So that means, it should ship out soon. YAY!!! I've been saving my pennies for a really long time to buy one of these babies. What is a Zing you ask? Well, its like a Cricut, but only 1000 times better and on steroids. It will cut true 12x12 and all sorts of media - including aluminum from soda/beer cans, chipboard, balsa wood. I have been putting away a little bit here and there for about 2 years now and finally had enough saved up to order one last month. I can't wait until it gets here. Here are a couple youtube videos if you want to see what it can do...
skip ahead - don't know why they show the machine working for so long:
I have an old Craft Robo that does about the same thing, but its dieing and won't cut properly anymore after 7 years. It didn't cut heavy materials or 12x12, but I've always been able to work around that. If it didn't stop cutting properly, I would probably use it until it burnt up and fell apart into little pieces. I still may be able to get it working again - I'll take it apart and mess with the step motor and clean it to see its a mechanical problem. It may even be that the motherboard or the usb connector is messed up too.
Anyway! I'm excited.