thought I had to pay to join?
A: Going forward the club is free. This is thanks to all the past
members that made the club possible!!
the club licensed to sell complete Robots?
A: No, Club Vendors may only sell robot parts or club related
Q: Will it
be made a rule for part suppliers that their goods must be ready/and
able to ship before they are offered for sale?
A: That's the practice I strongly encourage.
however, a vendor wishes to take a deposit or pre-payment he may
do so with the following restrictions:
1. In the listed description of the part there must be text to
the effect of "this part is made to order and is not available
for immediate shipment".
2. A firm ship date must be given to the buyer BEFORE the deposit
3. If the part is not ready by the shipping date the seller must
offer a full refund of the deposit at that time, no questions
asked. (That means it is the seller's job to contact the buyer,
report the delay and offer the refund!)
4. The buyer may, at their option, accept the delay and allow
the establishment of a new shipping date.
5. Any vendor that does not meet a shipping date and does not
promptly refund the deposit when requested will lose their vendor
strongly point out that I am NOT responsible for the product quality
or business practices of our fellow member vendors. A vendor membership
places special trust in the vendor. If that trust is broken then,
for the good of the club, that vendor will no longer be allowed
to list their items until they have made good on their existing
orders. Willful or continued abuse of a vendor membership will
force me to permanently revoke the vendor's privileges.With
that said, I must also point out these vendors are just regular
folks like you & I and are not large factories. Talk to your
vendor before purchasing, if you are in a hurry then discuss your
expectations before sending in a payment. Use the site's feedback
section, part descriptions and photos to determine if the part
will meet your standards for quality finish and accuracy. We want
to support the vendors and their attempts to upgrade and perfect
their parts. Without vendors, we force everyone to scratch build
everything. And remember, if you can do it better, we have a vendor
spot available for you!
will there be some kind of quality control for part vendors, or
will anyone that pays the extra $28 be able to sell an official
A: Read the vendor's agreement, bottom line is I want a situation
that rewards vendors for good quality and at the same time informs
buyers of exactly what they are getting for their money. Everyone
should read the forthcoming vendor's agreement so they know what
standards the vendors are expected to live up to. Although I have
no direct control over vendor products or actions, vendors that
abuse their membership will be dropped. Each vendor will have
a feedback section as well so that buyers can comment on the parts.
the "club" now be the one shutting down the auctions
for B9 parts (by non-members) on eBay?
A: We could if we wanted to. If someone is selling a few spare
parts that they no longer need or want that's fine. If someone
is selling the same part over and over then I'd ask them to join
the club and become a vendor. That way the club members know who
they are dealing with. If they will not join the club and continue
to try and sell their part I'd have to think real hard for a reason
not to shut them down.
can I join?
A: Now if you wish! Membership numbers will be assigned in order
of payments received.
Please include your name, address, phone number and email address
when you join.
us old timers get grand fathered in since we had to go thru all
this crap for the last few years? Just a thought I'm out of work
and can't afford the dues.
A: Well, it's costing me thousands to do this.
The dues are
only $2.33 per month. Remember, almost all of the info on the
club site will still be available to non members. And you will
still be able to buy parts from our vendors if you wish. Members
will get at least a 5% discount and that is the real
incentive to join I guess.
do we fall in regards to copyright infringement with Space Productions
or Kevin Burns or NLC? Any fears of trouble?
A: Space Productions owns the Lost In Space© property. Fox
is licensed and controls the distribution rights (TV, DVD, etc.)
Synthesis Entertainment is licensed and controls the merchandising
rights (Props, T-shirts, models, etc.) As of April 2003, New Line
Cinema no longer holds any license. The B9 Robot Builders Club
is licensed by Synthesis entertainment. We now have nothing to
worry about in regards to copyright infringement, etc. We are
the exclusive sanctioned fan based club dedicated to building
Lost In Space© Robot B9™ Replicas.
currently holds the license for the B9 Robot Builders Club?
A: B9Creations, LLC (Owned by Mike Joyce)
should I become a member?
A: To support the club! In addition, members will receive at least
a 5% discount on parts purchased from Club Vendors and have access
to the members only sections of the club site.
does the members only section have to offer?
A: Online blueprints. Hi-Res photos. Extensive screen grabs. "How
to's". Other content as it comes available.
will it cost to become a member?
A standard subscription is $28/year.
will make and sell the Robot parts?
A: The Club members will! Any member that wishes to sell a part
may do so by becoming a Club Vendor.
about other issues, such as selling parts on ebay?
A: Any member may sell a spare part on ebay. If you wish to produce
parts then you must become a Club Vendor.
don't like what you're doing and don't wish to join the club.
A: That's fine, you may still use the public sections of the web
site and buy parts at the non-member price.