Whew, that was a rough few minutes. I thought I would be able to cancel my own orders. That is not (woooo, markdown) the case with Indiegogo. So, coming down to the wire, staring down the barrel of a gun, I looked at the book sitting to my right, that told me not to, but I panic’ed anyway.
I’ve been using a Surface Pro 4 for the past week. I made sure it was spec’ed out the same as the i5 offering, so I could figure out what kind of performance I needed, as I preordered both the i5 & i7 (thinking I could cancel myself). I really like the form factor, I really like the keyboard, I really like the screen… I am not overly enamored of Windows 10.
“AHHHHH!” I screamed, “10 minutes left! I don’t want this!” I sent my first message through Indiegogo, asking how to cancel.
5 minutes left: I sent my second message, asking them to cancel my 3 orders (i5, i7, Pro upgrade). 4 minutes… 3 minutes… 2 minutes… 1 minute… would they get it in time?
10 seconds… aaaaaaand… the Indiegogo campaign didn’t end on time.
Relief washed over me, at 3am, sitting poking around on this SP4. Clicking around Internet pages, I come back to the campaign, feverishly checking to see if it’s ended, if they’ve canceled my order.
“It’s just so… sexy.”
“But Windows 10”
“But look at it”
“Maybe Apple will finally make a 2-in—”
“You know they won’t”
“But look at this one. The m3, it’s only $700.”
“But it’s m3…”
“What is it you think we do on these computers anymore that that’s not enough?”
“There’s even that discussion about upgrading the RAM.”
So, it’s 5:30am now. That’s my story. About how I flipped out for a brief hour, and now sit here wondering if they’re gonna cancel my order in time, or if they’ll respond or what will happen… if they’ll let me order an m3 after the campaign ends.
Or, if anyone from Eve Tech is listening, my i5 + i7 preorders are probably right about the price of a fully paid m3 16GB. Hmmmmmm?
Allright,goodnight, dough.community: you straight gangsters, you.