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    Default Re: New G Weike LG900N CO2 Laser purchase thread!

    OK G Weike told me I can track the laser at Track and Trace | ECU Worldwide ... I just enter the bill of lading number and see the ETA (11/25 -- only 19 days left!).

    Also, a customs brokerage company suddenly reached out asking me for various information necessary to help get the laser through customs and delivered to my house. They also explained additional fees + forms, and the 25% trade tariff, that I'd have to pay, had me fill in a power of attorney form and send a copy of my ID (license or passport).

    @itsflashpoint -- I just filled in the information on the chatbot at G Weike's site (https://www.wklaser.com/) and shortly after that I received an email from G Weike.



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    Default Re: New G Weike LG900N CO2 Laser purchase thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by mikemccand View Post
    OK G Weike told me I can track the laser at Track and Trace | ECU Worldwide ... I just enter the bill of lading number and see the ETA (11/25 -- only 19 days left!).

    Also, a customs brokerage company suddenly reached out asking me for various information necessary to help get the laser through customs and delivered to my house. They also explained additional fees + forms, and the 25% trade tariff, that I'd have to pay, had me fill in a power of attorney form and send a copy of my ID (license or passport).

    @itsflashpoint -- I just filled in the information on the chatbot at G Weike's site (https://www.wklaser.com/) and shortly after that I received an email from G Weike.
    That did seem to work, the live chat must be broken or something. Thanks



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    Default Re: New G Weike LG900N CO2 Laser purchase thread!

    How much was the total cost of your machine I'm thinking of buying the same model in a couple weeks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mikemccand View Post
    I just wired $$$ to G Weike's bank today, to purchase a LG900N glass tube CO2 laser cutter. I will use this thread to post updates of the process, so others can learn/discuss.

    Here are the specs:

    • LG900N with motorized up/down Z axis
    • 600mm x 900mm cutting area
    • Reci W4 100W to 130W CO2 glass tube laser
    • Both knife blade and honey comb platforms
    • CW5200 chiller
    • 2" and 4" focus lenses
    • Red dot laser via beam combiner
    • Spare reflectors, focus lenses


    This is my first laser cutter, and it's just for hobby purposes for now, and just cutting (I don't expect to be able to engrave very well).

    The shopping / quotes / comparison process was long and time consuming for me (past ~6 weeks); I talked to several "import Chinese Laser and QA and resell with better support/warranty" type US companies, several non-Chinese laser providers, and two (G Weike and Perfect Laser) Chinese direct laser companies. The US based companies seemed like a much safer bet, but the price difference was just too much to stomach, so I picked G Weike, and wired the full $$$ today. Because the wire officially takes 1 week to clear, they ask you to send the receipt of the wire so that they can start the production build right away.

    One part of G Weike's quote that confused me a bit was that you do not need to hire your own customs agent, i.e. they already arrange for your laser to clear customs, except for a couple forms and inspection fee and tariff that you have to pay, and to ship to your house. The cryptic "DDU fees by LCL" line includes shipping across ocean to nearby port, and then truck shipping from port to my house.

    Now the long waiting begins...
    I'm thinking of buying this same machine. How much did they charge you?



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    Default Re: New G Weike LG900N CO2 Laser purchase thread!

    Hi @Robert415, it was ~$4,600 for the laser itself, but there are numerous additional customs fees and of course Trump's 25% tariff that we will have to pay any day now once the laser arrives in port at NYC.



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    Default Re: New G Weike LG900N CO2 Laser purchase thread!

    Hope you receive it soon and that all is good with it. I've had my LG900N with 100W Reci tube for a couple of years now and it's a workhorse. No problems with it and it has paid for itself many times over.



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    Default Re: New G Weike LG900N CO2 Laser purchase thread!

    Thanks @epilotdk, that's great to hear.

    I got an email that my laser had arrived in NYC port 2 days ago, via ECU Worldwide shipping, and then another email from ECI Customs Brokerage that it had cleared customs and I had a bunch of fees to pay, including the 25% tariff. I'm paying for those by credit card and then the laser should come soon by truck. I made it clear that I need a liftgate to get the laser down into my garage -- no loading dock at my house



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    Default Re: New G Weike LG900N CO2 Laser purchase thread!

    OK finally got a call from the shipping company that the laser is on a truck and they need to schedule a time to deliver!

    So I picked 2-5 PM Friday (tomorrow).

    Not entirely sure how I will get this thing into the garage ... hopefully I can take the plywood box off of it and then it already has wheels and I can gently roll it in.



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    Default Re: New G Weike LG900N CO2 Laser purchase thread!

    They should have a pallet jack on the truck and may be able to put it in your garage



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    Default Re: New G Weike LG900N CO2 Laser purchase thread!

    Even if they don't, they're not that unwieldy to work with - I managed to get a 700*500 laser up two flights of stairs into my back bedroom with the help of a friend.



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    Default Re: New G Weike LG900N CO2 Laser purchase thread!

    OK indeed they did have a pallet jack and were able to get it into the right corner of my garage!

    On quick inspection so far everything looks good. The laser tube is intact, and has a paper on it showing it tested at ~120W. I've installed it physically but still have to plug in the two electrodes and the water inlet/outlet tubes.

    The whole outside case was covered with a thin coat of lightweight oil, I guess to protect from rusting in storage and while traveling across the ocean.

    The optics are all covered in plastic bags that I'll pull off when I'm ready to test.

    I still need to confirm that I got both 2" and 4" focus lenses, and spare mirrors, and the right model chiller.

    So far so good! I'm looking forward to my first burn

    In hindsight the process of going through customs and being delivered to my house was wonderfully painless (except for the 25% tariff and other fees I had to pay).



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