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This is a story about Morlock and James Brown
A big fat grifter who raised some money then skipped town
Than sit around the house, ignored the emails and our pleas
4 years later we still got no pans, just our money seized
They headed down, to Dragon Co-on
A bunch of us backers warned that they were just scu-um
Kickstarter helped a man acheive his dream
None of us knew it was just a big scheme
Hoo-hoo-hoo, he took the money and run
That thief, he took the money and run
Hoo-hoo-hoo, he took the money and ran
And we still don't have our pans
Update please. I still want my pan, thank you.
FYI, if you file a complaint with the BBB it gives you the physical address you can serve legal papers to.
So June 24 is coming up. I know it seems like a long way off, but in the world of fighting pans and alternative facts, five short months is but the blink of an eye. Whaddya think? Can he go an entire year without making an appearance? Even a meaningless bungee jump Whoa I'm Here Whoa I'm Gone kind of thing?
I'm sure others have done this and I have no expectation of receiving my money back, but I did report Morlock Enterprises to the BBB.
Yea, mag fest is going on now, no morlock there this year. I'm sure its because he's busy making these pans
@Mike Gail aaaaand I'm an idiot, thank you. I don't know why my brain saw "2016" as next year.
Those dates have already passed.
I've emailed www.MorlockEnterprises.com directly and got absolutely nowhere. No response.
But apparently they're going to make appearances at
Magfest - February 18-21, 2016
Dragon*Con - September 2-5, 2016
Magfest is in National Harbor, MD. And that's near me. I'm going to do what I can to bug them there. I suggest you do the same.
Merry Christmas everybody!
James, can we get our 6-month-update now?
4 years ago. So much has changed. Still no regular updates.
Today's XKCD comic is on topic. http://xkcd.com/1772
I'm starting a daily routine of reports.
I kickstarted this scam as a birthday gift for a girlfriend who dumped me almost THREE YEARS AGO, and we still don't even have a vague ETA of when this is a'coming. I've reported you, and will continue to report you, to the Attorney General for Fraud. This is ludicrous.
"Happy Anniversary"...remember how excited we all were 4 years ago? Remember how cool we thought this would be?
I would suggest that all backers use the report this project to kickstarter button at the bottom of the page.
What a scam project.
I want a refund now. I think waiting 4 years is long enough. you dont deserve the money you got.
Well. It's been long enough for me to forget my Kickstarter password. x)
i wonder if someone in the US could actually start a lawsuit against him...? Because i've been told that trying to sue him from my country is kinda pointless.
What's up with this??? STATUS??? It's been almost 4 years since I paid and NOTHING has been produced. I wish I did more research on this. Kickstarter says it does not issue refunds. It kind of makes me sick to see $46,261 was given to this guy and no one has received anything, much less communication!
James! HEY JAMES!! I want my money back.
... Polo :-)
So many life lessons for my $70.
No pan but a lot of things to think about and consider then reconsider.
Checking in to see if maybe there was another woe-is-me sob story. Not even that much....
i get the fealing, if i had startet when this Projekt startet, i would have learned how to operate a CNC and build my own pan by now. i still hope this gets made, i'm just sad james stoppt talking again.
I still hope to get my handle kit sometime...
Are we still the title holder of "Longest time since project funded without receiving project"?
It may come to nothing but I'd suggest anyone who hasn't already reported this project to Kickstarter should do this as soon as possible (it's at the very bottom of the main campaign page).
A surge in reports might make Kickstarter take notice again and take some sort of action.
Usually James gives us an update when we start speaking about filing lawsuits or seeking him up on a convention. Maybe it's our fault? Maybe we've been too quiet lately?
James, for the sake of all things metal ... send us our pans already!
Any update???? This was my first Kickstarter project and it was a present for a friend. Haven't had the desire to fund anything else since there is no way to file a complaint or get your money back if some one steals it from you. Like this kickstarter project did to me.
Yeah this guy totally ripped us all off. I am most pissed about this project totally destroying my wife's interest in kickstarter.
In the 3 years and 8 months that have passed since this project was funded, I have grown rather hateful of this whole thing. It's like having giving money to someone with a dream snd aspirations only to have them come back from time to time to remind you that they have done absolutely nothing of merit with the money you gave them. No, I take that back. It's not like that, it's EXACTLY what has happened.
I would actually accept an admission that the money was used on hookers and blow at this point. I might be able to live with that over this dragged out b.s.
You know what would go a long way to restoring faith in this project?
If the Epic cards had been mailed out to all of the backers by now. Just starting with the smallest of the promises would have been a great place to start.
I wonder if I'll ever get my stupid pan.
Any ETA or refund policy?
any request for a refund has been ignored on my end as well. FB Messages, emails even snail mail - which has pissed him off, but i don't know what else to do given he's not communicating any options.
I've been asking for a refund since February now through Kickstarter as well as Facebook messages. I can see the messages have been read but as yet have had no response at all.
Anyone else hitting the same brick wall?
I shared your campaign as the oldest #KickStarter campaign that is still active :)
I'm probably not alone in my thoughts that it's an extremely "odd coincidence" that James has resurfaced with a lengthy, emotional explanation for his absence when the pressure to boycott the various Cons was pickup up momentum. Waiting years for these pans has made me cynical that way.
It seems as if nagging Dragon*Con worked, otherwise by MERE COINCIDENCE James has finally come back to say hello.
I have added my voice to those messaging DragonCon to get this vendor removed.
I got a quick response to my Dragoncon email.
Tracy Bell vendorrelations@dragoncon. org
12:12 PM (1 hour ago)
Thank you so much for your email. I assure you, we are aware of this situation.
I appreciate the heads up.
Added my voice to Dragoncon.
Boycotting Dragoncon if they allow this guy.
PLEASE come to a con near me so can conveniently slip and fall, taking your table with me and knocking all your shit over. Please.
I have binge-watched all of Game of Thrones - TWICE - since your last update. I reckon I can swing a pan pretty bloody well. I challenge you in the old way. Me versus you. I'll bring my wife's old frying pan (that I was going to replace with this cool KS novelty sword-handled pan you promised us 4 or so years ago - 5?!) Oh, we had another kid. He can talk and play Super Mario now. I might get him to start forging pans. See how he goes, you know.
I got the exact same response - actually would be helpful if DragonCon heard from a bunch of people if they were willing to write the email. May not do anything, but if it helps wake James up, than all the better
Meh...nevermind...might not be worth it. I just got this email back from Dragon*Con. Maybe if enough people complain, something will happen, but probably not.
Thank you for your email. Dragon Con does not tend to get involved between Vendors and member complaints but I will forward your email on. Please let me know that you heard from them.
I'm sorry for your issue with this vendor. I understand your frustration.
I totally agree with John's idea. I just sent the following email to Dragon*Con and I urge all of you to do the same. You can do so here http://www.dragoncon.org/…
Hello. I wanted to send your company an email to let you know that there will be a vender at your Con called "Morlock Enterprises". This company does NOT make good on their sales. They steal money from people and never deliver on their product. I've ordered items from their website and never received them, never received a refund, and never received a reply when I asked about the status of my $100 order--that was placed 3 years ago. I've backed them on Kickstarter and they simply stopped responding to emails about progress--this was over 3 years ago. Morlock Enterprises is an untrustworthy vender, and I truly hope you heed this warning about allowing them to sell their lies and unfulfilled promises at your exceptionally reputable Con. Thank you for your attention and consideration.