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    After reading the Zulu Grey vs. Greek Vermio on Identical Torreys thread. I ordered a stone, after going through the site.
    It does say 3-4 months for delivery. I’m good with waiting, however in most situations the money doesn’t leave my account until the product has shipped.
    Not with this transaction. The money was gone the day I ordered to a photography, and graphic design company in California called Silvergate IIRC.

    As a business owner, and employer for nearly 40 years. I find by not collecting 100% of your payment up front, you are not only strongly motivated to get your product out sooner then later. It also shows financial stability in your company.

    If the owner of the company is a upstanding member of this community, I mean no disrespect. I’m just stating the obvious as I have learned over the years.

    I’m curious as to the last time anyone has received a stone from Zulu Grey.

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    Dave

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    Be interesting to hear where people are getting their ZG hones from these days. When they first came out I ordered mine direct from the person making them in South Africa.

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    Haven’t heard anyone getting ripped off. Going thru a US site is different from mine also. But lots of overseas companies doing that. Hell my Karnataka was from Hawaii. I was in some of the first ones but it has always taken many weeks and sometimes months. They get mined and processed on order and I’m sure he needs a minimum to start cutting. If your concerned , cancel But I know of no one who has been taken.

    Waiting no big deal anyway give you a chance to learn more about honing
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    I hear you-I ordered mine on December 7th, and yeah, paid up front, got a confirmation e-mail from the owner Mike. Apparently a few months' wait is standard with the ZGs, especially after one of his 50% off sales. TC is right as far as I know-everyone gets their hone eventually (probably after you've forgotten you ordered it lol!). You can then legitimately say to your spouse, "Now where did that come from?" Hell, I'm currently playing with his until mine gets here lol!

    As the OP on that thread who's done a good bit of experimenting on it since, I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed. The 8x3" I'm experimenting with has given up some truly sublime edges, and quite easily I might add. Hopefully you have some other hones to keep you occupied in the meantime. All of a sudden, Arkies are hot again, for example.
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    I also ordered around then and took advantage of the 50% off. As far as I'm aware, shipping from South Africa alone is gunna take some time. And that's even if customs doesn't gunk up the works, which in my experience they always do. Had a coticule sit in new york for 6 weeks a little while back.

    As far as the ordering and payment issue, I've never not paid upfront for something purchased through a website. That's simply how it goes.

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    I ordered on December 11, 2019 and got confirmations but I do recall reading the it could be 2-3 months. So everything was clearly stated before my order - and I’ve also never heard of anyone getting screwed. Looking forward to receiving it. Mike is on the forum and does graphic design for work so I didn’t find the design firm as the payee unusual.

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    It should be interesting when all the guys who took advantage of the 50% off sale get their rocks. I predict the Zulu to stage a comeback around March or April, maybe.
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    I too ordered when he had a 'Christmas Special'. If memory serves I didn't get mine until the following March.

    The important point is that I DID GET THE HONE.

    At the time, it was a one man operation, he mined the stones, cut, finished, packed and shipped everything himself.
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    I think he had a brother or friend helping him when i got mine a few years ago. And yes it took a few months. It will come. And now that you have broughg it up it will be on your step Monday. Thats how it goes for me anyway.
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    ^^^
    You are probably right. Thatís usually how it works when something has been ordered for a long time. Walk up to the gate or the front door and think WTF is this? Then, oh yeah itís that!

    Yes I understand the small operation possibly going on a quarterly or biannually excavating trip depending on demand. Iím just trying to figure out when that last trip was. Iíd like to think it was six months ago, and itís time to go again. Right?

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