Alpha Wait List
Alpha Flashlight Wait List:
If your light is "sold out" please enter your email address into the form if you'd like to get on the wait list for Alpha lights.
When I have a new batch of lights for sale (if you are on the wait list) you'll get an email when stock is added to the store.
Sales are first come, first serve.
If you have questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- What exactly is the Wait List?
- The Wait List is a simple mailing list, like any other mailing list. Just sign up and you'll get an email every time I have a batch of Alpha lights for sale.
- If I miss a release, am I still on the list?
- Yes, you are on the list until you choose to remove yourself.
- How many lights are available in each run and why is that the number?
- Typically 20 lights are available at a time. I limit it to 20 lights because it takes me about two weeks to build out and ship that many orders. It takes a lot of time to assemble and customize an Alpha light, and this number allows me to dedicate the necessary time to this task and all of the other work that needs to get done. There are often delays (see Murphy's Laws) and I don't like to have a big backlog of work, because I don't like being behind.
- When I clicked on the email link, all (or some) of the lights say "sold out," what's up?
- Right now the demand for Alpha lights far exceeds my ability to make them. The last few batches have sold out in under an hour.
- What time do you send announcement emails, for example, if I'm an international customer?
- The exact time the email is sent is automated and they are all delivered simultaneously. I try to randomize the timing as much as possible to give people in different time zones a better chance.
- How often do you release lights for sale?
- I make batches of lights when I have time. I have so much other work it's impossible to keep to a regular schedule, hence the wait list. However, I "hope" to have one batch of lights released per month.
- Can you let me know in advance, when a new batch is coming?
- Nope. Every time I try and do that, I end up late and people send me emails to remind me that I'm late. Then I spend time answering emails instead of working. That's not good for anyone :)
- Can I make a deposit on a Alpha light?
- I don't accept deposits because my experience shows, when you take someones money and you aren't sure when they are getting the product, everyone (both you and me) gets stressed out. Stress leads to emails, and I'm stuck back at my computer again :)
- Are you accepting any bespoke orders?
- Not at the moment. I'm just too busy. I was hoping to have some time at the beginning of this year, but it turns out that running your own business (by yourself) is pretty time consuming. Who knew? :) I really enjoy dong the bespoke lights, but that generally means no other work is getting done. I do plan to have some special editions this year, so please sign up for my blog updates (not the same as the Wait List) if you want to find out when those are coming out.
- When are you going to bring the Blue Label lights back?
- The best answer I can give is, "I have no idea." It will happen eventually. I like to make my own lights and I know part of the cache is having a light made 100% in my own shop. Belive me, I get that and I'm doing what I can.