I believe it would be an absolute nightmare for Hogo to try & track all the people that are selling their place in line when he already has to be responsible for managing the original 24 purchasers & getting them the correct light configuration plus any accessories or holsters they may have ordered.
We all knew the circumstances of this sale & yes it has been delayed longer than anticipated but most of us have been in the HDS family long enough to know this is a cyclical reality of the brands production timetable. Good things come to those whom wait comes to mind.
The one comforting thing to know is even when the most extreme delay happened several years ago eventually everyone received their product. The same cannot be said for numerous other specialty group buys over the last decade.
Oh, I make sure when I do a group buy... or five... Is this the 5th or 6th? I don't remember. Anyway, it doesn't matter how long a delay is, folks WILL get their light... and if I do my part correctly, they get the correct light. Doesn't always happen but I make sure in the end folks get what they signed up for.
Honestly the biggest issue is just that i.e. keeping track of sapphire bezel on this one goes here, and this one gets a black universal clip, etc. That is the real pain. Every one of these I have done I have had to go back and open up a box or two and put extra stuff in... not extra, but the stuff I forgot. Oh, then there is the post office raising prices after folks ordered. That cost me a bit on that massively long delayed group buy. Oh well.
Changing what was ordered is also a bit troublesome. I'm just a guy trying to run a leather business, go to school... again, and deal with my flasholic nature.
I'd still like to know if Hogo wants slots in this group buy trading here in this thread, or taken off to PM.
I don't mind, and I really appreciate you asking! I did say the earliest they would ship is December... and December is still a ways from being over. I'll be talking to Henry later in the week to see what is what.
What I have done in the past is just when this happens, I have both parties e-mail me. It isn't ideal, but I do understand that crap happens in life we don't expect. I know that all too well.