Thanks a lot for your opinion.
Now take a moment to understand mine.
Ask yourself - why hasn't Mark Haspel ever joined the boards?
Steve used to roll with the rest of us and actively post here. In fact, I'm pretty certain he would have at least acknowledged the loss of such an important book by posting, at minimum a "sorry to hear" in this thread.
I'm not saying they need to turn their super-sleuthing antanneas on high alert, or post pictures at every cubicle of their office, but even just something like "sorry we can't promise anything, but if something turns up, we'll let you know."
Instead the OP gets straight text-book talk on court orders, blah, blah, blah.
I don't blame Steve one bit for not spending as much time since he left, but bottom line is, when contentious topics hit the boards, he'd try to get on here and address our concerns.
Do you know that Steve actually called the store submitting my AF 15 to ask if I bought it from Danny-boy (I happened to be there when he called)? At that moment, that single act demonstrated to me this was an organization that truly cared about the hobby and collectors.
Is Mark too good to engage with customers? Too busy to talk shop or shoot the breeze every once in awhile?
The human touch point to this organization is nowhere to be found online, and rarely if ever found unless you see them at shows.
Some of the biggest brands on the continent recognize the importance of treating people like people, not like numbers.
Guys like Steve and Scott did this company a huge assist by doing what they did.
Only a drone would do the opposite and run the business after their departure like everyone is just a number on an invoice