Quoted from SadSack:
Contracts require performance bonds and liquidated damages for delays. I don't think valid excuses are acceptable without cost in the real world. And we all know that pinball manufacturing exists in neverland (except for stern). I really don't know why anyone should believe your secret handshake inside info, rob. We've all heard exactly these things in the recent past from others with the "secret" knowledge. You're probably just an employee or vendor anyway.
In other words, your assurances are worth exactly what we pay for them. I especiallly like how you say "no one's business" when the guy is sitting on prepayments. You should reassess what you know and what you say.
Can i clarify "no one's business" by this i mean things that are private and do not need to be aired on a public forum. I did not mean my post to be seen as secret handshake info, merely to share some details of a conversation i had with Mike, hopefully to assure some people that everything in my opinion is going well given the delays to date.
Sure, i do not expect everyone to share or even believe my opinion, and that is fine. However i do hope it helps those who know me here in Australia and/or have pre ordered.