Donation Refund Info


April 16, 2003, 09:21 AM
I am not trying to open a new thread to rehash the turmoil of yesterday so please don't let this become a thread to argue the merits for or against what we tried to do.

Anyway here is the skinny on all of your money. Sheslinger and I have decided to use it for a much needed vacation. We will be posting a poll to see where all of you think we should go and spend your hard earned money. Right now we are thinking Alaskan cruise. :D

Actually we will be using the Paypal to automatically refund anybody who transferred money into it right back into whatever account it came from. The Paypal folks assured me no fees would be charged so you should get 100% of your donation back. If you do not please contact me so I can make sure that you do.

My guess is we will work on this over the next couple of days.

If you mailed us a check we will keep whatever cards, notes, etc. that you sent but put your check back in the mail to you as soon as possible. At this point we have not received anything in the mail.......including some magazines I ordered for my CZ but that is another snaffu and I digress. :cuss:

We have been asked by many people to keep the money for reasons ranging from buying Oleg a gift on the sly, adding money to our gift, buying ammo for the next time the TN Mafia gets together, paying any Paypal fees and or just to keep the money for our trouble.

Althought the above intentions are admirable I just wouldn't feel right keeping anybody's money. That was not the goal of this whole thing and I don't want anybody to feel cheated or that we were not 100% up front with them. Besides I just wouldn't have the heart to keep you rmoney for no reason. I would make a horrible CEO but what can I say? I only have one or two morals but they tend to be loud little guys.:)

Anyway if anybody has any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to email or PM me. If you need to talk to us for real I would be happy to email my cell number to anybody who may request it.

If there is anything else I can do to smooth things over please do not hesitate to tell me.

If if there is anymore arguing people will have to stand in the corners facing the wall for a timeout.:cuss:

Take care everybody and thanks for all the support and kind words.


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Oleg Volk
April 16, 2003, 09:36 AM
Looks like a great way to un-make an unintentionally awkward situation. I look forward to seeing all the cards and notes and good wishes. Thanks to all involved, including the voices of conscience. Now I look forward to meeting even more THR folks in person!


April 16, 2003, 10:28 AM
So, when's Oleg's birthday again?

April 16, 2003, 11:35 AM
Well, I for one am kinda sorry the whole deal fell through. I was utterly dismayed when TFL was put to rest. For a long while it was the only board I bothered with. I think THR has the possiblity of becoming even better. Now I know that Oleg isn't THR and THR isn't Oleg, but I don't think this thing could have come to fruition without him. While everyone was busy saying their goodbyes, he was making it work. No doubt a sizable undertaking, and for what? Just the friendship of a handful of warriors, fanatics, and misfits scattered across the globe. So if nothing else, we should all raise a glass to him on his birthday. Oleg, you have my thanks. I wish you the very best in the next year and many more to follow.

April 16, 2003, 03:30 PM
Thanks for putting this together slingers.

And happy birthday Oleg!

April 16, 2003, 03:33 PM
and he will be turning 5.


April 16, 2003, 03:35 PM
So, when's Oleg's birthday again?
The 24th of April..

April 16, 2003, 07:43 PM
Ok, my paypal account is showing zero. Everybody who contributed in this mannor should have all of their money back. I had one entry that had not cleared and I think I have to wait for it to clear to refund it so one of you did not get a refund yet.

As to the people who have physically snail mailed checks I have not received any at this time but rest assured your checks will be returned.

Thanks for your patience and I am sorry for any hassels I may have caused you.


April 16, 2003, 08:10 PM
Chris and Julie,
Thank you for your thoughtfulness and efforts. This is a special community because of people like you.

April 16, 2003, 08:19 PM
To bad your good idea was trashed by a few.:scrutiny: I hope it wasn't too much trouble for you.

April 16, 2003, 08:32 PM
No big thing. Sorry things didn't work out.


April 17, 2003, 09:06 AM

Just so everybody reads and knows what is going on with their money.


April 17, 2003, 10:53 PM
Too bad you and sheslinger didn't get to take that Alaskan Cruise.:D

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