<snip> Mr. Russell sent me three queens for free, so I haven't lost any money on him. Maybe he hoped I would order queens from him. <snip>
Interesting. I recall a woman from Texas that had ordered wooden ware from the infamous house of cards in Mississippi. Seems that Russell was delayed in getting the wooden ware out to her (surprise!) so she cancelled the order and ordered elsewhere or simply "made do". She posted that when she got the refund that Russell told her that they would still ship the wooden ware to her when it came in, which she said they did. It wasn't really clear, but I feel pretty confident that Russell shipped it to her at no charge. If they did ship it to her at n/c I wonder who actually paid for that order?