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I ordered my Ultimaker kit on a Friday afternoon here in the United States (so no doubt my friends in the Netherlands were closed for the day). It arrived the following Thursday from DHL. The box looks great, so it didn't get squished, damaged or the like.

I was really impressed how well everything was packaged up, everything is well marked and labeled.

I do a lot of online purchases and it takes a long time to get things shipped from across the USA at times. For this to come from Europe to here in so short a span...I am just completely impressed.

I've been following the Ultimaker reviews, stories and news for well over a year. I am pretty excited to put this together over the Labor Day weekend...once, of course, I paint it :)



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Putting it together is fun and a bit frustrating. I didn't paint mine but I am a sucker for natural wood color so I just decided to leave it the way it was.

I think it gets here so fast because they use some sort of priority service. That may be one of the reasons it is so spendy to have it shipped to the US.


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I've had a fair amount of metal work/machining done overseas and DHL is always very quick.

I saw there was a reselller in the USA (http://www.makershed.com/Ultimaker_3D_Printer_p/mkum1.htm) but it said they were out once you tried to add it to your cart.

Based on the communication i was reading here on the Ultimaker site between company/technicians and customers, I was comfortable buying the latest and greatest direct from the company. I was on the pre-release list of the second extruder as well, so that I have too


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Yes, I believe one of the reasons Ultimaking is becoming so successful is this forum. It instills confidence in its buyers and in a way ensures that they will not be left in the dark if issues arise. It is a plus compared to many companies out there such as Rapidbot.


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