So, someone on your list this year is interested in 3D Printing and you'd like to buy them something that goes along with that interest. The phrase, 'what to buy for the person who has everything' is used commonly this time of year, but when you factor that the person is a maker, it becomes even more daunting because they can probably make whatever they don't already have!
Fortunately, you've come to the right place. We specialize in helping people find the best fits for their project and we can take that same specialty and use it to help you find the best gift ever for your maker. Let's take a look at some different scenarios
FIRST: Consider shipping deadlines for Christmas. To be conservative, we strongly encourage ordering by 12/14, but our official cutoff dates are 12/19 at noon Eastern for our free shipping and 12/20 at 3pm Eastern for priority. If you are beyond those dates and are desperate, contact us and we'll see if we can arrange overnight delivery.
Congratulations! You get to come into the store and get our advice in person. Our hours are a bit odd, but we're always willing to make time to meet with customers on appointment. Just let us know when you're coming in and we'll meet with you to discuss options.
If you buy a printer in store, we'll even include a free training session for the recipient in January or February.
Print the E-cert, put it in a card and give them the SWAG to unwrap. Easy.
You have a reputation as being a well thought out gift giver. You live for hearing the phrase 'It's exactly what I wanted, how did you know?'. The answer? You *didn't* know, but you trusted the elves at Printed Solid for a recommendation.
Here's the plan: (Don't do this if they are working on an invention or something like that! We're not trying to steal anyone's secrets here.) Sneak into their workshop and take a bunch of pictures of their printer. If they are active on social media or you know they buy from us regularly, let us know and we can do a little more snooping on your behalf... errr... market research. Include your target gift amount.
Send all this information to 3DPrintingElf@PrintedSolid.com
We will get back to you with a few options that fit within your budget.
Feel free to refer back to Scenario 1 or 2, especially if you know they are a Printed Solid regular. If you think you have a pretty good grasp and want to make a purchase for them, here are some ideas.
This time of year, we have a lot of people who come into our store saying they want to surprise someone with a 3D Printer. Most of the time, our answer here is *don't*, but it does depend on who the gift is for.
If you know they've done a ton of research and want a specific printer, go for it! Our 3D Printer collection is here. We'll even kick in a free spool of filament to help get them started if you contact us after the order.
If you know they've spent a lot of time around 3D Printers already and have a lot of experience with the 3D Printing Process (perhaps they have the good fortune of having an instructor at school who allows them a lot of hands-on time) then it may also be a good purchase.
In all other circumstances, it probably makes the most sense to give them an IOU, a commitment to buy them one after they've had time to properly consider the options. We'll be here to help when you need it.
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