Busse requires a $1 deposit on any order, and it is READILY refundable, within less than 24 hours if you ask. i've had to ask. Once they charged my card, the longest I've had to wait to actually have my knife in my hand is a little over 3 weeks.The difference is, unless they've changed it since I bought one, Busse only requires a small deposit upon ordering and then charges your card the full amount when the knife is ready to ship. That's exceedingly different than taking full payment up front and then going three or four full months outside of the delivery window.
BTW, I'm the same guy that on that video's comments said I wished they would open their forum back up. And I do. Thinking about it, with restrictions. They shouldn't be allowed to post advertising of new knives, give production updates (fictitious, likely), or any such business trolling. The point would be for them to address things said about their knives. But thinking more about it now, it wouldn't serve any purpose. Also, I didn't realize the individuals weren't banned, just their forum closed. That being the case, no need to open their forum back up. So I retract that. Don't know if I can go delete that comment. Orrrr... maybe I'll go and mention to them that they aren't banned, in case they want to address any of the things said about them directly.