Are Recent Zendrive Notifications Genuine?

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  1. RedRock

    RedRock Member

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    On the Homepage of the Hermida site (www.hermidaaudio.com) it
    says "UPDATE (03/02/08): We're shipping December, 2007 orders."
    On 05/02/08 I went on the list for a Zendrive and a Mosferatu.
    On 05/14/08, less than 2 weeks later, I received 2 emails, on for each
    pedal, saying the pedals are ready.

    On 05/15/08 I sent the following email to the above Hermida site:

    "On 5-14-08 I received a message from
    alfonso_hermida@netzero.net

    Hermida Engineering Inc.
    4231 SW 131st Lane
    Miramar FL 33027

    The message said "Your name is on the Zendrive waiting list and the
    pedal is ready to ship. If I already took care of you, please disregard
    this message." The message also offered to ship additional pedals
    if I wanted them. I got a separate email from the same address
    regarding the Mosferatu pedal. Both messages said the price was
    $179 per pedal plus $9 shipping. It said I could send a US Postal
    money order to the above address made out to Hermida
    Engineering Inc. or paypal to ahermida@hermidaaudio.com.

    I am sending this email to you to ask if this notification is actually
    from you.
    1. The email address on the notification is : alfonso_hermida@netzero.net
    Your email address on your website is : ahermida@hermidaaudio.com
    2. The notification asks that money orders be made out to
    Hermida Engineering Inc. On your website your company name
    is Hermida Audio Technology.

    Please let me know what to do. Thanks."

    I sent the above email about 3 hours ago. It's now 6:04 (PT)
    and I have not yet received a reply.

    Think about it. The official site says there is a waiting time of
    4 1/2 months, and this notification arrives in less than 2 weeks.
     
  2. Axe-maniac

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    Yep, I got the email last night after 2 weeks on the list. I have paid and received an email from Alf confirming that payment was received and the pedal will ship shortly.
     
  3. Giannis

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    Dont worry about the "lateness" of his reply - he is very busiy and it takes 2-3 days to get back to you.;)
     
  4. paraedolia

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    Email headers are OK. Paypal address is the same...
    You're giving me palpitations though.
    Anyone else?
     
  5. dsl

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    I got on the list this Monday (May 12, 2008) & received
    my "Zendrive Is Ready" message today (?) :YinYang
     
  6. mfgobbi

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    Maybe he's managed to increase production given that he's losing part of the market share to cloned versions of the zen.
     
  7. RedRock

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    _______________________________________________________________


    Would you please let us know when you receive the pedal? Thanks.
     
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  9. Frenster

    Frenster Put your Rock Face on!

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    How about Zendrive 2's? I got on the list ages ago and still haven't received anything. He sent me my Zen 1 email and I got and LOVE the pedal. I'm looking forward to getting the Zen2, but it's been AGES!

    ALF!!!
     
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  11. ahermida

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    Couple of things:

    1) I have to update my website...been too busy lately
    2) Send me an email if I haven't emailed you. I'm doing my
    best to stay on top of the emails.
    3) I have someone that helps me test, box and prepare units for
    shipping...that definitely helps a LOT!
    4) I know some people are buying with the intention of making some
    money on eBay...I don't have control of that, but hopefully people
    will see that with a little patience they can get the real thing and at
    a reasonable price.
    5) Tomorrow Sonny Landreth is playing at the Bamboo Room in Lake Worth
    Florida...can't wait! :bow

    Alf
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    I designed the Zendrive, Zendrive 2, Mosferatu and a few
    others that are not out yet :YinYang
     
  12. miraged

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    there u go! from the man himself!
    thanks alot :)
    makes the difference in paypal and email address clear..
     
  13. Frenster

    Frenster Put your Rock Face on!

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    Alright!

    1) Let me know if I can help. I did webdev for years.
    2) I will, thanks.
    3) COOL!
    4) My Zen1 hasn't left my board since I got it. You rule.
    5) If I only lived near Lake Worth...

    Thanks Alf, you're the best.
     
  14. RedRock

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    ________________________________________________________________

    Congratulations on your wonderful pedals. They are classics.

    However, can we specifically clear a few things up please?

    1. Are the recent Zendrive notifications to those who have
    waited only 2 weeks from you?

    2. Do you have a Netzero email address?

    3. Should the money orders be made out to Hermida Engineering Inc.
    and not to Hermida Audio Technology?

    Many thanks.
     
  15. slopeshoulder

    slopeshoulder Senior Member

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    Yes, alf hasn't answered the question. I thought this thread was a joke, but seems reasonable to ask.
    BTW, I love my zendrive
     
  16. miraged

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    i dont' think he can say for certain.
    it's not a continous factory (plant) in which pedals just churns out.
    it's him giving each pedal Tender loving care in making 'em.
     
  17. RedRock

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    Oh well, as Strother Martin said in Cool Hand Luke,

    "What we've got here is failure to communicate."
     
  18. ahermida

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    Here we go:

    1. I had a large list of Zendrive orders and had to break down the list
    into smaller groups - so the recent notifications are a combination of
    those and recent orders.
    2. The hermidaaudio.com account uses the netzero servers so sometimes
    you'll see my netzero address in there. For business purposes use the
    hermidaaudio.com address.
    3. The website is HermidaAudio but the company is Hermida Engineering
    Inc. Use the Hermida Engineering Inc name for checks etc.
    4. I updated the website to reflect current shipping status.

    Alf
     
  19. daddyo

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    I guy was selling a near new Zendrive here in Vancouver on Craigslist for $275. I was thinking about buying it but had the cash earmarked for something else.
     

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