Current situation summary
We are aware this campaign is not going how we planned, so here’s little summary of how the situation looks like and how we plan to handle it.
As you know, we had some BGCK Core Set ready during last year Essen Spiele, where we were selling them. Just after fair, we’ve ordered transport of what we had left from Essen to Raben (warehouse company we were working with back then). There were 2 pallets (400 pieces) of BGCK Core Set. About one week later, we’ve got information that pallets are safely stored in our warehouse, so we went back to everyday work. This was exact moment, where we have made a mistake, because pallets contained not Core Sets, but just empty boxes. How? When we have ordered boxes for BGCK, we had to order more than we needed (because of minimum order quantity). Boxes we haven’t used were sent to our warehouse, where they were mistaken with ready-to-sell BGCK. You already know the rest of this story – few monts later, BGCK were already available for sell in shop in Finland, who specialised itself in selling badstocks and „forgotten” goods from warehouses. Before we found out, they have already sold 300 of 400 copies. Cooperation with them isn’t working very well, since we still haven’t received most important information from them – whom they have bought BGCK from. We went with our case to the Police about two weeks ago. Right now, we are still waiting for letter of initiation. As soon as we got it, we will share it with you. We are aware that this whole case may take months to solve, so meanwhile we need to find another solution.
Best solution for us would be to give refunds to all the backers, but unfortunately we cannot do that. Basicly, few months ago we had financial problems – we have managed to get over them, but our financial condition is still tough. Also, we have already put a lot of money into this project, so it would hurt us twice. BGCK was not picked up by courier after Essen, so there is no insurance we could use.
Right now, we are buying Core Sets from shop in Finland (10 euro each) and next week we will count down spare elements we have left to check how many BCGK we can deliver. Unfortunately, we couldn’t do that earlier – first, people who own garage where we store it were abroad, later we had flu plague in our office.
Just after we will count down what we have and what can we deliver, we will share those informations with you.
If we won’t be able to deliver BGCK to all the backers, those who won’t receive it, will get a refund from us.