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Questions? Ideas? Cuckoo stories? I want to hear from you!

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  • Judy Robeck

    Hi Jodi
    Can you tell me when I will receive my clock? I sent payment already for the 8 day payment. When I tried you email address it said it was not properly setup. Are these clocks still available?

    mrobeck@gofast.am

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Judy,

      Oh my gosh, I have you on my list for an 8-day, but I don’t see that I sent you are email confirming that. It’s weird because I distinctly recall double checking that I didn’t have one more left in stock. Nope, I had sold the last one I have the day before. But I have more in the queue. It should take 4-6 weeks to get them. Your name is first on the list. I’ll send you an e-mail before I ship it to give you a heads up.
      I’ll send a copy of this email to you sow e’re sure we are hooked up by that route.
      I apologize for being flakey!

      Jodie

  • Michelle Guadarrama

    I purchased the quilters clock and you can’t stop the cuckoo at night unless you stop the clock entirely. Often times it just stops for no reason at all. I have made sure it is level but it just stops all the time. I would buy this one if it weren’t for that.

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Michelle,

      Gosh, I’m glad you’re letting me know you have a problem!

      You should be able to push the lever at the left side of the clock up to silence it at night. That way it will keep running and therefore keeping time. The lever won’t go all the way up or down in the slot. Just push it gently until it stops.

      Yes, level side-to-side is important. Is it flat against the wall? Sometimes they slide forward on the hanging screw making the pendulum rub on the opening at the bottom of the clock.

      The guru is Keith Seabolt. He actually checked out your clock before I sent it to you so it should be working fine.

      (706) 219-3556

      Please give him a call. He’ll get that cuckoo straightened out!

      Jodie

  • Charlene Eisner

    Hello my name is Charlene Eisner and my husband knows some of the German language,lived in Schwabland Stuttgarten and Boeblingang and is familiar with good quality black forest Cookoo clocks,if you can call us here in the United States, 1~606~277~1849 and would like to talk to you about clocks. Sincerely, Charlene Eisner 🙂

  • Bonnie Walker

    Hi Jodie – love love the quilter clock. I am going to order one but wanted to know the time period for shipping. I live in Sanford NC and would like to know what to expect on when could receive – we are going to be gone for a few days the first of August – so I could wait until our return.. Today 7/22 – leaving on August 2nd. Thanks for the info. Bonnie Walker

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Bonnie,

      Are you going to order the 1-day or 8-day? I have plenty of the former and can send it whenever you wish. From Ga to you it should be two days via Priority Mail. The 8-day is a few weeks out. I can get the 1-day out to you tomorrow if you want to get it before you head off.

      Thanks for the kind words. When I first imported them I thought I might be the only nut who would want such a thing. Not so! It’s turning into a fun business of spreading smiles!

      ~Jodie

  • Christo Jacobs

    I have a brilliant idea for a cuckoo clock. It has to do with Krishna, playing his flute on the hour, then The Maha Mantra at 6;00am and pm Krishna clocks would not only be a novelty, but a cherished item in any household Hindu or otherwise. Hare Krishna, and Namaste

    Christo Suzette Jacobs

  • Trina Moss

    I would love to order a clock. I’ve already put a bug in my husband’s ear for Christmas! Can you color the hair salt and pepper instead of blonde? Thanks, Trina Moss

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Trina,

      Yes! I’ve been asked to replace the kitty with a doggie, so those are on the way. And I have been asked for brown hair. So I figured I’d take pictures of the dog and brown hair options when the dogs come in. Now I’ll add salt and pepper. Great idea! I’ll add the as options during the ordering process. Such fun!

      ~Jodie

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Dennis,

      It’s a flat rate of $16 within the continental US.

      Please do suggest how I could word it more clearly. I sure didn’t intend to be confusing.

      Best wishes,

      ~Jodie

      • JOdieRD Post author

        Actually, I think I may get what you were referring to. To have everything work out in the end between my shopping cart software and PayPal I have added the shipping to the prices. Otherwise in the shopping cart and gets all screwy. So it says the price plus the shipping in one place, and the combined figure in another. Still, I hope it’s clear!

  • JOdieRD Post author

    Hi Gloria,

    Sorry for the confusion. I ran out so quickly! But put the notice on the site when I still had a couple left, just in case. Your husband and I had been conversing, so he has an email about it with tracking info. It will arrive this week.
    I hope it brings lots of smiles!

    ~Jodie

  • Connie Geidenberger

    Hello,

    I love the quilt cuckoo clock and haven’t had mine very long. But the minute hand broke. Is it possible to buy a replacement hand without sending the clock back?

    Thank you.

  • christ barney

    Hello Sir/Ma’am,

    I am Chris Barney and I run a retail store here in San Pedro Sula,Honduras. I would like to place an order from you and have it shipped with a shipping company I have used several times in the past. Before placing an order with you, I would like to know if I can pay with a credit card (such as Visa or Master Card), also, I don’t like to place online orders so can I simply email an order form and have you give me a quote? This will allow the fastest processing of my orders. I appreciate your time in these matters.

    Very Respectfully,

    Chris Barny
    11-15 ave Noroeste
    1015 San Pedro
    Sula, 21104, Honduras

    Looking forward to your response so we can proceed further as soon as possible..

    Warmest Regards
    Chris Barney

      • Tegan

        Hello Jodie,

        I received a near identical email to the comment you received below, and was wondering if anything came of it, I have received an order from them but feel like it could be a scam, did yours go through successfully?

        Sorry for any inconvience, I was just searching for the address and your website came up, I also had a look at your clocks they are beautiful!!!
        Thank you for any feedback you can give me regarding the comment below.

        Thank you
        Tegan Neville

        christ barney
        December 12, 2016 at 8:42 PM
        Hello Sir/Ma’am,

        I am Chris Barney and I run a retail store here in San Pedro Sula,Honduras. I would like to place an order from you and have it shipped with a shipping company I have used several times in the past. Before placing an order with you, I would like to know if I can pay with a credit card (such as Visa or Master Card), also, I don’t like to place online orders so can I simply email an order form and have you give me a quote? This will allow the fastest processing of my orders. I appreciate your time in these matters.

        Very Respectfully,

        Chris Barny
        11-15 ave Noroeste
        1015 San Pedro
        Sula, 21104, Honduras

        Looking forward to your response so we can proceed further as soon as possible..

        Warmest Regards
        Chris Barney

        • JOdieRD Post author

          Hi Tegan,

          You’re the second person to ask me. In response to my reply I received an email from this person. It made no sense, even accounting for a language gap. The clincher was that the same email, but to another person was attached. So I deleted it. So, disregard it and get back to real business!

          ~Jodie

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Susan,

      I checked my newsletter list and don’t find this email address on it.
      I sincerely apologize if there is something coming from me, but I send out emails way too infrequently according to marketers and am scratching my head trying to think of what I could be missing that’s coming from me to you. I even looked in Gmail and there’s no record of any emails.
      If you can forward me one to give me a clue, I will take care of it.

      Best wishes,

      ~Jodie

  • Joe Valenty

    Would bird cuckoo clock function properly exposed to cold but not rain or snow. I’m in Pittsburgh and would put one on my roof covered deck. Would moisture and or humidity harm the movement?

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Joe,

      Keith had a few thoughts:
      1. Will the clock be exposed to any kind of wind? That could affect the pendulum, so it wouldn’t keep time.
      2. It would need regular servicing of the metal parts due to corrosion.
      3. He’d suggest sealing the wood with an exterior poly to prevent the humidity from warping it.
      And of course, anything other than hanging it inside voids the warranty.
      So it’s possible as long as you take precautions and know it won’t last nearly as long as it would inside.
      Gosh, it’d look great on a porch!

      ~Jodie

  • Roger

    Hello.
    I do not care for the gold chain on my 8 day clock.
    Can i substitute the stock chain with a braided stainless steel line ?
    Just curious if the movement will work or if there will be issues with accurate timekeeping.
    Thanks.
    Roger

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Roger,

      I’m with you!
      It should work just fine as long as the links in the chain are the same size. That’s determined by links per foot. But from what I know, the difference comes down to 1- versus 8-day. Clockworks.com has chain as do many other online retailers. I’m sure a quick call will answer your question if the site doesn’t.

      ~Jodie

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Dora,

      The biggest is the American Barn Cuckoo Clock which will be here in May. I don’t quite have final pricing but I am determined it will be under $850 even though its a very expensive clock to produce. In addition to the 8-day movement it has a farmer who hoes, plus music, and a horse that goes in and out of his stall. And lots of critters: cows, chickens, a cat, pig — even a rooster!

      Are you on my mailing list? As soon as I get the price nailed down I will put up photos and send out a newsletter to announce it.

      Thanks for asking!

      ~Jodie

  • Dan Gagnon

    I bought a 24” Black Forest Hunters coo coo clock in Germany in 1981. It’s an eight day with music, dancers and a coo coo bird. The music (Edelweiss) can be turned off. The clock work is Regula and the name “A. Schneider and sunne” appears on the inside mechanics. The clock has not been used in 20 years. It has been preserved very well. I would like to know more information about it. What is the value? Is it an antique? I have pictures of it if necessary.
    Thank you for your time, Dan Gagnon

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Dan,

      Since I haven’t been at this long I am not up to speed on the history of Schneider clocks. But I can direct you to where the cuckoo folks hang out.

      You can post in the forum here:
      http://mb.nawcc.org/index.php

      And this Facebook group includes a lot of people whose brains are full of cuckoo knowledge:
      (Search for it like this. It’s a closed group so you’ll ahve to join.)
      Black-Forest-Cuckoo-Clocks

      Good luck!

      ~Jodie

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Lorraine,

      I tried, but Mail Chimp didn’t find you on any of my lists. Perhaps you already did it through the email itself but hitting “unsubscribe”?

      Either way, you won’t be getting anymore.

      Thanks for letting me know!

      ~Jodie

  • Sara Schafer

    Where are the clock movements produced? If it is purchased for the US, how difficult will it be to have clock works repaired? Would the clock have to be sent to Germany?

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Sara,

      The entire clock, including the movement, is made in the Black Forest. I’ve just been there, so I can attest 100%! And I can’t wait to go back as I am going to take photos and videos of each craftsman and part of the process. It amazes me that every part, even the chains, are still made right there. That horn needs to be tooted!

      The movement is made by Regula, which if you go online to the where folks who work on cuckoos chat, you’ll find are hands down the best.

      Nope, it won’t have to go to Germany for repair. First, I can also tell you Schneider is known for their quality. Their #1 warranty clock doc (Keith Seabolt of The Clock Shop in Cleveland, Georgia.) tells me that in his experience the incidence of repair for Schneider clocks is way below that of other brands. In fact that’s why he directed me to them to have my clocks manufactured by Schneider in the first place. I haven’t actually counted, but I’d guess for hundreds of clocks I’ve imported so far customer contacts have been far less than 5%. And of those nearly all can be fixed by watching a video or via a phone call to e or Keith. (For example the cuckoo gets stuck because the wire has moved over his tail in shipping.)

      Thanks for asking those questions. I’ll look at the site and see how I can better impart that information. You’ve helped me imporve and I appreciate that!

      ~Jodie

  • Cynthia A Schoeppel

    Hi! Do you have any of the 8 day quilting clocks with the dog and also the woman having salt and pepper hair? Thanks—Cindy

  • john lud

    the clock in one of your ads on youtube showed a Baltimore oriole on the roof of the clock.
    is that model available ?
    thank you.

  • Toni Cina

    Hi Jodie. I saw you in Parade Sunday magazine. Your clocks are beautiful. I live in Clearwater, FL. and have a cuckoo clock that is over 75 years old. I have a young man who repairs it here and thought he might somehow be a good contact for you. His name is Khalid Satay. His father and grandfather were clock repair artisans. His number is 727-460-3197 or http://www.timepiecefix.com. Wishing you much success. Toni

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Toni,

      Oh my! Three generations! yes, I’d love to be in contact with him. What a great story! Thanks so much for the connection and the kind words.

      Jodie