Oh ok... Sorry! I'm new here you know, things for me are confusing. Sorry about that...Oh no! You asked us instead of them! The question should have been rephrased to:
Hey guys (mostly guys here with rare exception), I just bought a laser from optotronics and they are telling me a week to deliver, what has your experience been, anyone?
Oops yes my mistake, I was thinking of another company. Optotronics is in Colorado. Buy from them while you can, sooner or later they won't be able to sell battery powered lasers that aren't less than 5mW to US customers.Customs? I thought optotronics was in the US?
Exactly--why or how would a forum of random people or anyone for that matter know about product shipping times. Common sense should tell the buyer to ask seller/vendor/shop for the real and reliable information. How hard is a phone call or email?I don't understand why it isn't people first thought to ask a forum of random people instead of the company they bought it from. Send them an email. It's like buying a phone from the carrier and asking a random person on the street how long shipping will take.
I agree about newcomers and people being responded to with what is taken as not so hospitable or nice some of the time but it has its limits too. Common sense should not be an LPF forum question--at least not often. Order processing and shipping times are between the buyer and seller--nobody else would know or have reason to generally speaking.I agree with Pman, I have seen, as a noob who likes to read old posts, a lot of hatred towards newer members. The problem is, that people do read the stickies, but they don't remember every single thing. Also, what is wrong with questions? This question in particular isn't nearly as bad as most of the newbie questions (which are mostly "is this a good laser (link to underspec china site)?") and I think people should really rethink their behaviour against newcomers, who only want to expand their knowledge and are curious.
(sorry for the thread jack btw, just had to post this)