I was on the original list for this round 2 group buy. MKabar reached out to me on May 13th of this year asking me to make payment via PayPal stating "Merkle is finally after more then two years of waiting ready." I never sent payment because I wanted to wait until he had a clear date as to when he would be paying Merkle and taking possession of the weights. I was never able to get an answer on that however and wasn't comfortable sending nearly $500 to him until those details were provided. He eventually dropped me from the buyer's list as a result. After reading through this thread, all I can say is it appears I dodged a bullet. Hope ya'll get your money back as I highly doubt you'll ever be getting a Merkle weight from MKabar.
I emailed Mkabar again and received the same cut and pasted response posted earlier on page 5. I got a wee bit agitated and emailed him back and when he responded he is sticking to his story that he will send first package (of Expert weights) in the beginning of December and that he would send pictures before shipping. We will see folks.