In an email to potential customers of Metronomy's 'Free PC' offer, many were informed that orders placed back in October won't be fullfilled until August or never at all. Metronomy's excuse is the following, "we have received information to suggest that a minority of applicants do not intend to operate within our standard terms and conditions (duh-huh), resulting in the potential theft of the computer. We have reluctantly decided to release only a limited number of PCs in the first instance, in order to full test our security procedures and technical infrastructure before a wider roll-out in Autumn.".
The 'free PCs' were originally going to be shipped to customers between the 15th and the 25th of April. We'll keep our ears open on Metronomy but it looks like another free PC idea gone wrong.
News source: In-House