||01/25/12 01:54 PM
Originally Posted by The Fool
My understanding is that pressing vinyls costs a lot of money, and the income from pre-orders is what funds that entire project. It's also my understanding that manufacturing vinyls is a very difficult process and it's not as easy as plugging an iPod into one side of a machine, and having wax pop out the other. These two issues in combination create a lengthy process riddled with possible sources of error--and sources error that occur frequently when making vinyls.
So if these errors are to be expected, then delay should be expected, and not informing the customers as to what is going on is the wrong way to go. I am commending them based on my (admittedly small) amount of knowledge on how vinyls are made, and my experience with long delayed orders with ABSOLUTELY NO update.
Well, not to be a dick or anything, but this is not how vinyl labels work - only shady ones that ask for MONEY without PRODUCTS. You know, like MTS. They should have work out these numerous details and manufacturing costs BEFORE they started asking for money, not the other way around. That's why everyone is understandably upset. I would be too, but I've learned from members here and elsewhere not to fuck with them.
Take for example Scott's small Youth Conspiracy label that he is releasing Weatherbox through. Everything I have ordered has been on time, sometimes AHEAD of schedule, and he's been incredibly on top of all orders and he runs the label out of his damn house.
On one of my orders I had even ordered two color varients, received one, let Scott know and he shipped my other one next day with a free 7" for the inconvenience.
Now you tell me who's doing it right.
These guys are slouches.