I'm glad to see that other makers are willing to chip in to help us that are affected. I greatly appreciate any and all efforts by you guys! If it doesn't worn out the thoughts are what count.
Ultimately I hope Pierre will try to work out a solution with us. I emailed him today asking to be paid back or have a knife within a month, so we will see.
It's a messy situation to be in, and life does get in a way, but one has to deal with the consequences of his making. We all have made mistakes, one time or another, but whether one corrects them or not, it's up to the person.
Personally, I can't contribute to this project, as I am coming off a hand injury myself (I didn't work for almost 5 weeks) and have no capacity for extra work.
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I was one of the people affected by the Eamon Burke ordeal, and was very thankful for the support given to finish the project (mine was done by the good will of Bill Burke). I thought most actually got their knives in the end, some possibly still waiting but the materials are will those who promised.
I am missing a lot of information on the total story of both cases, but this one feels much different than the last. This time the makers (and others last time) are not only offering their time to finish the knives, but materials as well. To me this is akin to random members offering up knives out of their collection to offset the missing knives. Absolutely awesome of those willing, but this goes beyond goodwill to me.
If you guys do go forward with anything I would be willing to chip in a bit of $ to help with shipping/materials, same as last time, but I do view this as much different than the prior instance.
And I hope you heal well and soon Marko!
This made me smile Randy, I feel the same way, I guess we will see how the situation plays out for now and see how the list develops. , Hope he can come forward now and do the right thing. So much of this could have been avoided with communication, quite frustrating, I feel for those effected. Thanks all for your points of view.
I appreciate the offers to help, and would accept them. I am not trying to screw anybody out of money or product. Yes all me an ass, deserved, call me a crook, I hope not. I have only recieved 3 emails form clients. I answered them. I dont know when I can get back into full swing. What do I do? I work in the oil field, you all know where that market is. I have no extra cash. FInancially I am in a bad way. I will finish the orders promised, I have not taken new orders in well over a year. I am at your mercy. I feel bad asking for time, but I need it.
How do I proceed?
It would be helpful if you would post how much you have in outstanding deposits and monthly updates on how your progress is in refunds and fulfilling orders. I suggest if you have any finished knives in your own collection, you offer them for sale on BST with the money going to refund people according to the age of their deposits.
The point is people need to see actions and progress not words at this point...
Perhaps a more appropriate request would purely be getting in contact, individually, to all with outstanding deposits and coming up with an appropriate resolution, be it refund, realistic delivery time, trade or whatever.