I just looked to see how many Deardorff parts are being sold on Ebay, and by who. It's http://myworld.ebay.com/attrevida with a picture of someone and link to the main company. I am surprised at how many parts are being sold, hundreds of sales over the past couple years that I looked at. Anyone with the time and organization to sell that much, ship on time, and get 100 percent positive feedback is dedicating a lot into this effort. Answering questions from bidders, following up, and again, shipping on time.
So that looks like the primary role right now of the company; selling off all their spare NOS and new parts. I would ask, are these the parts that are supposed to be going into my camera? Are you selling off everything so that you can then close? How many cameras have you actually built and delivered? How many are on order? These are questions for an arbitrator or class action lawyer to ask. If it's just 2-3 cameras pending that's one thing, if it's 100, there are probably some laws being broken.
The "venture capitalists" that paid up front for cameras, and are getting ignored, and have no cameras months after they were promised are getting screwed, in favor of some anonymous ebay bidder that buys a $20 leather strap, or $30 rear frame braces.