Good price thanks
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Good printer, pretty crap price though
Awesome piece of kit! (y)
My brother has produced some very nice work with the printer. His is the 400mm all round version
I got one for that price.
They have put the price up to £1414. Expired the deal. Sorry didn't last long!
Wasn't a misprice, they sell for this price occasionally, and if you check the price graph it has been reducing for sometime.
£500 in basket.
LOL - typical - it arrived today :)
I'm waiting patiently for my Anet A8 Desktop 3D Printer ordered from Gearbest on 17/01/18.
I've given one on your behalf :)
She obviously follows the rule that you can earn LOTS on youtube if you wear as little as possible.
Still nothing! *TEMPORARY HOLD ON NEW SAMPLE REQUESTS DUE TO SURGE IN DEMAND – PLEASE CHECK BACK IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS*
*TEMPORARY HOLD ON NEW SAMPLE REQUESTS DUE TO SURGE IN DEMAND – PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON* (excited)
*TEMPORARY HOLD ON NEW SAMPLE REQUESTS DUE TO SURGE IN DEMAND – PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON*
Thanks @fern37 (highfive)
If you ordered it two months ago maybe :D
I've been using BQ filament for a few years now, never had any problems with the stuff. Generally pretty cheap and easy to get hold of. Normally have a QR code on the side of the spool that gives you detailed breakdown on the spool sizes and tolerances. Last delivery was a mix of the older packaging style and new, not sure if that means supply change though.
Got it! Thanks
Check the other sellers... Still £12.99 from amazon
Only grey and white are 12.99
3DQF, I just received mine yesterday actually, so haven't tried it out yet, but it did come highly reccomended.
Thanks for the info. The other thing is with an order from Chine - often these printers have a problem with faulty and missing parts. According to reviews the sellers are quick to acknowledge this and send parts. But, I don’t want to wait 6 weeks for a replacement part from China, and have a part built printer hanging around
If it's of a concern you can calculate what you might have to pay here: https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/tax-and-duty However, I have never had to pay on any of the items I purchased
And not get shafted with import tax by buying from a UK based company. Honestly how gearbest deals are allowed? If it's Amazon you have to quote the prime price and delivery charge for non members. Yet the gearbest deals don't have to include an estimated import tax which you're legally obliged to pay.
I have personally ordered 2 printers and a OnePlus 5 from Gearbest and never had to pay any customs :)
I was looking at the Tevo Tarantula which is £80 cheaper than UK prices. Even though dealing with China, and possibly Customs puts me off.
That's OK then, thanks, just some of the vids show epic fail first runs and then they print new bits for it on a different printer which would kind of negate the whole point of this type of toe in the water printer, hence my comment. A printer isn't worth £300 to me but £100 is the right price if it doesn't end up in the bin :)
It makes stuff to a reasonable quality out of the box, but upgrading some components and self making some parts will improve the quality quite a bit. Or you could just spend £300+ to get a better 3d printer, your choice
Is this not a chicken and egg scenario? You need to print these to get decent results but that means these will be rubbish too so what does it achieve?
I am just assembling my Anet A8 now (bought from ebay £110 from UK seller), its going fine except for a couple of quality issues. One of the top support plates had a hole cut that was not straight so the vertical rod that goes through it could not go into the bottom hole on top of the z-axis motor without me loosening the top support plate. Also one of the linear bearings was toast right out of the bag, sounded like it had sand or something in it, did not move smoothly. I expect it will be done with about 1 hour more assembly, total about 4.5 hours to put it all together. So as mentioned by someone else, there are loads of mods to be done to improve output quality, like 7 x Igus Drylin RJ4JP-01-08 to replace the noisy (or in my case, just broken) linear bearings, print some brackets yourself to strengthen the frame, print some belt tensioners, print yourselves some covers for the power and controller boxes. Print filament guides and filament holder... Also, no filament in the box, had to order 1kg roll from ebay. You can use PLA or ABS, but ABS smells of burning plastic when being laid down so went for PLA which has a sweet smell.
Got this in the summer, took about 6 weeks to arrive. For noobs like me you need to be aware this is a kit, basically meccannoso you need to take. A look at the videos on you tube to see what you are letting yourself in for. Also lots of concerns about the weak power supply and associated components so you may want to order some extra bits and bobs from Amazon or eBay
thanks great deal
Could you use this to make an Apple Pencil cap?
Heat added, ordered. Thanks op.
At Amazon, this is for Prime members only.... but there are 3 units of used - as new for £14.24..... if you hurry.
"Darwin at work" Normal people won't even know if they've made a mistake, that's a bit of a nonchalant attitude to have for the potential for rooms to catch fire. From my time it seems like 99.9% of them are fine, but 0.1% is too high a failure rate when it comes to fire.
Had mine for over 8 months. It's completely stock apart from a "Z" axis sensor, so it will automatically level the bed. Printed hundreds of items, with absolutely no issues what so ever. Half the people you hear with the horror stories can't have put it together correctly in the first place (Darwin at work). So keep you frock on, and stop being such a drama queen.
Jesus Lord there's a fire!
I have bought loads of things from the Chinese sites and was not charged a single penny in extra import/tax duty fees.Most recently was a Xaiomi Mi drone , over 300 notes , no duty . Previous items a few years ago was a xK Detect Drone ,over 200 notes , no import duties. I now use Aliexpress for most items and again never get stung with import duties.
Not according the the HMRC website, parcel value + postage = Duty value only applies to certain carriers. I already knew this because I take custody of low value parcels that cost a bomb to post from China - and dont pay any VAT or duty on them, even though the shipping cost is over £100. (The guy could save a fortune shipping it by boat and planning 3 months ahead, but he leaves it until the last minute and ships large volume, low weight and value parcels by air).
Been using this kkmoon filament in yellow on my new Anet A8 been great so far https://imgur.com/a/BLjzP No longer have this yellow in stock,not too sure on the other colours for sale. Loving the Anet A8 <3
This is their brown filament... I think it's a good color, but not really that brown
They still have the 30% promotion going though...
Up to twenty squids now (:I
Any pictures of the results?
With pictures of prints today from Files on thingiverse: - Articulated monkey https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1865032 - Front-half of unicorn pencil case https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2584861
I've just printed this using the filament from this deal. I've yet to check it out properly as I left it printing overnight... So far, it looks pretty good! It's still sat at home (image from my mounted camera) Those wanting to know what it is, it's a tool holder that sits on the top of the power supply... See below for example
Quick update on the Robo3D PLA (though price has now gone up) - excellent prints and absolutely no issues on my FlashForge Finder - would highly recommend based on the 2 prints I've made thus far. FYI, this was with the 'Pearl' PLA - have just ordered a further roll
i'm trying out amz3d which is sub-£20 level and if that's no good, i'll fork out for some 3dfilaprint which is supposed to be excellent (and a uk company) for about £24/kilo.
There still seems to be 3.00mm filament on Amazon, but there's barely any 1.75 now. Looks bad, I have to admit. What do you currently use?
Price is actually now better than posted. Just ordered one this morning for £255.91. Anyone know if we're liable to pay VAT on arrival?
I've posted a few filament deals...Clicky! No idea if price still valid, you'd have to check. PLA is a good staring point for 3D printing. I've just purchased some wood filament...going to be interesting to see how that goes! (y)
OK so i just ordered this now what filament should I order to go with it?
Levelling is the most iportant thing to do next. goto prepare/level base (or some thing). at each cornet adjust so a paper thickness away (use as deeler guage) do this around all corners by pressing next step.check the centre as some supplied with bowed glass. if that is more than the others you will need to get that level first. I ended up putting a piece of paper under the glass in the centre and making sure the clips were in each corner. next make sure bed is heated. ui use 60 degrees. i also use masking tape and pritt stick on that. Still not perfected yet but most prints come out fine. once the base start working 80% of problems are cured and you are ready to get great print.
assembled in less than 30 min, will try to print couple of things today. the first attempt of printing the sample found in the sd card were not successful as after 15min the movement of the head stoped causing the nozzle to get fully covered with filament.
Is eu13 and eu3 UK warehouse then?
GearBest has just been hacked too: https://www.hotukdeals.com/discussions/security-alert-gearbest-customer-details-passwords-may-have-been-hacked-2862189
In an effort to get gearbest to sort issues some info for everyone. I have bought lots of stuff from them and generally good, but when it goes wrong its a mountain to climb. However recent android box went wrong. First remote then box. Gearbest customer service woes started. Offered a couple of quid refund and no joy, or even understanding of English through gearbest ticket system, next to useless. Escalated to paypal, eventually full offer of refund. Eventually through paypal offered a UK return address for info (gearbest ticket system contradicted what they were saying through paypal) Weiwen Luo Address: Woodgate Business Park, Clapgate Lane, Bartley Green B32 3BZ Birmingham United Kingdom Phone: 07780841791 They then repeatedly refused delivery from courier. One could interpret this as a device to 'pretend' to offer refund then refuse to accept the returned goods. No goods return=no refund to pay. Only when I refused final paltry offer from through paypal, (after they had previously offered full refund) did the return that mysteriously had been repeatedly rejected, was now accepted, on the day Paypal ruled in my favour for full return of money. coincidence? doubtful. So if everyone uses paypal for payment and escalation, keeps full records, they will compel gearbest to fully refund. If everyone does this then maybe gearbest will sort it properly. Hope this helps.
Not since 2 friends accounts were hacked, i trust paypal even less!
Don't you use PayPal? You wouldn't be entering your details with so many retailers then.
A small 3D printer perhaps??? (party)
And there was you thinking this product only makes junk! if you buy this you won't need to buy junk from Gearbest/Ali Express/Bang Good etc
The other thread obviously didn't include examples of the great things that you can make with these! Dragon Head Shower fitment! (lol) Strawberry leaf remover! (highfive)
Thank you!!!! I’ve beeen waiting for a uk release of this printer for ages!!! Thank you huk
You can buy kids on Gearbest?!?!? :o
It was available when I posted it. Maybe They leave the listing up for reference because the shops still sell them. As I said, it's still comparatively very expensive for such a small print volume.
True,good point ... So why is it featured there in the first place?, I don't get it, lol.
Save your cash and go for a wanhao i3 v2.1 great hobby printer
We recently purchased a few 3D printers at work and somebody had ordered the ups box plus and we’ve had terrible use out of them.. the support and functions are very poor however this is from my own personal experience, other people out there may have different views
this is a pretty poor spec/old design for the money .. personally i would go for a Prusa i3 or (lesser choice Creality 3D upgraded version) but you have to wait for them (and make sure you add the VAT/duty on the creality for a fair comparison) .. there are lots of better choices out there but maybe not many you can pick up next day
Aaaaagh. I wanted this but with shipping not with it. Can be had for under £100 delivered from gearbest
Thanks. Shame would have been a bargain...
After paypal..goes back to checkout to choose delivery speed and customs options
Where is postage shown. I went to checkout with PayPal but don’t see the price before logging in. also I have a code but can’t see where to I put it.
With shipping it comes to £129ish
Heated, good price, might be a way round (more expensive) proprietary cartridge filaments https://hackaday.com/2014/04/10/resetting-drm-on-3d-printer-filament/
I've been looking at this! Great price! Head added!
Couldn't agree more (I own 4 3d printers)
Looks like a good deal, not sure I would trust my kids with the open hot nozzle.
I personally think this is a better deal: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Monoprice-124166-Printer-version-Adapter/dp/B06XXPN8GY/
I don't know this particular one, but I heard a lot of issues about 3D Printers so check reviews.
£35 cheaper than yesterday! Still not quite convinced whether I would use one of these - maybe next year :D
I know very little about 3D printers but would like to eventually get one for some prototyping work (accessories). hopefully some experts could help with my questions? # Is the market like the phone market? - where by new tech comes around 2-3 years and is x2 better etc? # how up-gradable is it? do you need to upgrade it? Say if i wanted to use different plastics, harder or higher quality? plastics, would it be determined by the material or the equipment? So my question is - is it worth getting the mid range rather than the basic spec to start off? (assuming I like the process and will use it semi frequently?) Recommendations? :) I've seen this I3 or equivalents are pretty good...
Ordered. Will be my first printer, although i have used them before. I have always been waiting for the technology to get better, like VR (which i also just bought).