Bella_Rue wrote:While we're on the subject of strange things people say, Berzin, do you also know how much milk is in our fridge? I don't know where you get your information from, but its off... way off. Though yes, its true, Rue is going out of business, everything else you've said is just you talking out your back end. You don't talk to anyone here so you obviously have no clue.
But for the record, Rue is going out of business. Her passion became a job and before she begins to hate it, she's getting out. She's not doing it for anything other than her being tired of drama like this for no good reason.
There would have been no drama if this situation was handled with a modicum of integrity. I respect this site enough not to get into some childish flame war replete with ridiculous name-calling, but the fact of the matter is Ruegamer exhibited the classic patterns of a failing small internet business. We've seen it before with other cycling manufacturers and the MO is always the same-the unanswered phone calls/emails, the failure to meet deadlines, the failure to meet product requirements and lastly the inevitable fall-all par for the course.
But you have the nerve to come on this site and proclaim that the problems in this particular case were the fault of the customer, and you make these accusations without one iota of remorse.
It is especially galling when companies like Ruegamer use sites such as this to drum up business and make reputations for themselves, yet refuse to take responsibility for their actions when things go wrong.
Ruegamer could have been successful if the company would have adhered to some shred of business ethics. But Ruegamer did not. There were other agendas being pursued that took precedence over Ruegamer's responsibility to some customers who paid for goods/services that were not rendered in a timely fashion.
Bottom line is the business failed, and now you are saying Ruegamer left the business because of all the "drama"-in other words, you are laying the fault squarely on the shoulders of Ruegamer's customers and not the way business was handled on Ruegamer's end.
Your attempt at spinning this is patently absurd, and speaks volumes about your own personal ethics. It is too bad this life passion to build carbon frames turned into a job.
Welcome to the real world.