Why do you think I went with Paypal?
Why do you think I did NOT want personal money transfers?
Why do you think I did NOT want Western Union or Moneygram?
It should be obvious... I wanted the ability to have a "safety net" in case problems (just like this) arose..
And yeah, there is no "thanks" warranted..
I TRIED to get a good thing going here, with the cells and the group buy, but too many problems and issues arose and I did not (ultimately) have the time or need or desire to complete the buy.
I was berated and ridiculed and told I was an idiot, had troll posts constantly thrown at me, etc and I still just brushed it off and tried to continue with this buy, the biggest risk, was, and has always been ON ME! What would have happened if the cells came in and a bunch of them were bad and needed to be sent back? or they all didn't hold up to the specs?
That's right, I would have to ship back at great personal costs and I ultimately decided after fighting with Paypal (and tax related issues) and deciding if this buy went bad for whatever reason and other personal issues that came up, that I would eventually back out of doing this buy..
There were a few of you that kept urging me on and telling me not to worry about it, that I was doing a good thing, but ultimately I took the time to think about and also take care of things I needed to do outside of this buy.
Think what you want...
I told everyone from the beginning, I didn't care, one way or the other, if anyone wanted in or not...
I refused a few that wanted 200+, I didn't want to do more than 100 cells per person..
I told everyone that Paypal was the ONLY way to go, if there were problems.. (Thank god I did, or there really would have been problems..)
When ANY problem that surfaced, I tried to fix it as quickly as possible.. (Paypal issues, tax issues, etc)
Some people came in (early) and when they wanted out, I refunded their money IMMEDIATELY.
When a few people even sent too much money, I either refunded the difference or backed the transaction out and had them do it again.
I've hidden NOTHING from anyone. In fact, I've always been upfront with everyone...
I apologize that I took some time for MYSELF, after working on this for weeks/months while discussing it with everyone involved.. I spent many, many hours trying to get it setup, checking prices on shipping, countless emails, PMs, etc.
I urge anyone thinking of doing their own "group buy", that they think about the ramifications, and time, and money and personal hard work that is involved in such an undertaking.