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Updated 10/21/2011

That was the last update in the front page. I know the mods are busy but it doesn't take 2.5 months to get another update from the company that makes the fans! This is taking way too long and it seems like we aren't getting anywhere. Please get an update on what is going on and when are we getting the fans for sure. We need a set date now for all the orders.
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Since we actually have such a relatively tiny order for fans that are no longer even being made, I doubt that we're anywhere close to the top of their Back Order list, or whatever it's called.

Setting up for a small run of now obscure fans, when they need to start filling large, delayed orders to help pay for their clean up, just doesn't seem to me to be the least bit feasible.

If we're lucky, we'll get refunds. If not, then they'll rush through making these fans and they probably won't be worth having. I seriously doubt that they'll ever be trusted on any radiator of mine and these days case fans are mostly larger than 120mm. Come to think of it, my MountainMods case has a slew of 120mm intakes and exhausts. But I've already mounted Yate-Loon's. Oh, well. It was a thought.

I just hope OCN doesn't give up on buys like this. This was a completely unforeseen incident that couldn't be helped.

Nobody here has any control over it so we may as well quit whining about it, wait and see what happens.

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Originally Posted by kzinti1 View Post

Since we actually have such a relatively tiny order for fans that are no longer even being made, I doubt that we're anywhere close to the top of their Back Order list, or whatever it's called.

Gentle Typhoons are discontinued now? Last time I checked, Aquatuning and other places still had hundreds of AP-15s in stock.
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Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post

Gentle Typhoons are discontinued now? Last time I checked, Aquatuning and other places still had hundreds of AP-15s in stock.

The 2150-RPM version of this group buy was only manufactured for Japan, but OCN was [un]lucky enough to get Nidec to agree to a group buy for the 2150-RPM version, before they discontinued it completely. They still manufacture all the other models as far as I know.
    
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What I want to know is where is the money. Does nidec have the money for the order already?
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What I want to know is where is the money. Does nidec have the money for the order already?

I believe FTW fronted the cash for the order before any of you payed, so they are losing the most on all of this which they did as a favor to the ocn community (i.e. they're not making money on this). When you pay FTW you're just paying back the money to them that they spent on your behalf. Nidec is being extremely slow that's all.
     
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post #1447 of 2446
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Originally Posted by kzinti1 View Post

Since we actually have such a relatively tiny order for fans that are no longer even being made, I doubt that we're anywhere close to the top of their Back Order list, or whatever it's called.
Setting up for a small run of now obscure fans, when they need to start filling large, delayed orders to help pay for their clean up, just doesn't seem to me to be the least bit feasible.
If we're lucky, we'll get refunds. If not, then they'll rush through making these fans and they probably won't be worth having. I seriously doubt that they'll ever be trusted on any radiator of mine and these days case fans are mostly larger than 120mm. Come to think of it, my MountainMods case has a slew of 120mm intakes and exhausts. But I've already mounted Yate-Loon's. Oh, well. It was a thought.
I just hope OCN doesn't give up on buys like this. This was a completely unforeseen incident that couldn't be helped.
Nobody here has any control over it so we may as well quit whining about it, wait and see what happens.

All of this statement is pure speculation on your part. If you don't have the facts then don't just post excuses for a company that you're not communicating with, nor do you know their quality control procedures.

Also, asking questions as a paying CUSTOMER is not whining. This order is not a video game, where players whine about dying. This is a business transaction and we as customers are merely inquiring about the products we ordered. Those that contacted the company and placed our order represent us the customer. The disaster was an unforseen and understandable delay, but unless there's no way to contact them, then I and others are merely asking for some type of dialog to find out where we stand on the production end.
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Quote:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post

Gentle Typhoons are discontinued now? Last time I checked, Aquatuning and other places still had hundreds of AP-15s in stock.

The 2150-RPM version of this group buy was only manufactured for Japan, but OCN was [un]lucky enough to get Nidec to agree to a group buy for the 2150-RPM version, before they discontinued it completely. They still manufacture all the other models as far as I know.

Whew, I'm really glad I backed out of the group buy in November and went for AP-15s instead. When I first signed up for the group buy, I was under the impression that I'd have the fans by September!
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I think what we need here is a grouphug.gif
     
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Right, I'm backing out, fore sure this time (don't have the watercooling system anymore, and I could do with the cash). If anyone wants 6x complete fans, shoot me a PM.
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