I just wanted to provide a quick update for those of you interested in the progress of the Matches860 Tribute Pipe. Within the initial Preorder window that ended on March 1st, we've had nearly 700 preorders! This is an unprecedented thing in the history of The Pipe Nook, and I believe in the worldwide pipe community! It's amazing how many fans and friends John had around the world.
I've received many kind words via email and my YouTube channel in regards to organizing this for all of us, and I would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to everyone. When preorders began, I fully expected to receive somewhere between 100 and 200 orders, but I really had no idea if that would happen. I was pretty sure we'd hit the minimum required amount for this special order, which was 50 pipes. However, I've received SO many more preorders than I expected. Because of this, I’ve decided to increase the donation amount to John's wife from $10 to $20 for each pipe that we wind up ordering in the run, not just preorders. I’m not going to wait for them all to sell, I’m just going to send it all to her in one check, as soon as I’ve placed the order for the production run. I think she’ll be blown over!
Because we're so close to that magic number of 860 pipes, I've decided to extend preorders for another week or so. If you weren't able to take part in the initial preorder stage, you'll still be able to place a preorder for a bit longer. If I can hit 750 preorders, I should have enough additional capital to order 860 in the run! Once all preorders have shipped, I'll have a decent number of these pipes available for those who want one and find out about them later. Regardless, if I don't receive any more preorders from this point, I'll still be able to do a minimum run of 750 pipes.
If you're just now hearing about this Matches860 Tribute pipe, click the image below to go to the website and read up on all the details.
Again, thanks so much to everyone who have been involved in this incredible shared venture within the pipe community!
Keep 'em lit,
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