by Lukas Angst
@angry backers, please don't get all worked up because of this delay. Part of the fun of Kickstarter is that you see people's business unfold (or at least their project). At least these guys are upfront about their delays. I've backed 57 'successfully funded' projects, some of which never delivered anything, some of which actually did a runner... This is not going to be one of those projects. Please remember, also, that Kickstarter is not a webshop. The products you back are in fact nonexistent at the moment of backing, and they will remain nonexistent until you receive them. Even more importantly, nothing guarantees that you will ever receive something. If you do, it's a win-win situation (for the creator and for the backer). If you never do, that likely means that the creator burned through all their backers' money and is still unable to create what they promised to create. Which again, more than likely (unless they never intended to delivery anything) means they burned through a substantial part of their own money as well and are now worse off than before the project. A lot of words to say, please be patient, the bottles will arrive when they're ready and we can only hope they will be as good as promised :) Peace!
As someone who expects delays with every item I have backed, I am happy also that you are succeeding with such a fantastic and innovative product. The sky is the limit with alternative applications but I am excited to receive our Keego as soon as it gets here. Thank you for your update and I will continue to have patience...
I haven’t received mine yet
ANY NEWS FROM THE BOTTLE, OR IS THIS ONLY SWINDLE & SCAM??
What a disappointment:-(((((
Will we be getting these bottles one day?
Disappointed by the delays and hope it ships soon before winter sets in.
Another disappointed backer. I would not have backed this for a delivery after August. You have misled all of us. Fine, you get your money, but don’t plan building a business on repeat orders and word of mouth if you disenfranchise your entire original customer base.
Like many others :( An update sounds like a joke - "We have a big customer and should be on time, so you can wait..."
Larger volume production is a great thing for a company, but I don't think it should cause a delay for backers who do help you to raise your project.
Sad, as with many other people this is meant to be birthday presents for July & August !
Are you going to provide some type of compensation for us early backers due to your significant delay? That only seems fair.
Don't start being late update with good news everyone and burying two months delay between five minutes long video (which was boring btw) and bottle hackathon unless you are trying to be sarcastic.
Let's hope we will get our bottle in October 2018.
"we are happy to share another update with you"
You are HAPPY? really? Same as Tim Wong here. My son's birthday is August 29, not October. But in fact this doesn't come as a surprise, it's (sadly) the usual in this kind of projects. You talk and talk, and promise and promise and never deliver. In October there will be another problem and the date will be delayed to january 2019 and so on..
If you had got the original 25.000 €, some problems are took for granted as you are REALLY working on a budget, but as you gathered almost 10 (TEN) times the amount you needed this is really unacceptable. More money should mean more gain but also a better service, don't you think? 😡
Really disappointed at the delay. This was going to be a gift for an August birthday. Expected it to be a little late but two months?
“Thanks you for your money, which enables us to screw you over in search of new customers. Bigger ambitions for us means more delay for you.”
Disappointed, for sure, about the delay. Understandable that you make the best decision for the future of the company rather than the backers of this one project.
Good luck. Keep going straight ahead!
slightly disappointed about the delay, most likely was going to use the bottle in summer time. just hope i get my preferred number though.
A bit disappointing ... Have been waiting for months now ... Besides, it was intended as a gift, too
Love your enthusiasm................... Keep it UP !!!! & ALL THE BEST ......