Ich habe noch keine Antwort auf meine Frage zur Sammellieferung auf Etsy. Ich werde sie ihm auch nochmals über KS stellen.Hal Zucati schrieb:They other campaigns are separate. The Last perfect plastic was run and fulfilled 100% without too much drama, and this wilkl be the same, largely because its 98% outsourced and I don't need to manage much of it.
The wood projects delays are around staffing and yea money to pay staff.
The Elemetal dice delay is more complex, but largely supply chain related.
Back with 100% confidence. If anything the fact that there's delays and issues with other projects I'm working on on and the fact that I'm still here working should say something .
Hal Zucati schrieb:Mike et al.
There's more going on here than you're aware of.
I'm working on a clean and comprehensive update but here's the skinny.
1. Spectrum campaign is shipping largely due to my own personal funding to cover shipping, cost overruns and host of other issues that came up. I've sold most of my personal possessions k worth anything along with my prized 2012 Jeep wrangler. I'm working 16 - 20 hours per day to make sure these campaigns get finished and ASAP.
Elemetal campaing is under-underfunded by close to $25k. We purchased materials, supplies, tooling, machine time all normal. What has not been normal is the shop fire, the stupid amount of setbacks, and ongoing trouble with our supply chain.
I"m not going to get into this feather here but want to have a 2-3 paragraph cont gent piece done soon
Ich denke, ich werde diese Kampagne aus meinem Gedächtnis streichen. Wenn dann irgendwann mal etwas kommt, werde ich mich umso mehr freuen.This project brough in $36k gross. To date with material loss, customs fees, delays, worker overpayements due to fire. Insurance claims due to fire assorted losses, and refunds is at $50k gross. And we're not even half way through machining.
To finish this project we need (covering all expensess) 30k and then another 8k for shipping. so roughly $40k.
Given the artistic nature of my work and the fact that its not always going to rain. We''re looking at years, not months.
Viel Spaß dabei! 400% sprechen für sich.Hmm. Ich würde glaube ich eher mit einem Dollar einsteigen, damit ich kommentieren kann und dann die Leute vor dem Schneeballsystem warnen. Damit nicht noch mehr in ihr Unglück laufen.
Eigentlich ist es nicht wirklich ein Schneeballsystem. Weil bei einem solchen System Hal immer mehr Geld einnehmen müsste, während immer mehr arme Schweine Geld verlieren. Hal versucht „lediglich“ durch Folgekampagnen finanzielle Lücken vorhergehender zu stopfen. Sicherlich ist auch dies moralisch zweifelhaft, aber definitiv nicht verboten. Und vermutlich war dies auch nicht beabsichtigt, sondern verfluchtes Pech oder maximal Fehlkalkulation.Ist ein Schneeballsysten nicht eigentlich überall verboten? Also nur mal die Frage am Rande.... Müsste man ihn nicht eigentlich anzeigen?
Gearald William Becker schrieb:OUCH. Sounds like the fire-related problems hit you quite a bit worse than I guessed. But I can't fault you for failing to give it your all - obviously you have! And I do appreciate that you're willing to keep to your commitment, no matter how long it takes.
So I'll just wait however long it takes. Sometimes bad things happen, and sharing the burden is part of what Kickstarter's about. In the meantime, I'll be recommending your products to friends every chance I get - hopefully if enough people plug your excellent work it'll help you get back on your feet sooner, which is about as close to a win-win as we're likely to see unless you win the lottery or something... (now wouldn't that be swell of Karma to arrange something like that?)
Try not to get too discouraged, and I promise I'll be thrilled with my dice no matter when (or even if!) I get them. Good luck!
OH, one more thing - I bet I'm not the only one who'd love to get even the most basic items; something to appreciate while waiting for the fancier, more expensive stuff, y'know? Not sure if shipping would make this impractical, but if you think it's possible you might want to offer "piecemeal" rewards like that. I bet for a LOT of people, it'd really help take the sting off the piles of bad news. Your call, just an idea
Gearald William Becker schrieb:A couple more thoughts...
First, to Hal: Please rethink your "devoting ALL time and money to this" plan. You can't live like that. I think it's awesome that you're still hoping and planning to fulfill after all you've been though; at this point declaring bankruptcy would be justifiable. It takes some pretty uncommon "grit" just to keep plugging away at this point. But you've gotta live. Frankly, just devoting "what you can" or picking a percentage or something like that would still make you one of the most honorable businessmen around. Eat, etc, and THEN work on delivering on your before-the-fire promises. If it takes a little bit longer, so be it; anyone who'd be upset by the extra time this approach takes is going to be unhappy no matter WHAT happens anyway. Haters will hate and in fact already do; those of us who comprehend the situation will be understanding no matter what happens.
And to other backers: from the comments I've read it seems not everyone's clear on how the fallout from a big disaster like a factory fire actually works. First of all, it takes a LONG time just to FIGURE OUT what the big-picture situation is really like after something like that. I have no doubt that Hal actually HAS provided us with the information in a reasonably timely fashion. Perhaps an accountant would have been a bit quicker, but Hal's a hard-driving entrepreneur with pride in his work and naturally has no love of "admitting defeat". Probably a LITTLE bit of extra delay happened while he processed what he knew and accepted hard facts and searched for any possible way to salvage the situation - and of course that's understandable - but by far the majority just comes down to the real-world difficulty of assessing a situation like this.
Several have asked about insurance "costs"; the fact is, insurance usually does NOT pay for the full amount of losses. Even AFTER collecting insurance (which can take a LONG time), losses are generally painfully high at the pay-back levels most people can afford. Insurance is like Las Vegas: you WILL lose.
I have zero doubts that Hal has been up-front with us as best he can. I know some people would rather just know if they should consider this a loss, but Hal isn't likely to give up trying. He'll do the best he can, because he's just an honorable guy that way. BUT if it helps, feel free to think of it as a lost investment; that way it's more like an awesome windfall when and if he does manage to fulfill your rewards.
And some have no doubt been making the "gambling" comparisons that inevitably come up whenever a Kickstarter hits serious roadblocks. It's a completely valid comparison. Unfortunately, life is like that. Almost everything you try is a gamble in some way. And in the U. S., there's almost no social safety net for people who run into trouble through no fault of their own. It's obviously the way "we" want it, since "we" keep voting for it. People don't want to pay taxes, but you can't NOT "pay the piper"! We'll just have to pay when we least expect it instead.
So no ripping on Hal. I personally forbid it. He has done everything in his power to give us everything we wanted, and has no intention to STOP doing so. He's doing better by you than almost anyone you'll ever meet. If you respect people who do their very best at everything, then give him a hearty handshake if you ever meet, and maybe even offer to buy him lunch.
And if you somehow just can't respect that, please do the rest of us a favor by going away or at least keeping quiet. We don't need the bad attitude. Like it says below the comment box, "Be respectful and considerate." Thank you.