You may have missed some of the subtle points or the time it took to get some clear answers.
One of the things that has been talked about in some threads here is whether or not to put down a large deposit on any trailer, and now it has been shown that that can be risky.
As many as about 45 people have recently lost their deposits at LS. They want trailers. It only makes sense to ask a lot of questions when interviewing another manufacturer. And everyone wants to feel secure with the responses they get before putting down their money.
I suggested that HC might be missing an opportunity and Mikmay was asked repeatedly why so large a deposit, with an answer of, basically, "because we do" or nobody else would want one that was built for someone else. Those two answers elicited more questions because they did not give a lot of confidence. Seems to me it's perfectly understandable that people would be cautious or skeptical. And again, there are buyers looking for the right company to deal with. Some have already gone to Scamp
It took clear until post 62 to even get an idea of how long the waiting period was.
HCs seem like very nice trailers and people are standing by with money to buy something. HC, of course, can run their business anyway they want, and I wish them well. Meanwhile Scamp
, apparently only needs $500. and it is refundable.
There is two sides to the story. The buyer, who must be cautious, and the seller, who must make sales and deliver. The friction is somewhere in the middle.
I didn't read, as you stated, that anyone was wanting HC to not charge any deposit, but they were curious as to why a large one was needed. Especially after Mikmay said they didn't need the money.
It boils down to buy it with the terms HC demands, or buy something else. I think several of us were trying to get a handle on why the terms are what they are and if they are flexible or not. Some of those questions took a number of attempts to get a clear answer. After a lot of drilling, Mikmay did tell us that he had been in contact with the folks in LA to see if they could work out a deal to help. So, the long conversation has made good progress. Albeit slow.
I see no problem with the lengthy conversation and I don't think it was as simple as you seem to think. People are being cautious and they had a hard time getting answers that made sense to them, or answers that were presented in a way that built confidence. Now it seems to be mostly cleared up.
Again, I hope Mikmay and HC are successful. They have a unique design and seem to be making high quality trailers.