Currently (December 4th) I’m in need of a laptop, and I can’t wait more than a few weeks. I would really like a Framework laptop, however, shipping is not available to the Netherlands.
Now, I had the idea to ship the Framework laptop to my uncle, who lives in the United States, and have DHL postal service ship the laptop to the Netherlands. This would cost, around 180 to 250 dollars. Shipping will take around 1 week from the United States to the Netherlands according to DHL.
Currently it is estimated that batch 6 will deliver in a week, and my specifications for batch 6 are in stock.
I just need a few specifics:
What are the shipping specifications of a framework laptop ? Such as, how many boxes are used to deliver the laptop parts? What is the estimated weight of these packages? Are porch poachers a risk to take into consideration, or is a signature required to accept the package(s)?
In my assumptions for DHL shipping, I assumed a 13.27 inch, 12.68 inch by 7.09inch box with a weight of 7 lb. Are these specifications good enough to actually ship the laptop/parts? Such a package would reach my home on December 10th, if shipping started now.
In a similar but differing strain of thought, I’m wondering whether European orderings of the Framework laptop will open up and be ready for delivery before the 18th of December. If this is the case, it would be an expensive, risky and foolish endeavor to ship the unassembled DIY laptop intercontinentally.
Any help/advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
TLDR: If I want a Framework laptop ASAP while residing in the Netherlands, should I ship a laptop from the USA to NL, or wait until Dutch preorders are open?