I heard about Framework on a BBC radio program about being able to repair “stuff” in the UK. I would not necessarily expect the BBC to say that this Laptop wasn’t available in the UK but they did mention it as if it were.
Considering info in this thread, any way to import this Laptop means both US taxes, UK import taxes and shipping costs and maybe VAT at 15% ? , if imported without support in the UK means no warranty. Accepted that most of these costs apply to anything made outside the UK
Framework don’t quote when they will ship to other countries, not even an estimate, but considering this could be one of ten or twenty countries or more then I can’t expect the UK to be top of the pile and of course they are under no obligation to ship elsewhere.
Sadly without any information on availability this excellent idea isn’t practical for me, and I think I will unsubscribe from the newsletters as they only prove to be an irritation. The BBC may get a note from me though, but only after I replay the radio program to check they didn’t mention the availability problem.
Good luck to Framework and all those buying the Laptop.