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Post Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:13 pm 
 

John's been blogging quite a bit on http://bravehalfling.com/ as to what the specific cause of the holdups are.  Not trying to defend him or the apparent slowness, just saying that there's at least been information flow roughly once a week.

According to the latest entry, it looks like the very last boxes will have shipped by April 30th at the latest.  Add some shipping time to that, and you should have your order in your hands by mid-May at the latest.  After May 15th I'd break out the pitchforks in earnest, but it looks like these are on their way.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:25 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:John's been blogging quite a bit on http://bravehalfling.com/ as to what the specific cause of the holdups are.  Not trying to defend him or the apparent slowness, just saying that there's at least been information flow roughly once a week.

According to the latest entry, it looks like the very last boxes will have shipped by April 30th at the latest.  Add some shipping time to that, and you should have your order in your hands by mid-May at the latest.  After May 15th I'd break out the pitchforks in earnest, but it looks like these are on their way.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:35 pm 
 

Some of these are being shipped in Bubble mailers (according to the blog). That is a recipe for smashed corners and broken boxes.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:58 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Am I the only one who has received a white box?  8O


I received mine a month ago.  I understand he had some major problems with the box company and had to go with another one.  But an email to everyone that bought one but still hasnt received them at some point would be nice.

John is a good guy and I am sure will get everything taken care of at some point.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:02 pm 
 

I guess its too late to pay for the shipping through Paypal.  I don't know why more people don't use this.  I use it almost exclusively.  Printing shipping online often saves about 10% or so of the shipping cost.  On a hundred packages that's a fair bit of money.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:25 pm 
 

I did finally receive mine so they are slowly being shipped out.  Not the best packaging, but I'm not so much woried about collecting as playing with this set.


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:01 pm 
 

I ordered mine on January 11th, and I just got an email from PayPal with the shipping notice yesterday (April 24th). So, I guess he is still working his way down the list.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:12 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:John's been blogging quite a bit on http://bravehalfling.com/ as to what the specific cause of the holdups are.  Not trying to defend him or the apparent slowness, just saying that there's at least been information flow roughly once a week.



That's all well and good but I sent him an email a month ago and had no response.  My first and last purchase from "Brave" Halfling.

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:25 am 
 

Still no email since we talked about this more than a week ago.. :scratch:

  


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Post Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 3:27 pm 
 

Dreadful customer service. My first and last S&W purchase.

  


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Post Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 4:33 pm 
 

I'm glad I didn't take a punt on this now...  :(


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Post Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:22 am 
 

Received my original January order yesterday - very nice.

No damage from postage as they were in a large sturdy box.


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Post Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 9:16 pm 
 

Hey guys, I had no idea you all had been talking about the WhiteBox Boxed Sets it in this thread or I would have kept you all up-to-date with the "box drama."

Like others have posted in this thread, I have been keeping folks up on all the delays and such on my website: www.bravehalfling.com, which as it was posted here, I had to move my site to when my original domain expired.

And many of you who did not find my new site have probably tried to contact me by an email address that does not exist ([email protected]) but seems to have been automatically generated by my site's shopping cart.

I don't like to do business like this and far too many things happened beyond my control, but everyone has a right to be angry. I have tried to be completely transparent about the whole situation and I am sending a free WhiteBox module with every one of the orders to try and make up for the far too long delay.

I could list all the hurdles I've had to jump in the last five months, but you can read them on my site. The last delay was that the company that had been supplying my shipping boxes went out of business and did not fulfill my last order, which is why the last 100 or so orders from January and March did not get shipped by the end April like I had promised. But now I have even better shipping boxes.

I would have emailed everyone about the delays, but I have not figured out how to do that through the paypal interface yet. :(

2/3rds of the orders have already shipped. The last few orders from January (around the 20th) and the orders from March are all going out over the next several days (sooner if I can).

Let me just say, the large number of sales of the WhiteBox Boxed Set far surpassed any of my expectations and the limited abilities of my one man, hobby publishing business.

Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you need more details.

US customers will get a confirmation email and a tracking number when your order ships and world-wide customers will just get the confirmation email that the order has shipped.

Again, I apologize for the far-to-long delay and for not finding this thread much earlier to help remain in contact with my friends at the Acaeum.


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Post Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 9:36 pm 
 

Thanks, John.  I posted to your blog, as you know, and you responded almost instantly.  I understand that circumstances beyond your control have delayed your plans to get these boxed sets shipped out.  This is certainly not life or death, and I thank you for your diligence in keeping your blog updated as events have unfolded.  I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.


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Post Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 9:49 pm 
 

I'm still considering a purchase. Of the simulacra, this is the only one that is vaguely interesting to me. And then, only to keep my grubs out of my real D&D boxes.


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Post Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 9:19 pm 
 

From the BHP website: http://bravehalfling.com/?p=1030

Our entire family of five sat around the dinning room this evening and sorted the last 150 sets of dice (that had arrived only a couple hours prior) into tiny baggies.

Everything is now ready for every single remaining WhiteBox Boxed Set to ship. For the next four days, I'll be packing and shipping all of them.

The "box drama" is almost over. :)


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Post Posted: Fri May 07, 2010 5:54 pm 
 

John Adams wrote:2/3rds of the orders have already shipped. The last few orders from January (around the 20th) and the orders from March are all going out over the next several days (sooner if I can).

Thanks for the email confirmation re. January order en-route now. When y'all have recovered from finally being a position to clear the backlog (good to have helping hands :)) could you perhaps post a list of what components are out there in the varying boxes since it's definitely no longer a simple matter of thinking that a given order was, for example, in the "first offering".

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Post Posted: Fri May 07, 2010 8:22 pm 
 

faro wrote:Thanks for the email confirmation re. January order en-route now. When y'all have recovered from finally being a position to clear the backlog (good to have helping hands :)) could you perhaps post a list of what components are out there in the varying boxes since it's definitely no longer a simple matter of thinking that a given order was, for example, in the "first offering".

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Post Posted: Fri May 07, 2010 9:36 pm 
 

faro wrote:Thanks for the email confirmation re. January order en-route now. When y'all have recovered from finally being a position to clear the backlog (good to have helping hands :)) could you perhaps post a list of what components are out there in the varying boxes since it's definitely no longer a simple matter of thinking that a given order was, for example, in the "first offering".

And thus began the different printings of the S&W White Box.   :D

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 07, 2010 9:52 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:And thus began the different printings of the S&W White Box.   :D

Hey, it helps to know what's out there, rather than having to guess. :)

John Adams wrote:Absolutely. :)

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