Today I received my Openmoko Freerunner. Every action should have a reason, and I will explain mine in a future entry titled 0 Day. Now let’s see how my acquisition went.
I decided to buy my Freerunner on Tuxbrain due to several reasons:
Tuxbrain is located in the neighbour shire, at a mere 55km by road.
- Updated hardware
Tuxbrain sells the Freerunner with the GSM firmware upgraded to moko11 and the hardware updated to avoid the buzz bug.
- Development funding
Every item bought at Tuxbrain has a COfundOS amount associated. This means that with the purchase of my Freerunner Tuxbrain contributes 5€ for the development of new ideas.
- Fast shipping
Tuxbrain states that you will receive the goods 24h after shipping.
And how was the experience? Great. I placed my order on Monday at 00:29. The same day, at 14:17 I received an email stating that they were out of stock and that shipment would be realized on Wednesday.
Tuesday, at 17:33 I received an email saying that my Freerunner had shipped. And I received it today around 10:00.
So they put their actions where their mouth is. And they informed me of the order state in every moment. My best online shopping experience to date.