Hot Pocket | August Update

Hurry up and wait....  

But BEFORE we dive in - IF YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS DO SO HERE 👉  Address Change Form

In the last two weeks, our shipping schedules have bounced around like a 1986 pinball machine. From a shipping perspective it seems that the whole world is in Black Friday / Cyber Monday / Christmas mode. The reasoning provided to us is Covid, I can vouch for the fact that even our domestic shipments have been a complete nightmare for the last 3 months. Everything is completely haywire. You may remember in our last update we expected to begin shipping Hot Pockets in the beginning of August, as of a 9 days ago I thought this was still possible. I've been trying to flesh out all of the details since. 

Here's what has been going on. 

Shipment #1 of 1,000 Hot Pockets

  • June 15th 1000 Hot Pockets Complete, QC begins.
  • June 25th 1000 Hot Pockets Shipped on schedule.
  • Estimated arrival date August 4th (My birthday 🥳  ) 👈 🤣 🤦‍♂️
  • August 1st arrival date changed to August 19th, Covid reason given😖. 
  • August 3rd arrival date changed to August 31st, Covid reason given😡.

Shipment #2 of 3,800 Hot Pockets

  • July 20th 3800 Hot Pockets Complete, QC begins.
  • July 30th 3800 Hot Pockets Shipped on schedule. 
  • Estimated arrival date August 19th.
  • August 3rd Shipment pulled for random customs exam. 🤦‍♂️
  • August 7th (today) Shipment has missed container, still in customs exam.
  • August 7th (today) Estimated arrival date unknown due to customs.
  • I am anticipating a September 25th arrival based on our calcs. 🤮

At this point I'm just praying for no natural disasters... I know this has been the most insane roller coaster of a Kickstarter. Believe me, it feels like the blows just keep coming. All I can do at this point is continue to keep you updated. I wish there was something I could do to make these shipments move. 

Power Packs, Solar Systems, Light Links, and Chargers are ready and waiting in our warehouse - as soon as Hot Pockets arrive we will start shipping. Once again I thank you and greatly appreciate your patience, I would like to be delivering better news to our beloved backers. You've all been so patient and encouraging through this. Thank you - We'll keep pushing. 

Sincerely,

Richard

P.S. PLEASE update us on your address here! 

 

22 comments

  • Any news? The last update email was in August…. Winter is coming (for the 2nd time) back to sleeping with a bottle of urine. Hopefully it won’t leak this time.

    Damo
  • Would like my hot pocket. We are going camping and it is getting cold in Minnesota. Order # 9379. Please let me know what is going on.

    Vonny Kleinman
  • Any updates? It’s starting to get cold and I’d really like mine soon.

    Amanda Louder
  • Some time this year?

    Joel
  • the cold snap is here. Hoping a few will be shipped my way soon north of the 49th parallel.

    Ryan

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