@Peter and I have had a lot of discussion lately about purchasing an ASIC mining rig from Bitmain/Antminer. Below are a list of concerns:
Order Shipment - The fact that your order doesn’t ship for 2+ months. With the changes in difficulty, the “as advertised” earnings at the time of purchase are not the earnings to be expected once the rig makes it to your house.
Payment method - Payments must be made in crytpo or wire transfer. We all want crypto to be the new form of payment, however, sending crytpo overseas to a company who’s country is restricting the use of cryptos is cause for concern. Pay now and wait 2+ months to get it…
Warranty - If it breaks, they say you can send it back. How long does that take? Everyday you aren’t mining with it, you are losing money.
Customs - I’m sure getting this unit through US customs is not a problem but the potential for it being rejected and sent back is concerning.
How about The Pub, do any of you have the same concerns? I know some of you are expecting your June purchase to be arriving any day or already arrived. Do you share the same concerns? Have your worries been put the rest? How about those of you who put in August/September orders?