Do you think Instructables and Brightstar Lasers would or should allow the winner to pay the difference to upgrade to a higher end machine?

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FreakCitySF10 years ago
I asked Epilog if they were having any contests lol Their response: "The system that Instructables.com is giving away is a very inexpensive laser made by a Chinese company that uses a glass laser tube that needs to be replaced often (every 3 months on average) and provides very sketchy laser quality." I think it's a good entry level model to get started with nonetheless. Could always upgrade on your own or sell it buy something bigger?
FreakCitySF10 years ago
Do you mean upgrade the laser itself or to a bigger working area/more powerful laser model?
curve12 (author)  FreakCitySF10 years ago
If you look at Brightstars machines, you'll see they all have bigger working area and more powerful lasers than the prize. So any upgrade would improve both features. Keep in mind I think the LG3040tt is a great prize wheather it's upgradable or not.
NachoMahma10 years ago
. It would be nice if they would, but I don't think they should be expected to.
curve12 (author)  NachoMahma10 years ago
You're right, they shouldn't be expected, maybe I worded that wrong. I guess my real question is, would you upgrade if they allowed you too?
. Personally, I probably couldn't figure out how to use the 3040tt, so an upgrade wouldn't be worth it to me. YMMV.