Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:
The whistle has been blaring for nearly 2+ years, and almost close to 3 years.
People don't need a disclaimer, if they are willing to research information on locations not on PinSide. Even distributors felt the vibes based on the clear indications of commercial failure of FT, but decided not to offer actual facts to prevent business impacts.
People were just tone deaf and throwing "hate mail" against people who tried to help. There were plenty of early warnings regarding Heighway. "Insider" information was provided and dismissed as "attempts at sabotage". It hard for me to understand people who have lost money in the past from other similar circumstances repeated the same mistakes.
There are no new revelations regarding new pinball manufacturers, just blind trust with minimal understanding of industrial manufacturering processes regarding construction of pinball machines.
The worst part?
This will happen yet again, as I have watched in the past 30 years.
There are more fools with money, than those with common sense.
You now seem to want to put yourself with the crowd that was clearly "blowing the whistle" about HP for the last couple years.
Yet you have no links to these "insiders" except the anonymous "upset employee" we all saw. Yes they were conveniently deleted by the mysterious "powers that be".
I would never pre-order anything myself (can't understand why anyone would) but can you give us some examples of YOUR clear warnings about HP? And not just the boilerplate "don't preorder from anyone" advice that frankly a lot of us espouse regularly.
Maybe you have been sounding the alarm all this time in the original Alien thread and I simply missed it. Quite possible.