Finally in stores
A customer checks out a 3-D printer on sale at Lotte Department Store in Bundang, Gyeonggi, yesterday. The Bundang branch is the first department store in the country to carry a 3-D printer, the RBX1 model made by British manufacturer Robox. The retail price of the printer is 1.95 million won ($1,818). Lotte Department Store said it will sell only 100 printers by preorder.
Although Lotte is the first department store to offer a personal 3-D printer, the online shopping mall 11Street was the first retailer in the country to sell the high-tech item. Since Monday, the company has been taking preorders for 100 units of the same RBX1 printer. [NEWS1]