Hope he has already got the bike.There is one bloke on facebook saying he ordered a 2018 Rune just last week and was asked to pay in full for secure the bike, which he did
No bike. Got told there was a 3 week wait and that he had to pay in full to secure the order. So he's out of pocket whatever a 2018 rune costsHope he has already got the bike.
The sad reality is that some (only some) of these places will knowing sell you stuff they dont have, knowing well that the place is only days (day in my case) from closing the doors.
It can all happen very quickly but I'm not sure anything excuses insisting on full payment to secure an order you're not sure you can fulfill?Let's not start the same feeding frenzy going on on Facebook at present.
This is an ugly business and it really sucks that some people have potentially lost money and been stuffed around.
In this situation I need to separate the man from the business. I guess trying to save the business he built from nothing so many years ago, Stu dug himself deeper and deeper into the crap. These problems didn't arise from Stu living an extravagant life of riches and overseas holidays. There's no overseas bank account with a stash of hidden millions. Small fibs to hide other fibs...and so on and so on.
There are legal and business decisions he'll have to address in the future...none of it will be pretty.
As far as the man is concerned...I've known Stu for well over 10 years. I love him like a brother and I know he is hurting beyond anything we can comprehend. He is potentially losing his business, his home and so much more.
He has f*&ked up but it doesn't erase the awesome times we've shared, the laughs we've had and at times, the amazing service many of us have received. What he's done is stupid and foolish... not Evil (sorry couldn't resist).
You can go from "just keeping afloat" to suddenly under if your account is badly enough overdue, or if your line of credit suddenly gets stopped...It can all happen very quickly but I'm not sure anything excuses insisting on full payment to secure an order you're not sure you can fulfill?
It only takes one creditor that's owed enough to pull the pin. My point though, was that Defcon would have known how close to the wind they were sailing. Stu should have gone into voluntary administration as a starting point to sort things out.You can go from "just keeping afloat" to suddenly under if your account is badly enough overdue, or if your line of credit suddenly gets stopped...