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Discussion in 'DIY and Makers Spot' started by Patriot, Apr 18, 2016.
Do not buy from makergeeks if you want to get your filament
Not bad, but Inland filament from Micro Center has been my number 1 source @ 14.99 per kg. If I steer away from standard PLA, ABS, or PET, I usually go really exotic and play around with stuff from ProtoPasta or ColorFabb, which at that point I'm ignoring the cost.
Here's my latest project that I just finished:
I 3D Printed a "Wood" Violin and Stained it.
No tax, free shipping and the company seems to be of the maker culture themselves kinda got me sold.
But I will definitely compare quality of the MicroCenter fillament now.
It looks like a good deal. I have bought some PETG from them and been happy with the resulting prints. I don't think I've ever paid more than about $25/kg for it though. Buying it for $30/lb is nuts. I've used eSun from intservo.com and Maker Geeks. Both work well, have good tolerance, no voids or debris that I've noticed.
I love PETG, it prints well, is pretty tough, minimal warping, and I don't have to vacuum seal it to prevent moisture issues. It can be a bit stringy, but overall it's not bad and the strings usually clear off with a swipe of the finger. Increasing retraction a little can help there. It also seems to do better with a lower ambient temperature than other plastics.
I print a lot of ABS too, but that's mostly because I get it for $2/lb and extrude it myself.
Makergeeks is a terrible company. Avoid them. Unless you are ok w/ waiting a few months for your orders w/ zero communication.
In for two. 8.8lbs of PLA for $60? I'm okay with this.
I've heard that sort of thing from a few people. Normal orders I have had decent luck with, but I tried the subscription service and they had trouble fulfilling it. I like the idea of supporting a US company with reasonable prices, but if they can't get it done someone else will. I never had trouble getting a response from them when I had an order that took too long etc.. I haven't ordered in a fair while, but that's because I have plenty of filament for the moment. Things could be better or worse these days and I wouldn't know.
Do not buy from makergeeks if you want to get your filament!
I have outstanding orders from them over a year old now... they will not reply to emails
Friends don't let friends by from Makergeeks. /r/3dPrinting is full of bad posts and I'm one of them that they are a shoddy company that never has product in stock and hearing back from them is impossible.
I had liked the quality of the filament I have gotten from them... now they don't have the quality and have terrifyingly bad service.... I sent them a bill for the unsent goods after they stopped responding to emails... tempted to send it to collections.