Well, guys. This is just getting salty.
(Which is understandable, since y’ know Eve and the V hadn’t been delivered to 35% of the paying customer for almost a full year. Thus dissapointing customers dependant on actually getting the machine for their jobs/duties).
And there are the Debbie Downers on the forum, which nobody likes to hear on a person, but relevantly they’re not really wrong on the idea of bad news comin’ around (which passing MONTHs, this has been going on).
Really the people who bought, technically pre-ordering with full price, are waiting for
A) Fund coming to actually deliver the devices (bless their hearts and wallet for enduring such void) or,
Cause hey, they might be tired from all the sh#t, and be better off spending the expensive margin ($500-700) for a Surface Pro 5/6. Or get something else, because they can if they have their money back. Maybe, a normal laptop or optimistically, and Eve V2 because hey, the V1 (like any other 1st gen products) have issues.
(e.g. V type cover last 7 months on some report v.s. MS’ type cover that last 2 1/2 years–check that on reddit for durability)
Salty or not, all we do is wait for NEWS/feedback for next NEWS. That’s it. And perhaps focus on what we want to be getting next for the news. For example IMHO (in my honest opinion):
My opinion: All this transition from CEO/Konsta to Community Manager, and focusing on the issue of inventory/missing shipment (for this last 2 weeks). Was a great way to de-escalate forum pent up anger/complains from the FIASCO that was Eve’s misleading hopes/words for the last 1 month/more about: Investors/money/deals are coming/processed but truly… it wasn’t as a projected done deal (I’m not saying they’re not trying yo.)
But: The actual news we would care about like
- Current actual issues e.g. if Eve has any commited investors or not (we ain’t asking for who it is, it’s a yes or no question, we’re sorry if this breaks your confidence or special NDAs, whatever)
- How would Eve actually process refunding (who’s fund will it be, sorry for asking). I’m pretty damn sure Eve is at a HUGE loss in this, they are as an indie company taking inventory risks.*
Just like MICROSOFT is taking “inventory risk for their OEMs” with their Surface Brand as quoted from Satya Nadella. The difference is because of they’re EXPENSIVE price/margins and because of Windows OS sales they can recover.
With Eve 100% fund =/ 100% product met, sure but the risks to making business mistakes like this is critical. Like more critical than usual OEMs (like H.P., ASUS, etc because Eve isn’t established yet). So how will it be for the rest of the 35%, if for the worst all of THEM demand refund?
2 questions like that answered would be intriguing/productive. But indeed, will be PR homework for officials to work with. And I don’t think they are easy questions to answer if there are no BEEF to begin with.