From Angel via email:
Sometime last year I think, the Kerodins sent out notice to the Founders (one of the few I received) that they had opened a wish list on Amazon for several items for the Idaho dojo. Everything from 4 commercial juicers at $700 a pop, to mats, heavy bags, sparring pads, gloves, helmets, the full agenda. And they weren’t the cheap ones, everything was top of the line so they could make a good “III Patriot” impression on the community. I was getting tapped out, but I still purchased a pair of gloves for them, and noticed that a lot of the items were already purchased, a lot of the higher items as well. I figure there was close to $10K worth of stuff. The other thing I noticed was the shipping addy was the Gaithersburg. I mean this was A LOT of stuff, and not easy to pack and move cross country.
Never heard another word. Never saw a thank you, a post on his blog mentioning they received the items, and definitely no pics of the new dojo outfitted by Patriots. Didn’t they think we’d like to see it?
So what happened?
- They cancelled the orders or returned the items for refund, never intending to use them.
I’ve contacted Amazon to find out their refund/return policy, does the money go to the purchasers or the recipient?
They sold the items for cash on ebay, craigslist, etc. Even at a loss, they could still make a good chunk of change.
They actually took the items to Idaho, set up the dojo, and have just been too busy to post pics and a feel good story.
Could this be how they funded the move to Idaho? Close to $10K, maybe more by the time it was done.
Angel would like some feedback from other Founding Members if any of them are reading this blog.
It does bring up the question though: If they were buying the shit to use in Idaho, why didn’t they wait until they got there before ordering it? It would’ve saved them the trouble of moving it and it wouldn’t have cost them any more. Plus they would’ve had more room in the short bus for the rest of their plunder.
Angel’s put a nice chunk of change in the Kerodin’s pockets over the years, I think she deserves an answer.