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Durable Design. Powerful Battery. Clean Energy. Now YOU can be energy INDEPENDENT!
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    1. Missing avatar

      Alexandre Altoe Matamoros on July 31, 2015

      The Solartab is amazing!
      Not like the crap these guys tried to ship me..,
      I did refuse to receive...
      And I would like my money back, but I do know they will no refund me...

    2. Bryan Dirkes on June 24, 2015

      Get the solartab! Amazing product and not a scam like these jackasses.

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      Alexandre Altoe Matamoros on May 7, 2015

      Well, i did back another solar kickstarter...
      It will be shipped soon.
      I'm hoping it's what was promised, what did not happen with the magma...
      Crapy kickstarter...

    4. John Dingfelder on May 6, 2015

      Shame on you guys for doing us like you've done. Shame.

    5. Daniel Martin on November 16, 2014

      What now? Still no panel

    6. John Dingfelder on October 9, 2014

      You all didn't deliver what you promised! I want my money back. "Reward > Creator accountability
      When you back a project on Kickstarter you enter into an agreement with the project creator as described in our Terms of Use. This agreement requires creators to fulfill all rewards of their project or refund any backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill. We hope that backers will consider using this provision only in cases where they feel that a creator has not made a good faith effort to complete the project and fulfill."

    7. Michael Andaya on September 24, 2014

      Yeah they sure got away with ESTAFA. Didn't get mine. I'll be wary of Kickstarter from now on and try other crowdfunding sites instead.

    8. Georg Eckardt
      Superbacker
      on July 29, 2014

      Well I'd given up hope on this kickstarter then out of the blue a package arrives from Duniah. The package contained a solar panel with two handles, what appears to be a battery pack with a solar panel built in and a cable with a USB at one end and some sort of power plug at the other end. Nothing resembling what was promised to be delivered. Sigh.

    9. Desiree Trujillo on July 22, 2014

      There won't be any news. They will not respond because they know they go away with it.

    10. John Dingfelder on July 21, 2014

      what they sent me doesn't even work. This is horrible. I love how KS added the be respectful and considerate when Magma and KS are both laughing all the way to the bank with our money.

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      Alex on July 14, 2014

      No news from scammers?

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      Alexandre Altoe Matamoros on June 30, 2014

      Any news in lawsuits?
      I just want them to pay..
      Since I'm not getting my magma...
      Anyone that sues them, and get them to pay... Hope for some jail time also, can keep all the money in my opinion...

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      Alex on June 23, 2014

      Nothing received either

    14. Adam Carter on June 5, 2014

      Nothing received, lost cause. When backing projects now choose the $1 option more often. If the project succeeds the $1 group typically get an offer from the creators which closely matches the initial KS pledges.

    15. Tina Lau on June 3, 2014

      Did anyone else receive an email from Muaz Rabah mrabah@duniah.com via gmail.com regarding the package being returned and asking to confirm your mailing address but then can't actually email them back because the domain doesn't exist anymore? Ridiculous.

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      Alexandre Altoe Matamoros on May 30, 2014

      For kickstarter moderators:
      Before punishing backers that were ripped-off, check the projects and try to help them, otherwise you'll loose all backers to several other crowdfunding websites.

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      Alexandre Altoe Matamoros on May 30, 2014

      905 New Gulf Rd.
      Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

      From the package they sent me and I did not accept it.

    18. Michael McKenzie on May 29, 2014

      Has anyone an address for these people so a small claims case can be filed. I live in Michigan so I should be good

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      Oliver on May 27, 2014

      I wonder if they could be sued in small claims court? Maybe a recent law school graduate would represent each of us. All he/she would have to do is just change the name and address of the person filing the suit.

    20. Daniel Martin on May 27, 2014

      I never even got any crap!!!! Why is nothing being done ?!

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      Alexandre Altoe Matamoros on May 23, 2014

      I do not want the crap you sent!
      I want my money back!!!

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      Alexandre Altoe Matamoros on May 23, 2014

      Just sent the package back

      I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!

    23. Desiree Trujillo on May 22, 2014

      yea I would love my $158 back as well .... but, with this group of cheats it wont happen

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      Alexandre Altoe Matamoros on May 12, 2014

      I still want my money back!!!

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      Oliver on May 5, 2014

      Why am I surprised that the website is no more. Domain has expired.

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      Oliver on May 5, 2014

      I still find it unbelievably stupid for them to impact their professional careers for so little money. $28,000 less expenses divided by three

    27. Richard A Fairchild on May 5, 2014

      Time to contact our state attorney generals!

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      J Chua on April 29, 2014

      Hi there, I received ur product but there is no instructions on what to do with it and also I didn't have any cables with it... Where can I get the cables for it?

      Thanks

    29. John Dingfelder on April 27, 2014

      So my amazingly POS charger has been sitting in the sun all day and will still not hold a flipping charge. I want my money back

    30. Richard A Fairchild on April 21, 2014

      If I decide to use Kickstarter again, I am adapting a more xenophobic approach to my support. I have already put their countries of origin that they so proudly advertised on my no no list. Obviously, they do not have the same beliefs in Honor or Honesty as I have so I blame that on their upbringing.

      I am going to lean only towards local support if possible. This way I can meet these people face to face. Also, since I will most likely know people that know them, there is a better chance of success.

      I also will not do business with anyone from Chicago... just read the news about that pit.. if they can get a job there.... and a certain liar in high office came from there...
      I will only support projects that deliver under 90 days.

      Since I am going through my Amazon CC, I will post a complaint at 89 days, for non delivery, regardless of what a campaign says. This way I have the ability to get a refund. Generally after 90 -100 days you are SOL.

      You can see that I have backed a number of various campaigns, This is the first $100 rip off. There is another tech one for $39, I have not received anything and it is looking like a scam too. One other one for $100, I certainly hope this is not a scam. He has not delivered in over 6 months (cancer treatment) but now has another campaign elsewhere going. He being a minister I hope this comes through.

      For tech projects, I think I am going to stay away from the more high tech ones... More of a chance for failure and being a rip off....

      Nice way to ruin it for others....

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      Paul Chang on April 16, 2014

      Kickstarter has to change of policy for these kinds of projects. They may have to start demanding some kind of prototype before these projects can go online.

      Kickstarter is not going to do anything for us. Right now, they have to look after themselves. The moment Kickstarter started posting generic legal like responses here, that in and of itself is their response about this.

      Honestly, I supported many projects in the past. And so far, they all gone very well. I just hope that KS is more responsive about what they're doing to make sure this doesn't happen again. This is a great opportunity for KS to engage us and trying to find some kind of process to prevent this from happening again and what can be done if it does happen again.

      KS won't engage us or help us or get back to us about what they might find. They'll let this pass and hope it goes away and be forgotten. It's how companies work today.

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      Brad Hsu on April 15, 2014

      If however, the creators choose to fulfill their promises or issue full refunds to everybody then this would not be necessary.

      @Kickstarter, I hope this is within the term of use/guidelines. I have tried to keep things brief and accurate. I would prefer a civil resolution and hope the creators do too.

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      Brad Hsu on April 15, 2014

      I would encourage everybody to request the personal information of the creators from Kickstarter. They have failed to abide by Kickstarter's Terms of Use by which they should either have fulfilled the project as described or given the backer's refunds. Since they have not answered any of my emails, and I am assuming many of yours, it will be up to us the bring this to the next level.
      We will need the personal contact information to file legal motions such as breach of contract,... and criminal motions such as mail fraud, wire fraud, internet fraud,... most of which are felonies.

      Publicly available information can be found here: http://paste2.org/v8InpYhz
      My kickstarter emails here: http://paste2.org/paVFs9pN

      Lets show them we mean business.
      Let show Kickstarter that they cannot turn a blind eye to corruption without implicating themselves.

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      Brad Hsu on April 15, 2014

      Hi everybody, here is my saga:

      Request #323812
      Regarding abusive comments posted on a Kickstarter project
      Apr 07 15:21

      Hi there,

      We're writing because we noticed you posting abusive comments on a project - specifically, comments including personal information of project creators. This kind of activity is against our Guidelines (http://www.kickstarter.com/help/community) and it is not permitted. We take our guidelines very seriously; please take a minute to read through them.

      We understand the necessity of an open discourse between backers and creators. If you've had experiences that have led you to distrust this creator, it's fine to voice those opinions as longs as you do it in a manner compliant with our community guidelines.

      Best,
      Kickstarter

      ---

      bhsu17

      All information posted are from links provided by project members, they have disregarded the Kickstart rules and have no intention of delivery of product or refund. Why doesn't KS address this, as it damages the reputation of KS as a whole? Instead you censor backers who are trying to find legal ways to deal with KS fraud.

      April 08, 2014 22:22

      ---

      Kickstarter Support

      Hi Brad,

      While I understand that this is a heated situation on all sides, posting personal/private information about a creator is strictly against our Guidelines, and can merit permanent restrictions being placed on an account.

      If you agree to abide by our terms moving forward, I can remove these now-temporary restrictions, but further violations could result in stronger action. Let me know.

      Best,
      Megan

      April 09, 2014 11:00

      ---

      bhsu17

      Megan,

      I have always been willing to abide by the terms of Kickstarter, however I need Kickstarter to acknowledge that if the project creators post private personal information on a public forum, that information is no longer private and therefore can be reposted. That information was made public at the discretion of the creator.
      I will not and have not post any private personal information without proper authorization.
      If you investigated this critically, you will find that the "personal" information that was posted were in the LinkedIn links that the project creators provided voluntarily. In fact, on the Kickstarter's site, those links are still present and active. So if I am in violation of Kickstarter's terms, so is Kickstarter.
      If you find private personal information that was posted, that was not provided by the project creators, please let me know I would gladly apologize and rescind that information.
      I am trying to be very reasonable. It would help if Kickstarter, would take a more active and transparent and responsible role when situations like these arise.

      Is this acceptable?

      Sincerely

      Brad

      April 09, 2014 16:07

      ---

      bhsu17

      Also, technically all the things I have posted were public information provided in urls links which were provided by the project creators.
      I haven't violated any of kickstarter's rules since I did not post any private information which they had not already provided.
      Check for yourself and you will see that this is true.

      April 09, 2014 17:26

      ---

      bhsu17

      Megan,
      I have not heard back from you.
      I would politely ask for answers to my questions related to this matter.

      Brad

      April 11, 2014 19:37

      ---

      Kickstarter Support

      Hi Brad,

      Even if this information is publicly available, we do not allow posting of personal contact information on Kickstarter comments sections. This is not negotiable, and your account will remain restricted until you agree to abide fully by our terms moving forward.

      Best,
      Megan

      April 15, 2014 10:30

      ---

      bhsu17
      I have read the Guidelines (http://www.kickstarter.com/help/community) and the terms of use and am unable to find the clause in question.

      Please identify ot for me so I can better understand.

      Thanks

      April 15, 2014 13:49

      ---

      bhsu17

      I will abide and not post personal contact information, ie address, telephone number.

      Also, I would like the project creators' contact information as I will be filing a lawsuit against them and well as police/fbi reports. I will need, names, addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, any other identifying information.

      This is an official request. I definitely will not be posting this information on Kickstarter.

      Your cooperation will be appreciated.

      Brad

      April 15, 2014 13:55

      ---

      Kickstarter Support

      Hi Brad,

      Thanks for agreeing to our guidelines. I've restored your account to full functionality. Keep in mind, inability to comply with our guidelines going forward could result in further irreversible action.

      Kickstarter's Terms of Use outline the responsibilities of backers and creators. This information can serve as a basis for legal recourse if a creator doesn't fulfill their promises. We hope that backers will consider that option only in cases where they believe that a creator has not made a good faith effort to complete the project and fulfill. If you believe legal action is appropriate here, please talk to an attorney about how to proceed. Kickstarter takes the privacy of our users very seriously, so we don't provide a creator's information directly to backers.

      Best,
      Megan

      April 15, 2014 15:53

      ---

      bhsu17

      If you have been following this case, then you know that the creator has not fulfilled their promises in good faith and have not responded to the emails of multiple backers requesting refunds. My attorney has instructed me to request this information from kickstarter. This represents a contractual issue between the backers and the creators who have access to our information. If Kickstarter cannot or will not comply with this request, then we will have to assume collusion between kickstarter and the creators to prevent legal action and would have to include Kickstarter as a defendent, which is not what we want to do.

      Thank you

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      Eric Ness on April 14, 2014

      @Richard - Hey thanks a lot! I'll be rejecting it. There is $125 down the drain.

      I've continually got the run around from Kickstarter. At every step unwilling to help. I vow never to buy anything on Kickstarter again. There is simply no protection against this type of behavior. Too bad for all the legitimate products...

    36. Dongjin Kim on April 12, 2014

      @John they are not gonna refund your money. They intended cheating us. I also asked several times to KS but they never give me proper answer.

    37. John on April 12, 2014

      Anyone have advice and/or direct contact information to help secure a refund? I have yet to receive responses from the creators about a refund through Kickstarter's message system.

    38. Richard A Fairchild on April 10, 2014

      So here is the PUBLICLY posted info on the kickstarter SCAMMERS

      This infomation is available via linkedin from the links provided by the project founders:

      http://www.linkedin.com/pub/muaz-rabah-pmp/3/a3a/1ba

      Muaz Rabah, PMP
      Program Manager at Philips Lumileds
      Farmington Hills, MI
      http://www.philipslumileds.com
      370 W Trimble Road San Jose, CA 95131 United States

      Continental, Ritaj, FTR International, Inc.
      Oakland University

      Oakland University
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      2013 – 2015 (expected)

      Bradley University
      M.S., Electrical Engineering
      2003 – 2006

      Michigan State University
      B.S., Electrical Engineering
      2000 – 2003

      University of Michigan-Flint
      Bachelor of Science (BS), Engineering
      1999 – 2000

      =====

      http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maruthi-chaluvadi/26/545/96

      Maruthi Chaluvadi
      Mechanical Engineer

      Detroit Engineered Products
      Troy, Michigan
      http://www.depusa.com
      lavanya_g@depusa.com

      AJM Professional Services, Honeywell Middle East Ltd., Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani
      University of Michigan

      University of Michigan
      M.S.E, Mechanical Engineering,
      2009 – 2010

      Birla Institute of Technology and Science
      B.E.(Hons), Mechanical Engineering,

      =====

      Md Shahnoor Amin
      Whirlpool Corporation
      http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com
      Headquarters
      2000 North M63 Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022 United States

      Chrysler, June Energy, Nima Group, LLC
      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

      Global Strategic Sourcing
      Whirlpool Corporation
      July 2012 – Present (1 year 10 months)
      St. Joseph, MI

      ChryslerProduct Engineer/Manager
      Chrysler
      2011 – 2012 (1 year)Chelsea, MI

      Co-Founder / Lead Engineer
      June Energy
      April 2009 – December 2011 (2 years 9 months)Ann Arbor, MI

      Operations
      Nima Group, LLC
      June 2007 – June 2009 (2 years 1 month)Rochester, MI

      Systems Engineering
      McNaughton-McKay
      July 2005 – June 2009 (4 years)Madison Heights, MI

      @Kickstarter This information is freely available on the internet from links provided on this site

    39. Richard A Fairchild on April 10, 2014

      @Brad Hsu - They made it public, just post the links to that info. Personally I would post the full info on one post including the link on Kickstarter to it. Keep posting it.This way we will know that Kickstarter protect scammers when they delete it. More ammo for the news media!

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      Brad Hsu on April 10, 2014

      Hi Everybody!
      Quick question- I posted the information that the project creators made available via LinkedIn URLs. Kickstarter says this is private/personal information which I shouldn't have posted. I say this is public information they voluntarily posted, so that Kickstarter rule does not apply.

      Was I wrong to post that information?

    41. Richard A Fairchild on April 10, 2014

      Nothing like getting hosed... They sent us a cheap Amazon product!
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CHQI57A…

    42. Richard A Fairchild on April 10, 2014

      @Sandy Zisser - You are on the money. If everyone started to contact local media about this and how Kickstarter is protecting the scammers by deleting comments and such, we will at least have the satisfaction of getting the word out. I have supported a number of campaigns and have been scammed on 2.. plus another one for $100 that may or may not come through. The guy has cancer, but I see he is doing another campaign on another site.

      I am not sure if I am going to continue on kickstarter, 3 strikes and you're out...

    43. Richard A Fairchild on April 10, 2014

      @Eric Ness - Might as well reject the shipment and save the $30. What they sent was absoulute crap and virtually unusable.

    44. Sandy Zisser on April 9, 2014

      Time for you all to get angry enough to start taking to local media about ks and these dirt bags. One phone call or email to local tv news will do it. They LOVE these stories. It boosts ratings. Flip side we blow the whistle. Do it.

    45. Dongjin Kim on April 9, 2014

      It's interesting. KS covers these guys instead of investing their crappy con.

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      Brad Hsu on April 8, 2014

      This is what Kickstarter sent me:

      Kickstarter Support (Kickstarter)

      Apr 07 15:21

      Hi there,

      We're writing because we noticed you posting abusive comments on a project - specifically, comments including personal information of project creators. This kind of activity is against our Guidelines (http://www.kickstarter.com/help/community) and it is not permitted. We take our guidelines very seriously; please take a minute to read through them.

      @ Kickstarter- I agree, internet stalking is not in good form, however, I was only posting information that the project creators had freely given themselves by providing URL links in the project description. As such there is no expectation of privacy for that information and it should be allowed. I would request that you restore all my comments in all fairness. Be respectful and considerate.

    47. Michael McKenzie on April 8, 2014

      I was wondering why the comments dropped from near 310 to under 300 the other day....Go Kickstarter......

    48. Missing avatar

      Brad Hsu on April 8, 2014

      This infomation is available via linkedin from the links provided by the project founders:

      http://www.linkedin.com/pub/muaz-rabah-pmp/3/a3a/1ba

      Muaz Rabah, PMP
      Program Manager at Philips Lumileds
      Farmington Hills, MI
      http://www.philipslumileds.com
      370 W Trimble Road San Jose, CA 95131 United States

      Continental, Ritaj, FTR International, Inc.
      Oakland University

      Oakland University
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      2013 – 2015 (expected)

      Bradley University
      M.S., Electrical Engineering
      2003 – 2006

      Michigan State University
      B.S., Electrical Engineering
      2000 – 2003

      University of Michigan-Flint
      Bachelor of Science (BS), Engineering
      1999 – 2000

      =====

      http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maruthi-chaluvadi/26/545/96

      Maruthi Chaluvadi
      Mechanical Engineer

      Detroit Engineered Products
      Troy, Michigan
      http://www.depusa.com
      lavanya_g@depusa.com

      AJM Professional Services, Honeywell Middle East Ltd., Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani
      University of Michigan

      University of Michigan
      M.S.E, Mechanical Engineering,
      2009 – 2010

      Birla Institute of Technology and Science
      B.E.(Hons), Mechanical Engineering,

      =====

      Md Shahnoor Amin
      Whirlpool Corporation
      http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com
      Headquarters
      2000 North M63 Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022 United States

      Chrysler, June Energy, Nima Group, LLC
      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

      Global Strategic Sourcing
      Whirlpool Corporation
      July 2012 – Present (1 year 10 months)
      St. Joseph, MI

      ChryslerProduct Engineer/Manager
      Chrysler
      2011 – 2012 (1 year)Chelsea, MI

      Co-Founder / Lead Engineer
      June Energy
      April 2009 – December 2011 (2 years 9 months)Ann Arbor, MI

      Operations
      Nima Group, LLC
      June 2007 – June 2009 (2 years 1 month)Rochester, MI

      Systems Engineering
      McNaughton-McKay
      July 2005 – June 2009 (4 years)Madison Heights, MI

      @Kickstarter This information is freely available on the internet from links provided on this site

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