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@ Lauren W. Interesting article, but in this case it is not long-delayed, it is fraud, lies and false statements. If you have not done so, file a complaint withe the FTC on this project https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
something to read
Between Kickstarter’s frauds and phenoms live long-delayed projects
The Kickstarter bubble is finally starting to burst, for better or worse… that’s a bit troubling for the creative and tech community. Bad press due to these failures/ scams is a scary thing.
We need more backers reporting to the FTC for them to act. So contact FTC and let them know what happened.
Please send mPrinter for all backers!!!
There you go --> https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
Start submitting complaints to the FTC people!
Don't let this asshole get away with your money.
Any updates? FTC is cracking down on Kickstarter scams. Now if only someone can grab their attention to this project too http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/11/the-ftcs-first-crowdfunding-enforcement-is-over-a-failed-board-game-on-kickstarter/
Apologies to Lucidworks.com in this case.
The Andy Muldowney we want does not work for Lucidworks. A representative from Lucidworks informed me that this is a DIFFERENT Andy Muldowney who is a partner of Lucidworks. Accordingly, please do not contact or bother Lucidworks in this matter.
Make it viral everyone.
Also works for http://lucidworks.com
What do you know..in San Francisco too.
Living large in California now Andy?
might meet that is..
We might in SF too for a quick chat. Whichever place you prefer.
Also now he seems to work for
People do your magic.
Well I am planning to visit USA this summer.
Austin, TX is in my schedule.
Andy I hope we'll meet soon..
Maybe then I can get a refund from you or something.
I have a feeling he only shipped me one back in February because I hit a bit close to home in tracking him down. Sorry if that got anyone's hopes up.
Guys, are you for real?
Do you honestly think this scammer will ship you anything after THREE YEARS?
Anyone ever received this??
Will these printers ever ship? I have moved twice since ordering this and am now in a different state! Can I update the "Ship-To"?
okay, some people may read it already. Anyway mPrinter was mentioned in an illustration.
ZPM Espresso and the Rage of the Jilted Crowdfunder
What happens when a Kickstarter project fails to launch?
Just read the article through a link from Daring Fireball
CST-01: $1M Kickstarter With Nothing to Show
I kind of agreed Gruber's comment "Crowdfunded products are gambles, especially hardware ones."
At some level I had made peace before you wrote again and started making new promises!... Now you've just reminded me how angry and disappointed I was before!!! $100 - $200 bucks won't make any of us richer or poorer, it's a matter or principles and values. Shame on you for taking what's not your's.
Ship Date Andy? It's sort-of, part-of the deal.
I found you! Please give me mPrinter, too!!
Been waiting 3 years nothing yet ... Still waiting. Guys I don't think it's going to get here.
Yeah no one.
Anyone get theirs?
Backer #45 here and no notification or printer. Thanks Andy!! I do really hope this mess follows you!
Like I said this is a damage control update. He won't ship everyone what they paid for because he is a scammer.
I wonder when will some people wake up.
Spread this everywhere!
So only one extra person has received theirs? Is that what I'm hearing?
I think a call or e-mail to amazon fulfillment services should give us an answer....
I'm afraid @Laren W. is going to be right about the foreign backers, I sort of gave up already a long time ago.
I am with you on this. This random update after over a year is more than suspicious especially after having him fired from his job recently.
Also I don't know if you noticed but in this latest update he did mention the "legal delays". And that's because we found out already ourselves. Funnily enough he didn't bother update us on this aaall this time.
Like I mentioned before, I think this is just another damaged control update. He will sent it to just a few people to report back and say "i got mine!" but thats about it.
Not all 706 of us will get anything.
Also providing an update after all this time and still ignoring personal messages or the public comments section, doesn't help either.
Bottomlne if he was grateful to the people that gave him money to kickstart his project and if he respected their investment, he would communicateat the very least.
Hehe...with pleasure :)
@skypax, if I ever need a Priviate Investigater, I'm going to give you a call. You have some serious skills.
@all, Here's a photo of a crossword mPrint: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxRwT2te83h5MXJKYjhJaDl1LVk/view…
In my opinion, it shows that:
1. The resolution is pretty good. Those are some small letters/numbers, and they're readable.
2. The print quality is not perfect. The left side is definitely missing some fill, particularly in the solid black areas.
I also had one mPrint go a bit berserk and keep spitting out paper. I had to unplug the printer. But it was an mPrint I wrote, so it may be my fault :)
Andy, you really need to take some time to address us as backers here. You can't just post up an update that hardly provides information to people, then disappear again. That's not going to help your situation any. If anything, it'll just aggravate it.
Except Kevin, anyone else received the printer after Andy posted his latest update on Feb 5th ? Since Andy mentioned "The first wave of shipments will go out as early as next week"
I really doubt if we, the foreign backers will ever receive the printer.
Nope you didn't mention it here :)
Thanks for the pro tip there (i don't really need it).
I'll be damned. I tried my mPrinter on a different wifi network (tethered to my phone, actually), and it actually worked! I just printed the crossword, the weather, and directions.
So it seems it just doesn't like my house's internet connection for some reason.
@skypax Well, I haven't received mine yet. It might pay you to read the information on kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/trust
@skypax No offense taken. Though I wouldn't say that all is dandy. The printer doesn't work without the website working, so I'm still in the same boat as everyone else, except maybe I have the printer to use as an anchor :)
Out of curiosity, how'd you know I posted on Reddit? Did I mention that here?
btw. Is there some way how to contact Andy and get some response? Does anybody have some hint? I don't want to complain, just ask a few questions about opensource promises and things like that. If it get's opensource It will most likely motivate me to try debug and fix the firmare.
Please not that most of the people that actually received their mPrinter are quite unhappy as well.
I pulled it out of the box yesterday for give it a try again and out of five mprints none went out as expected.
There are gaps in the print, missing pieces of print,grey areas where it should be black, overheated head causing the pieces of image getting too dark, etc.
Also since you mentioned Kevin let me tell you that up until a week or so ago Kevin was trying to find Andy's whereabouts on Reddit.
Obviously now he got his mPrinter so now all is dandy.
No offence to Kevin but just saying since you mentioned his name.
When you are out of pocket you do whatever you can obviously.
Easy to say that when you have actually received the item that you paid for whereas the rest 98% of the backers have not actually received anything a year and a half on.
I'd be as respectful and considerate as you are, if I had my mPrinter already like you do and didn't think my money went to the scammer's pocket instead.
Also communication doesn't cost anything and Andy never spoke to the backers about what's happening.
He just dissappeared from the face of the earth over a year ago (from facebook, twitter, mPrinter site, Kickstarter etc.) and showed up just now as if nothing had changed basically repeating what he said last time "ramping up shipping".
Not being able to use your social accounts freely because the people you ripped off still cyber stalk you and cause you grief must suck bad I guess.
So yeah please enjoy the item that you actually paid and but let us be the bad guys.
I think it's good to be positive, I spent a lot of time coding some stuff for the printer and learn't a lot in the process, my printout was featured on the image of the API printouts that went out. It's good to hear some people like Kevin have recently received their printers and I think the best thing is to hope that as what Melinda said, maybe he is going to redeem himself. I track many technology projects and approximately 30% don't make the light of day. When the rest do eventuate under 10% are delivered on time. So, be respectful and considerate and let's hope it all comes to fruition!
Unless many backers start reporting back that they actually got their mPrinter I have a feeling that Andy might be sending just a few random units to people (especially those that post here often) to give the impression that orders are being fulfilled. Like he did last time and only sent it to a handful of people...
When do you ship my mPrinter? If there is tracking number, please let me know.
btw.. in the past I made a driver for CUPS for Linux (and maybe for MAC as well, but I didn't try) if somebody interested: