What Happened to BlackHole? / Any OpenStep vendors left?

Started by SoylentGreen, December 13, 2007, 06:24:25 pm

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SoylentGreen

Does anybody know what happened to BlackHole.

Their web site is still up, but all email gets bounced and they do not answer the phone.

They do still accept money on eBay, but never send anything out (I ordered a set of OpenStep CDs from them, but never received anything).

Are there any other Next / OpenStep vendors out there?

pentium

BlackHole is a very shady place now.
I also want to know what happened.

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

mgtremaine

My only advice would be to not give up hope. I have not dealt with Blackhole at all but it has been around a long time and lets face it it must be a slow business at this point.

Now on his website he says he is a caddy this year on the PGA Tour. So...

http://www.pgatour.com/r/schedule/

I see lots of Dec-Jan events chances are he is out of town. Keep calling or emailing and keep you fingers crossed.

-Mike

nextchef

I guess Rob has decided to go "off the reservation" again   :(

Not a good sign if he is not even accessible by phone.

cubist

Quote from: "SoylentGreen"Does anybody know what happened to BlackHole.


He sells primarily and perhaps solely on ebay now.  Contrary to other replies, I don't thing there's anything shady.  The one concrete problem reported here was a buyer issue as I recall.  Store name, btw, is 'blackholeinc' on ebay.

nextchef

Quote from: "mgtremaine"
Now on his website he says he is a caddy this year on the PGA Tour. So...


Well good for him, and that certainly could explain his absence, but he may want to consider posting something on his ebay store about this.  Where exactly did you see this info, somewhere on blackholeinc.com?

Chef

ericj

Quote from: "nextchef"Where exactly did you see this info, somewhere on blackholeinc.com?


It's on the front page.

Eric

nextchef

Quote from: "ericj"
Quote from: "nextchef"Where exactly did you see this info, somewhere on blackholeinc.com?


It's on the front page.

Eric


:oops:  Well now I really feel stupid  :oops:

mgtremaine


Mike_H

It looks like Rob has closed shop, at least on eBay.  His eBay store is gone and he doesn't appear to be a registered user anymore.

http://myworld.ebay.com/blackholeinc/

http://stores.ebay.com/Black-Hole-Inc-NeXT-Computers
Mike

pentium

Well this is it.
Just look at his last transactions. All of them are bad so I guess ebay intervened and pulled the plug on him.

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

68040

I noticed that his Ebay store was gone too.    :shock:
68040

Tohmas

Nope, he's still around (just got off the phone with him).  We manufacture semiconductor products that still use NeXT 3.3 and we purchase our licenses from him.  I can't speak to his ebay presence but if you need to get ahold of him:

303-741-9998

Don't use the number listed on his site.