Progress Report 03 (Hurdles, hurdles, hurdles)

Hello, and welcome to Cloud Riders Store, where I design, manufacture and sell accessories for Storz & Bickel Vaporisers (source manufacture). At the moment I’m working on few projects, the Mighty Grinder is the main one. It’s a Grinder that fits on the Mighty & Crafty vaporiser, using a similar filling aid device so you can grind right into it and savour every trichome. Also I’m in the middle of moving from Melbourne to the Netherlands and I’m almost finished designing and testing a Charging Stand for the Mighty.

Wednesday the 25th,

This was supposed to be a very happy post, where I tell you, I have placed an order, and the sample was supposed to be here by the end of June and then the first order to land in Australia by early August, but nothing of this is going to happen, because …

Well I don’t want to say I have been scammed, but this is how it feels at the moment, I have been negotiating with a company called Shenzhen Bergek Technology Co.,LTD and we’ve been sending emails back and forth for four days, discussing the quotation and the production time line, and after agreeing on all the point’s, I placed the order, signed it and transferred the money, and I get a response, that they can’t owner the quotation, the sales has made a huge mistake, and quote without the 3D drawing, only on the product description and a 3D drawing of the Aluminium parts, because they approached me first to do the CNC work, and when I sent the product description, they said we can make the whole product for you, and it will be a very competitive price, which it was, but then they didn’t owner it, like a car sales man, they lure you with the demo that was always sold by the other sales or the manger’s wife is driving it for the day.

So whatever you do in China, don’t deal with Shenzhen Bergek Technology Co.,LTD, they are time wasters, and especially Lexy Zhang, she doesn’t have a clue what she is talking about, she is nice and polite, but clueless, with a sales engineer title under her name.

Anyway, these were my sad news, but I have another supplier, actually two, and maybe on Friday when I publish this post, things wont be as grim.


It’s still grim as, things ain’t moving forward, today I almost placed an order for 500 grinder, but I don’t think the supplier was legit, couldn’t find him on Alibaba, and the invoice doesn’t have a business license number, this sourcing business is a nightmare, my previous experience is sales not purchasing.

So based on that, and moving forward, I decided to change my strategy, i will order one piece for now, and then maybe 10, to use as samples so I can generate wholesale orders, and then I will place an order, this way the risk will be minimised and I won’t be throwing my hard earnd money in the bin.

So no pictures today, I still don’t have refund from the Bergek, they are taking their sweet time, and I’m filing a complaint with Alibaba first thing monday if I don’t have refund.

Peace out ☮️

Friday Late night:

After publishing the post, I have received a refund confirmation from Bergek and ordered a prototype and payed for it, it should be shipped next week, nothing like changing strategies.

And they just informed me, that they will start production tomorrow, this is moving forward now. so worst case scenario, I have prototype in 2 weeks, best case end of next week,

Now I don’t know what to talk about next week, maybe I will start talking about my second product.

Later ☮️

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