Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 7, 2012.

Update #33

Last update - project end

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Hi everybody,

it is already over 18 month from the moment I've decided to start EternalCase project on KickStarter. Thanks to your generous support I was able to produce the cases and try to make all this idea a sustainable business. But, unfortunately, it wasn't successful - nevertheless I have really good product (after few runs the quality is really superior now - check the reviews) I can't get steady sales. Last promo photo I have: 

EternalCase last run
EternalCase last run

The production price and delivery expenses are pretty high - so to keep item price close to one you may get over the shop for regular flash drive I have to limit the margin. And when it comes to really effective advertising like AdWords - all the profit goes to Google. 

So I decided to eliminate my stock. Currently I have very limited amount of Titanium (12), Stainless Steel (7) & Aluminum (24) cases left and about a dozen of 32Gb USB 2.0 (13). Not all the cases are equipped with o-rings & key rings, but these are the things you may get elsewhere with no hassle. 

Finally, all I have is available under special prices over Etsy - check my store here: http://etsy.me/1htrucl

Delivery will take about 2 weeks to the US. Thank you very much for all the support you gave to me and my project!!!

And, as a good tradition, I want to share with you with one more Ukrainian project - it was not hard to find as there are only few from Ukraine running now.

It is Premium handmade leather goods - a project by 22 years old guy from eastern Ukraine. He produces classic leather accessories by himself. Rewards start from $12 and for $32 you may get awesome minimalist wallet or classical bi-fold wallet for $42. He spent already half a year producing them so you'll not receive anything like "first run" product. Aim of the project to equip his shop with laser cutting machine. So all the profit will be reinvested. Please, support his project here - http://kck.st/1sB60NY

Premium handmade leather goods
Premium handmade leather goods

Update #32

Shop start, tracking #, lost packages and more

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Hi everybody,

it was pretty a while from my last update.

Today I've finally started on-line shop.

Please, visit http://eternalcase.com/ and check it out! The prices are pretty close to those during funding campaign. And there are bulk discounts up to 15% starting from 4 pieces orders. "Full pack" and "One of each kind" are also available with big savings.

FREE WORLD WIDE DELIVERY

The shop needs some improvements - better product images and, maybe, better design. All these will be done in closest days. But now all the main mechanism & prices are set up and working well.

Lost packages

About a month ago, if I'm not mistaken, 100% of KickStarter rewards went out. Now I'm getting back unclaimed packages, or packages returned due to wrong address or some other reasons. Please, remember, it often takes 2 months from the date of shipment till the day I receive returned package back. Usually I'm writing back to the person stated on the packet and do resending ASAP. 

But, unfortunately, if your name (stated in the poll) differs from your ID - the search returns nothing. The same situation may arise if you have changed your KickStarter ID from the time you backed my project. So I'm stuck with 4 packages:

- Andrew Griffiths, Australia

- JJ Kahrs, USA

- Stephen Kong, Singapore

- Paul Rice, USA

If you see here you name - write me back to get you reward reshipped.

Tracking #

As I've mentioned above - everything went out. If you haven't got anything yet - 99% it is heading back to me. If your name is not in the list above and you haven't received any messages from me - you package is still on the road back to me (hopefully).

All you may do now  -write me a message and I'll send you a tracking number If I haven't done so yet. If you do have tracking - ask your local post office about the package. I've sent everything by registered mail - it is very well tracked world wide and you have to sign to receive it. 

Awesome project to check

ModSock: Extraordinary Socks by Urania Shaklee from Bellingham, WA is struggling for $8,000 goal.

The project now has 137 supporters and 9 days to go to collect ~$3,600 more needed to reach funding goal. The chances are pretty good, but project definitely need your support.

Rewards start from 10$ for 1 pair of bright socks and for $20 you may get 3 pair. Delivery if free within US.

Please, support Urania's project with your pledges!

Best regards,

Serhiy


Update #31 - For backers only

Tracking #s

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Update #30

Shipping is 99% done

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Hi everybody,

finally I have shipped almost everything, except (that's the reason of my silence):

1. pretty complicated shipments consisted from over 4 pieces

2. with something updated and not paid yet

3. with address not written in English

4. with no poll filled

"I've shipped everything" means submitted to the post - the tracking will be available till Monday next week. So, stay calm - probably, part of tracking # I'll have earlier (post proceeds up to 60 packages per day), but most of them will be ready only early next week.

Also. for your entertainment, here is really fun project for your review:

Speakeasy Briefs: Underwear with a Secret...

The boxers with a pocket to keep your really personal belongings :) I really like an idea :)

Hurry up - only 3 day to go! And the project is 250% funded - so you'll get this boxers for sure for about $19.

Check it out!

Regards,

Serhiy


Update #29

Everything is back from polishing - continue shipping

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Hi everybody,

pretty long time passed since my last update. Nothing really happened during that time, as I've waited to receive all the cases back from additional polishing. All the USBs were bought long time ago. All delays were because of cases production and updates. Now they are all back:

From left to right: Ti, Fe, Ti again, Al.

It really took time, but the cases I got now look really awesome. The mirror-like polishing was not planned from the beginning but due to scratches it became necessary. The factory this time did its work right. Just check the difference:

Left to right: polished Ti, Al prototype, polished Al, 2 polished Ti in the front, not polished Al case with key-ring and o-ring. Actually you can't see too much on the foto, but it is really better. However Al cases are not so strong as Ti or Fe, so this look will not last long if you wear them with keys.

Here are the USBs in the cases ready for moulding (those went out already few weeks ago):

And here is how final result looks like:

Polished Al, Al prototype not polished, and not polished Ti case with USB. More pictures are at the end of the update.

Sorry that it took so long. Within 2 weeks everything will go out.

So, tomorrow I'll ship as many cases as it is possible to do during a day - will write an update right after submitting them to the post. Now the updates will go out pretty often, as the production is really moving and I fully control it.

Also I want to tell you about new Ukrainian project. The guys behind it are very young - in their 20th they are almost 10 years younger than me. At this point of time they already set up the production of cool socks brand - Sammy Icon. And their project on KickStarter is a product of a year of successful experience: Sammy Icon 8bit: creative socks for every day

They came to KickStarter to fund a fresh 8-bit socks collection, featured by Mashable, after a year of successful socks production experience.

The project has collected ~$5.500 from $8.000 needed and I have no doubt it will be funded. Also, I'm sure they will deliver everything on time as they way more experienced then me.

If to compare with me doing first steps and being 10 years older this youngsters definitely deserve you check their project. Just give them a chance. 

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