more satisfied with the final Leanchair.
There is nothing more that could be said to speed the process at this time.
Shipments & deliveries will occur when deemed ready.
When we are leaning on our Leanchairs, our backs will be thanking our emotions for the patience that was required.
Shawn I appecite your thoughts about this project. If you had asked me a year ago, I would have told you that I was 100% confident that Wayne would deliver a truely great product.
If you were to ask me the same question today, if I'm honest I'm less confident and now admit that there is a chance that this project could fail.
I very much appecicate Wayne's efforts and I realise the toll this project has taken on him. When it comes down to it our health is the most important thing we have.
When Wayne told us that he had got some help, I was delighted for him and thought we were at the final stages. For a while now I've been asking for more regular updates and unfortunately this has been ignored. I want to feel like I'm part of the journey. I'm not looking for long update, even a small update, that take less than 15 mins to write would help. It would make me feel like I was truely a backer and would remove my doubts
For the avoidance of doubt this is not meant to be a dig at anyone. Kickstarter has been designed to allow open and honest commuication and I wanted to tell people how I currently feel.
The pics and video look great and you have clearly now fixed the welding issue. I note the facebook update says that this is the production ready version being tested. When do you expect to start production.
Please can you provide us with a timeline outlining when we are likely to get our chairs. I suspect until you start making them you will not fully know so even if you could say that this project will wrap up at the latestet by summer/xmas 2018.
It’s December. Just in time for the holidays.
I don’t yet know if I need a Leanchair for Christmas.
It would be a great start for a new 2018 year.
The videos prove a great concept. No sense in rushing deliveries at this stage.
Get phenomenal testimonials once out in the backs of fans and that will launch a profitable marketing campaign.
My back can wait.
10, 9, 8...
OK, I waited.
I should clarify, I *do* appreciate the attention to detail. I'm glad that Wayne is working on making a lasting piece of equipment. I like that it's not something cheap that was slapped together, with corners cut at every stage. I like that someone is really thinking about all of this.
I guess I just assumed that a lot more of this had been thought of, and designed, in advance.
Most updates amount to "yet another delay", sometimes followed by "It's almost ready to ship, we should have chairs going out soon!" continually promised, and extended...
The truth is, Wayne, no one here knows when, and maybe even if, they are getting a LeanChair.
People who had back problems 2+ years ago were looking for a solution, and liked this one.
I doubt they've bought nothing to deal with their pains the last 2+ years. I'm sure they've come up with other alternatives, and spent money anyway, to the point where they may no longer even feel like they *need* a LeanChair.
My ex-wife bought it for me as a birthday gift, back when we were still married. Since I moved out and had to replace all my furniture, I've bought a sit/stand adjustable desk, a stool that height adjusts (to rest against while standing), and a regular sitting chair.
I still want the chair, at the least, to try it out at this point (and to finally receive my very-belated birthday present). But it increasingly feels like a unicorn. Something that I may receive someday, like something out of legend.
I talked to people in my company about it, we all telecommute. I was going to show it off to them if I liked it. They might have ordered one themselves. That was over 2 years ago.
I'm sure hearing complaining from people doesn't help, and I do not doubt that this has basically become your second life, working on the LeanChair. I'm sure it's hard, and stressful, and your health has probably suffered because of it, and I'm sorry for all of that. I truly appreciate your fighting spirit and your integrity in trying (despite evidently monumental difficulties) to deliver on your promises.
But honestly, Wayne, no one has any idea (and we're increasingly convinced that you have no idea, either) when anyone who has backed this product will actually *receive* a LeanChair.
I don't feel like it's rude to call that out.
You need to sketch out some certainty for the backers of what the heck is going on, set a timeline, and deliver on it.
It’s a piece of art from an artist.
Great attention to details.
That will reward all of us.
Not sure if this will link to the F'book post or not, but here goes:
There's a certain point at which coming up on 3 years past estimated delivery is a bit ridiculous, don't you think? Of all the projects I've backed on Kickstarter, this is the one that has been the most routinely behind schedule, the most promises made that could not be delivered in time....and the one I've basically given up on.
Deliver the chairs to your backers. Build up your business for future leanchairs if you want, but you will not have any other LeanChair orders unless you prove you can deliver for the people who helped this become a reality in the first place.
Getting updates once every 2-3 months does not inspire confidence, either.
Today I backed a Backstrong chair on Kickstarter, I wonder if I will get it before my Leanchair.
Rockyromero, I know that feeling. also constantly check facebook for the promised update!
Every month for the last two years, I have hoped that it was THE month.
Thanks David for the update.
Wayne now that you have people helping you, can we please get more regular updates?
Just a quick update - I received a response and things are as expected - they're working away on things :)
hi.. to save everyone from doing so (and getting spammy), i've just sent a msg to them via FB. Seems reasonable to assume perhaps another problem has been encountered, given the statement in the last update of an update on FB was due that same week.
New month - New check in.
What’s the outlook?
Need to update my delivery address - please contact me.
don`t need it any more-pleas excise me from your list,and from these updates
Wayne now that you have a team behind you, please rember to update us regularly. last time around you metioned an unboxing video. how many leanchairs have been completed?
No update since July. Very disappointing. I would like to have a solid delivery date.
Patience is on empty now and starting to feel disappointed.
I've checked monthly.
I want and need a firm date of delivery.
Just signed in after 3 mos to see if anything new had happened.
Is there a way I can communicate my particulars without have it posted to the other backers. This in no way is meant to reflect on the community. Having gone through identity theft, I am now obsessed by privacy.
I live at 828 E. Palace Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501, and would like an update about my Leanchair...if I'm in the last batch to get it, and when it might arrive. Thanks, hope everything is going well, Elissa
Any updates on this?
Dale, Wayne has asked me to reach out to every backer again just prior to shipment to confirm address etc. precisely because of issues like that. I can try contacting you through the Kickstarter messaging system, but if that fails, you can contact me at info at leanchair . com with your working email address so we can follow up. Thanks.
Dale, I can't say you'll get a reply, but I did see there were new photos posted on the LeanChair Facebook page as of July 23rd. That's something, I guess.
Looks like my emails via Kickstarter were bouncing. Who do I contact to check whether or not my LeanChair confirmation email got bounced? I ask because I have yet to receive one.
can we get an update please?
Actually, it's more appropriate to say, "Happy Duoversary".
Yes, I received an address confirmation request - then silence.
My wife ordered her glass desk, not waiting for a maybe.
The rest of us will get our Leanchair when it shows up one day.
Hi Wayne! I was wondering how the Lean Chair is working out for typing. I get really bad strain in my forearms that is probably bordering on carpel tunnel. Just wanted to know if you think the ergonomics of the Lean Chair will help with that! Can't wait to try it out! :) :)
Would it be okay to say "happy anniversary"? I decided to check on the page here and by coincidence its two years today since this project got backed :-)
@Rocky - what was the confirmation request for? your address?
and hey.. i'm nothing if not patient.. ;-)
I received a confirmation request.
Hopefully, a shipping notice soon.
When can I expect to receive my lean chair?
Rockyromero - hopefully you have got your tracking number and your leanchair is heading your way!
I received an update.
It's positive and very soon.