Quoted from Jvspin:
I suspect it's very demoralizing to have people suggesting you're a con man and a liar if you are just working hard and honestly doing your best to overcome obstacles.
Look, the facts are, in his own words, that it was "mission accomplished" and he was ready to start pumping out pins this past April at the rate of 40 per month. This was 9 months ago.
Then he realized he needed to raise the money and made people pony up by July 28th and said he would get pins out to people "in a few short months".
Then radio silence.
Ok, so shit happens and fast forward to now.
He obviously needs a LOT more help than he currently has and maybe some of you guys ought to pitch in. I'm not calling him a con man, I think he is in way over his head, that's all. Be honest with yourself, there is no shame in asking for help and admitting the truth, which I guess is partly what he did.
The whole timeline proclamations and collection of deposits looks "sketchy" to me but whatever, same stuff happens with Jpop and Jack, so its par for the course.
I hope it becomes a "business", where "money doesn't suck", and he treats it as such, for his own sake primarily.
So good luck to you guys, if I was nearby I'd put an offer in to help out if I was in on it.