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So this is long dead money... William Thomas May is pretty proud of his experience and profile on LinkedIn. Perhaps someone in the greater NY area could call into his office/home (not sure which but his other company Test Type LLC is registered here) - 27 The Glen, Locust Valley, 11560. I find locust valley deeply ironic! I will keep digging and do everything I can to make his work life miserable if I can.
You all understand this was a scam right? Bill is never coming back, and you'll never have your product.
Hell, search for "Stand Dock Holder Flexible Metal Sync Charger Micro USB Cable" on Google or eBay. Aren't those images familiar?
There's your Limb.al, for $4, coming straight from Hong Kong. They've been selling them for as long as this KS project as been running. I bought one myself in April 2013 and posted about it here back then when he was making excuses every couple months.
Bill probably ordered a batch for a much cheaper price, shipped some that he sold here for $17-25 each, and when people started having issues, I guess he figured that running away with the money was easier than shipping the rest and dealing with complaints. Considering Kickstarter doesn't care at all if scammers use their website as long as they get their cut, it was probably the smarter thing for him to do.
For those waiting for the Lightning connector, your best bet is probably the Trunk, which has been available since May 2013. You can easily find it online, but it's a lot more expensive, probably why Bill never bothered shipping any to you guys.
I've posted his last number a few posts down. Might still be worth giving it a shot, because you'll never receive anything if you haven't already.
Oh and to save you some trouble, I've tried a few of those items and they were all very badly designed and barely usable, even with light weight phones. Don't bother.
I imagine projects fail for different reasons, but this has just been unfulfilled promises.
Well will we every get anything?
Bill May - Send me my $55 back or deliver the damn product.
Can someone update me on the status of this product. I signed up to receive the lightening limb.al but have not received the product. I had actually forgotten about it until going through my backer history checking off what I had received and noticed that this is the only unfulfilled product. Pretty frustrated as some of the comments appear to show that we have been scammed. If so, what options do we have for refunds. Does Kickstarter protect against this?
Kickstarter really should have a system in place to prevent stealing of funds exactly like Bill May has done so with this project. Since never receiving the goods of this project despite it reaching the pledge goal - I have not backed another Kickstart project 2 years ago.
Bill (The Bastard) May is a thief plain and simple. The best we can hope for at this point is that Karma gets him and he gets hit by a bus or something.
He probably changed his number but when I talked to him more than a year ago (I'm one of the few who got a refund), his number was 1-646-450-1945.
Seriously guys stop waiting, you won't receive anything. He hasn't logged in here for more than 2 months now, and he's clearly not working on this anymore. Bug him for your refund ASAP or count this as a loss.
Hey Bill, what happened to the lightning Limb.al you were going to produce? Did you just decide to not do it and pocket the rest of the funds? The lack of response to all your backers on this project just shows how much contempt you have for those who believed in you. Have you used the funds for personal gain or will you show us some respect and do the right thing by refunding what's owed, and save what's left of your integrity?
If we don't hear back from you, I guess you're content to let us believe you are Bill May -
of little moral fibre if any.
There will be no more refunds. The money has all been spent on his wedding, his new baby etc.
The Limb.al website was taken down a long time ago and he has recently deleted his Facebook link from his Kickstarter profile. Bill is clearly trying to distance himself from this project and the honest people he has chosen to swindle.
I'll repeat what I've said several times before; Bill is a thief, nothing more.
I got a refund a long time ago. If you really want a response from Bill or your money back take your communication off line. Do your homework and talk to Bill outside of KS. Don't do anything stupid but don't be afraid to TALK to Bill.
Got my first Limb.al (very late, and which kind of worked) but never received the 2nd. I don't suppose I'll ever see the 2nd, or get a refund. Very, very disappointed.
I'm pretty sure this entire thing was a scam.
Refund or product please.
Please advise where my product is? Or in the alternative, refund my money promptly.
I like to have my refund! Plz
I will be absolutely shocked if Bill comments on this project again. We've all been hoodwinked by a fraudster who has chosen to scam his way through life because he doesn't have the talent to achieve what he wants to in a legitimate way.
What comes around goes around.
Refund Time! If there is any dignity left in this project, please refund our money!
I received a DOA micro-usb Limbal and the lightning version wasn't even sent. There is no communication whatsoever on Bill's part.
@Tom, yeah I've posted that back on March 27th. It's been closed for a while. He really stole a lot of money. I got a refund (I'm one of the 2 lucky backers) but I'd highly recommend that the rest of you call the authorities on this scammer. He's still coming here from time to time (Last login Aug 20 2014) so I'm guessing he's (unfortunately) still alive.
We are currently closed. Unfortunately, we cannot provide a timeline for when the store will re-open.
Next to the 'Post comment' button, it says -Be respectful and considerate-.
still wondering where you put that money I send you. It feels like steeling and I'm really sick of the fact that no reaction at all came on my messages, not the personal ones, not the ones on this message board.
What's happening? It's about time for either a product or a refund.
Nothing in the UK either - but I did change my request to a lightning connector
Still nothing received.... absolutely nothing :-(
I'm gonna blame myself on this one. He's full of designing ideas, but none actually come to life. I fell for his computer rendered concepts.
I would rage, but there's this sentence reminding me to 'Be respectful and considerate.' next to the Post comment button. I'm respectful and considerate. ARE YOU BEING RESPECTFUL TO US, BILLY MAY?
If you click Bill's Facebook link, you can see that we paid for his 2013 wedding and a recent baby. Based on this Kickstarter project, it's surprising that the baby was actually delivered. Also, we can assume the baby's arms are too weak to support an iPhone.
You're never receive anything from Bill, he's just a glorified thief.
He's now moved on to his next money making scam: https://touch.www.linkedin.com/…
I wonder how many investors he's managed to con this time?
I'm curious too. See my email exchange below:
Jun 8, 2012
Hi limb.al backers!
Sorry for any confusion; a survey to collect all your order info will be coming out in a few weeks. Unless you have a new order, there is no need to send me any information via email. Right now just sit tight and if you have any questions let me know at Bill@limb.al
Very much obliged,
Jan 9, 2014
I understand the frustration you must be dealing with trying to fulfil this project.
However, since reading about the likelihood of damage to USB ports and the difficulties encountered with lightning connectors I'd like to ask for a refund if at all possible.
May 16, 2014
Would you please be kind enough to respond to my previous email?
Jun 20, 2014
Hello? Why am I being ignored?
Jun 20, 2014
We are still working out the final details. we hope to enter
Jun 20, 2014
Out of curiosity, were those Lightning connectors Limb.als ever made (or shipped)?
i totally forgot limb.al, i never received my backed product, this sucks. what do do next?
This guy is a con artist. We've been ripped off.
I wonder. Can I change my pledge to have Bill just take all my still not delivered Limb.als and shove them directly up hi @$$? Pictures or it didn't happen!
Not exactly a failure for Bill May though is it?
Take almost $100000, buy around $500 worth of crap on Ebay and ship them out to a few backers. Ignore everyone else.
Very nice money maker if you've got no morals at all.
I really hope this scumbag gets what he deserves.
I was wondering what happened. I wrote a while back but no response. Now I see that the project has been a failure. $40 gone. I am hoping it was a technical failure issue and not a scam from the beginning.
It's a shame Bill May replied (while not telling you anything).
I had kind of hoped he'd gotten hit by a truck or something.
UK backer from London ....
2 years later and still nothing ....
C'mon Bill ... give the money back or send that product of yours !!!
I have not received my perk for my $19 pledge of a iPhone Limb.al. Can you advise if there is an issue shipping to me in Australia or they just have not been shipped yet.
I sent a email to Mr. May asking how long will it take to get the product I payed for so long ago. There was no definite answer but responded in less than two minutes. (applaud)
Like many many of you, I have not received anything from Mr. May. Besides what I think of his ethics (I'll leave it to others to determine if this amounts to something that should be reported to the appropriate authorities), I am also very disappointed with Kickstarter's "there is nothing I can do, outside of my control, sorry fellas" attitude.
While I am here and enjoy many products thanks to this platform, there have been many others (any other SYRE backers here?) where the lack of due diligence and plain ol' "looking after the people that made Kickstarter what it is" is just plain appalling.
I guess they figured out that a collect money upfront + wash your hands later was a great business model. Shame on us.
Oh, and Bill, screw you, you pond scum. I hope someone sends you to jail.
Bill May, thank you for ruining my faith in kickstarter. It's assholes like you that ruin good things for people. I'll stick to Amazon for my product needs going forward.
Still nothing received - not even a note or comment or email
Still nothing from this scumbag. Hope karma gets you Bill May.
I didnt receive anything from you! How many years later is it now?
Send it now!
Looks like the Washington State Attorney General's office is filing suit against a Kickstarter project that failed to deliver.
I am sure New York State's consumer protection laws are just as or even more stringent. We are going on 2 years here. I still haven't gotten more than a FU from Mr. Bill. Maybe I should craft a letter to Albany?
... I tried filling in your survey to correct delivery problem, I have 4 of the 6 Limb.Als that arrived DOA, no 12V adaptors, no USB extensions! What's the way to correct this, please?
Bill thanks for posting a video with mounting advice, but you do need to have something to mount first......
Any shipping update?
i have not received mine yet and from what I can tell from anyone was was unlucky enough to get there it was not a quality product.. what a shame it seemed so promising anyway its nice to see Bill shows up to answer some questions.. why not answer when everyone else will get theres or I don't know just say they won't and give refunds
Hi Kevin, I'm sorry you're having trouble with achieving different mounting orientations. Try the video below for some strategies on achieving the best configurations.
The limb.al never worked. It was never strong enough to hold the phone at the level you wanted. This was a complete failure. I will sell anyone mine for $5 just to get rid of the thing.
Its good to see that Bill May can back a recent project but yet is still unable to ship or even contact anyone about what we backed.
Funny that he doesn't list this project on his portfolio website.