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I'm still waiting the package, can you check please?
Hi Jacob... thank you so much. Really happy to hear. Will pass onto John right now!
Hi Lawrence, we have put together a new package for you today and will get it mailed out to you. Hopefully the lost package will get returned to us in the mail. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Sorry I can't see any private message facility, so... My shipment (to the UK) order status is still showing as "In Transit" one month after the last status update (which I think is when it arrived in London). Who can I contact to find out what is happening with this? Thank-you.
i got my swag. thank you so much. love the T-shirt. cant wait to wear it at the next 2600 meeting please pass along a thank you to Mr Draper. tell him he's awesome and keep hacking/phreaking. knowledge is power.
Lot of Love from the Boston Area. Home to where hacking first started (MIT)
@ Oscar... Yay. We hope you love it!
Just received mi book today (Spain). Thank you guys!
@Jose: ebooks should be available for download either tonight or tomorrow. You'll get an email from Backer kit.
someone has read the book before all backers? hmm
@João Queiroz , we have been told that the ebook will be available at the same time as the printed version, but you will receive it as soon as it's available. We will keep you posted. It may be available a little earlier, and we'll be posting regularly about it. Thank you for your question, and continued support... we appreciate it!
Hi do you guys have any ETA for the delivery of the digital reward (2600 CLUB BRONZE LEVEL tier)?
@Amix, please check the Updates section for the current timeline, or check our replies to other comments below. Thank you all for your patience and support!
@phrxmd, thank you, and yes, we will be updating more regularly, now that we are at a stage where things are moving quickly.
We did post an update on March 5th saying there would likely be a few weeks delay at the publishers, and there was really nothing new to report until yesterday, unless we told everyone about each element of the merchandise arriving at our warehouse.
We do appreciate what you are saying though, and thank you for your support and constructive criticism. We will be posting at least once a week from now.
@George Birdwell, thank you for your question, and yes, we will send out emails and tracking numbers (where applicable) when the books and merchandise is in the mail.
Please, please, pretty please, communicate more clearly.
On February 8 you said that fulfilment date is at the end of March, and now in mid-April you finally post an update saying effectively that the book hasn't even been printed yet.
I'm sure there are a lot of good reasons. But it would be a lot easier to appreciate these reasons if you tell your backers on time what you're doing and why. Is it really so hard to post an update every two weeks with a short statement about what's going on?
Is the book already shipped or did shipping start? Anyone (in Europe) already got it?
Did I miss something? I would appreciate some updates.
Thanks for the info.
Will we receive an email when shipped? Can we track the package?
@Amarjit Thanks for the question! As per the kickstarter, fulfillment date is still the end of March! If anything changes, we'll let you know!
for the orders that will be shipped in march, exactly when in march if i may ask ? first week ?
@Amix: Thanks for your questions. Can you please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can answer your questions directly?
Hi! I don't know if you got my email via kickstarter page: "Sorry, something went wrong. We've been notified and are looking into it." So I have to ask here:
a.) are you sure about shipping a book to AUSTRIA (Europe) is 25$ (my pledge was 30$)
b.) if a.) can I switch to ebook only?
c.) if b.) what is to be done that I am not charged when checking out from backerkit.
d.) if b.) is it possible to checkout from backerkit without giving you credit card information?
Haha!! I was literally writing an comment when yours posted!! Great! I *hope* Scandinavian countries are sorted now!
It works nicely now!
I am working on it as we speak, actually. I will post an update when I sort out the EEA Countries. Thanks for your patience!
I'm with stein. I see there's a glitch, but how do I complete the survey without committing to pay $50? Norway is not difficult or hard to ship to. Books tend to cost very little to ship here.
@stein Apologies, there is a glitch in the shipping. Please check the updates section for full info. It will be fixed before any charges. Thank you.
Wow, $50 for shipping to Norway... What is the book made of? Lead?
Mr. Jenkins: As you see, I have responded to the email you sent us with what you've written below. Here is my response:
Thank you for your email. I'm unsure what you mean "honourable" way. We are trying to be very honourable and provide people who live outside of easily assessed shipping areas with accurate shipping quotes. I'm unsure how that is not honourable.
We are not asking you to negotiate shipping with us, but only in the very few - less than 20 as far as we can tell so far - cases of backers living outside North America and Europe, we wanted to provide exact shipping costs.
We have not had very many issues with anyone, and most certainly haven't been spoken to in this manner.
We are happy to provide you with an accurate shipping quote, or resolve the matter in whatever way you deem appropriate.
Every other campaign I have backed managed to do this is an honourable way. This process is rubbish, as I should not have to negotiate shipping with you.
I have spent too much on this book now, time to cut losses and stop supporting your shortfall.
Hello everybody! Regarding shipping costs: We had hoped that we had communicated effectively about shipping costs related to the campaign. Please check the updates, as I will be posting one there shortly, but in brief, we did post, in the campaign that shipping costs would be addressed after the campaign was over. Also, as it turns out, we are unable to ascertain accurate shipping to destinations other than Europe and North America. As a result, we have stated in updates, emails, on the BackerKit survey and in as many places as possible, that if you live anywhere other than North America or Europe to please contact us for a custom quote.
We apologize if this has caused any confusion. We
Disappointed to have shipping higher then the book cost. That is usually available at time of making the pledge, and forms a part of the decision. Might not bother completing the form as the book is not worth 50 dollars to me.
@Tinu... sorry about that, there must be a technical error. We will address it this morning.
Just received the Backerkit Survey. Can you please check shipping costs? I have backed up the soft cover book for $20 and now I should pay $50 for shipping to Switzerland...
@John Thomas Draper & Craig Wilson Fraser. look forward to reading it. i learned you exploits from Hackers—Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy. been a following the "community half my life. inspired me to think outside the "box". we can accomplish anything if we put our minds to it. id love to hear what it was like interactive with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs in the early days
@Jon - Thank you, and yes, it has been an interesting journey, as is John's life in general. Hope you enjoy the book!
Really happy this backing was successful. Was sorry to hear about John's recent trouble but doesn't change the fact that I'm interested to hear his story. Fascinating character.
@Jacob Riggan - Thank you so much. Enjoy the book! :)
@Paulo Ferreira - Thank you so much. Enjoy the book! :)
@Macburns - Thank you. The book is finished and with the last editor, but yes, we sure did! :)
@Mueller - Thank you. We really hope you enjoy the book! :)
Yesss, i'm so happy. hope we could help you enough. Can't wait to read the book too :-))
Make your Project with Knowledge and Heart, So we all can Enjoy your Pioneer Life.
Can't wait to read the book from the great legend!
you have been a inspiration for many generations of the hacker community.
@Larry: You had to get in early for that one. Thank you!
My first kickstarter and I made the BLUEBOX CLUB!! I'm looking forward to the book and the Anonabox. I'm also hoping we get the next stretch goal!
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@david foley: Thank you. John has been an inspiration to many. It's been an amazing experience working on this project with him!
@ersto: Thank you too! The Blue Box level sold out in a day... we should have known :)