...and I'm VERY excited about it! A very generous and friendly member of this site is helping me get my site back up
I am not taking Bloody Murder orders just yet as I still have a few left to build that people have been waiting FAR too long for! After that... the gain merchant is back!
Things I will be doing different:
I will build before I sell. I can not take the chance of shit falling apart for me again while I have a bunch of pre-paid orders! This has been a total NIGHTMARE trying to catch up in the abscence of money due to unforseen hardships. Mod business will remain the same, pre-pay, I order the pedal, I mod the pedal, I ship. Bloody murders will be built at my own pace and then posted for sale on my site, here, and sevenstring.org
International shipping will now be a $25-$30 additional charge depending on the item! I will no longer use USPS first class airmail. It used to be VERY reliable for me! In the first two years of doing this they only lost two out of several hundred items and that's not bad at all! Things have changed for some reason though. SEVERAL items are in limbo now and it has cost me A LOT more than I would have spent on priority shipping!!! That is how I will ship now. It costs more than twice as much but it's reliable and provides tracking. If you want to save the money and use first class it is AT YOUR OWN RISK! I have bought 3 pedals in the last few months that I could not afford because they got lost in shipping. If you go cheap and they lose it... I will not take responsibility!!!
The ole ss.org/mg.org discount? Of course I will still hook you guys up!!! Parts and shipping are more expensive than they were when I started doing this so here's whatcha get! The old prices for Bloody Murders and modded pedals will remain the same BUT... shipping will be an additional charge for customers who are not members of the two most pimptastic guitar forums on the net! NOT for you guys. You get free shipping in the US and an $8 discount on international shipping.
Again I am really excited about this and I don't see any way of falling behind with these new business practices. It will be at my own pace and it won't be a huge debt to me if something comes up and I have to put this to a halt again!
The horror stories are all true. People have waited months, some about a year, for Bloody Murders. I was horrible at communication. It was just something I couldn't face. I went months at a time without internet or the spare gas/time to drive somewhere to use it and when I did get a chance to check email there were HUNDREDS of them!!! I am but one man!
Oh, about that. My wife will be an integral part of this business this time. She will be helping me with emails and I have been teaching her to solder while she's unemployed. Fear not, NOTHING will leave this house without passing through my hands and getting the Chaos Seal of Approval!!! I just may have her wire some stuff up for me while I'm at work to help me out. I will still do all mods and populate the circuit boards, she just may help me wire up some pedals. The rack versions will still be all me, they intimidate her
OH! The rack Bloody Murders... these cost quite a bit more to build than the pedals! These will be the exception to build first, sell later. I will require a 1/2 down deposit then payment in full when it is ready to ship.
I look forward to doing business with you guys again!!! Right now the easiest way to contact me is email@example.com
I AM currently accepting a small amount of mod business!!!
I posted this here since there is no "dealer/group buy" sub-forum here! If it needs to be moved then by all means move it almighty mods
Joe, sounds good. Just take your time, don't jump into the deep end... wade out first. Sounds like you got a good plan, if you stick to it, I think you'll do alright.