I got an email from Pulitzer on July 2 with the following statement:
"With assurances, the books are real, the manufacturing in process, items being delivered and all refund requests honored and documented along with two which site YOU as the reason for the refund I (and we appreciate that, it made for good further documentation of your actions and intent)."
Several people who contacted me about difficulties getting their money refunded did, reportedly, get their money back after my last post. So that's a good thing. One of them forwarded me an email from Pulitzer with the following statement:
"We are in the midst of packaging at this very moment and getting ready to ship the increments but if you desire a refund we will honor your request.
Since this seems to be shared around, you now represent the 3rd request for refund. Thank you for sending the information and this will be immediately processed.
We appreciate your patronage but it is unfortunate since the size of the Solomons Secret has tripled in content and size and the final information and discoveries are only going to be shared in the kit format."
That email was from early July, 2016. On July 22, Pulitzer commented on this post on Jason Colavito's website that "As far as Solomon's Secret, at least you know they have started to ship." A few days later, Pulitzer posted this comment on Jason Colavito's blog confirming that the books were as good as in the mail:
That's a serious question.
My guess is that the answer is "no," but I'm prepared to be told otherwise and I hope I'm wrong. I'm still searching for an answer as to how Pulitzer will attempt to reconcile his various conflicting statements associated with his "Roman sword" claim.
As an interesting side note, I just stumbled across this Patreon page for the Solomon's Secret pre-order. It was published December 2, 2014, around the same time as the other websites selling the book. If you want a chuckle, read what you get at the different donation levels (I'd hurry, though, because the site will undoubtedly vanish shortly). Apparently two patrons are still contributing a total of $8.64/month to the effort.
Bless their hearts.