Originally Posted by NorxMAL
Dude, don't you see these are the fans the group buy bought? Or did you actually get the fans (You are at least checked for having them shipped)?
Even the details like the barebones not having a fan header attached
and the dymo printed stickers on the completes
should give people plenty of clue that these indeed are the group buy fans, those remaining who were never shipped out...
Edit : Added a link
Edit 2 : Fixed a sentence
First off, I admit this is none of my business since my stake in the group buy is closed out. But yeah, it does appear that the fans now on sale with tank guys might be the actual undelivered fans left over after the group buy died. I had thought the same thing, given all the similarities and the apparent OCN staff involvement, but it's just a speculation.
Regardless, the group buy itself is dead dead dead. I was indeed one of the people who never got his fans, and took a refund from OCN (yay OCN!
). My point though was only that you shouldn't wait for the group buy to come through since that died a pathetic lingering death a year ago, and isn't coming back. The way the final chapter went down was, the guy handling shipping them out got overwhelmed and/or had some kind of meltdown, and OCN started issuing refunds to people who never got their fans after something around a year and a half of waiting and no reasonable expectation they would ever receive them. That made the actual fans OCN's property, so if our assumption is correct, it appears they eventually managed to gain custody of them, and are now selling them through tank guys (or sold them in bulk directly to tank guys) to offset the cost of the refunds.
Anyway, unless there's something special being worked out with tank guys for the "missing" group buy participants who got neither fans nor refunds, one of whom you appear to be, and which I would have no way of knowing since I'm not, I would assume that the sale of the fans through tank guys is not part of the actual group buy itself.
If you haven't gotten a refund yet, I would recommend contacting the OCN forum manager, ENTERPRISE. He was truly fantastic in stepping up and helping out everyone who was screwed over by this debacle, preserving OCN's good name in the process.
If you still want to buy some fans, go to tank guys, but again, barring something special having been worked out, I"m guessing you'll have to pay for them normally. I ended up buying them from frozencpu last spring, and they're great fans