How about calling HFC?
Yes, I agree that the holdup is non-beneficial to HFC but mostly on the backs of their customers. After all, they have the use of our money since we paid when placing orders. I just wonder why they held a big sale if they had not yet achieved a robust machining process to support the increased volume of orders. Sounds like a recipe for disaster IMO. Then again, perhaps it is something else they will not Reveal, pun intended.
Probably because they needed the money. Many businesses are having problems right now. I hope you get your order soon. When you do, let them know about your dissatisfaction with their communications.
I waited a couple of months for my MC-0.5 and checked in periodically. They had installed new machinery and also experienced supply chain delays. I received my power conditioner and so did others on the forum (there is a thread in which we give each other updates).
Some of us believe that new power conditioners were the first products to ship. I'm sure cables will follow. Sucks that they don't reply to you, but I don't think there's any financial trouble with the company.
Best to communicate with your wallet. Cancel the order. If you are still interested when the situation improves, then put the order back in.
The supply chain, and everything is a total mess now, and missing deliveries by months is unfortunately not unusual. Good communication is all you can hope for in these times. Keeping the full payment for months on end is not an acceptable business practice. I down payment to keep your place in the queue and cover losses if you don't pay when ready would be acceptable. They should not expect a customer to act as their bank.
Thanks for the responses so far. I am not necessarily that concerned about the long lead times as it seems nearly everyone has them these days with the possible exception of Amazon who has their own delivery system. For me the biggest issue as stated above by others is the total lack of communication and the false promises. I wonder how many businesses with great products have gone belly up due to inadequate customer service. As a good friend of mine who owns a silicone medical device business once said, "Price, quality, service. Choose two."
Well, wouldn't you know, I finally received an email from Casey that my Reveal power cable is shipping today. They did promise to ship overnight and unfortunately it shipped ground 🙄, but who cares, a few more days matter little in the almost 60 days it took to ship. So hopefully all those who also have orders with HFC will get their long-awaited products shortly. I can say honestly that I have little stomach for another customer service experience at HFC but there are always used products from private parties. Not to mention other upgrade paths like DACs, amps, tubes, other cables, and various tweaks. I still maintain that HFC products represent some of the best sonic upgrades I have heard in 50 years of audio.
And to answer aniwolfe's question, yes, I did try the Chat and sometimes they responded (Brit and Casey) but it was sporadic.
Best of luck to all.
Agree, no excuse for not replying about an order. But these are strange times which have never been experienced before.
Going back a year or more, Rick used to reply to my emails personally. When he introduced his new product line he told me to call him so he could give me a thorough explanation of the technology. I believe he's a standup guy and currently they're overwhelmed.
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@rlawry - Thank you for your support and understanding as we fulfilled your Reveal power cable order. I do hope the long lead times and lack of follow up does not deter you from future interest as we arrange our ducks back in a row.
@lowrider57 - I'm with you, there is simply no excuse for not replying or confirming a customers order. If you (or anyone else reading this) have experienced a delay in response, please contact me directly here --> email@example.com I would be happy to share order updates and assist with any general questions one might have while navigating our ever-increasing product lines.
While I am admittedly working through a bit of a backlog, I strive to be available in a timely manner for anyone who reaches out. No question or concern is too small, so please feel free to contact me at any time.
My life, as with most people, is filled with work, demands, problems, and activities. I use music and audiophilia as an escape, a respite, a rest, a distraction from all of these worldly issues, and I value these relatively infrequent moments greatly. To have music wash over me is cathartic and therapeutic. To have audiophilia become just another problem in my life and not provide an escape is hugely undesirable. No product performance, no improvement in sound, no great value, no huge price discount, nothing is worth the loss of my escape.
You know, I was in the medical device business for 40 years and had my own company for 20 years. My customer service model was to contact customers regularly without their having to contact me, especially if an order were late. I know this model has largely gone by the wayside with online info, emails, chat windows, and lean staffing, and it has become more difficult to obtain information like order status. By no means is HFC unique regarding the complaints listed above but in my mind the old school customer service would benefit any company with regular customer communications, whatever "regular customer communications" comprises.
I agree I was in sales for 27yrs my attitude was always if possible keep the customer up to date on all about their product or situation to keep the stress level to a minium.
Even if they emailed once every week on progress it would payoff in the end for them. But Im talking in a perfect world we are far from that dream.
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Supply chain issue are going to effect HFC more than most other companies, so perhaps give them a bit more slack than normal.
For example, the original CT-1 RCA connector has over 40 parts (for a single connector!)
This is not off the shelf stuff, all of it is custom made dealing with dozens of suppliers.