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Incredible... I just got my rigidbot Big today.... I thought that i Would Never get it...
just a little problem.... The rigidbot was not well packed... And it came with some broken pieces.... Hope that inventapart has spare pieces to make the repair...
Pierre from Switzerland
Do you have any ETA?
I still haven't got my printer and I'm starting to think that I'll never get it.
Thanks Michael, went to the Google Hangout, found a link to submit a ticket for the printer that I didn't receive. Let's see what happens.
You will get more information here
Ok I must apologise.. It seems that the sale is to help fund outstanding backers have their rigidbots shipped.
NOTE: Please read the latest UPDATES. ( I simply failed too .. Dooh !! )
InventaPart have decided to have a SALE ... They're selling Rigidbots on the cheap.
Before any sales proceed... Michael Blundells's company " InventApart " should fulfill all KickStarter backers.
All sales fro this sale should go directly to the delivery of our rigidBots... Use the sales profit to deliver out RigidBots.
Everyone needs to goto the Rigidbot Google hangout.
There is an InventAPart person on the forum to answer all questions...
Forget using this Kickstarter Comments section... it's dead... move to the Google Hangout
best place for answers is here -
You will never get a refund.. impossible. If you want your Rigidbot you must pay extra $ for postage out of U.S.A
@ dae-Hyuan Kim @ Carsten - Have you paid the extra $$$ to have your Rigidbot sent to you ?
if not... you will never receive it. if you have paid the extra delivery fee, it should have been sent. Have you read the latest update ??
What can we do? I told kickstarter staffs about this situation, but they answered "sorry" only. No one is responsible about this?
Any news on shipping. Didn't receive anything.
What's going on? They don't answer to my mails.
No one knows?
Checked my account and it is not showing any order number or tracking number, anyone else has this problem? I have also requested a refund the $570 that I pledge.
No answer on refund either (I was told to wait few weeks months ago...)...
3D Printers has always been troubled in Kickstarter and there is another one that maybe questionable coming to market soon. Its beginning to making wave now and if your interested in the project links are below for discussion. It does look a little more promising but RB started that way as well.
Kickstarter Project - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tiko3d/tiko-the-unibody-3d-printer/
Official Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/Tiko3D
Open Discussion by Fans - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1611113122435258/
I know some may be hurt from RigidBot especially on a International Level. Where do we stand with this currently - sounds like RigidBot has given up and offered a FedEx option that you must choose to get your printer. Which I think is completely wrong - has anyone received their printer recently on a International Level without paying the FedEx Fee? I see selecting the FedEx Options they go out fairly easily with some custom issues.
My mail contact with invenapart has been good. Skipped my printer and its stuck in customs atm but thats becuse they value the pakage over 100% more then what i payd for it. so 2 more days and i should have the printer. And i payd to get it shipped with FedEx
Nothing from the refund programme as yet. Mr Lundwall has had an interest free loan from me. I hope he appreciates it.
same same ... still nothing and no response
Karel, I'm afraid like many of us your money is long gone and your getting nothing for it :-(
I didnt received rigidbot, when you will shop it. Pls I need it asap. Karel vitek
I haven't paid the FedEx cost but willing to pay it to get the printer but no contact from Michael. Really disappointed of the lack of communication. I have no issues with the risk of investing in a kickstarter project but when there is no communications it speaks volumes of something not right.
here is the same ... nothing received... and no response......
I think that Kickstater should better protect backers.......against
such guy like Michael... I pledged... 1025$.... It is a lot of money... and being not informed is not acceptable....
Tom do you have paid extra for the Fedex shipping?
As I do not want to pay extra .... and not receiving and loosing 200$ more........
Still nothing and no response. :-(
Well after paying the extra for FedEx shipping I received mine a couple of weeks ago. Took a couple of evenings to build it. No serious problems, other than all of parts 1015 were 15mm shorter that thy were supposed to and parts 1014 were 15 mm longer than supposed to. 1015 were not a serious problem, just meant that the "lower case" ended up very tight packed and the side panels could not be used as they were too wide. 1014's being to long was easily fixed.
That was all the bad news. The good news is that the printer is working perfectly. After building and a quick calibration, the first print was perfect. I wasn't hoping too much of the print result, but I'm honestly impressed with it. Far better than what I expected.
Still, a initially cheap printer ended up as being as expensive as any other thanks to all the shipping problems...
The printer works like a charm, and produces better quality than expected, so I guess there is a happy end to all of this....
I haven't revived any. Does anyone actually receive it?
Still nothing after 2 years... :-(
I just got off the phone with IAP about an error in an order I placed, and an error in one of the rewards I selected (extra spools of printer material)on your end. After having to hunt down the reason my material had not been sent for months and months with no update, I found that I had to pay to have them shipped, which should have been included (I understand the changes in shipping rates etc. and I was fine paying for this) but I received only 3 spools correct, and 2 spools wrong, and after filing a ticket and waiting a month, and having to hunt this down AGAIN, I am told if I want the correct spools, I have to pay to have these ones shipped back, and pay to have the correct ones shipped out again.
In the future, I would advise you to please please please instruct your sales staff to inform customers about shortages of colours and materials, rather than just keeping silent and sending them the wrong items.
There are a number of people in the comments disgruntled, and these sorts of mistakes are easily avoided by sharing information up-to-date with your phone-in customers and backers.
Андрей, Кирилл, Илья - я смог получить доставку только на американский адрес. Письма о доставке а Россию игнорировались. Но, как только написал о доставке в США - ящик уже стоял под дверью на 3й день. Посылка весит 18 кг, ребята наверняка не рассчитали стоимость доставки. Так что, в Россию вряд ли что-нибудь пришлют. Я бы рассмотрел вариант посредников типа шипито и иже с ними, плюс, готовился бы к головняку на таможне. Удачи!
I have tried every option to contact IAP but haven't got a response since the beginning of the year.
I understand all the complications and can wait even more if it is necessary, but i definately need any information on what is going on and whether Chinapost is still an option.
I clearly understand that logistics may be a killer to the project, so please, IAP, contact me, we all have the same goal goal here.
Don't turn your project into a scam.
I haven't got my pledge yet and it has been 2 years. I created already a ticket on invertapart website, and it has been ignored for more than a year. I updated the ticket once in awhile. Occasionally someone responded saying that we're taking a look at this case. But nothing happens so far. I'm thinking that this is actually a scam, and considering to report it to FBI. I want my money back.
Michael Lundwall, could you please inform us if IAP is planning to stay in business and continue to create/sell Rigidbots, or are you finishing the campaign and selling off inventory and shutting down the business?
I ask because you do not respond to emails or answer the phone at your place of business, so I question what your plans are and if you are going to stay in business at all.
After a looong wait, I am happy to say I received my Rigidbot and am very happy with it after a few weeks of use.
Thanks to the IAP team for pulling through.
my country is missing in this list(Fedex upgrade option). How I can recieve my order?..
Кирилл у вас получилось как то сдвинуть дело с мертвой точки?
Can someone tell me what is the problem is RB Big? I cant find the threat..
Paid for the FedEx upgrade and got the printer! Indeed very little response via customer service, but printer is great and happy with the result!
Thanks for the printer :) Payed the new FedEx option got it about 5 days later (Sweden) Yay!:)
Sent them email eight times within a week. Still no answer. Love that customer service.
Rigidbot has just been delivered, now to get it assembled.
Please I want Know, there is now 1 option for receive printer? Only send if we pay fedex charges?
My error its fedex. 149£ vat, £16 duty, £12 processing.
Sgllama, not got it handy but i think 90% of it was vat.
@PCMEDIC Does that DHL invoice provide a breakdown? Ie, how much is customs, how much is VAT and how much is DHL's handling charge...
Oooh DHL customs invoice £170 uk people ;)
@ Angel Koh: Thank you for your advice!
Hi Michael and thanks for the prompt action.
Just received your e-mail, my Rigidbot is on its way. Now for customs, but hopefully not too long with them.
any other Australian Backers here ? Perhaps we can combine shipping... should be cheaper.. yes ?
@PF Vilquin, fello singapore backer. I topped up 11 dollars the last time to ship from china to singapore.
Not sure if that is still the case, now that the rigidbots are in america. You might want to raise a ticket in IAP to ask.
The comment in here will probably get buried, and not be read by michael.
Call to Russian backers, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I'm trying to work out a solution to import our machines.
Пользователи из России, напишите мне на email@example.com, я веду переговоры с партнерами для импорта принтеров.