I’m apologize if i hurt your feelings, seems that it didn’t come out right. I’m myself a small business owner and it’s nothing wrong in being in business after a profit.
My point was, that been trying to profit from this project is different from the original idea and motto of Bar,
“…the goal of making large format CNC technology available to everyone…”
Three partners, may drive the price up.
three partners vs two partners is not likely to make much of a difference.
If they loose money on the project, they are unlikely to keep working on it, and
that will undermine “…the goal of making large format CNC technology
available to everyone…”
Bar’s first CNC (makesmith) suffered exactly that fate, there wasn’t enough
profit margin so after the kickstarter, the product died.
I think you just mentioning it after I’ve pointed that up, because before my comments you did nothing but set up the pre order website.
why haven’t you attacked Logan, Bee, me, or any of the other people who have
listed maslow components for sale? We have far less vetting than these folks who
have been working with Bar for months on this project.
You’re welcome, but i would’ve loved to see all this points addressed before I pointed them out.
It shows to me how immature from a business stand point you are in my opinion. You just focused on collecting the money without giving a second thought about to how you would return money or a warranty policy or meet delivery dates, not a single word.
I see in my opinion a few red flags here.
You have posted a picture showing the samples just got past week.
In a normal chain of events, you do a research, order samples and commit to buy, it seems to me that you haven’t made any order yet?
they have been working for months before speaking up, using the exact same
suppliers that Bar used, ordering the exact same parts (with the exception of
the gearbox), why would they need to order samples?
The gearbox seems to be the same as the prior one, but with stronger gears
inside (due to the rash of gear failures we have been seeing since Bar’s last
order or gears.
You can come back at me saying those are the new and improved motors and the originals are well on their way, BUT that would be shooting yourself on the foot right? You haven’t deliver the older ones, and already showing the new model? who will want the older now? just saying, no good marketing.
I don’t buy the china guy at all, it’s not enough profit to support three partners, just my opinion.
you assume they are trying to
Now you are offering $200 deposit? if I was one of the pre order guys (if any) I would ask for $300 back right now.
go for it, you give up free shipping for that.
I really really hope you deliver what you’ve promised to this community, I do not own the truth and i hope I’m wrong.
you really seem to have a chip on your shoulder about these folks compared to
everyone else. Take a deep breath and try to figure out why.
In terms of trust and continuity, they are the direct hand-off from Bar, so if
anything I would expect them to get far more slack than anyone else posting kits
or parts, but you are treating them as if they are complete outsiders showing up
and assuming they are only here to rip people off.