I really don't understand this fascination some people seem to have with the identity of the third party and the details of the "acquisition" of the C30T tooling from Shrike. Who ever the third party is - and even if its a company associated with Geoff Hope - why on earth would they besides buying the tooling off Shrike (if indeed Shrike ever actually owned the tooling in the first place), also take on the liability of the paid deposits? It doesn't make any logical sense. The liability of refunds has and will always remain with Shrike and Geoff Hope and no one else.
Tony I can write fiction
better than you
I have no idea what happened. But your mad guess prompts me to write another mad guess
The third Party might not have been a Shrike innovation. It could have been an Ixion innovation to separate Ixion Australia from the contract made between Shrike and the middle man, no?
This might explain why after refusing refunds that suddenly Ixion changed their mind and offered a $450 discount to anybody who could prove he paid Shrike for a C30T... Are we following my mad guess?
After all 63 birds in the hand makes good business sense, if Shrike were paid out a sum of money to take over the C30T. You have to admit, we all expect that IXION paid a reasonable price for the project, don't we?
Ok Geoff tells me that all requested refunds are paid as of the 9th Feb, and then that does not happen. Why? back to Ixion and Birds in the Bush as against in the Hand. Ixion withholds the Customers money and puts it towards the customers engines, and then because they are great people they discount those customers their own $450 allowing them to get their lovely C30T for only an extra $85 Voila!! The whole thing is solved. Now we need to know who the middleman was. My guess Phill Badger or second place Ixion England, because they hold the money at this stage. Doing it this way has another additional value for Ixion, and with lawyers involved possibly only on the Ixion side the contract with Geoff does not apply to the final project owner ?? Another good reason for the middle man to remain anonymous?
Another mad guess is Geoff lent money to someone or his bank account was touched up.. Another mad guess prompted by Why did he give up so quickly / Easily??
I upped your bet with mine... NOW WE HAVE TWO (or four) MAD GUESSES