[Harp-L] HARRISON HARMONICAS
I believe I was one of the first to place my order with Harrison in
June of 2009. Initially I ordered two harps and then increase my
order to the five harps that were available. I payed for all five
harps up front in an effort to give this nascent company some cash
flow and hoped it would give them some encouragement to be successful.
I also did this because I am a risk taker, always have been and always
will be. I live by the axiom "If your not living on the edge you're
taking too much room." I just love encouraging people that have a
vision much larger than mine. I could feel the passion and commitment
in Brad's marketing and sales pitches about his new harps and always
hoped for the best for him and his company. I sensed the
agony,hardships, hard work, decisions, trials and whatever else he was
going through to make his company succeed and to fulfill his promises
to the customers who believed in him.
To date I received four of the five harps that I ordered. At this
point I feel very fortunate that I received that many , now I'm only
out about $160.00. I can live with that because I also have four of
the best harps I ever played. There has been enough wonderful things
said about B-Rads that there's no need for me to elaborate.
Sure, myself and may others have not received what we expected but
without a doubt I don't think this was Brad's motive or expectation.
He didn't start Harrison Harmonicas with the intent to cheat us out
of our money. Sure he made mistakes and questionable decisions but
also I firmly believe he dedicated these past few years of his life
to build the best innovated Harp ever. I think he succeeded in doing
just that. Did he accomplish this in an economical manner? Obviously
not! Financially he failed. I don't know if I can completely imagine
the blood sweat and tears and toil he experienced, the sleepless night
and aggravation that he went through. I'm sure he was totally
committed for complete success.
I don't mean to be or intend to be an apologist for Brad and his
failures. I still have hope that whoever takes over his business will
complete the orders that were placed, but that remains to be seen.
A Lot of you are bitter and you certainly have a right to be. You feel
that you've been cheated and you have if you didn't receive your harps.
As for myself, I got over it. Hey life goes on doesn't it. I licked my
wounds and look for something to make me happy.
I don't know Brad from a hole in the wall but if I were to meet him
anywhere the first thing I would do is shake his hand and wish him the
best of everything in Life and and in future endeavors. Why? Well he
tried and failed but at least he tried and took the associated risks
It takes a lot of courage guts dedication money devotion and more than
I can think of right now to start the challenge and an innovative
company as he did.
He's my HERO!!
Disclaimer. Never met the guy just know him from this list.
If you Love the Blues
Honk A Harrison
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