Ordering Clarification from CraigJanuary 19, 2009
Craig has just posted the following explanation. I think the last line may ease a few nerves.
Exophase was just chatting to me and suggested I make this post to clear up some things.
Preorders – we need preorders to pay for the manufacturing costs of the Pandora. I don’t think we have claimed we had enough money to cover the first batch without preorders, I’m not sure where this has come from, possibly because we have said we have paid for the parts, but parts do not = manufacturing costs.
If we could cover the manufacture we would have never needed a preorder system. Preorders also paid for the GP2X for those of you who remember the run up to that, however the banks were happy to let it happen with credit cards back then.
So soon we will have a cut off date and then manufacture the Pandoras paid for to that point. We don’t really have a choice in this, it’s the only way forward which will work in a safe way.
The final prototype Pandora (ie the last one before mass production) will be shown before the cut off date