Let me guess, did you send him the funds through PayPal friends and family?Yes, it was. I’d heard nothing but good things from everyone here about Cris, and he was super enthusiastic at the time. It’s been far to long though, and the complete lack of any communication is worrying. I know that times are hard for everyone right now, but I’m sure he could’ve found 5 min to just send me a message sometime in the last 2 months.
I’m kind of at a loss as for what to do now...
No firm date, but we were talking in terms of weeks. That was back in February.
Well, try Marko T and you’ll stop complaining about a few weeks... Been on his custom list since January 2013 and don’t care about it anymore. That dude has become a no-go for me, even 2nd hand...No firm date, but we were talking in terms of weeks. That was back in February.
I do agree with this but if someone asks for upfront payment they need to at least respond once (privately or publicly) explaining that they have personal matters to deal with and offer an estimated time frame for future communications. Anything less is completely unprofessional.We have been down this road before more than once. Let's just focus for now on trying to help OP to contact Chris before we start to pile up stinky stuff. I am not aware of Chris having this kind of issues in the past and he has been around for a while now. Chris' last post on IG is from 28th of February - some serious stuff must have happened if he even did not put up some info post on IG or his homepage.
Disclaimer - I am not excusing anyone, just trying to be constructive.
Harbeer, thanks for your perspective as a knifemaker (and a very good one, at that!)Taking money upfront is super super stressful for a Knifemaker and nothing but a liability.