Bears repeating. Sounds like Greg gambled, loss and is expecting everyone else to pay for his loss. I can empathize with giving him time to get a loan or something, but people expect to get something when they pay money. Otherwise, you are dealing with a thief. As it's been pointed out, there was nothing to stop him from slowly paying back the people he owed which he apparently has chosen NOT to do.Originally posted by synasp@Feb 10 2006, 09:36 PM
If you start a project, you sure as hell better 1) deliver products or 2) refund money. You are the one taking the risk in producing a run. You extend this risk onto yourself thinking you will make off better at the end (for profit or fame). In a Free Market, no one forces you to do this. Greg willingly started a project, then screwed everyone over. It is his personal responsibility to 1) deliver products or 2) refund money.
What the hell happened to personal accountability?. It has nothing to do with following corporate practice, or selling on E-Bay, or selling to a buddy. You have a personal obligation to fulfill your end of the bargain. Otherwise you have imposed costs onto others. You have violated the fundamental charter of society (willing social cooperation).
Jim, you're a nice guy for empathizing with Greg, but it is no one's right to make excuses for him. I hope this Stockholm Syndrome wont spread.
Personal accountability, guys. Murderers and rapists don't have it. I hope we do.