I've spoken to Harold over the phone, and corresponded through emails ... seems like an honest and straight guy.
Ya' know, we're all human, and we're actual people, not machines. People have lives, some of us both professional AND personal ... sometimes issues happen, and life gets in the way.
I agree with Larry, I don't think Harold was prepared for the pressure and demands of running his own business, it's no picnic by any means!
Being as prominent as Harold his here in the Moped Army, I just really don't believe that he'd intentionally try to rip anyone off. I think it's also pretty obvious by his post this morning that he is under a tremendous amount of stress and pressure. I also realize that lots of us are really impatient people (hell, I know I am!), but, again, Harold is just like the rest of us, flesh and bone, and puts his pants on the same way we all do.
Good luck Harold, and I for one hope everything works out for you.