NEWS : DUTCH PINBALL JULY UPDATE : SHORT ON CASH.
It is holiday time and our attorney is on holidays until end of August. He really deserves a good holiday since he wrote a very long and detailed reply to ARA (141 pages).
A week after sending this reply, the attorney of ARA called our attorney that ARA is willing to talk about an ‘out of court’ solution. We also are willing to talk and there will be a meeting between the attorneys after their holidays (on August 29th) to see if there’s a possible solution. Could this mean that we go back to ARA again as our Contract Manufacturer..? Could be… It’s too soon to tell… We don’t know yet but we will keep you informed when we know more.
In the last couple of weeks we also received some requests for refunds. The answer we now have to give is terrible but simple: we can’t. We are short on cash. We started selling playfields and other parts to be able to make some money to pay our attorney. Also: we didn’t pay any salary to ourselves since January 2018.
We know it sucks, but we want to ask you to be patient once more. There might be a solution on the horizon and the only thing you can do right now is cross your fingers and stick together. We, Barry and Jaap, still believe there will be a positive outcome to all of this. We won’t give up. We keep on doing everything we can to deliver this beautiful game to you!
Requesting refunds, suing, calling Roger, Xytech, ARA, whatever companies involved will only make things worse and will almost certainly result in bankruptcy and that would mean no money, no refunds, no games no nothing for anyone. The best thing you can do is to wait and trust us and our attorney.
We also received some questions about the license and if Roger Sharpe is still involved. Yes, Roger Sharpe is still involved, and yes, we still have the license.
Be assured that as soon as we have any news we can share we will send an update.
All of our very best,
Barry and Jaap