The crazy thing is...if Mac did come back, I bet people would be all in again (with certain exceptions of course). And certainly if his business model was like that of other makers where he sells only available product on hand, no future fulfillment. I think the market for his lights would be pretty darn healthy.
I have often thought this same thing. I also wonder, if he did (and he is not likely going to) what it would do to the resale values? Would they hold at their current level, go up, or say if he were to go back to original prices?? Go down? Supply and demand questions. Anyways, just stuff I like to ponder.
After a 20 month wait my light should be here tomorrow, a Ti Tri EDC. I got an email from Chris saying he was truly sorry about what happened and never meant to screw anybody out of their money and he will make good on all of the outstanding orders. The tone of the email seemed quite sincere to me and my guess is that even though the wait has been substantial, Chris will ship your light eventually. I know there are some bitter people out there waiting for their light but I hope this news helps take the sting out of it a little bit.
Seems that Mac is back!
After a 3 year wait, I too got an email a few days ago from Chris telling me that he could ship me a Tri-EDC Friday. I have not received tracking info yet, but I am hopeful and happy to see others getting their lights.
Good luck to all.