I too got some sandtimers in Space Dealer that are not in sync with one another. I sent a message on the eggertspiele website. Just wondering if anyone else with bad timers heard from them or received any replacements?
I sent in a request to Eggertspiel. I will post what reply I get.
Side Note: Make sure you click the left button (Jetzt abschicken). The right one (Zurücksezten) appears to be cancel
Yes! I had mentioned there that 6 of the 20 timers I had (2 sets) were much farther off than the others, and I received 6 of the new timers. they are all plastic rather than glass, and a bit larger. I would guess that the plastic is easier to set the inner diameter of the timers. They still varied a little bit, but were much better than some of the original timers. Now I have a reasonably balanced set, once I used the spreadsheet to balance them out further for fairness.
I just posted a new spreadsheet that also makes labels for the timers by player color! (Space_Dealer_Optimizer_v30.xls) It has the mix of timers that I have now.