I hope this is the right spot for this.
Has anybody had recent dealings with Hellfire Publishing ( https://hellfireclubbooks.com/)? I ordered a Crowley collection of him way back in March and it hasn't arrived. I've ordered stuff in the past and I know there is a wait, but this time I have sent now four emails over about six weeks without reply. I am now going to go a Paypal dispute unless I can get some word from someone that the business is still viable. Paypal is a last resort of course.
So if anybody has had contact, or even received a book could you let me know before I go to Paypal?
I have actually never ordered from them, but since I am seeing 2 editions there, listed under 'Available' that I am interested in, I would be thankful if you or anyone else could update on if they are still active and listed books are actually in stock. This before I try bugging them or ordering myself.
Oh thank the gods! I'm not alone! I ordered a Clothbound limited edition of "The Confessions of Isobel Gowdie & Co.: The Sketchbooks of the Ayrshire Wica" illustrated by John Upton (a book on Scottish traditional witchcraft and folk magic, focused primarily around the witch trial record accounts of the accused during the Inquisition, mixed with some modern witchcraft elements given to the author by many of the more significant public figures known in modern Occult circles and Wiccan/Neopagan movements so popular today like Gardner, Valiente, Williamson, etc.)
Anyway, back on subject- I ordered a copy on 18 June 2019 and it's now October and I have tried repeatedly and in many ways to contact anyone associated with Hell Fire Club Books and have had ZERO success! L
I plan on contacting my bank tomorrow, if you read the fine print on the WorldPay website- they won't do ANYTHING for you about the fact that you never got whatever you bought through a seller, it even says on their FAQs page "it is the seller's responsibility" and not their job to insure that the issue or problem related to the unfinished completion of the online transaction.
This just kills me... I wanted that book so badly! My dad's side of the family is pretty heavily Scottish/German and we actually traced our exact lineage and found his family actually was living in Fife and Auldearne, Scotland at the time of Isobel Gowdie's trial! And we are legitimately descended from notable Scottish individuals both accused, condemned, put to death and even historically noted for the practice of witchcraft as far back as the late 1400s. One woman, Clea, who was a "grey witch" for lack of a better term is very directly mentioned in "The Darker Supersitions of Scotland" as healing and cursing many and renowned, and also a man, Donald, who was also a notable warlock I guess but black all the way and feared terribly. After Donald was put to death the family left Scotland and ended up on various locations in England like East Anglia, Essex, Cornwall too if I remember correctly but I'd have to double check if it was Cornwall just to be 100% sure.
Anyway, I'll stop myself there. Sorry, but hopefully that gives you all an idea of why and how much I actually truly did want to eventually receive the copy of this book I already paid in full for over 2 months ago now. Hopefully someday I will get it despite all of this.
Also, WorldPay says to contact your bank (the bank associated with the payment funds transferred to HFCB- the account you paid them from and file a dispute claim for not receiving your product/goods/services, etc. If any flags or information is discovered by your bank in regards to fraudulent activity from HFCB (and obviously there will!) you will be reissued the payment total back to your account.
I asked the owner(s) of Miskatonic Books (who are ABSOLUTELY wonderful, extremely kind and a business I can't recommend to any and all other Occult and Esoterica collectors like myself!) if they knew of anything in regards to Hell Fire and sadly they suffered the same fate as we all have. They paid and never received the product. Well, some but only a few and then I guess the rest never arrived. They told me to contact my bank as I stated earlier (re: above).
I tried everything to contact Hell Fire, *sigh* the two emails they have (one on their site and the second listed in the WorldPay transaction detail receipt email I received after my payment was successfully transferred- they accepted the payment of course but from there, I still haven't successfully been able to reach them personally. I tried also the phone number listed on the bottom footer note on their site, both Facebook & Twitter also by private instant message, my and their posting walls as well as their wall's post comments... I finally just decided to give up. I've tried EVERYTHING and the whole time been cordial, polite and curteous- plus, obviously extremely patient LOL.
I hope you all have better success, who knows what is really going on with Hell Fire. A few years ago the first ever Blu Ray edition of "Elvia, Mistress of the Dark" was being released by a co-starring video Manufacturing company in Germany and they pulled a similar stunt like this and it bankrupted them. I just pray it all eventually gets worked out.
For the gods sakes, what ever happened to dedication, being honest, taking pride in service and product and actually putting in the effort as a hard-working person these days? Am I right? LOL I mean, the way this is being handled, we might as well say, "R.I.P. Hell Fire Club Books!" *waves*