February 28 2009
late last year 12k was contacted by a distributor in Poland called Hardline. they seemed nice enough and eager to carry 12k and get some exposure in their area. They proceeded to order $3600+ worth of CDs.. and we shipped them to them… only to find shortly after that they can no longer be contacted, and our hopes of ever seeing those CDs or payment are long gone.
assholes like this really hurt small labels like 12k and, well, labels in general. $3600 worth of merchandise is a lot to lose. that kind of money can fund a couple of releases and only makes it harder for us to put stuff out.
if anyone out there has any contact with "hardline" please let us know.. and for other labels, or artists, or buyers out there.. avoid them at all costs.