Friday 4th June 2021 – We are getting hundreds of emails about Plinky and we just can’t reply to them all. The second Plinky run sold out on May 29th 2021. We gave around the first 25% of people on the wishlist the chance to purchase it, in the order they originally joined the list. We didn’t even get past the people who joined the list in December 2020.
There are now 2000+ people on the wishlist (oh hey Loopop!) and there were only 200 kits in the May 2021 batch. Yeah I think you can see where this is going!
The extreme semiconductor shortages due to Covid-19 in 2021 made even sourcing only 200 kits a relentless and tricky task in May 2021. at points it has felt like nothing might happen until late summer. So we’re very happy to get these moving again and will source as many as we possibly can for following batches in Summer/Autumn/Winter 2021. Plinky is here to stay.
We’re not accepting pre-order or pre-payment. That ship has sailed now the demand dwarfs the supply. It creates a huge bureaucratic burden on our staff who are already run off their feet. Opening up pre-payment is no more or less fair than just putting them on sale when they are ready and notifying the waitlist, in the order that people joined the waitlist. We will notify everyone on the waitlist again in July. If you want to be removed from the waitlist email us at email@example.com
We feel quite confident that everyone on the waitlist as of today WILL be able to get a Plinky before the end of the autumn. Some will be luckier sooner than others, probably based on how early you joined the list. Our goal is to satisfy everyone who wants a Plinky eventually so don’t worry!
JOIN THE WAITLIST HERE (you need to register and log in first) – https://www.thonk.co.uk/shop/plinky/