Norman_ wrote: ↑
I need to stop joining group buys, every one i join ends up in disaster
I think disaster
is way to strong a word for this one (or at least a premature sentiment). GBs often end up taking longer than expected, run into a few unforseen problems, etc. But I'd reserve the term disaster for those where the whole thing falls through, where the person running the group buy runs of with all the money, or where people end up having the worn things shipped to them. So far, none of those things have happened – people received their R5 orders just fine, and I have no doubt that people will get their Phase 1 R6 keys.
Phase 2, however, that's a different story. And that's where all my R6 keys are at.
And I get it, stuff happens – PayPal collectors not doing what they where supposed to is something that does derail GBs from time to time, as does manufacturing errors. And at the moment, the focus is obviously on sorting and shipping Phase 1. But once the dust settles, we'll need to deal with the fallout of dividing R6 into what's effectively two GBs financed with the same pile of money. I for one am curious how the funds have been managed, e.g. if money paid for Phase 2 orders has gone into paying for the shipping of Phase 1 orders – which would seem to be the case, based on what 7bit has posted here:
7bit wrote: ↑
I'm quite sure I will have finished sorting by the end of the upcoming week.
To all people who pay in EUR: I need your money to pay for shipping!
If that is the case, this effectively on its way to becoming something of a a Ponzi scheme. I'm not implying malice here – I highly doubt 7bit can buy himself an island in the Bahamas with the money he makes running GBs on DT. But if the scramble to get Phase 1 off the ground has made things worse for us Phase 2 guys, I'm not sure how I'd feel about that. If that is the case, and if Phase 2 remains in limbo, then
I'd be inclined to use the world disaster. We're not there yet. But it would be nice to know if that's the direction we're headed in.