I have been off line in terms of emails this week - lots of driving around New England to get needles to various finishers. We had issues with the last run of blues. We have given the anodizing company more to get us caught up and then some. Once we have an estimated date for pick up, we will notify those folks who are waiting.
Ditto on Black Nickel. We have delivered enough needles and hooks - and then some - to the plating company. Their turn around time is quick and we expect to pick those up this coming week.
Last but not least, tonight we put up Vermont Rosewood tips in the turnings section. These are old join tips. And . . . there are only two VR sets left to be built and both of those are pulled together and ready to finish!
To those buying tips from the Turnings and Seconds listings each week: Our shopping cart is over selling. Too many people are hitting it at the same time. Granted, it is a good problem to have and one we thank you for, but it is still a problem.
The cart provider is working on a solution but does not have one as yet. Last week was particularly bad and Tom went ahead and made up needles for those orders where we were short. He cannot do that each week, however. The point of these listings is to find new homes for product on our shelves, not create work for Tom. His focus has to remain on the existing orders. Going forward, should we run short on one of the listings in Turnings or Seconds, we will refund instead of make new. We hope you understand.