Well, kind of.
There’s always a story.
Back in mid-August I purchased one of the G3 Ondu 6×12 pinhole cameras.
I’d just missed the Kickstarter pre-order deadline, but the good folks at Ondu were kind enough to give the pre-launch price, even though it was my fault for letting the purchase linger in the shopping cart on their site. They actually reached out to me, which was nice.
The 6×12 arrived in around 3 weeks. It’s a beautiful piece of art.
About 3 days later, another box arrived. It was another 6×12. Not sure how that happened, but I reached out to them via email, telling them that I’d be happy to send it back if they covered shipping. They appreciated my honesty and gave me a mailing address. About a week later I finally got to the local post office and sent the package via mail.
I sent them a note with a picture of the receipt and Jessi at Ondu asked how to reimburse me. So cool.
I was waiting for word from them that the package had arrived, occasionally checking my PayPal account for evidence that it’d reached Slovenia.
Then right around Christmas the box I’d sent came back. For some unknown reason it was returned to me. So weird.
I waited a couple of weeks past the holiday to reach out via email to let them know what had happened, attaching a picture of the travel-worn package. I asked them in my note “I’m not sure what to do about this, folks. Any ideas?” and Elvis replied “… this camera just is meant to be yours. Lets not complicate things more.”
Now I have two Ondu 6×12 pinhole cameras.
Still deciding what I’ll do with it, keep it or gift it.