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Please remember everyone - they did this group buy for Free for us. Yes, we've all put money into it, yes there are delays that are both understandable (acts of nature) and confusing (human related) but I'm sure we'll all get our fans eventually. I'm also sure that given time if people want "refunds" they'll be able to get those as well, if for no other reason than there is still a demand for "extra" fans from this group buy so they will get sold easily. There are only a few people trying to sort out orders, they've got to keep track of cross selling, and there's still a fan shortage I believe as they've not received the entire order that I'm aware of. Many orders also have merchandise bundled with the fans (I ordered sleeving) so that has to be accounted for - not including any of the normal business they do just day to day that has nothing to do with the group buy. Please give them time to live their lives - work on the business - and remember all, this service to the community was provided for free, it was an opportunity that was one time (and given how tempers are flaring at the moment, I wouldn't be surprised if it was the last time). My $.02
 
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I think too speed up unaltered orders, hence no shipping address changes or reselling of fans to other buyers, he could add a new item which people can place a dummy order with, which would indicate there is no changes at all. Then those are ready to be shipped, and can after that be crossed off the list.

If orders placed before a certain date has been confirmed with the list, people can add a dummy order with items explaining what changes has been done, so they don't need to be rechecked with the list.

Items like this could perhaps be added? :
Sold fans
bought fans
change in shipping address
change in order details

So say one has ordered 15 fans, and all the fans are sold to other users. Say 3 users, 5 fans to each of them. User makes a dummy order looking perhaps like this.

5x "fans sold" note : Sold to user A
5x "fans sold" note : Sold to user B
5x "fans sold" note : Sold to user C

User A B and C make a order like perhaps
5x "fans bought" note : bought from 'username'

Selling user gets the dummy orders and the original order marked as shipped, and Users A B and C gets their marked as processing untill shipped.

I'm not totally focused right now, perhaps there is a way easier solution than what was explained.
Edited by NorxMAL - 2/15/12 at 7:58am
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I understand this was done for free, but I really don't think asking for updates say, once a week, is asking too much. I want to eventually sleeve my power supply, and when FTW announced their sleeving I planned on going with theirs, but after this, I seriously doubt I will. I understand unanticipated events happen, but as customers of a business, we deserve better communication if that business expects our respect and support.
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Free? Maybe. It at least got FTW a lot of promotion, if not additional sales that people made to be shipped with the fans. It's not as if it was done without benefit. The amount of benefit is what's debatable.


I would absolutely love to do another group buy on OCN. The bottom line price was incredible, and on such a fantastic model. I would appreciate it however if someone could oversee the whole project that could dedicate more free time. If the issue with the cross fan shipments never even happened, I feel like we would still be in the dark, and waiting for our fans. My benefit-of-the-doubt assurance is lowering, as the original announcement of the fans arriving is now nearing 3 weeks. In the original announcement, it was stated that
Quote:
The barebones have arrived and will be shipped out early next week.

With the amount of updates that have followed since this missed date, I can only wonder what is taking so long.


If any help can be offered with given time, I'm all ears.
Edited by mobius9 - 2/15/12 at 11:58am
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Personally I want both the barebones and complete fans at once...and i didnt even knew the barebones ones came in yet... just pure luck i decided to check this thread today...what is going on??
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Quote:
Originally Posted by soth7676 View Post

Personally I want both the barebones and complete fans at once...and i didnt even knew the barebones ones came in yet... just pure luck i decided to check this thread today...what is going on??

They'll ship seperately I already asked.
     
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Quote:
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Personally I want both the barebones and complete fans at once...and i didnt even knew the barebones ones came in yet... just pure luck i decided to check this thread today...what is going on??

Yeah like stren said, they'll ship it separately

And what's going on? Basically, the barebone fans came in about a week or more ago. It's supposedly going to ship out very soon, mort just needs to sort out and verify the orders. It's taking a bit long though. FTWPC is currently in the middle of a move too, away from California to I believe Missouri Michigan. The lack of communication though from mort is getting to people though (like myself), and I understand that hes busy but it couldn't hurt to at least update everyone here every once in a while.
Edited by caffeinescandal - 2/18/12 at 10:16pm
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The update that they came in and were to be shipped in a week or so (it's been two weeks now?) was the first update in many many months, so it has really gotten a lot of us hopeful and happy. But since it's been a while since any update regarding the fans has been posted, I feel like all the hope from that last update is becoming dread again.

Something to consider is that this group buy is something mort isn't being paid to do, so his business is his top priority, but at the same time, many people have bought FTWPC stuff to be shipped along with the fans and many of us have already paid shipping of the fans, so it technically should be shipping out since the inventory is there, but we're not getting any updates regarding this, so it's a bit frustrating, especially with the group buy nearing the 9-10 month mark.
    
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Quote:
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thanks a ton btw .
Im upgrading from rx360 push ap-15 to ex360 push pull ap-2150 and will be getting my gpu and block soon once midgrade 7xxx gpus are released.

Np. Sorry for my late reply.. Guess I will have fun arranging the allocation of fans when it arrives.
Haiz. I know the amount of cross selling is high.. But seriously. A lot of of us already ran out of patience. I even almost forgot about it for 2 months.. =.=".
     
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Wasn't it two weeks ago they said the fans were shipping the next week? What happened to that?

And seems odd there is no status updates yet when someone comes in with some damaging info, they were sure quick to come and post about that.

And regarding shipping, if someone has sold their fans on their own, why the heck should ANYONE but them have ANYTHING to do with it. The fans should be send out to the original buyer and they can deal with shipping them to THEIR buyer on their own. No one else should need to deal with this.
Edited by shawnoen - 2/16/12 at 11:49am
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