So, as it stands now, order fulfillment seems to be hit-or-miss, and delivery dates are far from firm.
I’ve seen people selling their Soylent on eBay for truly galling levels of profit, and while I’m sure I could get some from there, that hardly seems sustainable.
I ordered and paid for my month in BackerKit at the end of April, being as that seemed to be the time where I could afford to float the initial “investment” and have my Soylent in a reasonable time frame, seeing as that money was my food budget for that time period. I’ve since had a minor windfall, and went ahead and started my subscription as well. At this time, I’ve effectively got $510 invested in changing my nutrition & life, which is fine.
My observation here is that it seems this is the only way to make sure that I can have an uninterrupted supply of Soylent, as I feel is necessary to truly reap the benefits Soylent offers. The situation with shipping that Rosa Labs has created seems to be forcing people (though it might just be me) to hedge their bets and simply buy MORE Soylent, which is irksome at best. I don’t mean to heap more questions or criticism on the pile, but I can’t be the only one who’s finically tight here, trying to be hopeful and supportive while watching days tick by and budgets go belly up.
1) How is this going to work, will my BackerKit order ship, immediately followed by my subscription? What’s the gap? What’s the time frame?
2) When will the subscriptions ACTUALLY ship?
3) What the hell is going on?
I really feel like @rob & @JulioMiles really ought to be aware of folks in similar predicaments. I gather that there are those on the forums that can sustain the financial burden of having $500+ tied up for extended amounts of time, and I by no means want a refund. I’d simply like to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe some concrete answers or recognition of the issues are in order.