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axon2 backorder
« on: October 08, 2010, 11:55:42 AM »
I read that the axon 2 is on back order.  Do you have an idea of how long till they will be available?

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2010, 01:56:45 PM »
It says until around October 20th.

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 05:50:12 PM »
Longer . . . I'm pushing it to November 1st soon.

You have no idea the nightmares/frustration I'm having with getting my manufacturers coordinated. :-\

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2010, 03:06:26 PM »
Thank you for the update!

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2010, 03:12:55 PM »
arrggggggggggggggg

A certain ex-manufacturer still has $1200 parts of mine, and isn't answering his phone anymore when I call . . .

I'm going to push it back yet again to Nov 13th, soon . . .

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 09:39:17 AM »
I was just wondering, is it possible to get just the main board at this point? As far as surface mount parts I have a setup for soldering them...


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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 10:41:58 AM »
The problem is my ex-manufacturer still has some of the parts :-\



I've recently decided that if I still can't get the parts by next week, I'm just going to call it an expensive financial loss and buy new components. :-X

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2010, 09:19:40 AM »
Hopefully they will get those parts to you soon, would really like to get the Axon2.

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2010, 10:03:28 AM »
So here is the deal . . . most of the time I call my ex-manufacturer, he ignores my calls.

When he does answer, he always assures me in a convincing way that he'll have them shipped within ~2 days. The last time was about 6 days ago, but still no parts. :-X

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2010, 01:39:29 PM »
I would be going nuts if I had to deal with something like that, or at least get a few friends together and pay em a visit to see what the problem was.


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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2010, 08:04:25 PM »
I have both bad and good news. The bad news is that I'm pushing back the shipping date to Dec 10th.

My ex-manufacturer has been ignoring my calls and emails for months, and the two times I've managed to reach him he has promised to send my parts right away each time. This is why I keep breaking my promise of the shipping date. Well, I've decided he has lied and is keeping them, so I'm going to call it a huge financial loss.

Now for the good news. I've made new purchases of the parts, and worst case scenario the Axon II will ship on the 10th of December.


I've never lost so much money at once, I think I'll go cry now :'(

(ok, I'm not really crying, but my wallet is lol)

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2010, 07:03:30 AM »
Thank you for the update, it's really too bad some people are like that. Hopefully in December I'll be able to get one ordered..... 

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2010, 12:38:41 AM »
haha wow, if I had lost 1200 dollars because of a manufacturer being an fucktard I would probably cry :3

robotics is too expensive of a hobby to be losing that kind of money on

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2010, 09:50:33 AM »
If I remember right from a previous post he is in AL someplace. I'm in the Florida panhandle. Maybe we could get some more SOR people from the area and go get the parts... Or at least get someone on the ground knock on his door with police presence. Shouldn't be to big a deal if you can prove the parts are yours with documentation and have someone with boots on the ground.
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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2010, 10:47:08 AM »
The amount lost is actually closer to $5k . . . the $1.2k is just the parts I needed asap.

I have the phone number to reach the managers' mom, and I've spoken to her a few times. Nice lady, bad son . . . If it wasn't for her, I would have never have even reached him the few times I did.

This is the info I have . . .

Address: James Long, Rt. 2 Box 171, (70 County Rd. 12). Marion Junction, AL 36759-9020

UPS account
350R22  Lil Brother LLC

Anyone who can resolve this situation in a moral way gets free SoR products for life :P
(one of each, don't get greedy lol)

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2010, 11:29:32 AM »
Anyone who can resolve this situation in a moral way gets free SoR products for life :P
(one of each, don't get greedy lol)

4 hour drive one way for me & Asellith, or i'd go.

What's the prize for resolving in an immoral way?  ;D ;D  j/k.

I guess it depends on your definition of moral. I have some buddies that go pretty low.  ;D  i am pretty close to "Swamp Justice" part of the country.

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2010, 11:41:12 AM »
Trossen, from Trossen Robotics, told me he once hired large scary men to forcefully retrieve $15k of stolen robot goods. The jerk never paid for what he ordered, and tried selling the goods cheap on Ebay with his actual mailing address . . . moron.

Anyway, lawyers are cheaper than $5k for small claims, so if the guy stays a jerk for another month, I have another options. But I'd honestly rather not go that route, and prefer to exhaust my non-stop phone-calling patience first . . . lol

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2010, 02:35:02 PM »
O wow.

large scary men

I'm 6'5" and 280 lbs, good enough to be called 'large and scary' IMHO,  Asellith lives an hour west of me. If he is anything close in size, I think we'd make a good SOR posse.  ;D

If only I had time for an all day road trip....

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2010, 09:04:38 AM »
3 and a half hours for me. Its tempting but I already have both axons :) If it was closer I would totally go.

Admin have you thought about sending a nasty letter that is all official and notarized threatening legal action? Would help prove your efforts at contact if it went to court and also scare him enough to maybe get his butt in gear. I suspect the problem isn't returning the parts, its the fact the parts are lost, sold, or used for something else. So he his messing around hopping you give up before he has to cough up the cash to replace them.

If someone is near Montgomery then this is a good opportunity for an hour drive or so.
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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2010, 07:53:49 AM »
Hire a lawyer to right him an official threatening letter.  You would be surprised what that can get accomplished.

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2010, 12:58:40 PM »
I agree with robotcoder, the faster you take action the bigger chance you get the stuff you paid for. The longer you wait there is a chance his is broke or bankrupted.

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2010, 09:46:06 PM »
After these constant delays, I think I've lost all credibility with you guys on this . . . well, I'm going to have to flake out on the date again . . .

update: My current manufacturer has begun assembling the new Axon IIs. Yay! Thanksgiving holidays caused a week of delays for them, understandably. Well, they estimated a 2 week timeframe, so that means with shipping and other delays, the absolute earliest I can ship out is probably the 21st. To be honest that really is disappointing, as I really want to ship out to you guys before Christmas shipping goes crazy . . .

Hopefully the last of the delays are over with. :-X

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2010, 10:41:09 AM »
Admin I sympathize with you. I'm trying to get a product to market right now that is just killing me with delays. The company I have printing my stuff broke a printer and after they got that fix forgot to tell me that they lost their supplier for the width of fabric I needed. Now I wait and hope they find another cotton supplier. I also have to learn to serge in the next week so that will be fun... Should have stuck with electronics at least I understand those.
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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2010, 11:43:46 AM »
I finally have some good news, sort of.

My current manufacturer just emailed me this:
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The boards are finished with surface mount and are now in second assembly/inspection.

That basically means they are halfway done, and I have a good chance of shipping out before Christmas. :D

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2010, 07:27:21 PM »
I haven't yet heard back from my manufacturer . . . which means they haven't shipped it to me yet . . . which means it might be another week at least until I see them.

I'm going to regrettably push back the delivery date yet again to after Christmas. :-X

I won't give a new date estimate until after I talk to them, though . . .

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2010, 02:35:04 PM »
I just got this email from my manufacturer:

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Looks like your boards are just about to ship.  We have a
few that we needed to rework which should be complete either today or
tomorrow.  I'll send you an email when they are shipping.

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2010, 11:05:12 AM »
They just sent me a pic of a completed board. Everything looks correct, so one less worry/holdup to have :)

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2010, 07:59:43 PM »
I got this email 3 days ago from them . . .
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We are done with all but 7 boards. These 7 boards are short U1.  Do you want
us to DNI these parts and ship out all your boards today?  Please advise.

I told them within minutes to DNI the parts, but they never replied back. Instead I got an auto-response . . .
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I will be out of the office Dec 23 - Jan 3.

Which gives me the horrible feeling they put off the shipping for 10 days because of holidays  :(
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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2010, 11:44:18 AM »
I just got this email 20 minutes ago:
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Your boards are shipping today. I will send you the shipping info.

I'm going to stay pessimistic, however, until I actually have them in my hands.

(The absolute best case scenario means I ship out January 5th, cross your fingers!)

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Re: axon2 backorder
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2010, 12:56:29 PM »
That's great news! At least when I say I have to wait until next year, it's not that far off :)

Happy Holidays!


I just got this email 20 minutes ago:
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Your boards are shipping today. I will send you the shipping info.

I'm going to stay pessimistic, however, until I actually have them in my hands.

(The absolute best case scenario means I ship out January 5th, cross your fingers!)

 


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