As far as this
As far as this
I finally just canceled my order. The website says "Items normally ship in approximately 1 week while orders containing backordered items will normally ship within 3 weeks". Nothing on the website says my tarp is out of stock or backordered. I think if Brandon wants to keep us in the dark as far as the processing of our orders and just expects us to sit by the mailbox for weeks on end he can count me as one less customer. Good luck with the rest of your orders. I love my Blackbird and must have ordered near the end of the shipping cycle because it came in no time at all.
I ordered on the 6th, and still no shipment confirmation yet, hopefully mine (BB and superfly) ship out by the end of the week too! It's a longer wait then expected, but from everything I've read, I definitely think its going to be worth it. I think we just picked a bad time of year to order, this is probably his busiest time since the weather is starting to get nice again for those of us in the northern part of the continent.
I ordered on the 12th and am still waiting too.
But I'm waiting patiently.
It would be different if the wait ended with a crappy hammock in your hands but when you want one of the best you get in line and wait for it.
Treat it right and it will last for years and years and all the mornings you wake up after a good night's sleep will make a 3 or 4 week wait seem like nothing.
Brandon should just take a second and update the site that there's a wait and if folks don't like it they can just go somewhere else. But it would probably save some folks hard feelings.
Me? I'm patiently waiting.
RATS!!! I was really hoping to finally hang on this trip, oh well--I've got all summer and fall to do other trips with it. I am sure that it will be worth the wait.
I read recently that Brandon was in the middle of moving his shop from Ft. Collins to a new location, so maybe that why things are a little snarled. That, and we're entering prime "get your gear late in the season" time.
Can't do anything except wait patiently and hope he gets it to me in time as he said he would.
Ya well I sold my other shelter, so Im begining to become impatient now because all I have is mu USGI MSS. If I had a tarp I would be in the wood now, but now I wait and go fishing. If it does not ship by saturday Ill become very impatient
Hopefully he gets it to you in time Shorttriphome, but like you said, if not you still have all summer. when it comes down to the lifetime of the product, I think one extra trip on the ground wont make much difference ;-)
I have 3 weeks left before my trip, so when mine ships I just hope it doesn't get held up at the border. But, everyone else is a ground dweller on my upcoming hike, so I have no issues bringing my tent setup if need be.
As has been said by others, and I agree, I don't mind waiting a bit longer for a quality product.
All I can say is at least you are out fishing! I haven't been out since the ice was on the lakes. Practically all of our fish species are out of season right now too, so that doesn't help!
Hang in there!